Friday, January 23, 2004

God is a DJ

Does anyone out there have a video of Faithless’s God is a DJ, from their Sunday 8 pm album? I need it for next Wednesday, when I start a 3 week intensive on Church and Society.

I spent today doing some shopping for the course, including buying Ello-opolis.

I will give a free book with an article I wrote on Douglas Coupland, community and church to the person who can tell me how Ello-opolis will be used as a multi-media learning tool in a Church and Society lecture.

PS This generous giveaway offer does not apply to those who have heard me lecture before, especially recent Mission to the Western Mind students!

Posted by steve at 10:00 PM


  1. Where to start?

    1. Against gender stereotyping – the blurb for the toy says “Ello pieces are easy to connect and the sets come in fun themes geared for girls.”

    2. Pick-and-mix spirituality – “The pieces are extremely versatile, providing endless options for all types of imaginations and moods. Bead, build and be brilliant!”

    3. Unleash you creativity – “With the Ello-opolis Character Builder Set, create totally different people, places and jewelry with an assortment of exclusive character builder set pieces.”

    4. Building character – see above.

    5. Liberation theology – Build a set of people and then remove arms and legs etc. to show the oppressive forces within society and religion.

    Comment by Stephen — January 24, 2004 @ 10:00 am

  2. Whoops, forgot number 6 – Having fun with stuff.

    Comment by Stephen — January 24, 2004 @ 10:00 am

  3. Shopping for identity among the smogasboard of possibilities. There is an implicit rejection of the grand narrative and false homogenity of Barbie.
    Identity, reality and meaning are constructs and are particular to the user. The user is able not only to construct their own reality, they are able to affirm themselves and their reality through construction (as opposed to Barbie and her singlar narrative). The dolls take on a reality that looks very similar to the users or what they would like their own reality to look like. ‘a stand-alone creation system’ with 110 pieces.

    Comment by Andrew P — January 24, 2004 @ 11:24 am

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