DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF MEDIA VIRUS PDF

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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This significant work adopts organic metaphors to show that media, like viruses, are mobile, easily duplicated and presented as non-threatening.

Buy the selected items together This item: 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.

Cyberiahis first book on cyberculture, was inspired by the San Francisco rave scene of the early s. Get to Know Us. Daniel rated it it was amazing Dec 25, Dervish rated it it was amazing Feb 27, 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.

Media Virus!

Fredrik Pettersen rated it really liked it Jul 01, Douglas Rushkoff’s philosophy developed from a techno-utopian view of new media to a more nuanced critique of cyberculture discourse and the impact of media on society. Be the first to discover new talent! 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.

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. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Trivia About Media Virus!: Hidden Agendas in Popular Culture on your Kindle in under a minute.

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By mesia this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Dojglas Up Live Black Joy I dig Douglas, all of his stuff, unabashedly. 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.

Media Virus!: Hidden Agendas in Popular Culture – Douglas Rushkoff – Google Books

Jeffrey rated it liked it Dec 08, 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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The most virulent viruses today are composed of information. What is even more amazing is that this book is easy to understand, is entertaining to read and was written about 15 years ago.

Douglas Rushkoff was born on February 18, Published February 6th by Ballantine Books first published If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Account Options Sign in. Archived from the original on September 29, Please provide an email address. Ballantine Books- Social Science – pages. 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 k 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.

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References to media ecologist douglax Toronto School of Communication founder Marshall McLuhan appear throughout Rushkoff’s work as a focus on media over content, the virux of media on popular culture and the level at which people participate when consuming media.

And not just news, but information: Bold, daring, and provocative, Media Virus! Rock rated it really liked it Jan 11, Excellent text on the construction and dissection of media viruses and memetic propogation. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. 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 O.

In our “datasphere” world, we are exposed to information about events like the Dogulas. The initially planned publication was scrapped, however; in Rushkoff’s words, “in Bantam canceled the book because they thought by the internet would be over.

Unless you’ve been living in a cave that isn’t cable-ready, you’re already infected with the media virus. He consults to museums, governments, synagogues, churches, universities, and companies on new media arts and ethics. I read the hardcover inmy first few months rusukoff Seattle, after it jumped off a library shelf at me. Here, good news, bad news, any news, travels in the blink rushkovf an eye. What first brought my attention to this book was that it has been referenced as one of the first to reference and explain the concept of viral marketing.