New Book: Don't Eat the Fruit | John Dyer
I got invited to jump in on a blog tour promoting From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology by John Dyer. I met John at Exponential 2010 (big 'ol church planters conference) when I swung by his workshop on the topic. Given how easily I critique in this area, I prepped myself for disappointment, and instead heard one of the more sane and clever presentations I've heard. Dyer, who works as programmer + has a seminary degree, is well positioned to look at this stuff. But his real strength is it looks as if he's engaging well into Media Ecology, my favorite playground. I do see signs of Postman and Ellul lurking about (paddling a bit more in the pessimistic part of the pool), but I'm feeling good about this one: we may have a well balanced analysis of new communications technologies here.
We're kicking it off (Introductory post on the Preface here), and I'll have the first chapter next week.