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    • The Image, 50th Anniversary Edition

    • A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America
    • By: Daniel J. Boorstin, Douglas Rushkoff - afterword
    • Narrated by: Timothy Danko
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    First published in 1962, this wonderfully provocative book introduced the notion of "pseudo-events" - events such as press conferences and presidential debates, which are manufactured solely in order to be reported - and the contemporary definition of celebrity as "a person who is known for his well-knownness". Since then Daniel J. Boorstin's prophetic vision of an America inundated by its own illusions has become an essential resource for any listeners who wants to distinguish the manifold deceptions of our culture from its few enduring truths.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus

    • How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity
    • By: Douglas Rushkoff
    • Narrated by: Douglas Rushkoff
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed media scholar and technology author Douglas Rushkoff calls on us to abandon the monopolist, winner-takes-all values we are unwittingly embedding into the digital economy and to embrace the more distributed possibilities of these platforms. He shows how we can optimize every aspect of the economy - from central currency and debt to corporations and labor - to create sustainable prosperity for business and people alike.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Heavy on Rhetoric, Light on Facts

    • By Jonathan on 04-13-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Program or Be Programmed

    • Ten Commands for a Digital Age
    • By: Douglas Rushkoff
    • Narrated by: Douglas Rushkoff
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 10 chapters, composed of 10 "commands", Rushkoff provides cyber enthusiasts and technophobes alike with the guidelines to navigate the digital new universe. In this spirited, accessible poetics of new media, Rushkoff picks up where Marshall McLuhan left off, helping listeners to recognize programming as the new literacy of the digital age - and as a template through which to see beyond social conventions and power structures that have vexed us for centuries.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, but with some crazy ranting

    • By Bjarne on 02-05-15

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Corporations Weren't Designed to Run on Code

    • By: Douglas Rushkoff
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Plants grow, people grow, even whole forests, jungles, and coral reefs grow - but eventually, they stop. This doesn’t mean they’re dead. "Corporations Weren't Designed to Run on Code" is from hbr.org, published on March 2, 2016.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Life Inc.

    • How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back
    • By: Douglas Rushkoff
    • Narrated by: Douglas Rushkoff
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Douglas Rushkoff, in tracing the roots of corporatism from the Renaissance to today, reveals the way it supplanted social interaction and local commerce and came to be regarded as a preexisting condition of our world, from the history of public relations to the relentless gentrification of America's urban neighborhoods. And he shows us how to fight back: how to de-corporatize ourselves, disengage from branded expectations, think locally, and return to the real world of human activity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Accessible Indictment of the Lost American Dream

    • By A. Yerkes on 07-20-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Present Shock

    • When Everything Happens Now
    • By: Douglas Rushkoff
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    As both individuals and communities, we have a choice. We can struggle through the onslaught of information and play an eternal game of catch-up. Or we can choose to live in the present: favor eye contact over texting; quality over speed; and human quirks over digital perfection. Rushkoff offers hope for anyone seeking to transcend the false now.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting points, painful babble.

    • By Jill on 01-11-14

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Robert Anton Wilson Remembered

    • By: Douglas Rushkoff, Antero Ali, Tiffany Brown, and others
    • Narrated by: Douglas Rushkoff, Antero Ali, Tiffany Brown, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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    Fond remembrances of the life and work of Robert Anton Wilson, featuring Douglas Rushkoff, Antero Ali, Tiffany Lee Brown, David Jay Brown, Zac Odin, and Joseph Matheny.

    Regular price: $6.99