Techgnosis: Myth, Magic, And Mysticism In The Age Of Information

byErik DavisForeword byEugene Thacker

March 17, 2015|
Techgnosis: Myth, Magic, And Mysticism In The Age Of Information by Erik Davis
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How does our fascination with technology intersect with the religious imagination? In TechGnosis—a cult classic now updated and reissued with a new afterword—Erik Davis argues that while the realms of the digital and the spiritual may seem worlds apart, esoteric and religious impulses have in fact always permeated (and sometimes inspired) technological communication. Davis uncovers startling connections between such seemingly disparate topics as electricity and alchemy; online roleplaying games and religious and occult practices; virtual reality and gnostic mythology; programming languages and Kabbalah. The final chapters address the apocalyptic dreams that haunt technology, providing vital historical context as well as new ways to think about a future defined by the mutant intermingling of mind and machine, nightmare and fantasy.
ERIK DAVIS is a scholar, journalist, and public speaker best known for his cultural analysis and creative explorations of esoteric mysticism. Davis has written about music, art, film, pop culture, and technology for Spin, Details, Rolling Stone, and Wired magazines. He is the author of Led Zeppelin IV (2005),&#...
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Title:Techgnosis: Myth, Magic, And Mysticism In The Age Of Information
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:456 pages, 8.97 X 5.99 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:456 pages, 8.97 X 5.99 X 1 in
Published:March 17, 2015
Publisher:North Atlantic Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781583949306

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