Archive for the 'tech' Category

013 - Alternatives

In which we look at two papers, the Labour Party's "Alternative Modeles of Ownership", and "How To Change The Course Of Human History" by David Graeber and David Wengrow.

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In which we discuss the third and final part of Adam Curtis' documentary film series "All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace".

This episode explores the development of Selfish Gene theory, the spiraling conflicts in Central Africa, and how we came to believe that we were machines ourselves, with no power to change the world for the better.

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In which we discuss the second part of Adam Curtis' documentary film series "All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace".

This episode focuses on the development ideas of the ecosystem and the balance of nature, the misapplication of these ideas to human society, and how none of it was even true in the first place.

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In which we discuss the first part of Adam Curtis' documentary film series "All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace".

This episode focuses on the outsized influence of Ayn Rand on the late 20th century, and the belief that her philosophy could help to create a stable world that would last forever.

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In which we discuss Francis Spufford's book "Red Plenty".

This is part two of a two-part series, if you missed part one you should go back to the previous episode and start there.

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In which we discuss Francis Spufford's book "Red Plenty".

Part 2 will air in two weeks.

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007 - Alienation

In which we talk about the theory of Alienation.

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In which we talk about David Graeber's 2012 essay "Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit".

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In which we resume our discussion of Blade Runner 2049.

This episode is part two of a two-part series, so you should go back to episode 003 if you missed it the first time.

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002 - Four Futures

In this episode we talk about the book "Four Futures" by Peter Frase. The book shows four possible scenarios for life beyond Capitalism, some much more pleasant than others.

 

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