Over the course of 20 years, 15 books, and countless speeches and articles, media theorist Douglas Rushkoff has established quite a following among technophiles.
Fans of hot person/rubbable GIF Ryan Gosling recently received distressing news that he was taking a gentleman’s intermission from acting to “find perspective.” But life is not completely over.
British video-on-demand service Blinkbox has created an indispensable new service called “The Gosline,” a 24-hour phone number that plays his best dialogue to help sooth devastated women and gays. Read More
Not that long ago at a piano bar in Davos, America’s preeminent billionaires got together to divvy up dominion over the land, sea, and stars. The minutes of the meeting have been kept secret–so as not to offend the world’s governments quaint perception of “sovereignty.”
Elon Musk being Elon couldn’t help revealing his ascendancy to Mars. Quietly, it emerged that Yuri Milner was given the Earth’s molten core, Sean Parker got Coachella and Warren Buffet rules the Middle West. Now, thanks to AllThingsD, we know about Jeff Bezos’ slice of the galatic pie. Read More
Hey, got a minute? Newt Gingrich would like to get your two cents on the subject of driverless cars. The GOP’s foremost moon enthusiast and “idea man” has spent the last hour spamming his 1.5 million Twitter followers with pleas for their opinions and recommended readings, so he can incorporate them into an upcoming class for “Newt University,” Mr. Gingrich’s educational venture.
Hey, why bother enlisting experts when you can just poll randos on Twitter? Read More
As far as technophiles seeking political office go, Jack Dorsey is taking the opposite approach from Sheryl Sandberg.
Ms. Sandberg’s new book may read like the source material for a campaign platform, but on a recent 60 Minutes appearance, she evaded questions about leaning in to the White House. Mr. Dorsey, on Read More
Recording artist Will.i.am, as you may know, is something of a self-styled technologist. Besides holding down a sweet gig as Intel’s director of “creative innovation,” he pops up in pro-coding propaganda and once featured a Makerbot in one of his videos, because why not. Now he’s further demonstrating his devotion to technology in the title of his latest track: “#thatpower,” released today. Read More
If everyone in Hollywood looks a little extra paranoid (and all the U.S. Weekly reporters have an extra spring in their step) today, that’s because TMZ is currently reporting that a whole bunch of famous people have just been hella hacked.
It’s virtually impossible to stand out at SXSW, hence elaborate/obnoxious marketing stunts. You could mail out a bunch of sweet potatoes, but it’s probably more expedient to just hire a celebrity.
Which explains why Internet sensation and blogger spirit animal Grumpy Cat is currently in Austin, Texas. Read More
Dennis Rodman might want to be a bit more discriminating in his choice of friends. The former NBA star has only just returned from his visit to North Korea, where he forged a bond with tinpot dictator Kim Jong-Un that’s already gotten him kicked out of a fancy hotel bar for refusing to shut the hell up about the Supreme Leader’s awesomeness.
Now, in advance of a U.N. vote over whether to impose sanctions on the country for its recent nuclear test, North Korea is threatening to unleash a nuclear attack on the United States if the U.N. dares to impose new sanctions on the country. Read More