I was just listening to the 'spirit of things' program on ABC Radio National, and thought that the interview might actually be interest to some of our members, given it was on the subject of 'cyber-spirituality'
Here's the blurb:
is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University and one of the world's leading scholars in religion and online media. Her research has taken her from inner urban life in Glasgow through mainstream churches in Auckland to where religion, history and politics collide in Israel. Heidi's teaching and research centres on the social shaping of technology,rhetoric of new media, and themes related to the intersection of media, religion and culture, with a special interest in the internet and mobil ephones. She has written a book Exploring Religious Community Online. Her current research is an investigation of Jewish, Muslim & Christian communities 'historic perceptions and contemporary use of media technologies, the basis of her book due in 2010, When Religion Meets New Media.
is founder and editor-in-chief of Omigoddess!. She has a background in publishing. She has worked for some of the biggest names in media in Australia. As her web profile says, she is is currently 'a magazine editor, an author, a columnist, a therapist, a health professional, a presenter, a mother and a spiritual being trying to make sense of this physical experience called life!'
When Religion Meets New Media - Heidi Campbell's Blog
'I am currently writing a book on how religious communities respond to and use to new forms of media. My research is particularly focused on Judaism, Islam & Christianity online, building on the work of my book Exploring Religious Community Online (Peter Lang, 2005). This blog offers those interested in similar areas links to relevant articles, news items, publications and conferences related to these themes.'
Heidi Campbell's Faculty Homepage
Dr Campbell is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University.
A web-based mainstream magazine exploring issues of spirituality for women.
Navigating the new media
The Christian Century magazine asked some expert observers of the religion scene how they are navigating the new media. What do they read, watch and listen to? How have their own reading, listening or viewing habits changed over the past decade?
Title: When Religion Meets New Media
Author: Heidi Campbell
Publisher: Routledge, 2010
URL: http://www.routledgemedia.com/books/Whe ... 0415349574
To download the transcript or screaming audio: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/spiritofthings ... 720150.htm