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.
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