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Team Human Book Launch Event - with Douglas Rushkoff and Siobhan O'Connor

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Celebrate the launch of the Team Human manifesto with author Douglas Rushkoff and Medium's Siobhan O'Connor | Doors 6 PM, Talk 6:15 PM

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WWNorton, Civic Hall, and the Team Human podcast celebrate the launch of Douglas Rushkoff's new book, 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 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. We are creating machine intelligences with the express purpose of controlling human thought and behavior.

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.

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Siobhan O'Connor is the VP of editorial at Medium, an author, journalist, speaker, and strategist. She was a speaker at the Aspen Ideas festival and is the former executive editor of Time Magazine.

Douglas Rushkoff is a media theorist, author, documentarian, and world-renowned public intellectual who has spent his prolific career thinking about how new media and technology are impacting culture and the economy. Named one of the world’s 10 most influential thinkers by MIT, Rushkoff has written 15 bestselling books and coined such concepts as “viral media,” “social currency,” and “digital natives.”

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6:00 – 6:15 PM: Doors open and welcome

6:15 – 7:00 PM: Reading and discussion with Douglas Rushkoff and Siobhan O'Connor

7:00: Reception, book signing.

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Tickets and books are FREE. Space is limited. RSVP required.

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