Douglas Rushkoff

Media theorist, author
Douglas Rushkoff promotes human autonomy in the digital age.

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Douglas Rushkoff coined such expressions as "viral media," "digital natives" and "social currency," and advises governments, communities and businesses on the impact of technology on society's future. Named one of "the world’s ten most influential thinkers" by MIT, Rushkoff won the Marshal McLuhan Award for media writing and the Neil Postman award for Public Intellectual Activity.

Rushkoff hosts the Team Human podcast, made four PBS Frontline documentaries including Generation Like and The Merchants of Cool, and wrote many bestselling books including Team Human, Present Shock, Program or Be Programmed and Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus. He founded the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at CUNY/Queens College, where he is professor of media theory and digital economics.

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Society 5.0: Talks from TED and Samsung

October 4, 2018

We live in an interconnected world where boundaries between physical and digital spaces are blurring. We can no longer think about innovation in isolation, but must consider how emerging technologies — like artificial intelligence, augmented reality, the Internet of Things, 5G networks, robotics and the decentralized web — will combine to create (we hope!) a […]

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