Cookie Consent: We use cookies to give you the best online experience, for analytics, performance, and to tailor the experience towards your interests.

Skip to content
Pic of The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish

#124 Douglas Rushkoff: The Perils of Modern Media

November 16, 2021

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish


Renowned media theorist and author Douglas Rushkoff offers an in-depth take on the connection between modern-day technology and the problems caused by polarized extremism. On this episode Rushkoff discusses some of the ways our behaviors are shaped by technology and how our behaviors shape technology in return, the best practices for social media, a lack of trust in the news media, when he feels peace, and why he’s trying to break the habit of using email.   Rushkoff is an author, professor, and documentarian who focuses on the ways people, culture, and institutions create, share and influence each other's values. He is the author of 17 books including the 2019 release Team Human, and he is a Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens.   Go Premium: Members get early access, ad-free episodes, hand-edited transcripts, searchable transcripts, member-only episodes, and more.