Radical Abundance: How We Get Past "Free" and Learn to Exchange Value Again

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Keynote given by Douglas Rushkoff, author of Life, Inc.

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Douglas Rushkoff

Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus

Douglas Rushkoff is author of 15 best-selling books on media, technology, and culture, including Program or Be Programmed, Present Shock, and most recently Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus. Douglas made the PBS Frontline documentaries Generation Like, Merchants of Cool, and The Persuaders, wrote the graphic novels ADD and Testament, and originated concepts from “viral media” to “social currency.” He’s currently professor of media theory and digital economics at CUNY’s Queens College and lectures around the world about media, society, and change. Douglas won the Marshall McLuhan Award for his book Coercion and the Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity. He is also founder of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism and a research fellow for the Institute for the Future.

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John Vasko
11/19/2009 1:31pm EST

This was my favorite of all the keynote speeches. I would have loved to hear more. Douglas, I shall be checking out your blog and hope that your presentation files are somewhere online. Really good.

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Mark J. Levitt
11/19/2009 1:20pm EST

Douglas’ video is now up (see above)...enjoying this remotely now!

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Suzanne Axtell
11/19/2009 3:31am EST

The video will be posted later today or tomorrow at the latest, barring any technical glitches.

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Gustavo Sanchez
11/18/2009 9:09pm EST

Great keynote, a perspective on things I never really considered. Thanks for thinking about these things and bringing them to the forefront, they deserve to be talked about!

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Douglas Rushkoff
11/18/2009 3:15pm EST

So sweet of you to say. This is my “human” feedback channel!

Catherine Ventura
11/18/2009 3:12pm EST

Great keynote, full of provocative insights. Can’t wait to read Life Inc now!

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Douglas Rushkoff
11/18/2009 3:02pm EST

Thanks for that. I could not see a thing. It was the most “distant” feeling real life audience I have ever spoken to – and I’ve spoken an awful lot. Add the Twitter stream behind me, and you have a perfect recipe for speaker disorientation and humiliation.

Oddly enough, I figured if the event was really dedicated to the web audience, I would try to forget there were “real” people in the room with me, and instead focus on the whole talk as a YouTube video. I did it more for psychological survival than anything else.

But it’s great to know you were there and that I connected. I had no idea how it was going because there were no “laugh lines” in this particular tirade, and it was a new piece of material for me.

I do hope they put it up so I can watch how it came off.

David Rodgers
11/18/2009 2:56pm EST

Great insights, thought-provoking content, radical ideas and an enthusiastic speaker made this one of the better keynotes so far. Terrific.

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