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Rushkoff, Douglas

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Most widely held works by Douglas Rushkoff
The persuaders by Douglas Rushkoff( Visual )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the influence on US consumers' spending and views of marketing and advertising cultures. Analyses the 2004 US Presidential campaign's use of narrowcasting (as opposed to broadcasting), tailoring messages to individual voters. Effectiveness of sophisticated persuasion techniques
The merchants of cool( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frontline journeys into the world of the marketers of popular culture to teenagers. They spend their days sifting through reams of market research data. They conduct endless surveys and focus groups. They comb the streets, the schools, and the malls, hot on the trail of the 'next big thing' that will snare the attention of their prey, a market segment worth an estimated
Present shock : when everything happens now by Douglas Rushkoff( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1970s futurism was in. But looking forward has become a thing of the past. According to Rushkoff, "presentism" is the new ethos of a society that's always on, in real time, updating live. Rushkoff shows how this trend is both exhilarating and disorienting. This was the goal of technology--outsourcing our memory was supposed to free us up to focus on the present. But we are in danger of squandering this cognitive surplus on trivia. Rushkoff shows how we can instead ground ourselves in the reality of the present tense."--
Coercion : why we listen to what "they" say by Douglas Rushkoff( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unfortunately, not everyone to whom we surrender this control has our interests at heart. What's more, Rushkoff says, as much as we try to resist them, they are always finding new and improved ways to manipulate us."--Jacket
Media virus! : hidden agendas in popular culture by Douglas Rushkoff( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finally, there is a way to understand the bizarre relationship we Americans have with our information technology: the media is alive. Welcome to the "datasphere," also known as the late twentieth century. Here, good news, bad news, any news, travels in the blink of an eye. And not just news, but information: ideas, images, and icons; fads, fashions, and fantasies; truths, lies, and propaganda. While cable television, fiber-optic telecommunications, satellite dishes, computer modems, camcorders, fax machines, and videocassettes form the crisscrossed arteries of a vast "information superhighway," we must ask ourselves: What sort of messages are these brave new medias carrying into our culture? Bold, daring, and provocative, Media Virus! examines the intricate ways in which popular media both manipulates and is manipulated by those who know how to tap into its power. And it considers - with something between amusement and mild alarm - the ever-widening ripple effect of the successful "media virus." As culture critic for our wild times, Douglas Rushkoff shows that where there's a wavelength, there's a way to "infect" those on it - from the subtly, but intentionally, subversive signals broadcast by shows like "The Simpsons," to the odd serendipity of a classic New York-style sex 'n' family values scandal (a la Woody and Mia) exploited by the Republicans during their convention. What does it all mean? Unless you've been living in a cave that isn't cable-ready, you're already infected with the media virus. But don't worry, it won't make you sick. It will make you think

