[iDC] Rushkoff here

Douglas Rushkoff rushkoff at rushkoff.com
Mon Jul 13 18:17:29 UTC 2009

Hi Everyone,

Douglas Rushkoff, here. ( http://rushkoff.com ) I write books about  
media, culture, and technology, and just finished one called Life Inc,  
which looks mostly at the issues being explored in the upcoming  
Internet as Playground and Factory conference.

Trevor has invited me to participate, and I'm hoping to do a talk on  
the decentralized value made possible by Internet technologies, and  
how these have threatened central banking, currency, and control. I'm  
also particularly interested in the ways that users activities are  
limited to those that might better be considered consumption than  
production, and why interfaces biased towards these behaviors are  
adopted more quickly than those offering more agency.

I'm also teaching at New School for my first time this fall, in the  
hope of eventually becoming a more regular member of the faculty. It's  
a department I've admired from afar for a long time, and look forward  
to every opportunity to engage with this community.

(Meanwhile, I'm on Colbert Report this Wednesday evening, to talk  
about these very issues. Or at least to attempt to talk about them.  
Please watch and send positive vibes.) 

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