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Douglas Rushkoff

Named one of the world's ten most influential intellectuals by MIT, Douglas Rushkoff is an award-winning author, broadcaster, and documentarian who studies human autonomy in the digital age. Drawn from the popular "Team Human" podcast, Rushkoff's latest book of the same name is an extension of the ideas he discusses on the pod. He has written twenty books, including the bestsellers "Present Shock" and "Program or Be Programmed;" written regular columns for Medium, CNN, Daily Beast, and the Guardian; and made the PBS Frontline documentaries "Generation Like" and "Merchants of Cool." Rushkoff coined such concepts as "viral media" and "social currency," and has been a leading voice for applying digital media toward social and economic justice. He is a research fellow of the Institute for the Future, and founder of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at CUNY/Queens, where he is a professor of media theory and digital economics. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.