Spirituality in a Digital Age - Day Three
A R E V I E W
authority, authenticity, agency
knowing as relational community of truth
deﬁnitions of spirituality
information / knowledge / wisdom in digital culture
stories and storying
mythic and parabolic
ritual and narrative
storytelling / storylistening
story sharing in digital media
(Based on Public Conversations Project)
1. what in your life inﬂuences your perspective on social media and spirituality?
2. when you think about social media and spirituality, what matters most to you?
3. within your own perspective, what questions do you still wrestle with?
4. questions of genuine interest, reﬂections and observations
What came out of the group conversations?
*concerns re: social media, around issues of agency
lack of structures
* social media's spirituality, connections with social justice
* how do we define "social media" in the first place?
* The potential of social media -- we paradoxically experience human freedom, as well as hatred, on SM...
* What is our responsibility as users of social media? How does it dehumanize?
(Is the issue SM itself, or what it reveals?)
(What does it mean to be dehumanized?)
Adaptive challenges: messy challenges, no clear answer/technique.
we learn as we go... with each other (there is no "expert")
ISSUES to ponder:
healthy approaches to media
Like food, we need communication to survive...
...and this is where the conversations are happening!
(and simply intervening and cutting out food is not as effective
as shaping good eating practices and setting boundaries....)
(and as faith-shapers, how do we talk about these things with parents, and their children/teens? How can we be attentive to the fears of parents and the yearnings of their kids? And how do we help parishioners / etc. develop new practices?
.....it's an adaptive practice.
Issues of intellectual property
Copyright and Fair Use has to do with how we share our IDEAS....
in ways that protect artists' intellectual property
So how does that work with digital media?
--by using Creative Common Licenses.