Douglas Rushkoff

Author, 'Present Shock'

Author of the forthcoming book, Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now, Douglas Rushkoff, Ph.D., is a world-renowned media theorist whose twelve books, including Life, Inc and Program or Be Programmed, have won prestigious awards and have been translated into thirty languages. He is a commentator on CNN and a contributor to the Guardian, Discover, and NPR. He also made the PBS documentaries The Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders, and Digital Nation. He advocates for digital literacy at, and he teaches at NYU and The New School. He lives in New York with his wife, Barbara, and daughter, Mamie. Visit

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