2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Distributed: A New OS for the Digital Economy

Saturday, March 12
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Ballroom D
531 E 4th St

Digital tech was supposed to usher in an age of prosperity, but so far it has put industrial capitalism on steroids. Social networks surrender their missions to data mining, and banks abandon investing for algorithms- all to stoke growth. Startups sell for billions but destroy more jobs and markets than they create.

In this launch event for his new book Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, Rushkoff will share a new economic program using the unique distributive power of the internet to break free of the winner-take-all game defining business today. He will offer a series of practical steps to remake the economy from the inside out. Followed by book signing.

Hashtags: #sxsw #ThrowingRocks


Douglas Rushkoff at SXSW

Douglas Rushkoff


Douglas Rushkoff is the author of a dozen books on media, technology, and culture, including Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, Present Shock, Life Inc, and Program or Be Programmed. He made the doc...

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