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?
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.
FutureEverything 20th Anniversary Festival: 25-28 February 2015
Manchester Town Hall