Tag: Erik Davis

“The Palaces of Data” from TechGnosis

by Erik Davis This excerpt is from TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information, a book that investigates how technology intersects with our religious imagination.   The Palaces of Data Imagine arriving at your local shopping center. Park the car, slip in through the whooshing automatic doors, and start exploring the place, …continue

New Release: TechGnosis

How does our fascination with technology intersect with the religious imagination? In TechGnosis—a cult classic of media studies, now updated and reissued with a new afterword—Erik Davis argues that while the realms of the digital and the spiritual may seem firmly disengaged, mystical and esoteric impulses have in fact always permeated (and sometimes inspired) technological …continue