Winner of the first Neil Postman award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity, Douglas Rushkoff is an author, teacher, and documentarian who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and institutions create, share, and influence each other's values. He sees "media" as the landscape where this interaction takes place, and "literacy" as the ability to participate consciously in it. His ten best-selling books on new media and popular culture have been translated to over thirty languages. Rushkoff also wrote the acclaimed novels Ecstasy Club and Exit Strategy and graphic novel, Club Zero-G and is now writing a monthly comic book for Vertigo called Testament.
He has written and hosted two award-winning Frontline documentaries - The Merchants of Cool looked at the influence of corporations on youth culture, and The Persuaders, about the cluttered landscape of marketing, and new efforts to overcome consumer resistance. Rushkoff's commentaries air on CBS Sunday Morning and NPR's All Things Considered, and have appeared in publications from The New York Times to Time magazine. He wrote the first syndicated column on cyberculture for The New York Times and Guardian of London. Rushkoff founded the Narrative Lab at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, and lectures about media, art, society, and change at conferences and universities around the world. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, received an MFA in Directing from California Institute of the Arts, and a post-graduate fellowship (MFA) from The American Film Institute,
- Present Shock
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Douglas Rushkoff joined Ian Punnett (Twitter) to discuss what he calls "present shock," the idea that we have a completely new relationship to time; we live in an always-on "now," where the priorities of this moment seem to be everything. First hour guest, professor, author and researcher, Ken Hanson, shared an update on the purported ancient metal tablets known as the... More »Host: Ian Punnett