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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Releasing Spiders

May 27, 2007 / 0 comments

This post is activating connectivity with Technorati. The automated programs that search and index web content are called spiders. These very insect-like digital-dna based life forms will recognize this site from the following link information and validate my claim on this blog. Visit my Technorati Profile.

Emergent Robotic ‘Beast’

May 27, 2007 / 0 comments

The following quote from Tiitsman’s article on destabilized spectatorship and the creative potential of chaos in Blade Runner suggests another cognitive space in which a Temple of Cyborgism emerges. “Replicant identity can only be unequivocally determined by a test of involuntary pupil dilation in emotional response. However the viability of this test is thrown in…

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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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Silicon Wafer

May 26, 2007 / 0 comments

Quote from metacritical.com: Jesus is a computer. Transubstantiation via silicon wafer. We have declared the cyborg religion. Mammon is God, born this day.

Cyborg Religion at AAR

May 26, 2007 / 0 comments

From a summary of the preceedings of the 2000 AAR meeting: “Models of God in Religion and Science” “Cyborg religion” also came up at a Religion and the Social Sciences section devoted to, “The Moral Life of Cyborgs: Issues in Forging, Navigating, and Resisting Virtual Communities.” A foursome from Union Theological Seminary, including Rachel A….

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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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Ubicomp

May 22, 2007 / 0 comments

When the tech and the environment are no longer disambiguated. This is an ultimate boundary crossing for RelTech. Ubiquitous computing (or “ubicomp”) is a post-desktop model of human-computer interaction in which information processing has been thoroughly integrated into everyday objects and activities. As opposed to the desktop paradigm, in which a single user consciously engages…

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Magic UI

May 21, 2007 / 0 comments

I read Meditations on the Indranet (Erik Davis) for the first time today. I say this as though I should have read it earlier because I ran across the text online while doing research for my work on mapping the Temples of Cyborgism and just didn’t have time to read it. When Davis talks about…

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