National Media and Technology Expert on Campus Dec 7

By , December 5, 2017 8:40 am

Flushing, NY, May 8, 2014:  Douglas Rushkoff, a professor of media studies at Queens College. © Audrey C. Tiernan

Douglas Rushkoff, author, documentarian and lecturer, is speaking as part of the Entrepreneurship Scholars’ graduation celebration held at 6 p.m. on Dec. 7 in room 218 of the Bloch Executive Hall. A reception will start at 5:30 p.m.

Rushkoff’s work focuses on human autonomy in a digital age. He is the author of 15 bestselling books on media, technology and society, including “Program or Be Programmed,” “Present Shock” and “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus.” He has made such award-winning PBS Frontline documentaries as “Generation Like,” “Merchants of Cool” and “The Persuaders,” and is the author of graphic novels including “Testament” and “Aleister & Adolf.”

Named one of the world’s 10 most influential intellectuals by MIT, he is responsible for originating such concepts as “viral media,” “social currency” and “digital natives.” Today, Rushkoff serves as professor of media theory and digital economics at CUNY/Queens, where he recently founded the Laboratory for Digital Humanism and hosts its TeamHuman podcast. He is also a research fellow at the Institute for the Future, and an advisor to Meetup, Shareable and Codecademy.

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