Wednesday, November 4th
Neuberger Museum Study5:30 – 6:30pm – Screening of Generation Like
6:30 – 8:00pm – Lecture by Douglas Rushkoff
Douglas Rushkoff is the author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now as well as a dozen other bestselling books on media, technology, and culture, including Program or Be Programmed, Media Virus, Life Inc and the novel Ecstasy Club. He is Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens. He wrote the graphic novels Testament and A.D.D., and made the television documentaries Generation Like, Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders, and Digital Nation. He lives in New York, and lectures about media, society, and economics around the world.
Douglas Rushkoff’s talk will be preceded by a screening of his 2014 PBS Frontline documentary Generation Like which “explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media – and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers.”