Amazing! Walter Ong surfaces! One of McLuhan's major Mentors!
2008 Call for Awards Nominations
Communication, Technology and the Sacred
Santa Clara, California
June 19-22, 2008
- Paul Soukup, S.J. (Psoukup at scu.edu) Santa Clara University
- Anne Pym, Ph.D. (anne.pym at csueastbay.edu) Cal state University East Bay
If, as Walter Ong suggests, technologies of communication and information affect noetic economies (structures of thought); and if noetic economies have to do with what it means to be human; it seems important to consider how the spoken and the mediated word and image contribute to the human soul – or to the sacred. How have technologies and the larger media world altered our experiences of the sacred?