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Douglas Rushkoff
Douglas Rushkoff
Media Theorist | Author | Host of Team Human | Professor of Media Theory and Activism
Media Theorist | Author | Host of Team Human | Professor of Media Theory and Activism
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From Douglas’ Website:

Named one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals” by MIT, Douglas Rushkoff is an author and documentarian who studies human autonomy in a digital age. His twenty books include the just-published Team Human, based on his podcast, as well as the bestsellers Present Shock, Throwing Rocks and the Google Bus, Program or Be Programmed, Life Inc, and Media Virus. He also made the PBS Frontline documentaries Generation Like, The Persuaders, and Merchants of Cool. His book Coercion won the Marshall McLuhan Award, and the Media Ecology Association honored him with the first Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity.

Rushkoff’s work explores how different technological environments change our relationship to narrative, money, power, and one another. He coined such concepts as “viral media,” “screenagers,” and “social currency,” and has been a leading voice for applying digital media toward social and economic justice.

He a research fellow of the Institute for the Future, and founder of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at CUNY/Queens, where he is a Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics. He is a columnist for Medium, and his novels and comics, Ecstasy Club, A.D.D, and Aleister & Adolf, are all being developed for the screen.


From Wikipedia:

Douglas is also known for his advocacy of open source solutions to social problems.

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Last 50 posts on own channels (YouTube, Podcast, Medium or Website/Blog):

Artificial Creativity
Published on: 22 May 24 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Team Human Special: Live Q&A
Published on: 1 May 24 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

The Speed of the Internet
Published on: 24 Apr 24 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Joanne McNeil
Published on: 17 Apr 24 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

The Secret History and Unwritten Future of Psychedelics and Technology
Published on: 10 Apr 24 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Rushkoff Q&A: Native Ecosystems Live Here
Published on: 3 Apr 24 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Astra Taylor & Leah Hunt-Hendrix
Published on: 27 Mar 24 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

The Model is Not the Territory
Published on: 20 Mar 24 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

John Oakes
Published on: 14 Mar 24 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Mushon Zer-Aviv
Published on: 6 Mar 24 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Nathan Schneider
Published on: 28 Feb 24 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Brian Merchant
Published on: 21 Feb 24 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff on Duncan Trussell Family Hour
Published on: 17 Feb 24 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Noah Tsika
Published on: 14 Feb 24 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Brendon Lemon
Published on: 7 Feb 24 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Transcendence is for Losers
Published on: 31 Jan 24 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Shawn Kittelsen
Published on: 24 Jan 24 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Heather Dewey-Hagborg
Published on: 17 Jan 24 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Rebecca Bray & Rachel Gita Karp
Published on: 10 Jan 24 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Covid Speaks like ChatGPT
Published on: 3 Jan 24 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

In Depth with Douglas Rushkoff – Book TV
Published on: 27 Dec 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Kibbitz Room XIII
Published on: 21 Dec 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Carne Ross
Published on: 13 Dec 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Katherine G. Fry
Published on: 6 Dec 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Demigod Wannabes
Published on: 29 Nov 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Kibbitz Room XII
Published on: 22 Nov 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Jem Bendell
Published on: 15 Nov 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Nora Bateson
Published on: 8 Nov 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Mitch Horowitz – Team Human Live in NYC
Published on: 1 Nov 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Leaving X and Social Media Behind
Published on: 25 Oct 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Rushkoff on TIME’s Person of the Week
Published on: 21 Oct 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Andrea Chalupa
Published on: 18 Oct 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

A Message from Douglas
Published on: 11 Oct 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Dennis Yi Tenen
Published on: 4 Oct 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Maggie Jackson
Published on: 28 Sep 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Kibbitz Room XI
Published on: 20 Sep 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Kevin Slavin
Published on: 13 Sep 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Naomi Klein
Published on: 6 Sep 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Madeline Ashby
Published on: 30 Aug 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Paul Austin
Published on: 23 Aug 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Kibbitz Room X
Published on: 16 Aug 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Émile P. Torres
Published on: 9 Aug 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

