Haunted Machines is a curatorial and research project by Natalie Kane and Tobias Revell exploring narratives we construct around technology.

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Is That A Ghost In Your Pocket — CBC Spark — 2016

The recent DDoS attack that temporarily brought down some of the world's most popular websites was top of mind this week. A DDoS attack happens when a server is overloaded with traffic.
This time, though, a lot of the networked devices doing the overloading weren't, say, desktop computers. They were household devices. So-called smart devices like internet connected cameras and DVRs.
This, frankly, gave us the creeps. Ordinary household devices acting on their own and doing some pretty spooky stuff? And just in time for Hallowe'en!
Tobias thinks we're lured into seeing our technologies as magical. At least, until they don't work, and flip into their opposite….HORROR!


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