A primer on intergalactic distances…
Intel anthropologist Genevieve Bell in “No More SMS from Jesus: Ubicomp, Religion and Techno-spiritual Practices” (2006)
"However, it is my contention that these examples of the ways in which new technologies are delivering religious experiences represent the leading edge of a much larger re-purposing of the internet in particular, and of computational technologies more broadly, that has been underway for some time…These techno-spiritual re-purposings are important for the ways in which they highlight alternate paradigms for technology creation, deployment, consumption and resistance, as well as pointing to different communities, practices and habits that could be supported. Furthermore, these re- purposings seems to be of critical importance as the realm of technological infrastructure extends progressively beyond the office, into the home, and many other points of social and cultural significance, including one presumes, places of worship, ritual and meditation."
"If it is indeed the case, that religion is a primary framing narrative in most cultures, and then religion must also be one of the primary forces acting on people’s relationships with and around new technologies – one could go as far as to suggest that there can be no real ubiquitous computing if it does not account for religion."
Donald Knuth, Stanford computer scientist:
"I think people who write programs do have at least a glimmer of extra insight into the nature of God… because creating a program often means that you have to create a small universe"
Grady Booch (IBM computer scientist) on “Computing and Religion”:
To converse with the greats
Arizona and Utah. See: http://www.scaruffi.com/monument/sw13.html
Tatiana Plakhova (1981, Russia)
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