General Intellect Unit
044 - Digital Socialism, Part 2
043 - Digital Socialism, Part 1
042 - The Implausibility of Intelligence Explosion
041 - (Re)Designing Freedom, with Swampside Chats, Part 2
040 - (Re)Designing Freedom, with Swampside Chats, Part 1

040 - (Re)Designing Freedom, with Swampside Chats, Part 1

August 22, 2019

A collaboration episode with Swampside Chats, in which we (re)read Stafford Beers "Designing Freedom", and zoom off on all kinds of tangents along the way. Part two will air next week.

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039 - The Necessity of Extended Autopoiesis

039 - The Necessity of Extended Autopoiesis

August 7, 2019

In which we read "The Necessity of Extended Autopoiesis" by Nathaniel Virgo. (Our reading of) this text treks through cybernetics, gaia theory, deleuzian metaphysics and biology, converging on an understanding of the relation between bodies and processes.

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038 - The Viable System Model

038 - The Viable System Model

July 15, 2019

In which we discuss the Viable System Model, by Stafford Beer. We read "The VSM Guide" by Jon Walker, and "The Viable System Model as a Framework for Understanding Organizations" by Raul Espejo and Antonia Gill.

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037 - The People’s Republic of Walmart, Part 2
036 - The People’s Republic of Walmart, Part 1
Extra - GIU Community Discord Server
035 - Climate Technology, Gender, and Justice, with Tina Sikka
034 - Platform Capitalism, with Bob Neubauer
033 - Retrospective

033 - Retrospective

April 17, 2019

In which we talk about our first thirty-something episodes, and take time to tie some threads together. No, this isn't a clip-show.

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Extra - Emancipation Network

Extra - Emancipation Network

April 7, 2019

We are joining forces with our friends at Swampside Chats, and From Alpha To Omega, to form the Emancipation Network, a Marxist podcast network and research collective.

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032 - The Inherent Instability of Disordered Systems

032 - The Inherent Instability of Disordered Systems

April 3, 2019

In which we (struggle to) read a math paper, The Inherent Instability of Disordered Systems, by Taeer Bar-Yam, Owen Lynch, and Yaneer Bar-Yam.

This paper introduces us to the Multi-scale Law of Requisite Variety, and the importance of organisation at multiple scales. The paper also furnishes a proof that disordered systems will inevitably become ordered by forces in their environment.

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