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.
Here are some favorite Rushkoff talks.
Rushkoff shares the stories of his encounters with the scientists, technologists, and billionaires hoping to leave humanity behind, while giving us the distance we need to laugh at their hubris and choose a different path.
Listen to Douglas Rushkoff explore the importance of human connection in the digital age.
Rushkoff invites us to remake society toward human ends rather than the end of humans.
Virtual Futures presents media theorist Douglas Rushkoff, in conversation with George Monbiot.
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.
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.
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.
Streamed live on Sep 23, 2014. "Who is on Team Human? Programming the Future, with People in Mind"
Introducing the phenomenon of presentism, present shock and what it implies to be always-on…
The always-on, simultaneous society in which we have found ourselves has altered our relationship to culture, media, news, politics, economics, and power.
The basics of the present shock theory, in fast ‘presentist’ style.
Understanding the changing relationship of artist and technologist, delivered at the NewMuseum.
Humanity’s role in the bright new future, at South by Southwest Interactive 2010.
How we get past “free” and learn to exchange value again.