David Brin
Published on: 2 Aug 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

The Life and Thought Crimes of Robert Anton Wilson w/ Gabriel Kennedy
Published on: 26 Jul 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Rushkoff on TrueAnon: Bloodless Hype Machines
Published on: 24 Jul 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Kibbitz Room VIIII live from the Team Human Apocalypse Bunker
Published on: 19 Jul 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Nika Roza Danilova
Published on: 12 Jul 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Annie Kelly
Published on: 5 Jul 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Thomas Negovan
Published on: 28 Jun 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Kibbitz Room VIII live from the Team Human Apocalypse Bunker
Published on: 22 Jun 23 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

A manifesto on civilization and human nature
"Original and uplifting" | "An astonishing, paradigm-shifting must-read"
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Team Human is a manifesto―a fiery distillation of preeminent digital theorist Douglas Rushkoff’s most urgent thoughts on civilization and human nature. In one hundred lean and incisive statements, he argues that we are essentially social creatures and that we achieve our greatest aspirations when we work together―not as individuals. Yet today society is threatened by a vast antihuman infrastructure that undermines our ability to connect. Money, once a means of exchange, is now a means of exploitation; education, conceived as a way to elevate the working class, has become another assembly line; and the internet has only further divided us into increasingly atomized and radicalized groups.

Team Human delivers a call to arms. If we are to resist and survive these destructive forces, we must recognize that being human is a team sport. In Rushkoff’s own words: “Being social may be the whole point.” Harnessing wide-ranging research on human evolution, biology, and psychology, Rushkoff shows that when we work together we realize greater happiness, productivity, and peace. If we can find the others who understand this fundamental truth and reassert our humanity―together―we can make the world a better place to be human.

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Ten Commands for a Digital Age
"A deceptively simple but very important book" | "Everyone should read this"
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The debate over whether the Net is good or bad for us fills the airwaves and the blogosphere. But for all the heat of claim and counter-claim, the argument is essentially beside the point: It’s here; it’s everywhere. The real question is, do we direct technology, or do we let ourselves be directed by it and those who have mastered it? “Choose the former,” writes Rushkoff, “and you gain access to the control panel of civilization. Choose the latter, and it could be the last real choice you get to make.”

In ten chapters, composed of ten “commands” accompanied by original illustrations from comic artist Leland Purvis, in Program or Be Programmed, Rushkoff provides cyber enthusiasts and technophobes alike with the guidelines to navigate this new universe.

In this spirited, accessible poetics of new media, Rushkoff picks up where Marshall McLuhan left off, helping readers come to recognize programming as the new literacy of the digital age––and as a template through which to see beyond social conventions and power structures that have vexed us for centuries. This is a friendly little book with a big and actionable message.

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When Everything Happens Now
"..refreshing antidote to promises of digital Utopia.." | "..brilliant insight.. "
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People spent the twentieth century obsessed with the future. We created technologies that would help connect us faster, gather news, map the planet, and compile knowledge. We strove for an instantaneous network where time and space could be compressed. Well, the future’s arrived. We live in a continuous now enabled by Twitter, email, and a so-called real-time technological shift. Yet this “now” is an elusive goal that we can never quite reach. And the dissonance between our digital selves and our analog bodies has thrown us into a new state of anxiety: present shock.

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Recent Videos and Podcasts where Douglas Rushkoff has been interviewed

