Journal of Technology, Theology, and Religion
Journal of Technology, Theology, and Religion is a new online journal, edited by Joseph Duggan and published by Sopher Press. Their content is slowly evolving and I hope the design of the website will too. For now the latter is quite simple, but the former is already worth following. I like that they announce on their Facebook page every time new content is added. Here is what they have online so far:
- October 25: Third article: John M. Francis and Murdo Macdonald: "All Things New: A Brief History of the First Forty Years of the Church of Scotland Society, Religion and Technology Project, 1970-2010."
- October 19: Second article: "New Thoughts on the Status of the Religious Cyborg," by Paul Emerson Teusner
- October 11: First book review: Elizabeth Drescher reviews Nicholas Carr's "The Shallows and Clay Shirky's Cognitive Surplus"
- October 11: First article: "Intersections Between Technologies and Religions: The Next Generation," by Joseph F. Duggan.
The topic of this new journal/website is close to what I want to do with this website. See their introduction:
Theologians and theorists interested in religion are beginning to address technology on their own terms as a community-enabling tool. Community has surfaced through a variety of different dimensions, including online church opportunities, digitized diaspora, and the application of diverse modes of theological criticism to new technologies. JTTR's articles in the first six months will reflect popular interests among theologians such as virtual church, Facebook, cyborgs, and identity formation through cyberspace. We invite submissions on these and related topics, such as faith and video games, global connectedness and religious communities, online pedagogies and religious education, divisions created by technology use, religious attitudes toward technological innovation, ecology and sustainability, nanotechnology, genetic technology, and more.
When I was brainstorming the URL/name for my own site one of the ideas I was considering was techandreligion.com.. Considering that I own (and eventually will start to redevelop beyond its old content and structure) filmandreligion.com it would have fit nicely into my profile. But I am happy that somebody else took it and will fill it with content. I wish the best to this journal and will probably keep mentioning them as newer articles will appear on the site.