"Object-Oriented Animism""Object-Oriented Animism"http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/229502Stokes Auditorium2013-04-23T16:30:002013-04-23T18:00:00
April 23, 4:30PM
A talk by Erik Davis
The world is exploding with technologies, products, and material processes that challenge our notions of agency with their apparent intelligence and animation. Is there a renewed or speculative animism emerging within and around such discussions?
Erik Davis is one of the most well-known and well-respected voices in contemporary social commentary, journalism and cultural criticism. Since the publication of his much-lauded Techgnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information (1998, republished 2004), Davis has established himself as one of the most perceptive and insightful critics of spirituality, digital culture, and new religious movements in America. His other books include The Visionary State: A Journey Through California's Spiritual Landscape (2006), Led Zepplin IV (2005), and a recent collection of essays, Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica (2010). Davis is the co-host of "Expanding Minds," a radio show covering new religion and alternative spirituality on the Progressive Radio Network.
Sponsored by the Departments of English and Religion, and the Writing Program in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program
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