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Douglas Rushkoff: The Peril and Promise of the Digital Economy

May 17, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.

Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.

Parking: Under the museum, $3 flat rate on weekends. Cash only. (Please note: Parking fees will go up to $6 on June 1, 2016.)

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Digital technology was supposed to usher in a new age of prosperity. Instead, it has put industrial capitalism on steroids—workers lose to automation, investors lose to algorithms, and tech developers lose their vision to the demands of the start-up economy.

Douglas Rushkoff, the author of Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity, explains what went wrong and how we can reboot our obsolete economic operating system using the distributive power of the internet.