General Intellect Unit
B08 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 8, Part 1

B08 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 8, Part 1

December 24, 2020

In which the GIU community discusses Chapter 8 of Stafford Beer's Brain of the Firm: "Autonomy".

 

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B07 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 7

B07 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 7

December 1, 2020

In which the GIU community discusses Chapter 7 of Stafford Beer's Brain of the Firm: "Control Physiology".

 

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B06 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 6

B06 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 6

November 18, 2020

In which the GIU community discusses Chapter 6 of Stafford Beer's Brain of the Firm: "The Anatomy of Management".

 

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066 - Post Open Source
B05 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 5

B05 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 5

October 21, 2020

In which the GIU community discusses Chapter 5 of Stafford Beer's Brain of the Firm: "Hierarchies of control".

 

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065 - Marx and Nature, with Tom O’Brien, Part 3
B04 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 4

B04 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 4

September 25, 2020

In which the GIU community discusses Chapter 4 of Stafford Beer's Brain of the Firm: "The Organization of Unthinkable Systems".

 

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064 - Marx and Nature, with Tom O’Brien, Part 2
063 - The Human Use of Human Beings, Part 3
062 - Marx and Nature, with Tom O’Brien, Part 1

062 - Marx and Nature, with Tom O’Brien, Part 1

September 5, 2020

In which we are joined by Tom O'Brien (of From Alpha To Omega) to read "Marx and Nature: A Red and Green Perspective" by Paul Burkett. Part two will air one week after this episode.

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B03 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 3

B03 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 3

September 2, 2020

In which the GIU community discusses Chapter 3 of Stafford Beer's Brain of the Firm: "The Dimensions of the Problem".

 

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061 - The Human Use of Human Beings, Part 2
B02 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 2

B02 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 2

August 19, 2020

In which the GIU community discusses Chapter 2 of Stafford Beer's Brain of the Firm: "Concepts and Terms".

 

Recorded March 2020.

 

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060 - The Human Use of Human Beings, Part 1

060 - The Human Use of Human Beings, Part 1

August 12, 2020

In which we are joined by Jake and Ezri from Swampside Chats, to talk about The Human Use of Human Beings by Norbert Wiener. We're specifically reading the first edition of the book from 1950. Parts two and three will air in a few weeks.

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B01 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 1

B01 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 1

July 28, 2020

In which the GIU community discusses Chapter 1 of Stafford Beer's Brain of the Firm: "Let's Think Again".

 

Recorded March 2020.

 

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