RELIGION IN THE DIGITAL AGE II: Mediating ‘The Human’ in a Globalizing Asia

This conference explores religious and ethically-driven digital mediations shaping and shaped by globalization in Asia, from documentary and feature film, to innovations in digital storytelling and online activism.

PANEL 4: Doing ritual work digitally: Cyberspace and (the) ‘beyond’

Moderator: Bambi Schieffelin (NYU Anthropology)

Christopher Helland (Dalhousie University)
Co-Locating the Sacred in Cyberspace: Examining the Developing Role of Online Ritual within the Tibetan Diaspora

Gregory Price Grieve (University of North Carolina, Greensboro Religious Studies)
Fashioning an Asian Subject: Second Life “Zen” as Cybernetic Product of and Response to Global Neoliberalism

Janet Hoskins (USC Anthropology and Religion, Center for Visual Anthropology)
Simulating or Summoning the Supernatural? Digitally Enhanced Spirit Medium Videos in Vietnamese Communities

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