Deus in Machina: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between, ed. Jeremy Stolow (New York: Fordham University Press, 2012) The essays in this volume explore how two domains of human experience and action – religion and technology – are implicated in one another. Contrary to common sense understandings of both religion (as an “otherworldly” orientation) [...]
This groundbreaking exploration of religion and media examines ArtScroll, the world’s la...
My principal area of research is 'religion and media'. This is a rapidly growing field of ...
Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, this project aims to reconstruct the history and examine the contemporary contexts of media technologies used by paranormal scientists, alternative health practitioners, and spiritual service providers, all of whom share an interest in trying to detect, visualize, and pictorially represent mysterious spiritual forces: specifically, [...]
Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, this research project investigated the relationship between, on the one hand, the circulation of ideas and practices of spirit communication in the nineteenth century, and on the other hand, the institution and transatlantic spread of telegraphy, the first significant industrial application of electricity and [...]
The Jews/Media/Religion Working group, founded in 2003 with the support of the Center for Religion and Media at New York University, comprises an international group of scholars dedicated to study, discussion, and debate about how uses of media figure in Jewish religious practices, how Jews discuss the opportunities and challenges new media pose to religious [...]
July 2013: I will be participating in a one-week Summer School at the University of Siegen (Germany), “Situating Media: Ethnographic Enquiries into Mediation.” Details to come.
November 2012: Special Roundtable Session in Response to my edited book, “Deus in Machina: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between.” American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Chicago. More info here.
January 2012: “Nervous Sympathies, Wired Nations, and Metallic Spirits.” Plenary Speaker at “Digital Religion” conference, University of Colorado-Boulder.