Instead of trying to optimize human beings for the automated future, we should be optimizing technology for human beings, says Douglas Rushkoff. A world-renowned philosopher, Rushkoff helps communities, companies, and governments navigate the tech-augmented landscape ahead with his inspiring books, documentaries, and articles. His inspiring talks show how we can put human creativity at the heart of businesses, even as we embrace automation and all the change it ushers in.
A futurist, author, and documentarian, Douglas Rushkoff has spent his prolific career thinking about how new media and technology are impacting culture, business, and the economy. Named one of the world’s 10 most influential thinkers by MIT, Rushkoff has written 15 bestselling books and coined such concepts as “viral media,” “social currency,” and “digital natives.” His talks are a culmination of his pioneering work and an infallible source of what’s to come.
We can re-humanize our technology and economy, says Rushkoff. His new book and popular podcast, Team Human, argue that being human is a team sport, and show how to reconnect people at work, home, school, in our faith practices, and even politics. This approach yields better, longer lasting results for individuals, but also for the connected communities that we form together.
In his expansive and exuberantly perceptive keynotes, Rushkoff touches on subjects as varied as how educators can retain the value of live presence in classrooms populated by screens, or how branding and advertising professionals can communicate with the human consumers behind the statistical profiles. For TodaysArt 2019, Rushkoff will be holding a keynote speech on his work Team Human and he will go in dicussion with Koert van Mensvoort.