First of all, I am now allowed to tell you that our new media book won a coveted award a few days ago from the Society for New Communications Research. My chapter is on the dark side of blogging, a haunting confessional piece called “The Ugly Blogger”. The other chapters, although not nearly as metaphysically searching and psychologically demanding as my own [he he he] are also great and you will recognize a lot of bloggers from my world – see the list at Microclesia.
The book is part of the Wikiklesia Project and is called Voices of the Virtual World: Participative Technology and the Ecclesial Revolution. It was conceived in May 2007 as an experiment in collaborative pubilshing and is described as a “collective, chaordic conversation on how emerging technologies are impacting the church.” You can buy it as e-book or paper version on Lulu. I bought both but I found that, at 340 pages long, the paper version was easier to read.
“Uttered like a prayer retrieved from the year 2030, spoken in a new tongue, a new form. Listen!”
– Kevin Kelly, Co-Founder / Executive Editor WIRED Magazine.
Anyway, all proceeds [and i mean ALL – I got nothing for contributing and i even had to buy my own damn copies] go to social oriented charities, with a focus on stopping human trafficking. Which reminds me, the Truth Isnt Sexy Campaign, [not connected to the book] desperately needs some money to buy more beermats for pubs in UK. Let me know if you can help and I will connect you.
Cynthia La Grou
Br. Karekin Yarian, BSG
Stuart Murray Williams