Open Source Your Streets Tonight on 91.1 FM, 7pm
I’ll be talking with author and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff on his new WFMU radio show, The Media Squat, tonight at 7:00 pm. We’ll be focusing on what grassroots, locally-oriented livable streets activists can do — and are doing — to take control of the planning and design of their communities and reclaim their cities and lives from automotive tyranny.
Doug’s got a great mind and conversations with him are always fun and interesting, so tune in to 91.1 FM in New York or 90.1 FM in the Hudson Valley. Media Squat is a live, call-in radio show and it would be great to hear from some Streetsblog readers and commenters while I’m there. Call in to 201-209-9368 if you want to join in.
Doug’s new book is called Life Incorporated: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take it Back, and here’s how he describes his radio show…
The Media Squat looks at both sides of Life Incorporated: How life
has been literally "incorporated" by business and economics, and how
can we incorporate LIFE back into our world via local commerce, community,
social currency, and other emerging forms of participatory culture.
This is free-form, bottom-up, open source radio looking towards
similarly open source, bottom-up solutions to some of the problems
engendered by our relentlessly top-down society.
You can find previous episodes of Doug’s show and interviews with folks like Stephen Johnson, R.U. Sirius and Richard Metzger right here.