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Douglas Rushkoff’s PhD dissertation published open access

Douglas Rushkoff’s PhD dissertation Monopoly Moneys : The media environment of corporatism and the player’s way out is available through open access and can be found here.

It studies corporations and the monetary system on which they operate through the lens of media ecology. By treating corporations and currencies as media, we become capable of parsing the environments they create, as well as evaluating their biases and openness to broad participation. In that context, the advent of interactive technology can be considered a potential game-changer, capable of opening access to both the rules through which the corporatist monopoly is maintained as well as the ways in which it is perceived.