Recently, I talked to Jeremy Stolow
. He is a media historian at Concordia University
, and editor of the book, Deus In Machina: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between
. He takes on the conventional idea of religion and technology as separate, contradictory spheres, and shows instead how they're connected. Contributors to the book look at a wide range of examples, from mainstream, organized religion, to Jeremy's own look at seances and spirit communication, to explore how technology weaves its way through diverse spiritual practices.