• Team Human

    by Douglas Rushkoff
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    Team Human

Douglas Rushkoff

presents

Team Human

in conversation with GREG M. EPSTEIN

This event includes a book signing

Date

Feb
7
Thursday
February 7, 2019
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store and the Humanist Hub welcome digital theorist, award-winning author, and podcast host DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF for a discussion of his latest book, Team Human. He will be joined in conversation by GREG M. EPSTEIN, the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard and MIT.

About Team Human

Team Human is a manifesto―a fiery distillation of preeminent digital theorist Douglas Rushkoff’s most urgent thoughts on civilization and human nature. In one hundred lean and incisive statements, he argues that we are essentially social creatures, and that we achieve our greatest aspirations when we work together―not as individuals. Yet today society is threatened by a vast antihuman infrastructure that undermines our ability to connect. Money, once a means of exchange, is now a means of exploitation; education, conceived as a way to elevate the working class, has become another assembly line; and the internet has only further divided us into increasingly atomized and radicalized groups.

Team Human delivers a call to arms. If we are to resist and survive these destructive forces, we must recognize that being human is a team sport. In Rushkoff’s own words: “Being social may be the whole point.” Harnessing wide-ranging research on human evolution, biology, and psychology, Rushkoff shows that when we work together we realize greater happiness, productivity, and peace. If we can find the others who understand this fundamental truth and reassert our humanity―together―we can make the world a better place to be human.

Praise

“A provocative, exciting, and important rallying cry to reassert our human spirit of community and teamwork.” ―Walter Isaacson

“Original and uplifting. Just the book America needs right now. In his unique and engaging style, Rushkoff reminds us of our human essence: we are social creatures, and if we trust this truth about ourselves we can accomplish the seemingly impossible.” —Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet and Daring Democracy

“A vivid thinker, Rushkoff is an insightful and acerbic antidote to Facebook, cultural hegemony, and the corporatization of everything.” —Seth Godin, bestselling author of The DipLinchpin, and What to Do When It’s Your Turn (and It’s Always Your Turn)

Douglas Rushkoff
Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff

Named one of the world’s ten most influential intellectuals by MIT, Douglas Rushkoff is an award-winning author, broadcaster, and documentarian who studies human autonomy in the digital age. The host of the popular Team Human podcast, Rushkoff has written twenty books, including the bestsellers Present Shock and Program or Be Programmed; written regular columns for Medium, CNN, Daily Beast, and the Guardian; and made the PBS Frontline documentaries “Generation Like” and “Merchants of Cool.” He is a research fellow of the Institute for the Future, and founder of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at CUNY/Queens, where he is a professor of media theory and digital economics.

Greg M. Epstein
Greg M. Epstein

Greg M. Epstein

Greg M. Epstein is the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard and MIT, and author of the New York Times Bestselling book, Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe. Epstein was named “one of the top faith and moral leaders in the United States” by Faithful Internet, a project coordinated by the United Church of Christ with assistance from the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society. Epstein has served for nearly ten years as a member of the Executive Committee of the Harvard Chaplains, and in 2018 he also joined the MIT Office of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life as a chaplain and "Convener." Later in 2019, he will debut a column on the ethics of technology, at TechCrunch.

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