Douglas Rushkoff And The Failing State Of Our Digital Economy

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Episode #504 of Six Pixels of Separation – The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to.

Simply put: Douglas Rushkoff makes my brain hurt, because he is so smart. He recently published his latest book, Throwing Rocks At The Google Bus, and it will make your head spin too. All of our assumptions about disruption, the digital economy, unicorns, valuations, and how all of this technological innovation has evolved will be questioned. Not to be a contrarian for contrarian’s sake, this Media Scholar also happens to understand the underpinnings of our economy, and it will startle you. The book acts as a warning and – as with everything he touches – it will make you think deeply. Rushkoff (for those who do not know) is the person responsible for coining terms like ‘digital natives’, ‘social currency’ and ‘viral media’. If you’ve never heard of Rushkoff, he’s the winner of the Media Ecology Association’s first Neil Postman award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity, he is an author, teacher, and documentarian who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and institutions create, share, and influence each other’s values. He is Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY, technology and media commentator for CNN, digital literacy advocate for and a lecturer on media, technology, culture and economics around the world. Trust me, you do not want to miss this episode. Enjoy the conversation… 

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