6 Jun 2016

How to fix the digital economy: Douglas Rushkoff

From Queen's Birthday, 9:05 am on 6 June 2016

In his latest book, Douglas Rushkoff explains how the digital economy has failed to live up to its promise – and how we could still fix it.

Douglas Rushkoff

Photo: Seth Kushner

Media theorist, professor, and graphic novelist Douglas Rushkoff has been in love with the internet since its cyberpunk beginnings. He has made several documentaries and written more than a dozen bestselling books about media, technology, and culture – his new book is Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity.

Rushkoff is Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens in New York and In 2013 was named by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as the sixth most influential thinker in the world.

He will speak at the Open Source Open Society conference in New Zealand in August.

Talk to him on Twitter.