This Video is a excerpt of the event: Reality is the Next Big Thing from the Elevate Festival 2014. Shoshana Zuboff was participating via Videostream. Click here for the full video of the event: vimeo.com/elevatefestival/e14reality
Shoshana Zuboff is the Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School (retired), and a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. One of the first tenured women at the Harvard Business School, she joined the faculty there in 1981. She earned her Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University and her B.A. in philosophy from the University of Chicago. She has been a featured columnist for BusinessWeek.com and Fast Company. Shoshana is also founder of the executive education program Odyssey: School for the Second Half of Life.
Shoshana is currently working on a new book (working title,The Summons: Our Fight for the Soul of an Information Civilization). It will be published by Public Affairs in the US and Eichborn in Germany. The Summons aims to contribute to a new positive narrative of the digital for a post-Snowden world. It integrates her lifelong themes: the historical emergence of psychological individuality, the conditions for human development, the information revolution, and the evolution of capitalism. The Summons begins with the oldest question: master or slave? It explores the origins of information civilization and its prospects. Can information civilization be, perhaps counter-intuitively, a new human turn, despite the seeds of a much darker future that have taken root? What are the urgent social, economic, political, and juridical choices we face? What new forms of institutionalization are needed on the far shore to foster human salience in a civilizational milieu of prosperity, democracy, and shared prospects for survival on a warming planet?