138 episodes

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

General Intellect Unit General Intellect Unit

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 82 Ratings

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

    B43 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 20, Part 7

    B43 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 20, Part 7

    In which the GIU community comes together to discuss "Prospectus", the 20th and final chapter of Stafford Beer's "Brain of the Firm".

    If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon.

    Links:

    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 16 min
    090 - Simulating Socialist Planning

    090 - Simulating Socialist Planning

    In which we are joined by Francis Tseng and Son La Pham, the creators of Half Earth Socialism, a game about socialist planning.

    If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon.

    Links:

    Half Earth Socialism, the game
    Half Earth Socialism, the book
    Son La Pham
    Francis Tseng
    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 52 min
    B42 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 20, Part 6

    B42 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 20, Part 6

    In which the GIU community comes together to discuss "Prospectus", the 20th and final chapter of Stafford Beer's "Brain of the Firm".

    If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon.

    Links:

    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 14 min
    089 - Designs for the Pluriverse, Part 3

    089 - Designs for the Pluriverse, Part 3

    In which we conclude our reading of "Designs for the Pluriverse", by Arturo Escobar.

    If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon.

    Links:

    Designs for the Pluriverse, at Duke University Press
    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 36 min
    088 - Designs for the Pluriverse, Part 2

    088 - Designs for the Pluriverse, Part 2

    In which we read "Designs for the Pluriverse", by Arturo Escobar.

    If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon.

    Links:

    Designs for the Pluriverse, at Duke University Press
    The Classless Society in Motion (forthcoming book by Tom & Donal)
    Announcement episode on From Alpha to Omega


    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 34 min
    B41 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 20, Part 5

    B41 - Brain of the Firm, Chapter 20, Part 5

    In which the GIU community comes together to discuss "Prospectus", the 20th and final chapter of Stafford Beer's "Brain of the Firm".

    If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon.

    Links:

    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 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

ReadingAndPodcastAreMyJam ,

Computer Science and Leftist Thought

I didn’t think there would such an overlap bu GIU shows they deeply connected

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.

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Apple TV+ / Pineapple Street Studios
Shan Boodram
Pushkin Industries
iHeartPodcasts
New York Times Opinion
This American Life

You Might Also Like

Jamie Peck, Sean KB and AP Andy
Revolutionary Left Radio
Tom O'Brien
Trillbilly Worker's Party
This Machine Kills
Bungacast