Augmented Ouija

  • A U G M E N T E D   O U I J A

    In times of the omnipresent digital alter ego, more than a decendent's empty shell is left behind in this world. If wished
    for or not explicitly prevented, their social media profiles remain unchanged. They keep projecting the same virtual
    representation of the deceased user as they did during his or her lifetime.
  • This Ouija board contains the digitally preserved personality of a deceased Facebook user. By posing questions with a
    standard USB keyboard, communication with the afterlife is now a possibility.
  • The contained digital spirit currently understands German, but no umlauts or capital letters.
    If an adequate answer can be found in its eternal memory of social media, the spirit responds by moving a planchette across a
    classic Ouija board with the help of stepper motors and magnetic force.