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Machine Ghosts
Haunted Random Forest Festival, Brighton
2017
This was a public tour that I designed with Emma O'Sullivan for the Haunted Random Forest Festival. We imagined an urban rendezvous that invited participants to explore Brighton as an algorithmic playground, revealing hidden and obstructed histories of the city and its machines. We were inspired by the critical, anti-authoritarian strategies of the Situationist International group of 1950s Europe known for hosting dérives or “drifts”, a method for engaging with cities like Paris through psychogeographic walks that explored the emotional impacts of urban environments on individuals. Drawing from this tradition, our ghost nodes exposed moments of access, control and liberation with 30 participants, exploring the tales of the machines, networks and algorithms of the city’s urban infrastructures. The activities of the Machine Ghosts tour were featured on Furtherfield.



i want to dance for the renewal of the world.” - robin well kimmerer