Douglas Rushkoff: When Change Is Always On

Media theorist Douglas Rushkoff’s talk from Social Media Week in February 2012. As Doug explains it was “when Jeremy Linsanity was at its peak – and while I use his style of play and leadership as a metaphor, the speech is actually about the new form of activism embodied by Occupy and beyond.”

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  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    Brilliant observations! I can’t wait to get my hands on the book, I’ve been trying to explain many of these concepts to people for years and (not for a lack of effort and resolve) failed miserably.

    ON THAT NOTE: The Lyrics to Ray Koefoed’s – Sum Of A Body.

    We’ve got our drink, and we got our pill.
    Teach us what to think, while you’ve got us sitting still.
    We do whatever it takes to get that dollar bill.
    Can you see the price tags hanging from our free will?
    Well you will.

    Was there something more that I was supposed to be,
    than an indentured servant shackled to my T.V.?
    I’ve been waiting patiently for somebody to set me free,
    never realizing somebody is me, or that I was somebody.”

    “What if somebody came along with a key,
    and gave us the chance to set ourselves free,
    then generously pointed in the right direction.
    Would that just make us angry?
    Perpetuate our misery?
    Would you sit there idly,
    or stand up and run
    to be free?

    Was there something more that I was supposed to be,
    than slave to fantasy living vicariously?
    I’ve been waiting patiently for somebody to set me free,
    never realizing somebody is me, or that I was somebody.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3BymQWsC_k

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    Doug Rushkoff is great. I always feel a little bit more unhinged after listening to him talk… but you know… in a good way.

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