[Air-L] Representations of spirituality in digital culture
hcampbe1 at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Oct 25 08:12:58 PDT 2007
Hi. Studying religion and the internet has been my primary area of research the past 10 years. My early work focused on ethnography in online religious communities and how members connected their online and offline experience. That work appears in a book Exploring Religious Community Online (Peter Lang, 2005). I have also written several pieces mapping the are of religion online studies (appearing in New Media & Society and The Information Society) and am currently doing work on religious authority online within blogs with an early version of this work appearing in the JCMC special issue Charles mentioned.
A good resource is my blog "When Religion Meets New Media" which highlights my own work and seeks to serve as a hub and networking resource for other researchers doing similar studies: http://religionmeetsnewmedia.blogspot.com/ Also for work on religious ritual and the internet check out the work being done at the University of Heidlberg related to religion and second life: http://www.sl-research.de/
Texas A&M University
"Bull, Bernard" <Bernard.Bull at cuw.edu> wrote:
I am new to the Association of Internet Researchers and this listserv.
I am already finding many useful insights and resources!
Also being new to life after doctoral studies, I am now hoping to become
active in research related to digital culture. As it stands, three
general areas are of particular interest:
1) Representations of spirituality in virtual worlds
2) Ethnographic research on online religious communities
3) Formation of personal convictions in online environments and
transfer (or lack thereof) to face-to-face environments
I am hoping to identify individuals who have similar interests as well
as current research projects that relate to one or more of these areas.
Any and all insights would be much appreciated.
Bernard Bull, M.A, M.L.S, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Instructional Design Center, Director
Concordia University Wisconsin
bernard.bull at cuw.edu
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