Lea Schweitz (Upper House’s Visiting Theologian for our Higher Pursuits Project) sits down with sociologist Felicia Wu Song to discuss technology, personhood, and spiritual practices, as well as Felicia’s new book, Restless Devices: Recovering Personhood, Presence and Place in the Digital Age (IVP, 2021). 

Felicia Wu Song (PhD, University of Virginia) is a cultural sociologist of media and digital technologies, currently serving as professor of sociology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. 

Lea Schweitz (PhD, University of Chicago) is the co-founder of Nature120, a non-profit organization that provides nature play and airway therapy for children on Chicago’s west side and in the western suburbs; she also is the Director of Children’s Education for Yorkfield Presbyterian Church. Previously she was a tenured professor at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and directed the Zygon Center for Religion and Science.

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Credits: music by Micah Behr, audio engineering by Andy Johnson, graphic design by Madeline Ramsey.