Technologies of magic: a cultural study of ghosts, machines and the uncanny

John Potts (Editor), Edward Scheer (Editor)

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Contents Introduction Part one: The persistence of magic in modernity: Scott McQuire, Dream cities : the uncanny powers of electric light; Rachel Moore, Love machines; Annette Hamilton, The uncanny in object relations, or, the emergent ethnography of machine love; Patricia Pringle, The spatial implications of stage magic. Part two: Ghosts and their machines: Anne Cranny-Francis, The ghost in/on the machine: magic, technology and the "modest witness" John Potts, The idea of the ghost; Stephen Muecke, Contingency on the island of ghosts. Part three: New technologies and their doubles: Andrew Murphie, Magic and consciousness; Chris Chesher, The muse and the electronic invocator; Edward Scheer, Stelarc, magic and cyber-ritual
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherPower Publications
ISBN (Print)0909952353
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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