Personal Computing and Christian Ethics
John McLean is a rising senior majoring in Religion at Duke University. He is concentrating on textual and theological studies in early Christianity. John grew up in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina and now lives near the Research Triangle Park. He loves woodcarving in his spare time and focuses on traditional woodworking, making hand-carved spoons and bowls. He will be living and researching from Durham, NC, and looks forward to seeing how this project develops.
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Project summary: John will explore the moral challenges of personal computing and social media use from a Christian perspective. How do ethically-minded Christian communities respond to rapid changes in technology? What would “a Christian ethic of personal computing” entail? John will examine personal computing/mobile technology use in a variety of settings and forms, the potentially constructive and destructive ways these technologies can be used, and how a Christian ethic can guide Christian communities in their responses to these possibilities. Faculty mentor: Adam Hollowell