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A Conversation w/ Douglas Rushkoff (Digital Media Expert, Graphic Novelist & Documentarian)
Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 06:00 PM   Absolutely Free
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, 170 E 64th St
 
     
 
 
              

  
 
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Douglas Rushkoff is the Carl Sagan of the digital cosmos-the lucid, deeply human navigator of the bewildering universe in which we now live. In an astonishing flood of books, articles, television shows, and lectures, he has charted the way digital technology changes the way we perceive time, space, others, ourselves. His most recent book, Present Shock, explores the obsession with the now which undermines our powers of reflection. Marshall McLuhan famously said that we shape our media, and then they shape us; Rushkoff will talk about this ineluctable fact, and about how we can continue to shape our own lives.

Journalist James Traub will interview Rushkoff and then the floor is open for questions from the audience, followed by a reception.

Traub writes a column for Foreign Policy's website entitled "Terms of Engagement" and writes, as well, for Foreign Policy magazine. He has worked as a staff writer for The New Yorker and a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine, reporting widely from Africa and the Middle East. He is the author of five books, and is currently writing a biography of John Quincy Adams.
 
 
 
 
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