At Friday night’s #opensource11 event at LICC, Pete spoke about the Bible as Augmented Reality. Here is the Prezi, as requested by people at the event and a short note about what Pete said. A seminar length version will be published on the CODEC website this week and also on Pete’s personal blog.
Augmented Reality describes a layer of digital information superimposed upon a picture of the real world, often seen nowadays in sci-fi movies, on smart-phone apps. Reality is augmented, made more understandable and richer by adding a digital layer to it. This talk explores that concept as a possible metaphor for the role of the Bible in the life of Christians. Can the Bible act as an augmented reality layer for as we see to live authentically biblical lives in a digital world?
CODEC is BigBible’s parent research initiative based at St John’s College, Durham University.
Pete Phillips Biog: I’m into the New Testament (especially John’s Gospel), technology, literary theory, postmodernism, football and that kind of stuff. I am married to Theresa and we have three great kids (and a Westie called Grace). I’m a Christian and love the whole church thing, which is good cos I also work for the Methodist Church in the UK. My formal job titles are: Director of Research for CODEC at St John’s College, Durham University and Secretary to the Faith and Order Committee of the Methodist Church.-->