Religion on Demand: Faith-based Design

  title={Religion on Demand: Faith-based Design},
  author={Carma R. Gorman},
  journal={Design and Culture},
  pages={22 - 9}
ABSTRACT This article argues that observant Jews, Christians and Muslims are making use of recent innovations in consumer electronics to strengthen their traditional religious practices, and in turn, that “faith-based designs” such as software- and GPS-enhanced cell phones, clocks, MP3 players, and kitchen appliances are creating a culture of “religion on demand.” The article proposes a typology of recent faith-based designs, arguing that there are five main ways in which products currently… 
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