Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
9:00pm

Team Human

with Douglas Rushkoff
Hosted by Sean Wilson

Team Human

with Douglas Rushkoff
Hosted by Sean Wilson
4
Saturday
May
9:00pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
Douglas Rushkoff

Find the others: Join us for a conversation on the power of community in the digital age with bestselling author and podcaster Douglas Rushkoff—named one of the world’s ten most influential intellectuals by MIT.

 

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 proposes 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.

 

Books available for purchase at every event: Proceeds support our free children’s literacy programs. 

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