Douglas Rushkoff: Living in the now – Digital detox – Docu – 2014

Authored by Douglas Rushkoff, a prominent figure in American media theory, this televised discourse addresses the paradox of being simultaneously located in multiple locales via digital media. Rushkoff questions the genuine locus of our existence: Is it the digital “here and now” presented on our screens, or the tangible space we occupy? He advocates for a reconnection with the tangible present in his work, “Present Shock.” Capturing the essence of this compelling topic, the visual shows three stills of the author animatedly engaged in discussion. His expressiveness, accentuated by the dramatic lighting, vividly conveys the urgency of considering “living in the now,” as stated in the overlay text. The image also references the documentary format, hinting at a deeper exploration of the subject.

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