Museum of Forbidden Technologies

  How do you make a museum out of things that don’t exist? What’s the line between fact and fiction? 2014 5CollDH microgrant recipient Emily Esten (UMass–Amherst Junior) built a “Museum of Forbidden Technologies,” inspired by the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale to ask just those questions. Learn more, in her own words:     Welcome to Night Vale is a bimonthly podcast structured very much like a radio station, announcing community updates for a small desert town somewhere in the … Read More

An Imagined Product Launch for a Very-Not-Imaginary Product

    Where does the device stop and you begin? What’s it like to live as a machine? These are familiar questions to science fiction literature, but take on shocking new stakes in 2014-15 5CollDH undergraduate fellow Wouter Schievink’s project. Through a series of public art installations exploring robotics, organic material, and interactivity, his project interrogates our physical relationships with ephemeral technologies. In his own words:    Hello, my name is Tom, co-founder of Skinskin.I’m so glad that all of you could make … Read More