Douglas Rushkoff has spent his prolific career thinking about how new media and technology are impacting culture, business, and the economy. Named one of the world’s 10 most influential thinkers by MIT, Rushkoff has written 15 bestselling books—including Present Shock, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, and the recently published Team Human. He’s coined concepts such as “viral media,” “social currency,” and “digital natives.” His talks are a culmination of his pioneering work, and an infallible source of what’s to come.
Douglas Rushkoff speaks to conferences, companies, organizations, universities and communities around the world. His presentations are at once inspiring and challenging, entertaining and thought-provoking. He invariably receives highest evaluations from audiences, and leaves them with both actionable takeaways and food for thought for months or even years to come. To experience Rushkoff live is to engage with one of the world’s great thinkers, in person.
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Here are some favorite Rushkoff talks.
Team Human – Mastering the Digital
Listen to Douglas Rushkoff explore the importance of human connection in the digital age.
Team Human | The RSA
Rushkoff invites us to remake society toward human ends rather than the end of humans.
Team Human – with Douglas Rushkoff & George Monbiot | Virtual Futures Salon
Virtual Futures presents media theorist Douglas Rushkoff, in conversation with George Monbiot.
TED: How to be “Team Human” in the digital future
Rushkoff urges us to stop using technology to optimize people for the market and start using it to build a future centered on our pre-digital values of connection, creativity and respect.
Talks at Google: Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus
Here's how we went wrong, why we did it, and how we can reprogram the digital economy and our businesses from the inside out to promote sustainable prosperity for pretty much everyone.
SXSW 2016 – Distributed: A New OS for the Digital Economy
In his new book "Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus," Rushkoff shares a new economic program to break free of the winner-take-all game defining business today.
Hope College: Critical Issues Symposium – Opening Keynote
Streamed live on Sep 23, 2014. "Who is on Team Human? Programming the Future, with People in Mind"
DLD NYC 14: Present Shock
Introducing the phenomenon of presentism, present shock and what it implies to be always-on…
Rushkoff at Harvard: Present Shock, Dave Weinberger and Game of Thrones
The always-on, simultaneous society in which we have found ourselves has altered our relationship to culture, media, news, politics, economics, and power.
PSFK: Present Shock in 15 minutes
The basics of the present shock theory, in fast ‘presentist’ style.
Rhizome 7 on 7 Festival: Keynote
Understanding the changing relationship of artist and technologist, delivered at the NewMuseum.
SXSW: Program or Be Programmed
Humanity’s role in the bright new future, at South by Southwest Interactive 2010.
Web 2.0 Expo: Radical Abundance
How we get past “free” and learn to exchange value again.