Team Human is coming to a theater near you! We’re starting to schedule live Team Human events, that then become Team Human podcasts.
The first one is:
Team Human at Gray Area Arts, Grand Theater, San Francisco
Feb 16, 7p: Annalee Newitz & Howard Rheingold, guests.
Feb 17, 7p: Lauren McCarthy, Erik Davis, Josette Melchor, guests.
Info and tickets: https://grayarea.org/event/team-human-douglas-rushkoff-guests/
Team Human Patreon Supporters have access to free VIP guest tickets.
This week on the podcast, Douglas is joined by world renowned social scientist and systems thinker, Merrelyn Emery. Emery, with her partner the late Fred Emery, advanced Open Systems Theory and applied it to management of organizations and government. Open Systems Theory, or OST is the idea that autocracies make for bad governments, companies, and organizations. In this conversation, Merrelyn and Douglas discuss the power of community and collective organizing. They also discuss the social environments conducive to true grassroots, systemic change. As Merrelyn explains it, “By working together with collective responsibility, people can regain control over their own affairs, in their own communities and organizations, by cooperating to meet shared goals rather than competing or peeling off as individuals to do ‘their own thing’.”
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