Jim talks with Douglas Rushkoff about the ideas in his podcast monologue/Substack post “Why I’m Finally Leaving X and Probably All Social Media.” They discuss Douglas’s history with social media, …Read more
Jim talks with Douglas Rushkoff about the ideas in his essay series, “What’s a Meta For?” They discuss Facebook’s renaming to Meta, the semantic web, ChatGPT, a Turing test recalibration period, Rocco’s …Read more
Jim talks with Douglas Rushkoff about where the internet came from, where it might go, & how to move from dystopian despair to productive engagement. Loosely following the syllabus for (Re-)Designing …Read more
Douglas Rushkoff took the stage at All Tech Is Human’s Responsible Tech Mixer to explain why he refuses to be autotuned in the face of technosolutionism and the rise AI. …Read more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ryB_gjz0us The post SXSW 2023: The End of the Billionaire Mindset: A Celebration with Douglas Rushkoff appeared first on Rushkoff. …Read more
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/may/28/artificial-intelligence-doug-rushkoff-tech-billionaires-escape-mode The post The Guardian: Douglas Rushkoff on why tech billionaires are in escape mode appeared first on Rushkoff. …Read more
https://www.wired.com/story/doug-rushkoff-survival-of-the-richest/ The post Wired: Doug Rushkoff is Ready to Renounce the Digital Revolution appeared first on Rushkoff. …Read more
TV Producer and Author of Screenage: How TV Shaped Our Reality From Tammy Faye to RuPaul’s Drag Race Fenton Bailey discusses the nature of the screen and the power it …Read more
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/09/02/opinion/escape-plans-rich-famous/ The post Escape plans of the rich and famous appeared first on Rushkoff. …Read more
https://www.vice.com/en/article/m7g3jv/escape-fantasies-of-the-tech-billionaires The post Cyber: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires appeared first on Rushkoff. …Read more
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https://www.duncantrussell.com/episodes/2022/9/7/douglas-rushkoff The post Duncan Trussell Family Hour Ep. 522: Douglas Rushkoff appeared first on Rushkoff. …Read more
https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2022/09/06/survival-of-the-richest The post In ‘Survival of the Richest,’ author Douglas Rushkoff examines the escape plans of the tech elite appeared first on Rushkoff. …Read more
Founder of Second Life and High Fidelity Labs Philip Rosedale discusses the misguided efforts fueling Web3 and helps us retrieve the original mission for immersive social platforms. In his monologue, …Read more
Founder of The Creative Arts Recruitment Squad and The Post Apocalypse School of Teesside Lisa Lovebucket shows us how learning to prepare for the worst may give us the resilience …Read more
I overhead a couple of high school students this morning talking about their college options. “I don’t think I’m going to apply to Grinnel, anymore,” one said. “Or Rice,” the …Read more
Actor, comedian, and Big Mouth creator Nick Kroll argues for the power of comedy in challenging times. In his monologue, Rushkoff wonders if adults may have lost the ability to …Read more
One of the most common questions I’ve been getting this week is from young investors (they wouldn’t call themselves investors, but they are) wondering why their crypto holdings are going …Read more
Yes, gas prices are up. I saw a woman fill up her old station wagon with premium the other day, and her pump total went over $90. “Ouch!” I said …Read more
I don’t like nice interfaces. I never have. I always found technologies easier to use when they don’t try to humanize themselves for me. Worse, when they do try to …Read more
The Connector journalist, activist, and author of The Big Disconnect Micah Sifry helps us find a better, healthier way to metabolize current events. In his monologue, Rushkoff offers a short, …Read more
I found myself actually bothered by Elon Musk’s tweets today. For the most part, I’ve ignored him the same way I ignore most of what happens on that platform. I …Read more
Author of Technobiophilia: Nature and Cyberspace Sue Thomas helps us recognize and restore the nature in our technology. In his monologue, Rushkoff reflects on Program or Be Programmed a decade …Read more
https://wwnorton.com/books/survival-of-the-richest/about-the-book/description The post Survival of the Richest appeared first on Rushkoff. …Read more
We always knew but now we know. The tech elite mean to leave us all behind. I learned this when I traveled to a remote resort to deliver was supposed to …Read more
