How do screens change our sense of national community?
October 12, 2020
What can we learn from the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) about sighting and understanding religion during and after the pandemic?
July 13, 2020
What do Kanye and Hip Hop have to do with Augustine of Hippo?
January 30, 2020
Does the new practice of dopamine fasting have religious roots?
December 11, 2019
Dead chickens should not garner the attention of the United States Supreme Court. You would think not, but you'd be wrong. In 1946, United States v. Causby went before the Supreme Court. Dead chickens—and modern technology—were at the center of t...
July 25, 2019
“Move fast and break things.” Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, used to rally his developers with these words. Not so much anymore. In recent years, Facebook has more than proven its ability to wreak havoc at a rapid pace. Increas...
February 4, 2019
Breaking up is always hard. But breaking off a decade-long relationship is especially difficult. So if you have Twitter thumbs, you may need to brace yourself because rumors are circulating that Twitter may soon be breaking up with the “Like” but...
November 15, 2018
Editor’s Note: Sightings is pleased to bring you this follow-up to a previous column by the same author, “Social Media and Sin” (April 5), which was one of our best-received pieces of the past academic year. It addresses topics that are discussed in ...
July 12, 2018
Facebook has come under fire of late for its actions (or inaction) surrounding Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. But the problems with the social media network, and other platforms like it, run much deeper. Indeed, Sean ...