Douglas Rushkoff Hosts: Said & Dari
Aired: Wednesday 11.16.2011 10:00-11:00 PM
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Winner of the first Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity, 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 NYU and the New School University, serves as technology columnist for The Daily Beast, and lectures around the world.
His new book, Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age, a followup to his Frontline documentary, Digital Nation, is just out from OR Books. His last book, an analysis of the corporate spectacle called Life Inc., was also made into a short, award-winning film.
He has written and hosted three award-winning Frontline documentaries - The Merchants of Cool looked at the influence of corporations on youth culture, The Persuaders, about the cluttered landscape of marketing, and new efforts to overcome consumer resistance, and most recently, Digital Nation, about life on the virtual frontier.