Augmenting Spirituality With Internet Communication

Augmenting Spirituality With Internet Communication
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The Catholic Church's recent endorsement of app mediated confession caused something of a stir, but it is not the first instance of religion and computers co-existing harmoniously.

Stephen Fortune
  • 1 march 2011

The Catholic Church’s recent endorsement of app mediated confession caused something of a stir, but it is not the first instance of religion and computers co-existing harmoniously.

The Interaction Research Studio of Goldsmiths University London has produced a prototype religious gadget: The Prayer Companion. This device displays a stream of information sourced from RSS news feeds and social networking sites to suggest possible prayer topics for a group of cloistered nuns whose daily routines haven’t altered since the monasteries’ foundation 145 years ago.

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