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Douglas Rushkoff

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Biography:

Dr. Douglas Rushkoff is a media and cultural theorist whose books and documentaries reveal the hidden agendas in our society, economy, and belief systems. His twenty bestselling books include, most recently, Team Human, which exposes the way digital technology is being programmed to control and extract value from human beings, and his graphic novel, Aleister & Adolf, which tells the true story of Aleister Crowley's magical takedown of Adolf Hitler at the end of World War II - as well as the repercussions we're still dealing with today.

Rushkoff made award-winning PBS Frontline documentaries including Generation Like, Merchants of Cool, and The Persuaders, and is the author of groundbreaking books such as Media Virus, Life Inc, Program or Be Programmed, and Coercion, winner of the Marshal McLuhan Award. Named one of the world’s ten most influential intellectuals by MIT, he is responsible for originating such concepts as “viral media,” “social currency,” and “digital natives.” Today, Dr. Rushkoff serves as Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens, where he recently founded the Laboratory for Digital Humanism and hosts its TeamHuman podcast.

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Robots vs. Humanity / Warrior Heart Practice

Douglas Rushkoff warned of the anti-human agenda in algorithms and social media. Followed by HeatherAsh Amara on transformative work with emotions. More »

Occult Vs. Nazis/ Open Lines

Douglas Rushkoff told how occultist Aleister Crowley developed a powerful symbol to counteract the Nazi swastika. This was followed by Open Lines. More »

Present Shock

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,... More »

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