Sometimes it’s hard to write into the news cycle. I don’t like to write hot takes on things, no matter how closely related they may be to my areas of …Read more
Postdoctoral Associate at the Institute for Research in Sensing (IRiS) at the University of Cincinnati Neşe Devenot and Managing Editor of Psymposia David Nickles help us evaluate the current psychedelic …Read more
Rushkoff discusses how AI teaches us to distinguish between art and industry.🎟️ Tickets for the Genesis P-Orridge Tribute Concert are now available.🌍 You can support Team Human on Patreon to …Read more
Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human! Rushkoff and artist, animator, and musician Brynna Campbell field questions from the Team Human Discord community about American authoritarianism, post-Covid lockdown education, …Read more
Rushkoff discusses why he’s breaking from the preferred publishing schedules of advertisers and algorithms in favor of a more considerate approach.🌍 You can support Team Human on Patreon to unlock …Read more
Author Joanne McNeil shares the inspiration for her new novel, Wrong Way, and the profound beauty of human connection.About Joanne McNeilJoanne McNeil is the author of the novel WRONG WAY …Read more
Dr. Julie Holland, Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky), Ken Jordan, and Rushkoff discuss the psychedelic origins of the internet the way tech bros want to monopolize psychedelics as an industry. …Read more
Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human! Rushkoff responds to questions and comments submitted by Team Human members from our Discord server. It’s a test-drive of what we hope …Read more
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Douglas Rushkoff shares why we need to distinguish between models and reality.🌍 You can support Team Human on Patreon to unlock access to a number of great perks including ad-free …Read more
Publisher of Evergreen Review and Author of The Fast John Oakes discusses history and biology of fasting at his book launch event in New York City. Recorded live at The …Read more
Artist, designer, technologist, writer, and Israeli peace activist, Mushon Zer-Aviv shows us why binary partisanship in the Israeli-Palstinian conflict hurts everyone, and what to do about.📕 Your Empathy is Killing …Read more
Director of the Media Economies Design Lab and author of Governable Spaces: Democratic Design for Online Life., Nathan Schneider shows us how the styles of governance embedded in our online …Read more
Author of The One Device and Blood In The Machine:: The Origins of the Rebellion Against Big Tech Brian Merchant shares the lessons learned by the luddites, not an anti-technology …Read more
Douglas Rushkoff joined The Duncan Trussell Family Hour on January 15, 2024. 🎙️ Click here to subscribe and support The Duncan Trussell Family Hour🌍 You can support Team Human on …Read more
Professor of Media Studies at CUNY Queens, author of I’m Not There, and film historian, Noah Tsika exposes us to the brilliance in the most pop of cultural expressions — …Read more
Standup comedian and midwest existentialist Brendon Lemon walks us through the existential abyss, where we find out there’s actually something funny about all this.About Brendan LemonBrendon Lemon is a comedian …Read more
Douglas Rushkoff discusses why he feels like we’re running away from what matters – or maybe from matter, itself.🌍 You can support Team Human on Patreon to unlock access to …Read more
Vice President, Creative at Skydance Interactive Shawn Kittelsen considers our society in revolt, and how pop media from comic books to video games help us see the choices before us📕 …Read more
Transdisciplinary artist and biohacker Heather Dewey-Hagborg shares her latest work on future pigs and hybrids.Keep up with Heather Dewey-HagborgWebsite | InstagramAbout Heather Dewey-HagborgDr. Heather Dewey-Hagborg is a New York-based artist and …Read more
Executive Director of The Center for Artistic Activism Rebecca Bray and Program Director of The Center for Artistic Activism’s Unstoppable Voters Rachel Gita Karp show us how to make activist …Read more
Douglas Rushkoff discusses what he’s learning from Covid about the Internet and other Synthetic Experiences.🌍 You can support Team Human on Patreon to unlock access to a number of great …Read more
Douglas Rushkoff joined CSPAN’s Book TV to discuss his career in a wide-ranging conversation with callers. Originally published by CSPAN on October 1, 2023.🌍 You can support Team Human on …Read more
Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human! Douglas Rushkoff hosts the monthly Team Human call-in show from the community Discord server. This conversation was recorded on December 12, 2023.🌍 You …Read more
Former British diplomat, Founder of Independent Diplomat, and author of The Leaderless Revolution Carne Ross introduces us to an anarchist’s vision of economic wellbeing.About Carne RossCarne Ross is a former …Read more
Media Studies Professor Katherine Fry and author of Dynamic Media Environments Katherine G. Fry helps us see how the media environment in which a story is told may have a …Read more
The lighting genius behind Pink Floyd and Bruce Springsteen, experience designer, and artist Marc Brickman shows us how centering the person in the very last row of the theater makes the experience better for everyone. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explains the mindset behind why tech billionaires fear artificial intelligence — and why going meta isn’t a winning strategy. Stream, …Read more
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The brilliant Ryan George just made a hilarious satire of the opening scene of my new book, Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires. How Billionaires Will Act During The Apocalypsewww.youtube.comOrder “Survival of the Richest” by Douglas Rushkoff here-U.S.: https://wwnorton.com/books/survival-of-the-richestCANADA: https://amzn.to/3c2l0FnHi there hell… …Read more
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Playing for Team Human today, Co-Founder of the Sustainable Economies Law Center and Senior Advisor to the Institute For The Future’s Equitable Enterprise Initiative, Janelle Orsi helps Rushkoff overcome his dream for a turn-key solution for greater wealth distribution. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explains how we can transcend both denial and distraction when the world seems to be coming …Read more
How can shared stories and identification with each other’s trauma can help us find a new level of solidarity with one another? Author of Hawk Mountain and Host of Against Everyone with Conner Habib, Conner Habib on a new Team Human: Conner Habib | Team Humanwww.teamhuman.fmEp. 216 Author of Hawk Mountain, podcast host of Against Everyone with Conner Habib, Conner …Read more
How can we marry big, top-down efforts with bottom-up reality? UNEP co-champions of the Coalition for Digital Environmental Sustainability (CODES) Éliane Ubalijoro and David Jensen explain. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff reminds us that no matter how bad things get, the basic principles of ethical behavior remain the same. Stream, support, and subscribe 🎶Éliane Ubalijoro & David Jensen | Team …Read more
Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human! Douglas Rushkoff hosts the first live Team Human call-in show from the community Discord server. He fields questions from community members discussing the different ways of acknowledging the value created and extracted by social media platforms, why algorithms tend to create fear-based affinity groups, and how to consider emerging technologies and Web3 …Read more
Founder of Second Life and High Fidelity Labs Philip Rosedale discusses the misguided efforts fueling Web3 and helps us retrieve the original mission for immersive social platforms. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explores how speculators prevent crypto from working as a safe haven. Stream, support, and subscribe 🎶Philip Rosedale | Team Humanwww.teamhuman.fmEp. 213 Founder of Second Life and High Fidelity …Read more
How can preparing for the worst give us the resilience we need to avoid apocalypse altogether? Founder of The Creative Arts Recruitment Squad and The Post Apocalypse School of Teesside Lisa Lovebucket shares her story on a new episode of Team Human. In his monologue, Rushkoff asks us not to abandon people in red states. Stream, support, and subscribe:Lisa Lovebucket …Read more
🎭 Actor, comedian, and Big Mouth creator Nick Kroll argues for the power of comedy in challenging times. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff wonders if adults may have lost the ability to tell our kids that our adult lives are better than their tortured adolescence. Stream, support, and subscribe 🎶Nick Kroll | Team Humanwww.teamhuman.fmEp. 211 Actor, comedian, and Big Mouth …Read more
🌳 How can we recognize and restore the nature in our technology? Author of Technobiophilia: Nature and Cyberculture and Nature and Wellbeing in a Digital Age Sue Thomas joins Rushkoff on a new episode of Team Human. 🎶 Stream, support, and subscribe: Sue Thomas | Team Humanwww.teamhuman.fmEp. 209 Author of Technobiophilia: Nature and Cyberspace Sue Thomas helps us recognize and …Read more
