Cyber Ritual

May 26, 2007 - cyberculture / internet / ritual

O’Leary (1996) as quoted by Højsgaard & Warburg in “Religion and Cyberspace

As we move from text-based transmissions into an era where the graphic user interface becomes the standard, and new generations of programs such as Netscape are developed which allow the transmission of images and music along with words, we can predict that [the available resources of] online religion will [expand beyond text to include] iconography, image, music, and sound — if not taste and smell…Surely computer rituals will be devised which exploit the new technologies to maximum symbolic effect.