Recent Publications:

Forthcoming. “Close Your Eyes, Breathe, and Stick It to the Man.” Punk Rock and Philosophy (August 2022).

“Osamu Tezuka’s Buddha, Canonical Authority, and Remix Theory in the Study of Religion.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 90, no. 2 (June 2022; online May 9, 2022). DOI: 10.1093/jaarel/lfac031.

“Versioning Buddhism: Remix and Recyclability in the Study of Religion,” in The Routledge Handbook of Remix Studies and Digital Humanities, edited by Eduardo Navas, Owen Gallagher, and xtine burrough, 95-108 (New York: Routledge, 2021).

Latest Posts:

Bricolage Blocks and Buddhist Bricoleurs

Reframing the mining and crafting of blocks in Minecraft as making do with sampled sourced material can help us rethink and reconsider concepts like bricolage and techniques like upāya.

Illuminating the Shadows

Piratical databases of electronic texts challenge the structures that otherwise keep such material closed off and inaccessible. These so-called shadow libraries help push for a more informed, creative, and critical society that hinges upon accessibility rather than censorship and control.

The Right to Copy in the Context of Religion

Even under the notion or guise of sanctity, access and control are still very closely tied to power structures and the hierarchies that establish and regulate them, and copyright law has played a large role in how this has developed.