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within a single generation, digital media and the World Wide Web have transformed virtually every aspect of modern culture, from the way we learn and work to the ways in which we socialize and even conduct war. But is the technology moving faster than we can adapt to it? And is our 24/7 wired world causing us to lose as much as we've gained? This in-depth exploration of what it means to be human in a 21st-century digital world continues a line of investigation that began in 2008, with the FRONTLINE report "Growing Up Online." The journalists attempt to understand the implications of living in a world consumed by technology and the impact that this constant connectivity may have on future generations
Throwing rocks at the Google bus : how growth became the enemy of prosperity by Douglas Rushkoff( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why doesn't the explosive growth of companies like Facebook and Uber deliver more prosperity for everyone? What is the systemic problem that sets the rich against the poor and the technologists against everybody else? When protesters shattered the windows of a bus carrying Google employees to work, their anger may have been justifiable, but it was misdirected. The true conflict of our age isn't between the unemployed and the digital elite, or even the 99 percent and the 1 percent. Rather, a tornado of technological improvements has spun our economic program out of control, and humanity as a whole--the protesters and the Google employees as well as the shareholders and the executives--are all trapped by the consequences. It's time to optimize our economy for the human beings it's supposed to be serving. In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed media scholar and author Douglas Rushkoff tells us how to combine the best of human nature with the best of modern technology. Tying together disparate threads--big data, the rise of robots and AI, the increasing participation of algorithms in stock market trading, the gig economy, the collapse of the Eurozone--Rushkoff provides a critical vocabulary for our economic moment and a nuanced portrait of humans and commerce at a critical crossroads."--
Life inc. : how the world became a corporation and how to take it back by Douglas Rushkoff( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this captivating book, cultural theorist Rushkoff reveals how corporations have come to dominate all aspects of life--including our inner lives--and what to do about it. In tracing the roots of corporatism from the Renaissance to today, Rushkoff reveals the way it supplanted social interaction and local commerce and came to be regarded as a pre-existing condition of our world
Frontline by Douglas Rushkoff( Visual )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media, and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers. Here is a powerful examination of the evolving and complicated relationship between teens and the companies that are increasingly working to target them. A follow-up to FRONTLINE's 2001 documentary The merchants of cool
The Bro Code : How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmmaker Thomas Keith takes aim at the forces in male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women. Keith breaks down a range of contemporary media forms, zeroing in on movies and music videos that glamorize womanizing, pornography that trades in the brutalization of women, comedians who make fun of sexual assault, and a groundswell of men's magazines and cable TV shows that revel in old-school myths of American manhood. Even as epidemic levels of men's violence against women persist in the real world, the message Keith uncovers in virtually every corner of our entertainment culture is clear: It's not only normal -- but cool -- for boys and men to control and humiliate women. Arguing that there's nothing normal, natural, or inevitable about this mentality, The Bro Code challenges young people, young men and women alike, to step up and fight back against the idea that being a real man means being sexist"--From publisher's website
Cyberia : life in the trenches of hyperspace by Douglas Rushkoff( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen in on conversations with dozens of Cyberians, including: Terence McKenna, dubbed the "Copernicus of consciousness" by the Village Voice, whose writings have spearheaded the psychedelic renaissance; Ralph Abraham, "Cyberia's Village Mathematician," a bearded technosage whose mathematical equations explain the shifting, hyperdimensional Cyberian turf; William Gibson and Bruce Sterling, the founders of cyberliterature, who talk about the facts, fantasies, and fears behind their works; and former editor in chief of Mondo 2000 R
Terms and conditions may apply by Cullen Hoback( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies are connected to every website. This film explores the intent hidden within these unread and ignored agreements, and reveals what corporations and governments are legally taking from people and the outrageous consequences that result from clicking "I accept."
Program or be programmed : ten commands for a digital age by Douglas Rushkoff( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The debate over whether the Internet is good or bad for us fills the airwaves and the blogosphere. But for all the heat of claim and counter-claim, the argument is essentially beside the point: It's here; it's everywhere. The real question is, do we direct technology, or do we let ourselves be directed by it and those who have mastered it? 'Choose the former, ' writes Rushkoff, 'and you gain access to the control panel of civilization. Choose the latter, and it could be the last real choice you get to make.'"--Back cover
Get back in the box : innovation from the inside out by Douglas Rushkoff( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that "out of the box" thinking has distracted many businesses from focusing their core competencies, identifies the drawbacks of using consultants and market research, and cites the relevance of worker stimulation and engagement
Nothing sacred : the truth about Judaism by Douglas Rushkoff( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many disaffected Jews looking for an intelligent inquiry into spirituality have turned elsewhere, or nowhere. Meanwhile, faced with the chaos of modern life, returnees run back to Judaism with a blind and desperate faith and are quickly absorbed by outreach organizations that--in return for money--offer that those who adhere to this righteous path will never have to ask themselves another difficult question again. Ironically, Judaism was designed to avoid just such a scenario. Jewish tradition stresses transparency, open-ended inquiry, assimilation of the foreign, and a commitment to conscious living. Judaism invites inquiry and change. It is an "open source" tradition--born out of revolution, committed to evolution, and willing to undergo renaissance at a moment's notice. But some of the very institutions created to protect the religion and its people are now suffocating them
Playing the future : how kids' culture can teach us to thrive in an age of chaos by Douglas Rushkoff( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecstasy Club : a novel by Douglas Rushkoff( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In California, cyberspace hippies found a club to experiment with drugs and computers. They uncover a conspiracy to impose mind control on the country and proceed to thwart it
The GenX reader by Douglas Rushkoff( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.D.D. : Adolescent Demo Division by Douglas Rushkoff( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Adolescent Demo Division are the world's luckiest teen gamers. Raised from birth to test media, appear on reality TV and enjoy the fruits of corporate culture, the squad develop special abilities that make them the envy of the world, and a grave concern to their keepers"--Dust jacket
Open source democracy : how online communication is changing offline politics by Douglas Rushkoff( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The persuaders
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Douglas Rushkoff Amerikaans journalist

Douglas Rushkoff US-amerikanischer Autor, Kolumnist und Musiker

Rushkoff, Douglas Mark

Рашкофф, Дуглас

ראשקוף, דאגלס

러슈코프, 더글러스

러시코프, 더글러스


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The merchants of coolCoercion : why we listen to what "they" sayMedia virus! : hidden agendas in popular cultureLife inc. : how the world became a corporation and how to take it backCyberia : life in the trenches of hyperspaceProgram or be programmed : ten commands for a digital ageGet back in the box : innovation from the inside outNothing sacred : the truth about Judaism