Interview with Douglas Rushkoff
Publication Date: July 2009
Author(s): Shari Cohen
Series: CLAL Jewish Public Forum Archive
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Culture; Values; Media; Religion
Media theorist Douglas Rushkoff discusses his struggles with Judaism. He suggests that Jewish ritual and text could help sustain a "media literacy" a critical distance -- that could counter such dangerous trends, and considers the possible Jewish contribution to an increasingly global society, in a period when an orientation toward survival is no longer viable.