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Digital Judaism (Lex Rofeberg)

I really liked this piece which I found here online about digital Judasim and Lex has given me kind permission to post it in full here. Lex is a rabbinical student at ALEPH, about which you can find more here. … Continue reading

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Trump Campaign (This Recent Iteration of White Nationalism & Anti-Semitism Began With Him At Twitter)

At home and coursing across the internet of things (that network of devices and other forms of connective hardware), it is easy to trace back this current iteration of white nationalism and what seems like an almost sudden appearance into … Continue reading

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Posthuman (Michal Rovner) Evolution

Michal Rover’s latest show at Pace, Evolution, is hardcore posthuman. Viewed from the chilly distance of a desert, the human is seen reproduced and submerged in a collective mass of de-realized figures on the move going nowhere, submerged in technology, across … Continue reading

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Death Of Alexa

I am ambivalent about this act. On the one hand, it’s a destructive act directed at a machine that has been purposefully gendered as female. It also feels like something of an execution. On the other hand, it has become … Continue reading

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#ShoahLanzmannLiveTweet

I think I can be proud of myself, or maybe not. Today in my class on the Holocaust and Judaism, a student, let’s call her “Jackie” asked how to make sense of Lanzmann’s Shoah. She was clearly disoriented by the … Continue reading

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Robot Religion

AB, a graduate student in the Department of Religion at Syracuse posted this article about BlessU-2, which you can read here.  You can watch the video there. This robot is programmed to invoke the Levitical priestly blessing from Numbers 6:24-26. “The … Continue reading

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Porn in the City (Public Technology)

In retrospect, the words of the promotional are hysterical. The internet hubs are big sidewalk monoliths. Kind of great, in theory at least. Unfettered wifi and internet. But what were they thinking? Clearly the urban planners don’t know much about … Continue reading

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