The On Being Project

Rory Johnson
Rory Johnson

is an assistant professor in the Department of Comparative Religion at Miami University. His work focuses on the intersection of religion, aesthetics, technology, and economy.

Have Digital Devices Become Modern Fetishes?

Human beings are wired for connection. A commentary on how parallels exist between the “new” seeking in our digital worlds and the ancient seeking via fetish of the Bakongo people of the Congo.

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Have Digital Devices Become Modern Fetishes?