American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology

American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology

by D.W. Pasulka


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190692889
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/20/2019
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 38,785
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

D.W. Pasulka is a professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion. Her current research focuses on religious and supernatural belief and practice and its connections to digital technologies and environments. She is the author and co-editor of numerous books and essays, the most recent of which are Believing in Bits: New Media and the Supernatural, co-edited with Simone Natalie and forthcoming from Oxford University Press, and Posthumanism: the Future of Homo Sapiens, co-edited with Michael Bess (2018). She is also a history and religion consultant for movies and television, including The Conjuring (2013) and The Conjuring II (2016). She has been the principal investigator for numerous grants, including the Federal grant program Teaching American History, which supported middle school and high school teachers in their efforts to teach religious and American history to public school students throughout North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Preface- A Tour of Silicon Valley with Jacques Vallee

Chapter 1- The Invisible Tyler D.
Chapter 2- James: Master of the Multiverse
Chapter 3- Scott Browne's In the Field: The War is Virtual, The Blood is Real
Chapter 4- When Star Wars Became Real: The Mechanisms of Belief
Chapter 5- The Material Code: Moving Beyond the Disembodied Soul to the Materiality of Quantum Information
Chapter 6- The Human Receiver: Matter, Information, Energy... Contact
Chapter Seven- Suspended in Space: Levitating, Bilocating Saints and Tyler D.'s Spiritual Conversion in Rome
Conclusion- The Artifact

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