Staying Human in the Machine Age: An Interview With Douglas Rushkoff

At the dawn of the internet Douglas Rushkoff wrote the book Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace. A whirlwind tour through the lens of various web subcultures, Cyberia lay the philosophical foundation for the internet as an opportunity for a new kind of liberation. Rushkoff argued that the web could generate a new renaissance by birthing a technological civilization grounded in ancient spiritual truths. But a different story emerged. Almost overnight, the web was wholeheartedly adopted by mainstream culture and fundamentally changed the world in unexpected ways.   read more »

What Happens When Anyone Can Code? We’re About to Find Out.

We may be moving into an era when everyone can make computer programs, even though they don’t know how to code — at least not in the way we think about coding today. I’ve started playing with an iPad app called Ready that lets kids build little games, simple apps, and creative digital projects. It uses a simple drag-and-drop interface to create objects, change their properties, and make them interact with each other or a user.   read more »

Radio New Zealand – How to Fix the Digital Economy

Media theorist, professor, and graphic novelist Douglas Rushkoff has been in love with the internet since its cyberpunk beginnings. He has made several documentaries and written more than a dozen bestselling books about media, technology, and culture – his new book is Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity.    read more »


When City University of New York professor (and Digital Trends contributor) Douglas Rushkoff skimmed the Wall Street Journal a few years ago, he couldn’t help but mutter two words upon seeing Twitter CEO Evan Williams’ $4.3 billion company earnings: he’s screwed. Except he used more colorful words. Why the disdain for a company that just went public and now annually brings in around $2 billion?   read more »

Follow the Money Radio – Interview with Douglas Rushkoff

In this week’s broadcast, Christian economist Jerry Robinson discusses the limits of economic growth with popular media theorist and author, Professor Douglas Rushkoff. We also discuss his latest book, Throwing Rocks at Google: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity.    read more »

Slate – Douglas Rushkoff’s Advice for the Next President

In the latest installment in a weekly series from Slate, 92Y, and New America, we hear from Rushkoff—a media theorist, critic, and author—as he offers his advice for the next U.S. president. Each Monday this election season, we’ll publish a short video in which a policy maker, writer, or thinker gives the next commander in chief their best ideas for how to handle the highest office in the land.   read more »

Jessica Ann Media – Douglas Rushkoff on the Future of Humanity

Welcome back to The Art of Humanity, where we explore creativity + consciousness to allow you and your business to evolve. In Episode 17, Jessica Ann talks with one of the world’s greatest thinkers: media theorist and futurist Douglas Rushkoff. We touch on his background, religion, technology, politics, social media, community and more.   read more »

Hemispheres Magazine – Rich Customer, Rich Company

Traditionally, companies get worried when a supplier, an employee, or even a customer starts doing too well. It means there’s some value that hasn’t been extracted. It means some money has been left on the table. Of course, in the traditional business world, the smart CEO considers the “ecosystem” within which his or her company operates, which is only an ecosystem if everyone is thriving. Squeeze your supplier or your employee too much, or drive your competitors on Main Street out of business, and the community you serve is a poorer one—unable to buy your products and educate your future workers. Rule of thumb: Don’t destroy the very marketplace on which your company depends.    read more »