Douglas Rushkoff - Computers for Humans

  • November 27, 2012 · 3:30 PM
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ISOC-NY is again happy to sponsor Evan Korth's Computers and Society Series at the Courant Institute at NYU. These talks are part of an undergraduate course, however ISOC-NY members and the public are free to attend

DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF in “Computers for Humans”

BLURB: Users do not know how to program their computers, nor do they care. They spend much more time and energy trying to figure out how to use them to program one another, instead. And this is a potentially
grave mistake. Just as the invention of text utterly transformed human society, disconnecting us from much of what we held sacred, our migration to the digital realm will also require a new template for
maintaining our humanity. In this talk, Dr. Douglas Rushkoff - author of Program or Be Programmed, Life Inc, and the upcoming Present Shock, shares the biases of digital media, and what that means for how we
should use and make them.

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