Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What is Religion?

Religion is a term which evokes many ideas and images, meaning different things to different people. Based on our class discussion up to this point, how would you define the term "religion"? In 140 characters or less (ala a Twitter-esque response)  finish this sentence, "IMHO, Religion is...." Write your answer as a comment to this post.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Howdy and welcome to Comm 480!

Howdy and welcome to Comm 480!
This course will explore the relationship between new media, religion and digital culture by investigating religious communities use and response to digital media and how media digital media facilitate new understandings and expressions of lived religion. This will involve studying the nature of new media technologies (i.e. internet, social media, mobile phones, etc), religion, online culture and networked society.

Together we will investigate how religious communities approach, speak about, and utilize new media technologies. As well as how to critique the role digital media plays in contemporary religious meaning making. I look forward to learning together in about these issues.