Douglas Rushkoff was one of 45 leading scholars, authors and activists who convened at The Great Hall of Cooper Union, New York City, on October 25-26, 2014, for the public presentation: "Techno-Utopianism and the Fate of the Earth." Speakers discussed the profound impacts—environmental, economic and social—of runaway technological expansionism and cyber immersion; the tendency to see technology as the savior for all problems. For more info, see http://ifg.org/techno-utopia/program/ .
Dr. 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 is Professor of Media Studies and Digital Culture at CUNY/Queens, technology and media commentator for CNN, digital literacy advocate for codecademy.com and a lecturer on media, technology, culture, and economics around the world. He is also a winner of the Media Ecology Association’s first Neil Postman Award for career achievement in public intellectual activity.
His new book, "Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now," explores the always-on, simultaneous society in which we live, as well as how this new temporal landscape influences media, culture, economics, politics, and meaning. His previous best-selling books on media and popular culture hav…
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