Technology, Formation, Community, and Narrative in the Digital Age (Michael Sacasas)

Michael Sacasas, one of the most thoughtful contemporary commentators on technology and media, joins me for a wide-ranging conversation.

Read more of his work here:

‘The Analog City and the Digital City’
‘Narrative Collapse’
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The Frailest Thing blog
Frailest Thing compilation book

Recommended Books:

Neil Postman, Technopoly
Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media
Walter Ong, Orality and Literacy
Albert Borgmann, Power Failure
Ivan Illich, Tools for Conviviality
Jacques Ellul, The Technological Society

Occult Spirituality with Dr Tara Isabella Burton

Mere FidelityOn this week’s Mere Fidelity, Matt, Derek, and I were joined by Dr Tara Isabella Burton to discuss the rise in occult spirituality. The following are some of the articles and books mentioned in the course of the episode:

The Rise of Progressive Occultism” by Tara Isabella Burton

The Religious Hunger of the Radical Right” by Tara Isabella Burton

The Religious Hunger That Drives Jordan Peterson’s Fandom:
Jordan Peterson, The Alt-Right, and the Reactionary Allure of Mythology” by Tara Isabella Burton

Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars From 4Chan And Tumblr To Trump And The Alt-Right by Angela Nagle

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