Douglas Rushkoff on the New Digital Rennaissance
Douglas Rushkoff is one of the most interesting authors in terms of his understanding of the cultural impact of peer to peer processes. Here's a recommended talk for the PopTech conference.
"Douglas Rushkoff analyzes, writes and speaks about the way people, cultures, and institutions create, share, and influence each other's values. He sees "media" as the landscape where this interaction takes place, and "literacy" as the ability to participate consciously in it.
Rushkoff is the author of eight best-selling books on new media and popular culture, including Cyberia, Media Virus, Playing the Future, Coercion: Why We Listen to What "They" Say, and the novels Ecstasy Club, Exit Strategy and, most recently, Nothing Sacred: The Truth about Judaism. His graphic novel, Club Zero-G is forthcoming from Disinfo."