Douglas Rushkoff

Author of "Life, Inc." and "Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commandments for a Digital Age"

Douglas Rushkoff appears in the following:

How Twitter Could Wind Up a Failure in Wall Street's Eyes

Monday, March 07, 2016

After Twitter's initial IPO, it was wedded to an obligation to grow. Author Doug Rushkoff says this could be what pushes Twitter and other digital companies towards their demise.


Why People Throw Rocks: A Big Tech Take Down

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Author Douglas Rushkoff argues that tech companies are growing too much and too quickly, instead of thinking about sustainable models that might benefit employees and their communities.

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25 Years in 25 Days (1991): The First Website

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

1991 saw the first website. Doug Rushkoff, media thinker, author, and now professor of media studies at CUNY/Queens College, reflects on how 23 years of Internet have changed the world.

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Doug Rushkoff on Teaching Media Theory in 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Doug Rushkoff talks about how to build a media theory program from the ground up.

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What Does Generation Like Want?

Monday, February 17, 2014

Doug Rushkoff explores how young Americans use the social web, and how corporations and marketers are trying to reach them.

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Shocked by the Now

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Douglas Rushkoff, media thinker and author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now, joins to discuss his new book and the idea that we no longer plan for the future, but instead spend our time grappling with the immediate.


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New Tech City: How Digital Tech Will Change Our Lives in 2013

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

This week on New Tech City, Manoush Zomorodi speaks with Douglas Rushkoff about how media and the digital age will change the way we live and think in 2013.

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Facebook IPO: Take It or Leave It?

Monday, May 14, 2012

Questions surrounding Facebook's IPO will finally be answered on Friday, when the company begins publicly trading its stock. Doubts about CEO Mark Zuckerberg's managerial skills and c...

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Facebook's Game-Changing IPO

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Facebook is scheduled to release its initial public offering sometime on Wednesday, and is rumored to be valued at $100 billion. If it turns out to be worth more than $100 billion, Facebook would be the fifteenth-largest IPO in world history, out-valuing Google's 2004 IPO by sixfold. This means big changes for the company itself, which could see many of its chief ideas people and programmers striking out on their own.

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What's a Hacker Anyway?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

We hear from Douglas Rushkoff, media theorist and author of, most recently, Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age, on News of the World, Anonymous, and just what "hacking" is in 2011?

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Program or Be Programmed

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Douglas Rushkoff, media theorist and author of Life Inc. discusses his new book, Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age.

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Digital Nation

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Within a single generation, digital media and the World Wide Web have transformed virtually every aspect of modern culture, from how we learn and work to how we communicate and even conduct war. Frontline correspondent Douglas Rushkoff and producer Rachel Dretzin discuss Frontline’s documentary "Digital Nation," which investigates ...

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Life, Inc.: The Corporatization of Us

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

In his new book Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back, author Douglas Rushkoff says that to get out of the current economic crisis, Americans must reth...


Open Source Living: Interactive Democracy

Thursday, March 20, 2008

We continue our discussions with media thinker Douglas Rushkoff, our Thursday weekly guest for the month of March. Today we discuss the way that both the tools of interactive media and the ethos of open source living have affected the democratic process.

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Open-Source Living: Kids These Days

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Our series of discussions with Douglas Rushkoff on how we navigate the media landscape continues. This week we find out how kids went from being taught how to program to being at the mercy of interactive technology. Is the online world more dangerous for kids than the real world? What ...

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Open-Source Living

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Douglas Rushkoff, media thinker and author of Get Back in the Box joins us every Thursday in March to discuss how we navigate the media landscape. This week: We look at the promise of new technology to bring people together and how the Internet may have already passed ...

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Shoulder Pad Feminism

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Maureen Dowd, op-ed columnist for the New York Times, sees a “duel of historical guilts” in the Democratic primary. Some women feel that voting for Barack Obama is a betrayal of their gender, and their opposition to him may be hardening. Plus a conversation with media thinker Douglas Rushkoff; Albany ...