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

    050 - Organizing for Power, Part 2

    050 - Organizing for Power, Part 2

    In which we continue our discussion of "Organizing for Power: Stealing Fire from the Gods", by Amelia Davenport.
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    Emancipation Network

    • 1 hr 19 min
    049 - Organizing for Power, Part 1

    049 - Organizing for Power, Part 1

    In which we read "Organizing for Power: Stealing Fire from the Gods", by Amelia Davenport. Part two will air in two weeks.
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    Organizing for Power, at Cosmonaut
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    048 - Cooperative Self-Management, with Loomio

    048 - Cooperative Self-Management, with Loomio

    In which we interview the worker-owners of Loomio, a decision-making software cooperative.
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    Links:
    Loomio Cooperative Handbook
    Loomio Facilitators Guide
    Loomio Blog
    Creating the Workplace of the Future
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    • 1 hr 58 min
    047 - Organisational Closure and Autopoiesis

    047 - Organisational Closure and Autopoiesis

    In which we read "A Study of Organizational Closure and Autopoiesis", by Harish Jose.
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    Links:
    A Study of Organizational Closure and Autopoiesis, at https://harishsnotebook.wordpress.com
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    046 - Eliza, Part 2

    046 - Eliza, Part 2

    In which we finish our discussion of Eliza, a game by Zachtronics.
    "After abandoning her high-powered tech career and a mysterious three-year absence, Evelyn Ishino-Aubrey resurfaces working as a proxy for a virtual counseling app called Eliza. Her job consists solely of reading a script provided to her in real-time by an AI, leaving her no autonomy over what she says. Is Eliza a technological marvel that brings therapy to those who otherwise couldn’t access it? Or is it an ineffective replacement and another vector for technology companies to gain control over our lives and humanity?"
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    Links:
    Eliza, on itch.io
    General Intellect Unit on iTunes
    http://generalintellectunit.net
    Support the show on Patreon
    https://twitter.com/giunitpod
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    General Intellect Unit on archive.org
    Emancipation Network

    • 1 hr 11 min
    045 - Eliza, Part 1

    045 - Eliza, Part 1

    In which we play Eliza, a game by Zachtronics.
    "After abandoning her high-powered tech career and a mysterious three-year absence, Evelyn Ishino-Aubrey resurfaces working as a proxy for a virtual counseling app called Eliza. Her job consists solely of reading a script provided to her in real-time by an AI, leaving her no autonomy over what she says. Is Eliza a technological marvel that brings therapy to those who otherwise couldn’t access it? Or is it an ineffective replacement and another vector for technology companies to gain control over our lives and humanity?"
    If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon.
    Links:
    Eliza, on itch.io
    General Intellect Unit on iTunes
    http://generalintellectunit.net
    Support the show on Patreon
    https://twitter.com/giunitpod
    General Intellect Unit on Facebook
    General Intellect Unit on archive.org
    Emancipation Network

    • 1 hr 12 min

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kybernetes6969 ,

Spectacular

A truly spectacular podcast. Simply one of the best out there. Has influenced my thinking immensely. Long live Cybernetic Marxism!

Big Adult Youth ,

Great podcast

Excellent intersection of the left politics and technology and always asking great questions

a kirchmyer ,

Tech without the technocracy

General Intellect Unit produces thoughtful commentary on important works in STEM and science fiction. It's refreshing to learn about technological advancements from the standpoint of democracy and societal health. These podcasters don't sugar coat the latest & greatest new gadets. This is a cautious risk assement of technology, capitalism, growth and excess. They aren't pessimists, they simply understand that advancements in STEM can take society on two paths, depending on who controls it: toward freedom or towards authoritarianism.

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