We’re on our phones and laptops constantly, and we talk about how technology is all around us–but what is it? Is it about our devices or something deeper? On this episode Jeff and Emily talk to sociologist Felicia Wu Song and theologian David Gill about technology, and how it shapes what it means to be a human being in the world–especially as we relate to others.
Felicia Wu Song is Professor of Sociology at Westmont College and a cultural sociologist who studies the place of digital technologies in contemporary life. She is the author of Restless Devices: Recovering Personhood, Presence and Place in the Digital Age and Virtual Communities: Bowling Alone, Online Together.
David W. Gill is a writer and speaker based in his hometown, Oakland. California. He recently retired from the faculty of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton and Boston, Massachusetts, where he served as Mockler-Phillips Professor of Workplace Theology & Business Ethics and Director of the Mockler Center for Faith & Ethics in the Workplace. He is the author of many books including Becoming Good: Building Moral Character and Doing Right: Practicing Ethical Principles.