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Haunted Machines, Tentacular Festival

Revell, Tobias and Kane, Natalie (2018) Haunted Machines, Tentacular Festival. In: Tentacular Festival, 24 - 25 November 2018, Madrid, Spain.

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Revell, Tobias and Kane, Natalie

A presentation of the work of Haunted Machines as an interactive lecture that invited audience participation as a game delivered at Tentacular Festival in Madrid.


We are used to understanding technologies linked to science, rationalism and progress. In the 19th century, spiritism and the telegraph were welcomed with equal enthusiasm by a surprised society. Haunted Machines analyses the narratives constructed around technologies and charts a secret history of innovation that presents technology as a source of magic and sometimes of superstition.

Haunted Machines is the joint project of the artist and designer Tobias Revell and of Natalie Kane, the curator of digital design at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Together, they research the narratives and stories that connect technology with the magic of mythologies and the supernatural.

Official Website: http://tentacular.xyz
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Date: 24 November 2018
Funders: Matero Madrid
Event Location: Madrid, Spain
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2019 14:36
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 14:36
Item ID: 14426
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/14426

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