We always knew but now we know. The tech elite mean to leave us all behind. Tune in for a special announcement about Rushkoff’s new book, Survival of the Richest, available everywhere September 6, 2022.Watch video on Facebook.com …Read more
My new book Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires, is available for pre-order! We always knew but now we *know*. The tech elite mean to leave us all behind. The Mindset holds that if they have enough money and the right technology, these men can break the laws of physics and morality to escape a disaster …Read more
The dismay and despair you are feeling has one surefire cure: solidarity. Find other people, particularly those in need or related to those in need, and support them as best you can. Let them know you are bearing witness to what they’re going through. Meet and strategize with your own friends and allies. There’s no one solution to any of …Read more
Postdoctoral Scholar in Bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Neşe Devenot and Managing Editor of Psymposia David Nickles help us evaluate the current psychedelic renaissance, as well as those who may be abusing the power unleashed by the substances. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how psychedelics, like everything else, are political. Stream, support, and subscribe …Read more
As psychedelics make a new comeback — this time with the support of the psychotherapeutic and investment community alike — we must be more conscious of the politics, economics, and power at stake. That’s why I’ve been so intrigued, even inspired, by the work coming from a “psychedelic watchdog” organization called Psymposia, and their terrific if terrifying podcast, Power Trip. …Read more
Playing for Team Human today, writer, researcher, and curator at Advaya Hannah Close helps to bring us from mere reciprocity to true kinship. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how haggling holds us all together. Stream, support, and subscribe 🎶Hannah Close | Team Humanwww.teamhuman.fmEp. 207 Writer, researcher, and curator at Advaya Hannah Close helps to bring us from mere reciprocity …Read more
“I’ve made no secret of my skepticism about the blockchain as a solution for our economic woes. Yes, the economy is tilted, corrupt, and easily gamed — but the solution is likely social, not technological. While national, debt-based central currencies create terrible incentives, abstractions, and growth mandates, moving our transactions to a decentralized ledger maintained by wealthy hackers may not …Read more
Founder and Director of Longpath Institute and author of the upcoming book, Longpath: Becoming the Great Ancestors Our Future Needs, Ari Wallach discusses the fundamentally human need to belong, and how it will determine our collective chances for survival. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff stakes his future on the solidarity of the people over the cynicism of the elite. Stream, …Read more
I just got to do Majority Report w Sam Seder & Emma Vigeland. What a great show. I love a no-holds-barred conversation. Especially nice for the focus on how libertarianism is prone to abstraction and fantasies of escape. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XOrvxZRyVI …Read more
Another great article-as-thread by my hero @doctorow https://twitter.com/doctorow/status/1642212940219572225 …Read more
Imagine a world where you wake up in the morning, log onto a platform, and bid to be the lowest paid gig worker. It’s here. Marina Gorbis and Jerry Davis talk Equitable Enterprise on the new @TeamHumanShow https://www.teamhuman.fm/episodes/242-marina-gorbis-jerry-davis …Read more
Hey all. I’m helping start a new experimental MA track at CUNY/Queens College in Media Arts and Performance. All are welcome to apply (between now and June 15). What’s it about? Depends on who comes… https://www.qc.cuny.edu/academics/ms/media-arts-and-performance/ …Read more
Nice podcast interview about the billionaire mindset, from down under with Sarah Wilson: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/douglas-rushkoff-navigating-the-sad-mindset/id1548626341?i=1000605217076 …Read more
I just happened to begin recording the audiobook version of the afterword I wrote from Genesis Breyer P-Orridge’s autobiography NonBinary on 3/23/2023 at 2:30pm. …Read more
