Douglas Rushkoff on the New Gift Economy

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"Interview with Douglas Rushkoff: "The beginning is really to develop a gift economy"

Douglas Rushkoff is an author, teacher, and documentarian who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and institutions create, share, and influence each other’s values. He is the winner of the first Neil Postman award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity.

He has written ten best-selling books on new media and popular culture, written and hosted two award-winning Frontline documentaries, and writes a column for the music and culture magazine, Arthur. He teaches regularly for the MaybeLogic Academy, NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, and the Esalen Institute and lectures about media, art, society, and change at conferences and universities around the world. He is on the board of several new media non-profits and companies, and regularly consults on new media arts and ethics to museums, governments, synagogues, churches, and universities."