Douglas Rushkoff, host of the documentaries The Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders and most recently Digital Nation, gave a thought-provoking talk titled Program or be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age. Rushkoff’s main point was that it is important to be able to contend with the biases of digital media, to be able to be aware of them and make conscious choices, rather than to fall into the set of choices being presented to us. He contends that if you are not a programmer, then you are one of the programmed. We must be aware of how we are being manipulated.
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