Me and PTV3

I’m doing three gigs in the next week or so as keyboardist with Psychic TV – thought I’d mention them here: Washington DC: Friday June 25, The 9:30 ClubPittsburgh PA: Saturday June 26, The EyeNew York NY: Saturday July 3, The Bowery Ballroom more info   read more »

The Neil Postman Award

I’m just back from the Media Ecology Association’s fifth convention, where I delivered what was, for me, a daring keynote challenging media ecologists to claim ‘money’ as a medium. Media Ecologists believe that there’s no such thing as a value-neutral medium. TV, the Internet, and even cell phones each have various propensities and biases because […]   read more »

Books Books

Just back from the BEA (Book Expo America) – the giant book industry conference. It really was a zoo. After five minutes in the convention center, I felt like quitting writing. Sales people pushing ‘units,’ tens of thousands of titles, cheesy convention-floor displays, acres of wasted carpeting. Books shipped and sold like oil or steel. […]   read more »

Chicago Chicago

I’ll be doing some stuff in Chicago this weekend, celebrating the launch of Club Zero-G, the graphic novel, as well as the paperback release of my book Nothing Sacred: The Truth About Judaism. There’s a Disinfo/Club Zero-G launch party this Friday evening at a club called SUGAR, 108 West Kinzie at North Clark St. 6-8pm. […]   read more »

Sacrifice: Out of Vogue?

One of the prerequisites for a civic reality is self-sacrifice. I don’t mean martyrdom, but the ability to put the needs of the community over one’s own, if even only temporarily. The reason the rock lobsters survive on their dangerous single-file trek across the ocean floors is that any one of them is willing to […]   read more »

Christian Critque of Cyberia

This one’s interesting: TECHNOSHAMANISM: Digital Deities in Cyberspaceby Douglas Groothuis Summary Spiritual explorers are increasingly looking to cyberspace to meet the needs of the soul. Many neopagans, occultists, and New Agers deem the technologies of cyberspace as fitting media for their magical experiments and rituals and view the Internet as a mystical plane of being. For […]   read more »

Russian Bull

I stopped doing this years ago; scanning covers of foreign editions of my books and then posting them up here just took up too much time. But this one – the Russian version of Bull (or, in the US, Exit Strategy) is just too bizarre to keep from you. Click on it for the full-size […]   read more »

Rushkoff Does Comics

PopImage has announced it, so I guess it’s real: my first graphic novel, Club Zero-G, is now on the shelves at a book or comic store near you. Check out they’re free preview, too. From the INTERVIEWYou started this project a while ago, since its inception has your approach to the ideas in Club Zero-G […]   read more »

How Bad Is It?

Look, I’ve steered clear of political commentary for a couple of months now. I know it’s annoying, and I know it can be a downer. But it’s important we take stock of whether we can do anything – as Americans – about our domestic and global predicament. Then, we artsy types can descend back into […]   read more »

The Ayes Have It

In reaction to a recent spate of camera phone voyeurism in places like locker rooms and bleacher seats, a new bill has been put before the US Congress that would make it illegal to videotape, photograph, film, broadcast or record a person who is naked or in underwear in any location a “reasonable person would […]   read more »