|(The Lutheran Home, in Monroe, MI)|
Here are books I have read and studied to help me better understand the relationship between technology, culture, and Christian spiritual formation.
A note: Linda and I recently watched "The Social Dilemma" on Netflix. Helpful. Well done. Concerning. Frightening.
Adam Alter, Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked.
Aiken, Mary, The Cyber Effect: An Expert in Cyberpsychology Explains How Technology is Shaping Our Children, Our Behavior, and Our Valuers, and What We Can Do About It.
Mark Bauerlein, ed. The Digital Divide: Arguments for and Against Facebook, Google, Texting, and the Age of Social Networking
Bauerlein, The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupifies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future
David Baggett and Jerry Walls, God and Cosmos: Moral Truth and Human Meaning
Albert Borgmann, Power Failure: Christianity in the Culture of Technology
John Brockman, ed. Possible Minds: Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI
John Brockman, ed. What to Think About Machines that Think
Harold I. Brown, Perception, Theory and Commitment: The New Philosophy of Science
Alan Burdick, Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation
Heidi Campbell, Networked Theology: Negotiating Faith in Digital Culture
Nicholas Carr, The Glass Cage: How Our Computers are Changing Us
Carr, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
John Cheney-Lippold, We Are Data: Algorithms and the Making of Our Digital Selves.
William Davies, The Happiness Industry
Craig Detweiler, iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives
Jacques Ellul, Presence in the Modern World: A New Translation
Ellul, The Technological Society
Franklin Foer, World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech
Donna Freitas, The Happiness Effect: How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect at Any Cost
Howard Gardner and Katie Davis, The App Generation
Martin Heidegger, The Question Concerning Technology and Other Essays
James Davison Hunter and Paul Nedelisky, Science and the Good: The Tragic Quest for the Foundations of Morality
Don Ihde, Philosophy and Technology: An Introduction
David Kaplan, ed. Readings in the Philosophy of Technology
Raymond Martin. The Rise and Fall of Soul and Self: An Intellectual History of Personal Identity
Adam McHugh, The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction
Carl Mitcham, Philosophy and Technology: Readings in the Philosophical Problems of Technology
Moreland, J.P., Scientism and Secularism: Learning to Respond to a Dangerous Ideology.
Richard Muller, Now: The Physics of Time
H. Richard Neibuhr, Christ and Culture.
Newport, Cal, Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life In a Noisy World.
Tom Nichols, The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters
Pellegrino, Edmund. Human Dignity and Bioethics.
Powers, William, Hamlet's Blackberry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age
Tony Reinke, 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You
Schuurman, Derek. Shaping a Digital World: Faith, Culture and Computer Technology
Jacob Shatzer, Transhumanism and the Image of God: Today's Technology and the Future of Christian Discipleship
Roger Scruton, On Human Nature
Roger Scruton, On Human Nature
Christian Smith, What Is a Person? Rethinking Humanity, Social Life, and the Moral Good from the Person Up
Mari Swingle, i-Minds: How and Why Constant Connectivity Is Rewiring Our Brains and What to Do About It
Charles Taylor, The Ethics of Authenticity
Taylor, The Secular Age
Sherry Turkle, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
Jean Twenge, iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy - and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood - and What That Means for the Rest of Us
Twenge, The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement
Jose van Dyck, The Culture of Connectivity: A Critical History of Social Media