Yesterday, I made the return journey Winchester-Durham (around 11 hours!) in order to discuss the above event ‘MediaLit‘, on which I will be tutoring with Andrew Graystone, Kate Bruce and Rich Wyld. On the Thursday morning I will be running a double session entitled ‘The Digital Revolution and The Future’, so I am looking forward to that, and already have, or have tracked down the following books which I plan to feed in (in those many hours I have to prepare!), especially to the first session which will be more theoretical, whilst the second will focus more on the practice of blogging:
- Heidi Campbell ‘When Religion Meets New Media‘ 2010
- Shane Hipps ‘Flickering Pixels‘ 2009
- Dwight J Freisen, ‘Thy Kingdom Connected: What the Church Can Learn from Facebook, the Internet, and Other Networks‘ 2009
- Gordon Lynch ‘Understanding Theology and Popular Culture‘ 2004
- Neil Postman ‘Amusing Ourselves to Death‘ 1987
- Dick Staub ‘The Culturally Savvy Christian: A Manifesto for Deepening Faith and Enriching Popular Culture in an Age of Christianity-lite’ 2008
- Thomas de Zengotita ‘Mediated: How the Media Shape the World Around You‘ 2007
- M Curtis ‘Distraction: Being Human in the Digital Age‘ 2005
- Dave Roberts ‘Is Virtual Church Part of the Historical Church? An analysis of the virtual church‘ 2007
- Henry Jenkins ‘Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide‘ 2008
- Marcus Leaning ‘Issues in Information and Media Literacy’
- Marshal McLuhan, ‘The Medium and the Light: Reflections on Religion‘, 2010
- (Pre-existing bibliography and recommended texts, links may need updating!)
I may also use the odd online source, strange though that idea may be! Blended Learners – let’s mix books, online, face-to-face… love to know if you know of other key texts.
Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @ Manchester Metropolitan University. Interested in digital literacy and digital culture in the third sector (especially faith). Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting.