Ghost Machines – digital commission by Joe Cooper

We’ve commissioned writer and performer Joe Cooper to produce a new piece of digital art to sit alongside our Letters on Nocturnal Magic event at The Portico Library.


Joe was inspired by the books in the Portico’s collection which attempt to examine, understand or debunk many nineteenth century practices and beliefs, in particular the act of speaking to the dead.

Ghost Machines is a five minute game which looks at a few twentieth century examples of ways that scientists, inventors and mediums have tried to use technology to contact the other side.

Please note: the game doesn’t work on Mac yet – so find a computer with Windows to download and play!



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