FutureEverything 2015: Haunted Machines

27 February 2015 14:00 - 27 February 2015 16:36

Banqueting Hall Manchester Town Hall Manchester, UK

The continued proliferation of connected devices and the narratives driving them forward has been running parallel to stories of surveillance, hacking and black boxes. While designers and technologists talk about ‘magic’ and ‘enchantment’ in regard to these devices, we forget that magic is a form of deception; a sleight of hand. Thinkers, writers, designers and artists are beginning to refer more and more to a new time of hauntings and the supernatural in respect of this new technological climate.

The speakers

Ingrid Burrington, Warren Ellis, Joanne McNeil, Eleanor Saitta, Chardine Taylor-Stone and Georgina Voss, will reflect on the narratives of magic and hauntings pervading our relationship with technology and begin to analyse why these narratives exist, what they mean and what they do.

More details about the event can be found at: http://futureeverything.org/events/haunted-machines-2/