TechGnosis: Myth, Magic & Mysticism in the Age of Information

TechGnosis: Myth, Magic & Mysticism in the Age of Information

by Erik Davis
     
 

“A most informative account of a culture whose secular concerns continue to collide with their supernatural flip-side.”—Voice Literary Supplement

In this dazzling book, writer and cyber guru Erik Davis demonstrates how religious imagination, magical dreams and millennialist fervor have always permeated the story of technology. Through

Overview

“A most informative account of a culture whose secular concerns continue to collide with their supernatural flip-side.”—Voice Literary Supplement

In this dazzling book, writer and cyber guru Erik Davis demonstrates how religious imagination, magical dreams and millennialist fervor have always permeated the story of technology. Through shamanism to Gnosticism, voodoo to alchemy, Buddhism to evangelism, TechGnosis peels away the rational shell of infotech to reveal the utopian dreams, alien obsessions and apocalyptic visions that populate the ongoing digital revolution.

Erik Davis’ work has appeared in Wired, The Village Voice and Gnosis, and he has lectured internationally on technoculture and new forms of religion. He is a fifth-generation Californian who currently lives in San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852427726
Publisher:
Serpent's Tail Publishing Ltd
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Edition description:
Updated with new Afterward
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Erik Davis' work has appeared in Wired, The Village Voice and Gnosis, and he has lectured internationally on technoculture and new forms of religion. He is a fifth-generation Californian who currently lives in San Francisco.

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