How the Web Ate the Economy, and Why This Is Good for Everyone

Douglas Rushkoff ("Program or Be Programmed")
Location: Ballroom - 3rd Level
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(4.17, 41 ratings)


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Douglas Rushkoff

"Program or Be Programmed"

Douglas Rushkoff, PhD, is a world-renowned media theorist whose twelve books, including Life, Inc and Program or Be Programmed., have won prestigious awards and have been translated into thirty languages. He is a commentator on CNN and a contributor to The Guardian, Discover, and NPR. He also made the PBS documentaries Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders, and Digital Nation. He advocates for digital literacy at, and teaches at NYU and The New School. He lives in New York, with his wife Barbara and daughter Mamie.

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Mark Scrimshire
04/05/2009 10:56pm PDT

Douglas had plenty of thought provoking commentary on the economy and the role of the Internet. Excellent!

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Douglas Rushkoff
04/02/2009 12:16pm PDT

Thanks so much Marc. I would LOVE to hook up with Stewart and you and they Long Now. I never quite insinuated myself into the GBN, but Long Now is a project much more aligned with my own goals, anyway.

Interestingly enough, Nassim and I have both the same agent and the same editor. I took a walk with him once, and he is as smart live as he is in writing.

Marc Meyer
04/02/2009 11:42am PDT

Douglas, your historical perspective, out of the box thinking, and willingness to challenge accepted precepts makes you one of a handful of incredible thinkers who are helping us to challenge and thereby remake the rules by which populations have been ruled and spoils shared for centuries. I’d put you in the ranks of a Nassim Nicholas Taleb, and am going to recommend Steward Brand bring you in to talk to the Long Now. Thanks for an excellent and enlightening talk.

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