Eventually I’ll assign the domain turingchurch.com (currently pointing to an older Turing Church website) to this Turing Church @substack.
Turing Church covers the intersections of science and religion, spirituality and technology, engineering and science fiction, mind and matter. Hacking religion, enlightening science, awakening technology. Exploring outer and inner spaces.
I don’t know yet how I’ll differentiate this from the other website. I guess I’ll just follow Rumi and trust that the Way will appear after I start walking. Suggestions welcome. In the meantime I’ll start with short posts.
I’ve been experimenting with Substack for a couple of weeks. The user interface is similar to that of Medium. I love Substack’s comment system, which seems more immediate and usable than that of Medium. I think interaction with readers is fundamental.
I’m not able to offer paid content via Medium because the option is not available yet in Hungary, but I was able to set up payments via Substack. Also, Substack has a much cleaner business model.
I like the idea of paying for good content. It can be argued that the “free”-to-read, ad-supported clickbait business model has ruined online content. As a freelance writer, I had to sensationalize titles and dumb content down on request of the editors. As an editor, I had to ask writers to do the same. Isn’t it much simpler and cleaner (and better) if we just pay for content?
So this will be a paid publication. But don’t worry, most (by far) of the content will be free. I have set payments to the minimum allowed. Please subscribe if you can afford it, and think of it as a donation.
Cover picture from Wikimedia Commons.