Douglas Rushkoff, one of today’s most engaging and perceptive commentators on the impact of technology and media on organizations and society, will be on The Webb School campus in Bell Buckle on Monday, Feb. 1 to participate in the school’s 2009-2010 Follin Speaker series.
The event begins at 2:20 p.m. in The Webb School Chapel, located above the Administration Office at 319 Webb Road East in Bell Buckle; the event is free and open to the public. A book signing and reception will follow in Webb’s Bond Library from 3:30-5 p.m. Copies of Rushkoff’s latest book, “Life, Inc.,” will be available for purchase, as well as his popular graphic novel series, “Testament.”
Rushkoff is the second of three Follin speakers to visit The Webb School this school year. An accomplished author and media theorist, he is the originator of terms such as “viral media” and “screenagers,” and is a sought after commentator on subjects such as media, technology, culture and their intersection.
On Tuesday, Feb. 2, he and award-winning producer Rachel Dretzin will explore the implications of living in a world consumed by technology and the potential impact of this pervasive connectivity for future generations in “Digital Nation,” a PBS FRONTLINE® special that will air from 9-10:30 p.m. EST: www.pbs.org/frontline/digitalnation. Webb students and guests will likely enjoy a verbal preview to this documentary.
The final Follin Speaker Series event at Webb is scheduled for Monday, April 12, 2010, and will feature Ric Burns, a documentary filmmaker, writer/producer for PBS.
The speaker series is an endowed program at The Webb School, an independent college preparatory boarding/day school for grades 6-12. Founded in 1870, the school is celebrating its 140th year; it is located at 319 Webb Road East, Bell Buckle, Tenn.
For more information about The Webb School visit: www.thewebbschool.com. For more information about Douglas Rushkoff visit: http://rushkoff.com/bio/.