JStor Daily: Inventing Rituals for the Digital World

JStor Daily: Inventing Rituals for the Digital World. “… there is a reason that ritual is such a pervasive part of human experience that it appears in every culture, and dissected by a wide range of disciplines. As Peter Maclaren points out in ‘Rethinking Ritual,’ rituals are ‘the symbolic codes for interpreting and negotiating events of everyday existence.’ In the absence of online rituals, we lack the signposts that can help us navigate difficult online experiences—or mark and appreciate the great ones.”

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