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Writer Warren Ellis explores the point in history at which science and magic split

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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 futureeverything.org Haunted Machines: Warren Ellis FutureEverything

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“some Native American languages focus on the process—they see events whereas we see things. “

“some Native American languages focus on the process—they see events whereas we see things. For this reason, the Hopi language would be better equipped than English for defining certain phenomena studied by modern physics.”

Inventing the Enemy by Umberto Eco
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Mask-bot just wants a friend

jtotheizzoe: Mask-bot just wants a friend Japanese and German teams have come up with a 3-D animatronic face, projected on a skull-like surface, that can interact with a user like a digital conversation buddy. It even matches the slight movements … Continue reading

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