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The Bright Labyrinth: Transmission 5 | EVP Spambot Poetics

27 November 2018 | 4.30pm – 6.30pm

GH 109, White City


No medium has ever proved itself to be a vital part of our existence until it has been effectively used to communicate with the dead. Encounters with spambots on social media reveal a connection with Electronic Voice Phenomena or EVP. Both are messages of a seemingly unknown origin picked up and distributed through our communications media. Are we receiving small talk from lonely ghosts, or is language starting to evade the laws of meaning? 

Suggested Reading:

‘#BotSpot: Twelve Ways to Spot a Bot’, Ben Nimmo, Digital Forensic Research Lab (2017)

‘Ghosts in the Machines: The Devices and Daring Mediums That Spoke for the Dead’, Lisa Hix, Collectors Weekly (2014)