Media Virus!: Hidden Agendas in Popular Culture

  • Title: Media Virus!: Hidden Agendas in Popular Culture
  • Author: Douglas Rushkoff
  • ISBN: 9780345397744
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Paperback
  • Media Virus Hidden Agendas in Popular Culture Bold daring and provocative Media Virus examines the intricate ways in which popular media both manipulate and are manipulated by those who know how to tap into their power Douglas Rushkoff shows t
    Bold, daring, and provocative, Media Virus examines the intricate ways in which popular media both manipulate and are manipulated by those who know how to tap into their power Douglas Rushkoff shows that where there s a wavelength, there s a way to infect those on it from the subtly, but intentionally, subversive signals broadcast by shows like The Simpsons, to the OBold, daring, and provocative, Media Virus examines the intricate ways in which popular media both manipulate and are manipulated by those who know how to tap into their power Douglas Rushkoff shows that where there s a wavelength, there s a way to infect those on it from the subtly, but intentionally, subversive signals broadcast by shows like The Simpsons, to the O.J media frenzy surrounding the Nicole Brown Simpson murder case, chase, and trial What does it all mean Unless you ve been living in a cave that isn t cable ready, you re already infected with the media virus But don t worry, it won t make you sick It will make you think.

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    About Douglas Rushkoff


    1. Douglas Rushkoff is a New York based writer, columnist and lecturer on technology, media and popular culture.


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    1. I read the hardcover in 1995, my first few months in Seattle, after it jumped off a library shelf at me. Changed my thinking in a dynamic and lasting way.I dig Douglas, all of his stuff, unabashedly. He's not for everybody, as the parade of friends who returned this book to me unread will attest, but his style works for me and ideas appeal to me.

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    2. This book helped me to better understand the concept of the meme. I also appreciated the look at the "guerilla" media as well as the history of television daytime talk shows. Rushkoff gives a nice progression of how the medium started out as a serious look at current issues with a studio audience being allowed to interact with guests (think Donahue) and how it moved on to lose the intellect and zero in on entertainment (think Springer). Also, Rushkoff's theories on the subversive content in such [...]

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    3. Excellent text on the construction and dissection of media viruses and memetic propogation.

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    4. Read this awhile ago. It will probably read as very dated nowadays unless they've added some new material in the latest editions. Interesting reading nonetheless.

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    5. You can't hold its dated-ness against it. That said, the second half of the book did not hold up to the promise of the first half - he seems to lose his focus on the meme.

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    6. Good preliminary guide to the realization that a lot of our thoughts aren't thoughts and aren't put there by our own doing

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