Program Or Be Programmed Ten Commands For A Digital Age

Author: Douglas Rushkoff
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 159376426X
Size: 42.21 MB
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The debate over whether the Net 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.”

In ten chapters, composed of ten “commands” accompanied by original illustrations from comic artist Leland Purvis, Rushkoff provides cyber enthusiasts and technophobes alike with the guidelines to navigate this new universe.

In this spirited, accessible poetics of new media, Rushkoff picks up where Marshall McLuhan left off, helping readers come to recognize programming as the new literacy of the digital age––and as a template through which to see beyond social conventions and power structures that have vexed us for centuries. This is a friendly little book with a big and actionable message.


Program Or Be Programmed

Author: Douglas Rushkoff
Publisher: OR Books
ISBN: 1935928163
Size: 68.36 MB
Format: PDF
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This is a friendly little book with a big and actionable message. World-renowned media theorist and counterculture figure Douglas Rushkoff is the originator of ideas such as "viral media," "social currency" and "screenagers.

Throwing Rocks At The Google Bus

Author: Douglas Rushkoff
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698153669
Size: 50.81 MB
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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.

Present Shock

Author: Douglas Rushkoff
Publisher: Current
ISBN: 9781617230103
Size: 40.19 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"An award-winning author explores how the world works in our age of "continuous now" Back in the 1970s, futurism was all the rage.

Webs Of Influence

Author: Nathalie Nahai
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 0273781588
Size: 24.70 MB
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In this book The Web Psychologist, Nathalie Nahai, expertly draws from the worlds of psychology, neuroscience and behavioural economics to bring you the latest developments, cutting edge techniques and fascinating insights that will lead to ...

Mediactive

Author: Dan Gillmor
Publisher: Dan Gillmor
ISBN: 098463360X
Size: 32.91 MB
Format: PDF
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Read this book right away, buy one for a friend and another one for a student, and then put Gillmor's advice into action.

Mass Effect

Author: Lauren Cornell
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262330687
Size: 46.87 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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These new volumes will build on this historic partnership and reinvigorate the conversation around contemporary culture once again.

Screenagers

Author: Douglas Rushkoff
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
ISBN:
Size: 11.20 MB
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This book makes a far-reaching, accessible case the positive impact that digital technologies will have on our ability to participate more actively a thoughtfully in the future.

Wikileaks And The Age Of Transparency

Author: Micah L. Sifry
Publisher: OR Books
ISBN: 1935928317
Size: 50.88 MB
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But political analyst and writer Micah Sifry argues that WikiLeaks is not the whole story: it is a symptom, an indicator of an ongoing generational and philosophical struggle between older, closed systems, and the new open culture of the ...