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IEET > Fellows > Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff is author of, among his ten books, Playing the Future, Open Source Democracy, and Get Back in the Box: Innovation from the Inside Out. Rushkoff also wrote the acclaimed novels Ecstasy Club and Exit Strategy, the graphic novel, Club Zero-G, and the comic book series Testament. He has written and hosted two award-winning Frontline documentaries, "The Merchants of Cool," which looked at the influence of corporations on youth culture, and "The Persuaders," about the cluttered landscape of marketing and new efforts to overcome consumer resistance. Rushkoff’s commentaries air on CBS Sunday Morning and NPR’s All Things Considered, and have appeared in publications from the New York Times to Time magazine. His column on cyberculture is distributed globally through the New York Times Syndicate. He is Advisor to the United Nations Commission on World Culture, on the Board of Directors of the Media Ecology Association, The Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics, and was a founding member of Technorealism. He has been awarded Senior Fellowships by the Markle Foundation and the Center for Global Communications of the International University of Japan. He regularly appears on TV shows from NBC Nightly News to Larry King and Bill Maher. He developed the Electronic Oracle software series for HarperCollins Interactive. He is currently a PhD candidate at Utrecht University’s New Media Program, writing a dissertation on new media literacies.

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Program or Be Programmed by Douglas Rushkoff (2011)

Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back by Douglas Rushkoff (2009)

Testament (volumes 1-4) by Douglas Rushkoff (2005)

Get Back in the Box : Innovation from the Inside Out by Douglas Rushkoff (2005)


"How Donald Trump Skillfully Taps into Twitter’s “Ocean of Emotional Chaos”"   Rushkoff  Feb 5, 2017

"Fast Company - the Silver Lining of Anti-Globalism Might be the Creation of a True Digital Economy"   Rushkoff  Feb 3, 2017

"CNN - Trump as A Job Creator - Hope or Hoax?"   Rushkoff  Feb 1, 2017

"Digital Trends - Trump is a Media Virus"   Digital Trends  Dec 31, 2016

"The Tyee - Next Economy: Tech Capitalism’s Impossible Dream"  Dec 24, 2016

Recent Multimedia

The Digital Economy Should Be about Capital Creation, Not Extraction   2016-05-11

Algorithms: Killing Jobs, Narrowing Our Personalities   2016-05-04

Online Companies Like Facebook Have Created a Meaningless Economy   2016-05-02

Douglas Rushkoff on Redesigning the Economy   2016-04-27

Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus   2016-04-16


Douglas Rushkoff joins IFTF as Research Fellow (May 28, 2016)

IEET Fellow Douglas Rushkoff joins Codecademy (Jul 30, 2012)

Rushkoff’s new graphic novel (Jan 11, 2012)

Doug Rushkoff’s New Book Out (Aug 29, 2010)

Doug’s Frontline Series ‘Digital Nation’ Airs February 2 at 9pm (Jan 22, 2010)

Past Appearances

Rushkoff on “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus” @ Personal Democracy Forum (New York City, NY - Jun 10, 2016)

Rushkoff on “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus” @ Webvisions (Portland, OR - May 20, 2016)

Rushkoff on “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus” @ Powell’s Books (Portland, OR - May 20, 2016)

Rushkoff on “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus” @ Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, California - May 17, 2016)

Rushkoff on “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus” @ PFSK 2016 Forum (New York City, NY - May 13, 2016)


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