Wake to Alarm

Very interesting week. I gave a talk at the Eastern Communications Association annual conference. Well, more of talk/discussion. It’s still weird for me to sit in front of a room of real professors and such, as the ‘lead thinker.’ It’s one thing to give a talk to the readers of my books or kids at […]   read more »

Relative Absolutes

Seems some of the conversation in the ‘comments’ area is getting a little sidetracked by some really old cunundrums. Please allow me to try and help, while clarifying some of my own positions. There’s a dangerous misperception, held by a lot of people, that ethical contentions and open-mindedness are mutually exclusive. There’s some truth this […]   read more »

Half an hour of me on TV.

Here I am on a PBS show called Digital Age, talking about “How technology is changing the stories we tell.” It’s a pretty good interview, all things considered, in which I get out – in a fairly succinct fashion – my whole take on narrative, its abuse, and how we can – must – all […]   read more »

Why I don’t like arguing about this, or anything?

My work – my writing, talks, and experiments – is all intended to help people escape reality tunnels. Every one of my books is trying to wake people up from the game. (A bit like that moment in the Matrix when he sits up out of his little pod for the first time.) Sometimes I […]   read more »

Not a Middle East Blog

Not to turn this into the Middle East Blog, but I’ve had a few more thoughts, thanks to the comments and email of the past few days. 1) I don’t think we have any idea what’s really going on at any given moment. The leaders playing this out are working on a level we just […]   read more »

Geez. I had no idea how much response there’d be to this thing. I’ll get a comments button up, soon. Sorry to have offended anyone with MidEast talk. It’s just been all over the place, lately, and I wanted to clear up some of what I felt was being too conveniently left out of most […]   read more »

Media Squatters and the Middle East

I started an email discussion list called media-squatters a few years ago. It began as a way for my readers to discuss my books’ topics with me and other readers, and eventually morphed into a conversation about media, perception, and cultural narrative. (And, of course, almost anything to do with consciousness expansion and alternative cultural […]   read more »

Content management systems. I’ve always been against them – not for everyone, but for someone like me. I like knowing everything about my own site – and I like everyone who uses it to understand exactly what is going on, too. I’ve generally found that the more transparent the technology through which an idea is […]   read more »

John Brockman – http://www.edge.org – just wrote a pretty smart essay on the re-marriage of science and culture studies after a long period of opposition. (Hasn’t posted it, yet. Link to come.) He asked a few of us for comments to begin his online discussion. I thought I’d pass on my contribution. This blog-thing is […]   read more »

Hey, everyone. Today is the beta-launch of the new rushkoff.com, constructed mostly by webmaster Dan Sieradski. It’s been a long time coming, but simplicity can be difficult. A lot has happened over the past few months. I’m still in the final throes of finishing my book, Nothing Sacred, so I’m not going to be posting […]   read more »