10 Insights for Present Living, with Media Theorist, Douglas Rushkoff

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Douglas Rushkoff is an American media theorist, writer, columnist, lecturer, graphic novelist, and documentarian. He is best known for his association with the early cyberpunk culture, and his advocacy of open source solutions to social problems. Rushkoff is most frequently regarded as a media theorist, and known for coining terms and concepts including viral media (or media virus), digital native, and social currency. He has written ten books on media, technology, and culture, including Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now. He wrote the first syndicated column on cyberculture for The New York Times Syndicate, as well as regular columns for The Guardian of London, Arthur, Discover, and the online magazines Daily Beast, TheFeature.com and meeting industry magazine One+.

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10 Insights for Present Living, with Media Theorist, Douglas Rushkoff

  1. 1. .com @33voices
  2. 2. The following represents 10 highlights from the interview by @MoeAbdou, founder & host of 33voices®.
  3. 3. Douglas RushkoffAmerican media theorist, writer, col- umnist, lecturer, graphic novelist, and documentarian. He is best known for his association with the early cyber- punk culture, and his advocacy of open source solutions to social problems. @Rushkoff
  4. 4. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video Digital technology is changing our perception of time. living in a hyper connected world makes you sleep walk through the present moment. No.1
  5. 5. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.2 There’s conflict between time as we know it and timing; every moment is not like every other moment. presentism celebrates the uniqueness of each moment.
  6. 6. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.3 Digital technology is the beginning of narrative collapse. stories today aren’t as much about the hero’s journey as they are about what matters now.
  7. 7. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.4 Digital technology makes copies of many things, but it will never copy you; the person.
  8. 8. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.5 In trying to lock down time, you make yourself unavailable to the present moment you’re in. you lose 98% of the nonverbal communication happening around you.
  9. 9. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.6 The object of the game today isn’t necessarily to win, it’s to keep the game going so it doesn’t end.
  10. 10. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.6 The object of the game today isn’t necessarily to win it’s to keep the game going so it doesn’t end. 33voices Douglas Rushkoff - Keep The Game Going
  11. 11. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.7 Presentism will help you tolerate the fear of an unknowable future as it eliminates false goals.
  12. 12. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.8 Today’s value system isn’t as much about numbers and money; it’s more about appreciating one’s face time and attention.
  13. 13. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.9 Choose carefully how you want to engage online. do it mindfully and make it about people.
  14. 14. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.10 When things accelerate wildly out of control, press ‘pause.’
  15. 15. Really reflect... How long can you survive without your phone? Really? Really reflect...
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