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View douglas rushkoffs profile on linkedin, the worlds largest professional. How the world became a corporation and how to take. In the past, rushkoff has been a cheerleader for the liberating potentialities of the internet and other interactive technology. Douglas rushkoff is an author, teacher, and documentarian who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and institutions create, share, and influence each others values. Mar 31, 2011 douglas rushkoff has written ten books on new media and popular culture including cyberia, media virus, playing the future, nothing sacred. Rushkoff also wrote the acclaimed novels ecstasy club and exit strategy and graphic novels club zerog, testament. It consists of this web site as well as a major frontline. Populist chronicler of cyberculture rushkoff cyberia, 1994, etc. The digital age will always be marked by the spirit of its first emergence, and the tension from the very first between corporate hightech and the appropriation of. Preface to the 1994 paperback edition a lot has happened in the year or so since i wrote this book. In 100 aphoristic statements, his manifesto exposes how forces for human. Douglas rushkoff managed to snap a picture at the very crest of that wave, capturing the philosophies, personalities and chemistries that made it a moment of such boundless optimism.

Douglas rushkoff is the winner of the first neil postman award for career achievement in public intellectual activity. Winner of the media ecology associations first neil postman award for career achievement in public intellectual activity, dr. Rushkoffs first book about digital culture, cyberia. The book discusses many different ideas revolving around technology, drugs and subcultures. He is the author of several books including present shock. Ten commands for a digital age, he shows us how we can take command of new technologies and gain access to the. Life in the trenches of hyperspace rushkoff, douglas on. Program or be programmed ten commands for a digital age. But the major contribution of the book is the discussion of the role and effects of programmingcoding and, consequently, the neednow at least partially met by a plethora of workshops, apps, and programsto learn how to program. This largely sympathetic report from the latest frontier will undoubtedly strike many older readers as outrageous, but others especially. Douglas rushkoff born 18 february 1961 is an american media theorist, writer, columnist, lecturer, clear biographer and documentarian. He has made the pbs frontline documentaries digital nation, the persuaders, and merchants of cool.

Douglas rushkoff is a writer, documentarian, and lecturer whose work focuses on human autonomy in a digital age. D adolescent demo division nook comics with zoom view. And cyberguru douglas rushkoff s new book must be a modern classic of the. Winner of the first neil postman award for career achievement in public intellectual activity, douglas rushkoff has written a dozen bestselling books on media and society, including cyberia, media virus, coercion winner of the marshall mcluhan award, get back in.

Winner of the first neil postman award for career achievement in public intellectual activity. Rushkoffs first book about digital culture, cyberia, was canceled by bantam in 1992 because they thought the internet would be over by the time the book came out in 1993. Douglas rushkoff born 18 february 1961 is an american media theorist, writer, columnist, lecturer, graphic novelist and documentarian. In tracing the roots of corporatism from the renaissance to today, rushkoff reveals the way it supplanted social interaction and local commerce and. Douglas rushkoff is the author of ten books on media, technology, and society, including cyberia, media virus, coercion, nothing sacred, get back in the box, and the novel ecstasy club. Teaming with canadian independent comic artist steph dumais, rushkoff has delivered americas answer to japans anime. Cyberia is a book by douglas rushkoff, published in 1994. He is best known for his association with the early cyberpunk culture, and his advocacy of open source solutions to social problems rushkoff is most frequently regarded as a media theorist, and known for coining terms and concepts including viral media or. Cyberia is about a very special moment in our recent history a moment.

Douglas rushkoffs career as a journalist took off in 1994 with the publication of cyberia. He has made such awardwinning pbs frontline documentaries as generation like, merchants of cool, and the persuaders, and is the author of. Cyberia is about a very special moment in our recent history a moment when anything seemed possible. When an entire subculture like a kid at a rave trying virtual reality for the first time saw the wild potentials of marrying the latest computer technologies with the most intimately held dreams and the most ancient spiritual truths. Winner of the first neil postman award for career achievement in public intellectual activity, douglas rushkoff has written a dozen bestselling books on media and society, including cyberia, media virus, coercion winner of the marshall mcluhan award, get back in the box, and life inc. Douglas rushkoff, digital theorist and host of the nprone podcast team human, reveals the dynamics of this antihuman machinery and invites us to remake these aspects of society in ways that foster our humanity. Life in the trenches of hyperspace and media virus hidden agendas in popular culture. Douglas rushkoff audio books, best sellers, author bio. Thanks to technologies like the computer, the modem. Browse douglas rushkoffs bestselling audiobooks and newest titles. See the complete profile on linkedin and discover douglas. Douglas rushkoff, author of eight books on media and culture, as well as the novels ecstasy club and exit strategy, marks his graphic novel debut with club zerog. He is professor of media theory and digital economics at cunyqueens.

In this captivating book, cultural theorist rushkoff reveals how corporations have come to dominate all aspects of lifeincluding our inner livesand what to do about it. Douglas rushkoff is an author, teacher, and documentarian who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and institutions create, share. Douglas rushkoff biography merchants of cool frontline. Rushkoff also presents guidelines for optimal living in the digital age. Douglas mark rushkoff born february 18, 1961 is an american media theorist, writer, columnist, lecturer, graphic novelist, and documentarian. Winner of the first neil postman award for career achievement in public intellectual activity, american media theorist douglas rushkoff has written a dozen bestselling books on media and society, including cyberia, media virus, coercion winner of the marshall mcluhan award, get back in. He has written and hosted three awardwinning pbs frontline documentaries. Digital nation is a new, open source pbs project that explores what it means to be human in an entirely new world a digital world. Now, twenty years later, that optimism may have gathered a somewhat sad patina to it. By the time a story hits the newstands, most insiders consider it old news and are already hard at work on the next flurry of culturebending inventions and.

Cyberia, his first book on cyberculture, was inspired by the san francisco rave scene of the early 1990s. Douglas rushkoff is the author of seven books on new media and popular culture, including cyberia. Between 1996 and 2001 he wrote a column on interactive culture for the new york times and the guardian. When everything happens now as well as a dozen other bestselling books on media, technology, and culture, including program or be programmed, media virus, life inc and the novel ecstasy club. Rushkoff was suddenly in demand as a media consultant to the united nations commission on world culture and, for fees of five thousand dollars an hour. The initially planned publication was scrapped, however. With illustrations by leland purvis thinking twice about our use of digital media, what our practices are doing to us, and what we are doing to each other, is one of the most important priorities people have todayand douglas rushkoff gives us great guidelines for doing that thinking. Douglas rushkoff is the author of 12 books on technology, media and pop culture, including coercion, media virus, playing the future and cyberia, the first book on cyber culture. Douglas rushkoff biography merchants of cool frontline pbs. We are waking up to the fact that weve been slaves to an exponential growth curve for the past 40 years, at least, and really much much longer. Douglas rushkoff is the author of seven books on new media and popular culture, including cyberia, media virus, playing the future, and the novel ecstasy. How growth became the enemy of prosperity, present shock, program or be programmed, media virus, and the novel ecstasy club.

Rushkoff takes a tom wolfe electric koolaid acid test style or roman a clef, as he actively becomes a part of the people and culture that he is writing about. Cyberia, his first book on cyberculture, was inspired by the san francisco rave scene of the. He teaches media studies at new york university, serves as technology columnist for the daily beast. Though created by humans, our technologies, markets, and institutions often contain an antihuman agenda. He is best known for his association with the early cyberpunk culture, and his advocacy of open source solutions to social problems. Douglas rushkoff has written ten books on new media and popular culture including cyberia, media virus, playing the future, nothing sacred. May 11, 2009 douglas rushkoff is the author of ten books on media, technology, and society, including cyberia, media virus, coercion, nothing sacred, get back in the box, and the novel ecstasy club. Cyberia 1994 was cyberculture theorist douglas rushkoffs first book, written in 1992 and delayed because the publishers felt that email and the internet were not likely to become significant. Named one of the worlds ten most influential intellectuals by mit, douglas rushkoff is an author and documentarian who studies human autonomy in a digital age.

He has written a dozen bestselling books on media and society, including cyberia, media virus, coercion winner of the marshall mcluhan award, get back in the box, life inc. When he told his publicist there about listing the book on amazon, she replied that sounds great. Life inc by douglas rushkoff penguin books australia. Rushkoffs first book about digital culture, cyberia, was canceled by bantam in 1992. Douglas mark rushkoff born february 18, 1961 is an american media theorist, writer. Winner of the first neil postman award for career achievement in public intellectual activity, american media theorist douglas rushkoff has written a dozen bestselling books on media and society, including cyberia, media virus, coercion winner of the marshall mcluhan award, get back in the box, and life inc. They include cyberia, media virus, playing the future, nothing sacred. He is best accepted for his affiliation with the aboriginal cyberpunk culture, and his advancement of accessible antecedent solutions to amusing problems. He lives in new york, and lectures about media, society, and economics around the world. His other books include cyberia, media virus, playing the future, nothing sacred. Douglas rushkoff audio books, best sellers, author bio audible. Winner of the first neil postman award for career achievement in public intellectual activity, douglas rushkoff has written a dozen bestselling books on media and society, including cyberia, ecstasy club, media virus, coercion winner of the marshall mcluhan award, get back in the box, and life inc. He made the pbs frontline documentaries merchants of cool, the persuaders, and the upcoming digital nation.

Cyberia has its obvious flaws in retrospect examples regarding the links between drug culture, hacking, the internet, and computers that have since become wellknown or overdone. View douglas rushkoffs profile on linkedin, the worlds largest professional community. Douglas rushkoff nationally acclaimed correspondent for pbs frontline and author dr. Few things read as well as complete, selfabasing repentance. As far as the ultrawealthy are concerned, the virus to be afraid of is less a medical challenge than a memetic one. Rushkoff also wrote the acclaimed novels ecstasy club and exit strategy and graphic novel, club zerog.

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