I am really pleased to have been able to contribute a chapter to a great new book: ‘Voices from the Virtual World’. It’s been put together under the umbrella of ‘Wikiklesia’, which is a collaborative publishing project.
"Voices of the Virtual World explores the growing influence of technology on the global Christian church. In this premier volume, we hear from more than forty voices, including technologists and theologians, entrepreneurs and pastors… from a progressive Episcopalian techno-monk to a leading Mennonite professor… ‘Voices’ is a far reaching exploration of spiritual journey contextualized within a culture of increasingly immersive technology."
"Conceived and established in May 2007, the Wikiklesia Project is an experiment in on-line collaborative publishing. The format is virtual, self-organizing, participatory – from purpose to publication in just a few weeks. All proceeds from the Wikiklesia Project will be contributed to the Not For Sale campaign."
My chapter is entitled ‘Text/Audio/Video: Probing the Dark Glass’. Our journey from birth to adulthood takes from video (we see first) to audio (we learn to speak) throught to text (we learn to read). Paradoxically, our technological path has started with text (printing) moved on to audio (sound recording / pod-casting) and finally on to video (video calls, HD video streaming). How do these two different paths impact our rendering of faith? Go buy a copy from 23rd July, and find out. Don’t worry, there’s a host of great people to read other than me 😉
More info from Wikiklesia.