Team Human ep. 171: Julia Watson “Survival of the Most Symbiotic” — Live from IMPAKT Festival

Douglas Rushkoff
2 min readFeb 17, 2021

Playing for Team Human today, designer, activist, academic, and author of Lo-Tek, Design by Radical Indigenism, Julia Watson.

Watson discusses how we can respond to climate change by utilizing millennia-old knowledge about how we can live in symbiosis with nature through lo-tek radical design. What are the cultural preconditions required to implement a living bridge and other indigenous technologies ? How can western society better create technology through the elements in our surrounding environment?

In his opening monologue, Rushkoff explains how progress became associated with colonialism and advocates for us to retrieve circular and advanced mechanisms for human and interspecies flourishing.

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Hosted by Douglas Rushkoff
Produced by Josh Chapdelaine
Audio Edited & Mixed by Luke Robert Mason
Music by Fugazi (On this Episode you heard “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro — thanks to the kindness of the band and Dischord Records.)

Special thanks to Stephen Bartolomei.

Team Human is a Production of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at Queens College.

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Douglas Rushkoff

Author of Survival of the Richest, Team Human, Program or Be Programmed, and host of the Team Human podcast http://teamhuman.fm