"This is my church": Seeing the internet and club culture as spiritual spaces Chapter uri icon

abstract

  • The Internet and club culture represent new spaces of technological empowerment and creation. The Internet has become a canvas of personal expression, a place to learn and test new ways of being. This is exemplified by people’s attempts to create new spaces of social interaction on Web sites, in chat rooms, and through e-mail. With the rise of contemporary club culture, the DJ, like the Webmaster or list/chat moderator, has also emerged as a new artist/author using technology to create new social spaces. For the DJ,“the true art lies in the ‘mix’” (Manovich 2001: 134). As the club track “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life” by Indeep (1982) suggests: Hey listen up to your local DJ. You better hear what he’s got to say There’s not a problem that I can’t fix Cause I can do it in the mix!

author list (cited authors)

  • Campbell, H

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Campbell, H

editor list (cited editors)

  • Dawson, L. L., & Cowan, D. E.

Book Title

  • Religion Online: Finding Faith on the Internet

publication date

  • June 2004