Hope in Source

{{ show.title }}Trailer Bonus Episode {{ selectedEpisode.number }}
{{ selectedEpisode.title }}
|
{{ displaySpeed }}x
{{ selectedEpisode.title }}
By {{ selectedEpisode.author }}
Broadcast by

Summary

What happens to our religions when they meet the Internet? Tara Isabella Burton joins Henry to chat about her new book, Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World. They chat about our failing institutions, taking fandoms like Harry Potter seriously, how we all remix religion, how consumerism infects all of life, on embodiment and givenness, and most importantly, what is our freedom even for?

Transcript at https://hopeinsource.com/online
Tara: https://twitter.com/NotoriousTIB
Henry: https://twitter.com/left_pad

Show Notes

What happens to religion when it meets the Internet? 
Tara Isabella Burton joins Henry to chat about her new book, Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World. They chat about our failing institutions, taking fandoms like Harry Potter seriously, how we all remix religion, how consumerism infects all of life, on embodiment and givenness, and most importantly, what is our freedom even for?

Transcript at https://hopeinsource.com/online
Tara: https://twitter.com/NotoriousTIB
Henry: https://twitter.com/left_pad

Headings:
  • Intro: Charles Taylor Meets Marshall McLuhan
  • Who Is This Written For?
  • Taking The Internet Seriously
  • Narcissistic Millennials Vs. Institutional Failure
  • Not Dismissing The Strange
  • Becoming Religiously Unaffiliated
  • Growing Up With Fandom Culture
  • Change It, Rewrite It, Reimagine It, Make It Yours
  • We're All Remixers Now
  • Maybe Not Hexing Kavanaugh, But Doing A Meditation App
  • On Escaping Our Givenness
  • Resisting The Neutral Public Square
  • Struggling Against While Embodying Neoliberalism
  • Personal Brand As Religion
  • Illusions Of Intimacy
  • Commodifying, Contentifying Your Life
  • If You Didn't Tweet It, Did It Really Happen?
  • Corporations Seeking Authenticity
  • A Complicated Life, Mediated Through Brands
  • Individual Change And Privilege
  • What Is Our Freedom For?
  • Where's A Theology Of The Internet?
  • On Bad Traditionalism: Choice, Will To Power, Evopsych
  • On Valid Criticisms And First Principles
  • On Neutral Epistemology, Polanyi's Personal Knowledge
  • Embodied Knowledge, Embodied Hope
  • Institutions Being Intuitional, "Be A Good Person"
  • A Vision Of The Common Good
  • We Are As Gods
  • End: Again, What Do We Do With Our Freedom?

★ Support this podcast by donating ★

What is Hope in Source?

What are the parallels between faith and open source software? Join Nadia Eghbal and Henry Zhu for an off-the-cuff conversation between friends. Check out hopeinsource.com and nadiaeghbal.com/public-faith for the backstory