Wed 4.10.13 | The Rise of “Presentism”

Douglas Rushkoff, Present Shock: When Everything Happens at Once Current, 2013




We spend our days obsessively checking email, texts, and social media on our tablets and smart devices. According to Douglas Rushkoff, this is no way to live. The media theorist has coined the term “present shock” to describe how the digital universe has taken us out of ourselves and changed the way the world works.

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