A mini-conference inside FutureEverything 2015, hosted and guest curated by artist and designer Tobias Revell, and FutureEverything’s Natalie Kane, Haunted Machines reflected on the narratives of magic and hauntings pervading our relationship with technology and began to analyse why these narratives exist, what they mean and what they do.
Die Vorträge, die mich am meisten angesprochen haben.
Artist and writer Ingrid Burrington looked at where we can reclaim the narratives of magic from those uses that relinquish our power over the technology we use. How do institutions of power invoke magic to deny their accountability for their actions, and how can we keep magic as something hopeful?
Ingrid Burrington hatte ich bereits hier erwähnt.
Hacker, designer and artist Eleanor Saitta looks at the role of power and intent in innovation and design, and where the lore associated to chaos magick can help us interpret it. Finding where these analogies enable us to understand where exclusion lies, Eleanor shows us how this summons incomplete versions of the world we inhabit.
Die Folien von Eleanor Saitta’s Vortrag finden sich hier.
Writer Warren Ellis explores the point in history at which science and magic split, and where this relationship remains in the devices we evoke from the ether. Where have the narratives of magic been realised and replicated in our contemporary incarnations of technology, and where have our strive for innovation created the condition for witchcraft.
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Writer Joanne McNeil interrogates technology through the appearance of hoaxes, spoofing and fear, and where this address our reliance upon our devices. What is authentic in our experiences online, and how does the internet allow for inauthenticity and deception?
In the second session of the day, writer Chardine Taylor-Stone looks at afrofuturist narratives of technology and science fiction culture, and where it is placed in black political resistance, liberation and activism. Where are the missing narratives of magic surfacing, and why is there a need more than ever for them to exist?
Ethnographer and writer Georgina Voss’s talk centres on the ways that technology creators summon visions and expectations into the world. Who gets to define what our technology is, or will become, and what dark magic arises?