An Afternoon with Media Theorist Douglas Rushkoff


Feb. 13, 2017, 4pm to 5:30pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Greenspun Hall Auditorium, First Floor


Douglas Rushkoff is professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens, where he recently founded the Laboratory for Digital Humanism. Rushkoff will give a talk titled "Facebook is Not Your Friend: How Social Media Became Social Programming," and will discuss, among other topics, questions of tech and digital literacy, the political economy of media, and how to exercise autonomy in a digital age. There will be an open Q & A session after the talk. 

He is the author of fifteen books, including the best-selling Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now,and, most recently, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity. He's a documentarian who has made three Frontline documentaries (Generation Like, Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders) and an expert in new media (he coined the term "media virus"). He has been named one of the ten most influential intellectuals by MIT.


This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies
Amanda Fortini

External Sponsor

Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies