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Myling - Wikipedia
"In Scandinavian folklore, the mylingar are the phantasmal incarnations of the souls of unbaptized children that had been forced to roam the earth until they could persuade someone (or otherwise cause enough of a ruckus to make their wishes known) to bury them properly."
myth  magic  hauntology  ghostbook  death 
september 2019 by warrenellis
Bot Benediction, 2015 - Features - Source: An OpenNews project
"The metaphors are numerous—bots are homunculi, bots are witches’ familiars, bots are daemons. And yes, the bots were inside us all along, and ultimately we make ourselves into Twitter bots in order to live. But really. Twitter bots are the imaginary friends that I love and cherish as much as the real-person relationships I’ve formed on Twitter (both with people and with other creatures with alleged human operators, whose true identities are best left unknown). They notice things we might not notice."
hauntology  web  tech 
april 2015 by warrenellis
transmediale | unMonastery
"Ancient Greek mystery cults and technology will be paralleled to contemporary religious and industrial practice. The long lineage of Gods and mortals from antiquity to present will be explored, tracing chthonic and often mirroring personas such as Plouto (Underworld) and Ploutos (Wealth) or Demeter (de-meter / mother earth) and her daughter Persephone (pherein-phonon / to bring death). Participants will explore (hands-on) some of the benefits and ill effects of confrontations between inactivity/radioactivity, mortality/divinity, remedy/poison.

"Tales of toxicity will be interwoven with mythology and possible ancient anti-solutions which are now being used to combat the toxicity and will influence our future civilizations."
occult  myth  hauntology  future  cities 
january 2015 by warrenellis
This Ghost Hunting Handheld Is an iPhone For Talking to the Dead | Motherboard
"An Italian company called Gh​ost Ark claims it really is building a hand-held device to help you hunt ghosts. According to the GhostArk team, the matte-black box seen on their website, with backlit knobs and a waveform display, will “make ‘Ghost Hunting’ easy and accessible to all.""
mad  hauntology 
january 2015 by warrenellis
Ghosts created by scientists in 'disturbing' lab experiment - Telegraph
"Now, however, scientists in Switzerland have shown that ghosts are probably just an illusion created by the mind when it momentarily loses track of the body’s location because of illness, exertion or stress."
hauntology  neuro 
november 2014 by warrenellis
What would the tube map look like if it ONLY contained ghost stations? - Us Vs Th3m
"Ghost stations is the usual English translation for the German word Geisterbahnhöfe. This term was used to describe certain stations on Berlin’s U-Bahn and S-Bahn metro networks that were closed during the period of Berlin’s division during the Cold War. Since then, the term has come to be used to describe any disused station on an underground railway line, especially those actively passed through by passenger trains."
history  architecture  hauntology  maps 
november 2014 by warrenellis
Tangled Nodes: Self Observation Notes #2 | Hawthonn
"Can you imagine rising early in the morning, trudging to the cloister of Desmodus and kneeling on the sodden earth to lick the dew from the rough superfices of the rock? To tongue and bite the celestial mosses that adhere to the surface, and rub cheeks against the rough scabs of lichen? To take a blessed chipping, a pebble relic, and grind it between your front teeth? To lie with the slug, face down on the rock, and kiss the shadow-mouth of your own daemon as it reclines beneath you? To hope that it will whisper the secrets of the dragon’s angle, or the chain of winds, or an impulsive rite: chew on the holly leaf; sculpt your god from mud; take up arms against the brambles."
writing  hauntology  myth 
october 2014 by warrenellis
The Deeper I Stare Into the Internet, the More I See the World Going to Waste | Motherboard
"Welcome to the new-old milieu, where phantoms stalk what seems like every last mile of the digital experience. As social historian and folklorist Owen Davies writes in The Haunted: "Cyberspace has become part of the geography of haunting." "
future  hauntology 
october 2014 by warrenellis
TheDartmouth.com: Good calls on medicine to focus on human side
He shared his concept of “hauntology,” the study of personal stories that are part of the more intimate life of medicine rather than its rational practices, and spoke about the need for the emerging field of medical humanities.
october 2013 by warrenellis
The Quietus | Features | Berberian At The Gate: Broadcast & The Death Knell Of Hauntology
"...'hauntology''s champions end up pulping their subject matter to feed their theory. Like the similarly détourned 'psychogeography', it deadens the senses to the qualities (you'd hope) it was intended to reveal. Both are cases of theory slipping into ersatz theology – fated attempts to capture elusive, unspeakable experiences in yards of self-referential explication guaranteed to stamp out their pleasures. There's nothing wrong with men in their forties enjoying shared tastes and nostalgic triggers, but do they have to be so po-faced about it?"
april 2013 by warrenellis
Albion Dreaming | Larkfall
"Among the wide range of articles, I found the one on The Big Grey Man of Ben Macdhui most interesting, since it contains a number of notes and sources on how our environment may potentially incline people to experience the sensation of a ‘presence’ in their midst..."
april 2013 by warrenellis
3:AM Magazine » Against All Ends: Hauntology, Aesthetics, Ontology.
"The out of jointness is not the opposition of the present to either the part or the future of indeed a mere disordering of these temporal modes. Derrida specifically warns against this: “A spectral moment, a moment that no longer belongs to time, if one understands by this word the linking of modalized presents (past present, actual present: ‘now,’ future present) … Furtive and untimely, the apparition of the specter does not belong to that time” (10). As a result, hauntology in its Derridean formulation counters the criticism put forward by James Bridle, that “it deals with the problem of the future by going back to the past” (11) and that it needs to be opposed by the radically new. This reiteration of the standard modal temporalities of past, present and future is both symptomatic of the problems of an aesthetic interpretation of hauntology and at the same time, the very problem that Derrida is confronting with his concept of hauntology."
hauntology  future 
may 2012 by warrenellis
Brannten Schnüre and German Hauntology. | No Fear Of Pop
"Although the tendency to fall for trite, romanticist pastiche is always only a step away in Germany, I’ve felt that hauntology as an artistic concept has never really gained a foothold in the local experimental underground (as opposed to fine art, a point convincingly made by Adam Harper in reference to Neo Rauch). Considering this, I was both very surprised and quite intrigued to come across the latest offering by Frankfurt-based cassette imprint SicSic Tapes, a C-40 split between Johannes Schebler aka Baldruin and Christian Schoppik, who records under the moniker Brannten Schnüre."
music  hauntology 
october 2011 by warrenellis
The Suffolk Psychogeographics Summit | Beyond The Beyond
n intense week-long series of interventions, field trips, open workshops and evening discussions led by international artists and researchers exploring the Suffolk countryside through the interdisciplinary lens of psychogeophysics, defined as the combining of psychogeographic techniques (methods of wandering) with the study of geophysical traces (geophysical archaeology, the revealing of place).
august 2011 by warrenellis
Hauntological Futures | booktwo.org
"I think my problem with hauntology is that it deals with the problem of the future by going back to the past. And that is fine: but it will not save us."
march 2011 by warrenellis
the hauntological society: Hauntological Hotspots: North Norfolk
"the hauntological society is an information resource for all things hauntological. established Saturday 1 January 2011."
february 2011 by warrenellis
Found Objects: The Number Lady
"Title sequence to never-broadcast TV series. Filmed by Southern TV in 1975, and abandoned for reasons that have never been fully explained (though all sorts of rumours abound). Even the subject of the series is unclear, some claiming it is a straightforward drama about shortwave number stations, and others that it's a supernatural story about a a boy who can communicate with ghosts that have been trapped by pylons in a field near his home..."
fake  video  hauntology 
january 2011 by warrenellis

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