“Despite the belief that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are detached from movements in the stock market or changes in monetary policy, the numbers tell a very different story.” Molly White on how the biz press is again getting this wrong. https://newsletter.mollywhite.net/p/no-bitcoin-isnt-pumping-because-its …Read more
Will Wheaton, the best audiobook reader ever, performs my friend Cory Doctorow’s acclaimed, entertaining yet horrifying new novel about a crypto money-laundering conspiracy. (No DRM, however, so Amazon won’t sell it.) https://twitter.com/doctorow/status/1638510072610406401 …Read more
If we want to change the climate from industrialism to something more human centered, we don’t do it by manipulating or programming people. That only exacerbates the problem. It’s an artifact of the dominating, colonialist mindset of the social programmer. https://rushkoff.medium.com/dont-get-people-to-do-anything-9d59a1cf29a0?sk=c18f58e617185e77ffe93ac621519790 …Read more
I signed on to show my support for the Internet Archive, libraries’ digital rights, and an open internet with uncensored access to knowledge. https://www.battleforlibraries.com …Read more
Nice little interview at SXSW. I will try to get a copy of my talk posted soon (“The End of the Billionaire Mindset: A Celebration”). It was a great time and great timing (given the SVB fail), and the wonderful Chelsea Manning @xychelsea came! https://youtu.be/8SyMp0W0YGk …Read more
If you happen to be at SXSW, or want to check their livestream, I am speaking in half an hour about “The end of the billionaire mindset: a celebration”. Hilton Ballroom H. …Read more
“Creative destruction resulted in something more like destructive destruction. The new industry didn’t replace the old one with something better; it just destroyed everything in the path of its exit strategy.” https://rushkoff.medium.com/the-day-the-dotcom-bust-began-bd0d52c21321?sk=21a6afcb37414da95dd5d90d6bbf24fd …Read more
RT @AllTechIsHuman: 👋Do you want to “find the others” that deeply care about tackling wicked tech & society issues + co-creating a tech future aligned w/ the public interest? 👍Join us on April 26th at @betaworks in NYC w/ special guest @rushkoff! ✍️REGISTER: https://bit.ly/JoinUsApril26 https://t.co/0jwehO8SvC …Read more
I am speaking at SXSW on Saturday at 2:30p. “The End of the Billionaire Mindset: A Celebration” https://schedule.sxsw.com/2023/events/PP1141754 …Read more
RT @DanBuk4: Overthrowing The Network State: Survival Of The Richest, with @Rushkoff https://youtu.be/DBN6Q65rnQg @balajis @lutherlowe @theserfstv @daviddoel @TheOmniLiberal @VaushV @red_dilettante @zeithistoriker @_TimBarker @andrewelrod @DanielDenvir @alexjrlewis @thedigradio …Read more
RT @PSodhan: Highly recommend reading @rushkoff fantastic new book exploring how entrepreneurs & financiers are breaking the world through their technological & social innovations and why their plan to escape the coming disaster is a fools errand which I reviewed for @BooksinFive below! 1/5 …Read more
This worth coming out of twitter hiding to retweet. Greg is special. https://twitter.com/gregbarris/status/1629191703143014400 …Read more
RT @TBSocialist: 🚨Survival of the Richest with Douglas Rushkoff @yaoeo and I continue overthrowing the network state with @rushkoff who comes on to talk about his most recent book which traces the origins of libertarian exit and the extremely wealthy who advocate it. https://theblockchainsocialist.com/overthrowing-the-network-state-survival-of-the-richest/ …Read more
What do mushrooms and the blockchain have in common? With any luck, more than you might think. Indeed, mycopunk rules! Hear @jeffemmett on imagining mycelial futures, as well as my new favorite band @formidableveg on the new @TeamHumanShow. https://www.teamhuman.fm/episodes/238-jeff-emmett …Read more
“Creatives don’t wait for the right moment to be creative, they create the right moment by spending time on their craft.” @HalaNAlyan on Medium: https://medium.com/@HalaAlyana/5-boring-ways-to-become-more-creative-6b1695696431 …Read more
If you’re freaked out about Artificial Intelligence and the replacement of human labor, values, and meaning systems, please take a look at (or listen to) my 2018 book about what was coming and how to respond, Team Human. https://wwnorton.com/books/Team-Human/ …Read more
I insisted I had not done anything. That it was pure coincidence. An old man put his forehead against my forehead, his nose against my nose, smiled, and said “Coincidence is the skill of a great storyteller.” https://rushkoff.medium.com/magic-is-real-6b7977576705?sk=d9a5d30bfe22c9f7d95728afb1cec4a5 …Read more