He is known for coining the terms “viral media” and “digital native,” and wrote the first syndicated cyberculture column for the New York Times; his expertise in the cyber world is paramount, and hence the focus of the Douglas Rushkoff keynote speeches.
Rushkoff graduated from Princeton University in 1983 and also attained a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from the California Institute of the Arts. He later completed a post-graduate fellowship at the American Film Institute, and was a PhD candidate at the Utrecht University’s New Media Program.
Rushkoff is also the author of several books including the award-winning book titled, ‘Coercion: Why We Listen to What 'They' Say,’ which was released in 1999, and received the Marshall McLuhan Award by the Media Ecology Association. It prompted him to become a member of the board of directors for that organization. His talents have led him to do consultancy work for the US Department of State, as well as the United Nations Commission on World Culture. The Douglas Rushkoff keynotes are sure to provide valuable information, based on his vast work experience and knowledge on the ever changing transformation of culture.