Chris Stedman

Chris Stedman

Chris Stedman is the author of "IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives" (2020) and "Faitheist" (2012), and has written for publications including The Guardian, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, Pitchfork, VICE, The LA Review of Books, and The Washington Post. Previously the founding director of the Yale Humanist Community and a fellow at Yale University, Chris also served as a humanist chaplain at Harvard University and currently teaches in the department of religion and philosophy at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. To learn more, visit or


What maps can teach us about our digital lives

By: - December 24, 2020

The following is excerpted from Minneapolis author Chris Stedman’s new book “IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives.” Six months after my first of numerous visits to the Borchert Map Library, I returned to the University of Minnesota’s campus — but this time I had another destination, just one building over. I […]