Blog

Initially conceived as a companion column at Nomos Journal (Remixing Religion) to my dissertation has since evolved into a more general blog in the aftermath of that project. Still heavily focused on remix theory and related areas, posts also cover broader topics pertaining to other research and personal interests.

Memorializing Yesterday…and Today

The connection between processes linked to memory and memorial are uniquely demonstrated in the film Yesterday, and the elements of remembrance and storytelling it illustrates might help in considering practices related to loss.

Embracing the Zen in Disney’s Zenimation

Disney’s new Zenimation series is more than just a themed collection of soothing vignettes. The mashup project is an extension of trends and processes characterizing both Buddhist Modernism and twenty-first-century Western mindfulness sensibilities.

It’s True…All of It (From a Certain Point of View)

Han Solo’s remarks in The Force Awakens (2015) about the true existence of the Force and Jedi signal an interplay between canonical and non-canonical material that taps into an even broader concern over authority and canonicity among traditions outside of the Star Wars universe – in particular, the world’s religions.

That Old-Time, Cut-Up Religion

Remix theory uniquely allows for the consideration of broader cultural practices and productions outside of image and sound as “remixes,” opening them up to examinations that shift how they are viewed and understood amid new terminology and conceptual framing – including religion.