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?
‘#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)