What Do You Believe but Can’t Prove?

This year’s Edge.org question is out, and I had the honor of participating alongside a slew of interesting people. Edge founder John Brockman asked us to respond to the question, “What do you believe is true, even though you can’t prove it.” Answers here. My contribution, here. “I can’t prove it more than anecdotally, but […]   read more »

BitTorrent Over?

So as of yesterday, it seems the biggest BitTorrent servers, SuperNova.org and TorrentBits.com, have been shut down. BitTorrent is basically a peer-to-peer filesharing protocol, that allows a whole bunch of different computers to host the same files so that people can download them from multiple places at the same time – reducing the load on […]   read more »

Baby’s First Hanukah

I’m not posting as regularly as I’d like – the season, my work, and gestation support have gotten the best of my time. Still, I thought I’d share this strange, living collage of life at the Rushkoff’s right now. The menorah, a spontaneous gift from Genesis and Jackie Breyer P-Orridge. The foreground, my wife and […]   read more »

A question of scale.

So the other morning I hear all this rumbling out my window. It wasn’t the trash guys, but a giant movie crew shooting the next remake of War of the Worlds. See there, from my window – that’s Tom Cruise going up the stairs, and to his right, Steven Spielberg watching the take. So much […]   read more »

Assistance Received!

Two days ago, I put out the call for assistance, because the comments area on this blog had become overrun with spam (giant messages with dozens of links). The messages weren’t designed to attract clicks – they’re not so stupid as that – but rather to fool Google into thinking that their sites had many […]   read more »

assistance needed

I’ve got a extremely simple comments PHP script handling the comments on this blog. Is there anyone out there, for love or profit, who would be willing to add some sort of filter to the script that would prevent these awful spams from getting in? email me at rushkoff at well.com, or post willingness below. […]   read more »

Count of Counterculture

I had a great time last night at the party for Counterculture Through the Ages: From Abraham to Acid House, by Ken Goffman/RU Sirius. It seemed as if everyone from the Mondo2000 days was there, and gathered for the sole purpose of experiencing some connection and celebrating Ken’s emergence in the mainstream book publishing world […]   read more »

Counterculture Book Party

You’re all invited to a party for Ken Goffman (aka RU Sirius) on the launch of his new book: Counterculture Through The Ages With Supporting Cast MembersJohn Perry BarlowDan JoyGenesis P. OrridgeDouglas Rushkoffand Surprise Guests Lotus Lounge, New York CityNovember 23, 20049 PM409 West 14th StreetNew York City   read more »

No Surrender

From the discussions taking place online, on editorial pages, and on university campuses since the election, it’s easy to see that progressives have gotten themselves in a bind. Under the assumption that “the values thing” really is what led to their loss, they are wondering about how to craft a sustaining myth of their own […]   read more »