Today I have Douglas Rushkoff as my guest at Singularity Podcast and we discuss a variety of topics such as his most recent book Program or Be Programmed, the impact of modern media and social networking, technology in general, and the technological singularity in particular.
Who is Douglas Rushkoff?
Douglas Rushkoff is an author, teacher, and documentarian who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and institutions create, share, and influence each other’s values. He teaches media studies at New York University, serves as a technology columnist for The Daily Beast, and lectures around the world.
Rushkoff’s new book, Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age, is a follow-up to his Frontline documentary Digital Nation. His previous book was called Life Inc. was also made into a short, award-winning film.
Douglas has ten best-selling books on new media and popular culture which have been translated to over thirty languages. They include titles such as Cyberia, Media Virus!, Nothing Sacred, Get Back in the Box, and Coercion. He has written and hosted three award-winning Frontline documentaries – The Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders, and most recently, Digital Nation.