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Mark C. Taylor is the Chair of the Department of Religion, Columbia University. His many books include: 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). 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. Beyond his scholarly work, he contributes to The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and other periodicals.