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Analyzing the intersection of Technology, Politics and Philosophy, from an unapologetically Leftist perspective.

General Intellect Unit General Intellect Unit

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    • 4.9 • 71 Ratings

Analyzing the intersection of Technology, Politics and Philosophy, from an unapologetically Leftist perspective.

    B21 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 13, Part 2

    B21 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 13, Part 2

    In which the GIU community comes together to discuss chapter 13 of Stafford Beer's Brain of the Firm, "Environments of decision - system four".
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    B20 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 13, Part 1

    B20 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 13, Part 1

    In which the GIU community comes together to discuss chapter 13 of Stafford Beer's Brain of the Firm, "Environments of decision - system four".
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    074 - Kentucky Route Zero, Act 4, Part 1

    074 - Kentucky Route Zero, Act 4, Part 1

    In which we discuss act 4 of Kentucky Route Zero, a game by Cardboard Computer.
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    B19 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 12, Part 4

    B19 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 12, Part 4

    In which the GIU community concludes the discussion of chapter 12 of Stafford Beer's Brain of the Firm, "Autonomics - Systems one, two, three".
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    • 53 min
    073 - Kentucky Route Zero, Act 3, Part 2

    073 - Kentucky Route Zero, Act 3, Part 2

    In which we conclude our discussion of act three of Kentucky Route Zero, a game by Cardboard Computer.
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    Kentucky Route Zero
    Cardboard Computer
    Colossal Cave Adventure, on Wikipedia
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    B18 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 12, Part 3

    B18 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 12, Part 3

    In which the GIU community continues the discussion of chapter 12 of Stafford Beer's Brain of the Firm, "Autonomics - Systems one, two, three".
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

CH6D ,

Encouraging and also devastating

I recently graduated with a degree in Computer Science and I've been very discouraged by how technology is used and discussed. I've had a lot of difficulty feeling excited about my degree or any career I might end up in. This podcast is super encouraging because there are other tech people out there with similar beliefs who are appalled by a lot of the practices in the tech world too, but it's devastating because the tech industry is still terrible and the podcast takes time to deep dive into those issues.

Gherkin Rick ,

Thought provoking, trenchant

This podcast is a good antidote to the tech bro libertarian ideology that so dominates Silicon Valley.

clar000 ,

extremely good podcast

GIU taught me what cybernetics is, seriously enriched my understanding of marxism, and it’s the only leftist podcast that doesn’t make me feel like I’m trapped at the bottom of an abandoned well. Check it out!!

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