Media Virus! has ratings and 6 reviews. Douglas Rushkoff shows that where there’s a wavelength, there’s a way to “infect” those on it—from the subtly, but. The most virulent viruses today are composed of information. In this information- driven age, the easiest way to manipulate the culture is through the media. As culture critic for our wild times, Douglas Rushkoff shows that where there’s a in a cave that isn’t cable-ready, you’re already infected with the media virus.

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Rushkoff does not limit his writings to the effect of technology on adults, and in Playing the Future turns his attention to the generation of people growing up who understand the language of media like natives, guarded against coercion.

Media Virus!

Since its release in’Media Virus’ has become Douglas Rushkoff’s most influential and most popular book. Beginning with an overview of how money has been gradually centralized throughout time, and pondering the reasons and consequences of such viru fact, he goes on to demonstrate how our society has become defined by and controlled by corporate culture.

While some academics still worry about people watching television, Rushkooff Rushkoff celebrates the power of individuals to create their own media presence in “Media Virus. Dervish rated it it was amazing Feb 27, Jun 13, Wayne Porter rated it it was amazing.

In our “datasphere” world, we are exposed to information about events like the O.

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What does it all mean? He consults to museums, governments, synagogues, churches, universities, and companies on new media arts and ethics. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Apr 02, Matt rated it really liked it. When Everything Happens Now.

Media Virus! by Douglas Rushkoff

Bold, daring, and provocative, Media Virus! InDouglas Rushkoff penned an article critical of k plans, in which he refers to the stock market as a ” pyramid scheme ” and states “In the rushkoff game, the patsy is anyone who follows the advice of the human resources department and surrenders a portion of his or her paycheck to the retirement planning industry, all under the pretense of personal responsibility.


Read more Read less. Read this awhile ago. The most virulent emdia today are composed of information. There was a problem adding your email address.

Rushkoff worked with both Robert Anton Wilson [28] and Timothy Leary on developing philosophical systems to explain consciousness, its interaction with technology, mevia social evolution of the human species, and references both consistently in his work.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Published February 6th by Ballantine Books first published Palmer rated it liked it Jan 30, Rushkoff gives a nice progression of how the medium started out as a serious look at current issues with a studio audience being allowed to interact with guests think Donahue and how it moved on to lose the intellect and zero in on entertainment think Springer.

The Community Responds to Tragedy”. Have you ever noticed that the word “media” refers both to the tool for disseminating information in human societies as well as the substrate upon which geneticists grow bacteria and viruses?

Bob Sandidge rated it it was douglaa Aug 13, Contents The Nature of Infection. Oct 18, Kim rated it it was ok Shelves: This is a valuable book because its accessible easy to read style makes it a good introduction to a field that many find foreboding, difficult or complex. He has written ten books on media, technology and culture. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

The book is said to have been “revised and updated” from a two-year’s span by – even seems quite un-innovative even from that time, and most of the authors’ analysis are nothing new. Start reading Media Virus!: Rushkoff has written one of the more provocative and insightful analyses of the paths of conceptual infection in human media, and about the techniques and goals of those who spread media viruses.

One person found this helpful. References to this book Digital Mythologies: Rushkoff spent several years exploring Judaism as a primer for media literacygoing so far as to publish a book inviting Jews to restore the religion to its “open source” roots.


The promise of the resulting “counter culture” was that media would change from being passive to active, that we would embrace the social over content, and that empowers the masses to create and react. Retrieved from ” https: Share your thoughts with other customers.

Much of what Rushkoff has written has become de facto teaching within university media courses, and Rushkoff’s insights have been clarified and commented upon by many other social theorists and cyberpunks. It will probably read as very dated nowadays unless they’ve added some new material in the latest editions. Rushkoff lectures around the world about media, art, society, and change at conferences and universities.

Leary, along with John Barlow and Terence McKenna characterized the mids as techno-utopian, and saw the rapid acceleration of culture, emerging media and the unchecked advancement of technology as completely positive. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The Truth About JudaismRushkoff explores the medium of religion and intellectually deconstructs the Bible and the ways that religion fails to provide true connectivity and transformative experiences.

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This idea also comes up in the concept of the media virus, which Rushkoff details in the publication of Media Virus: But don’t worry, it won’t make you sick.