Digital Witchcraft: Religious Studies in Cybernetic Contexts

Through a revision of the work of The Digital Witchcraft Institute we will cover a comparative analysis between tech and the supernatural, the use of the digital realm as a spiritual facilitator, and magic as a design methodology. This trajectory will allow us to evaluate the possibilities for mystical and religious technologies in the 21st century.

Danae Tapia is a writer, multimedia artist and technologist born in the Chilean working class. She is a 2022-2024 resident at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and a researcher and lecturer of Hacking and Autonomous Practices at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, Netherlands. She is also the founder of The Digital Witchcraft Institute, an arts organization registered in The Netherlands. This venture was Danae’s project for her fellowship with the Mozilla Foundation which started as an artistic-research experience dedicated to collect and showcase advanced non-conforming approaches to the use of tech.