When it Comes to Digital Literacy, “The Window of Opportunity Is Being Lost”


I was recently turned on to Douglas Rushkoff by a tweet sent out by Mitch Joel, of the highly regarded blog Six Pixels of Separation. Being a recent graduate student in communications and new media, and an ardent admirer of Marshall McLuhan, I was thrilled to find his work.

Rushkoff, an “author, teacher, and documentarian who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and institutions create, share, and influence each other’s values,” is a brilliant speaker and a master when it comes to making media theory accessible. His ideas on digital technology and our resulting ability to be participant human beings in a digital age are striking.

Therefore, I decided to re-post his November 10th, 2010 talk that he gave at Google. I highly recommend watching the whole thing.

But if you feel you can’t watch it all at once, skip to about 17:25 in the video when Rushkoff discusses the fact digital technology has a “bias” towards time. You’ll be glad you did!

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Flamenco Performers Grace Suffolk’s Stage

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This is a video I edited for the College of Arts & Sciences and uploaded to our show on blip.tv. Check out all the video events there- lectures, speeches, trailers and theater events etc.

Watch this clip of Flamenco performers dancing, singing and playing some beautiful, authentic Flamenco music at Suffolk University in November 2009.
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Howard Zinn Reflects on his Storied Life

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Here is a video I recently edited and uploaded to blip.tv for the College of Arts and Sciences at Suffolk University. Following the evening performance on January 24th, 2009 of Howard Zinn’s play “Daughter of Venus” there was a “ground-floor” discussion held between Zinn and Boston Globe columnist and author James Carroll. Watch this clip of Zinn as he reflects on the play and his storied life.

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