Thursday, February 03, 2005

Hacking the Divine

Abstract

In this paper the metaphors of ‘God as hacker’ and human beings as created co-creators are linked with the narratives of creativity, novelty and experience that can be seen within contemporary technoculture. This type of approach is envisaged as one of many that might be used to engage with technology theologically. Drawing upon the tradition of God as creator and a functional interpretation of the imago Dei in humans it aims to open up a conversation with technology. This conversation looks to move beyond mere abstraction and into existential questions raised by new technologies together with identifying how to live wisely within the everyday technological world.

Hacking the Divine : A metaphor for theology-technology engagement