Data Storage

July 28, 2007 / 0 comments

How much storage do you have on you right now?

FlashPilgrimage

July 20, 2007 / 0 comments

In response to text messages, hundreds of participants wore white and crossed the Brooklyn bridge, boarded Subways and made their way (many unknowingly) to Coney Island. Joining the event without understanding the purpose and following this crowd, I had the distinct impression that I had been swept up in some religious ceremony. This congregation of…

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View Source

May 31, 2007 / 0 comments

Can technology provide not only access to, but understanding of the origin of our design/evolution? According to Arianna Huffington, some family and friends of Google are getting into the business of decoding genomes. The Mountain View company 23andMe, Inc. is offerring to help you “make sense of your own genetic information.” According to thier web…

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They shall beat their swords into databases…

May 29, 2007 / 0 comments

In The Soul of Cyberspace Zaleski quotes Rabbi Yosef Y. Kazen, founder of the Chabad-Lubavitch Web site, description of his “Global Interactive Database of Good Deeds” in which users type in an act of goodness or kindness and a ‘vitrual menorah’ lights up: “[this database adheres to] our perspective that the Internet is a fulfillment…

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Cyber Ritual

May 26, 2007 / 0 comments

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…

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Avatars Against the War

May 26, 2007 / 0 comments

Josh Levy’s project on activism in Second Life takes the form of a Machinima Documentary. In this screenshot you can see the slogan “Avatars Against the War.” The avatar has ethical practice. What about worship, spirituality? How do Second Lifers express religiosity in the virtual world?

The Body, The Internet, The Mind

May 25, 2007 / 0 comments

May 6, 2007 Bhutan Lets the World In (but Leaves Fashion TV Out) By SOMINI SENGUPTA THIMPHU, Bhutan — “Explore the World,” promised the signboard outside. Inside Norling Cyberworld, in a second-floor corner of a busy shopping arcade, Dorji Wangchuk rolled up the sleeve of his Puma sweatshirt and offered a glimpse of his worldly…

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