Douglas Rushkoff is the author of seven books on new media and popular culture,
including Cyberia, Media Virus,
Playing the Future,
and the novel Ecstasy Club.
His latest book, Coercion: Why We
Listen to What "They" Say was just
released in paperback by Putnam.
His radio commentaries air on NPR's "All
Things Considered, and his monthly column
on cyberculture is distributed through the New York Times Syndicate and appears
in over thirty countries. Rushkoff lectures about media, society, and change at
conferences and universities around the world.
He is professor of media culture at New York University's Interactive
Telecommunications Program an Advisor to the United
Nations Commission on World Culture, on the Board of Directors of the Media
Ecology Association, and a founding member of Technorealism. He regularly appears on TV shows, from NBC
Nightly News and FRONTLINE to Larry King and Politically Incorrect. Rushkoff
writes for magazines and newspapers including Time, The Guardian, Esquire,
Paper, GQ and The Silicon Alley Reporter, and developed the Electronic Oracle
software series for HarperCollins Interactive.
Rushkoff graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, received an MFA
from California Institute of the Arts, and a post-graduate fellowship from The
American Film Institute.
He lives in New York City's East Village.
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