Douglas Rushkoff

Team Human, Author

Douglas Rushkoff is the author of a dozen books on media, technology, and culture, including Team Human, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, Present Shock, Life Inc, and Program or Be Programmed. He made the documentaries Generation Like, Merchants of Cool, and The Persuaders, and wrote the novel Ecstasy Club and the graphic novels Testament and ADD.

Named one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals” by MIT, Douglas Rushkoff is an author and documentarian who studies human autonomy in a digital age. His twenty books include the just-published Team Human, based on his podcast, as well as the bestsellers Present Shock, Throwing Rocks and the Google Bus, Program or Be Programmed, Life Inc, and Media Virus. He also made the PBS Frontline documentaries Generation Like, The Persuaders, and Merchants of Cool. His book Coercion won the Marshall McLuhan Award, and the Media Ecology Association honored him with the first Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity.

Rushkoff’s work explores how different technological environments change our relationship to narrative, money, power, and one another. He is the founder of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at CUNY/Queens, where he is a Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics.