"The Age of the Individual" Speaker: Mark C. Taylor

Mark C. Taylor’s many books include: Journeys to Selfhood: Hegel and Kierkegaard (1980), Erring: A Postmodern A/Theology (1984), Disfiguring: Art, Architecture, Religion (1994), Hiding (1997), About Religion: Economies of Faith in Virtual Culture (1999), The Moment of Complexity: Emerging Network Culture (2001), Confidence Games: Money and Markets in a World Without Redemption (2006), Mystic Bones (2007), and After God (2007), Field Notes from Elsewhere: Reflections on Dying and Living (2008), Crisis on Campus: A Bold Plan for Reforming Colleges and Universities (2010), Refiguring the Spiritual (2012), Rewiring the Real (2013), Recovering Place (2014), and Speed Limits (2014), Last Works: Lessons in Leaving (2017). In addition to his writing, Taylor has produced a CD-ROM, “Motel Real: Las Vegas, Nevada,” and has had an exhibition of the artwork accompanying his book, “Grave Matters,” at the Mass MOCA. Over the years Taylor has also played a major role in introducing new technologies to the classroom. In 1998, he co-founded a company named Global Education Network, whose mission was to introduce high-quality online education in the arts, sciences and humanities to anyone, anywhere in the world. He is co-curating “Sensing Place: Reflection on Stone Hill,” which opens July 4, 2016 at the Sterling and Francine Clark Institute in Williamstown, MA. This exhibition includes his own artwork.
Beyond his scholarly work, Taylor contributes to the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and other periodicals, and appears regularly on NPR.