We write to think
How a notetaking method has helped me with paranormal research.
On humanity, writing, and digital dead malls
Are our errors what make us human?
DIY REM pod initial build (Learning Things: March 27, 2023)
Things I learned and made this week (including an initial DIY REM pod build.)
Notes for a DIY REM pod build
Some thoughts on a future DIY REM pod project.
Why is it "easier" to capture paranormal evidence using analog tools?
Thoughts on digital ghost hunting tools like the Ovilus.
Accidentally overriding reality: untrustworthy and automatically faked photos
If smartphone cameras are increasingly depicting "idealized" images of the world, smoothing out anomalies and removing variations from what an computer might consider "normal," what does that mean for paranormal photography?
Why do we feel so nostalgic about Polaroids?
The Polaroid Corporation's history gives some clues to why we feel so nostalgic about instant photography.
How I learn things (Learning Things: March 20, 2023)
Some things I want to learn, including how to make DIY paranormal investigation gadgets.
Taking pictures of ghosts: Polaroids, instant photography, and paranormal investigation
Instant photography has become increasingly popular when trying to photograph ghosts—but can we trust it?
Spirit boxes, radios, and analog ghost hunting
I'd like to explore different popular ghost hunting tools through the lens of nostalgia. First up: the spirit box.
Ghost hunting as nostalgia
What could be more nostalgic than ghost hunting? You're going through old, ruined places and looking for either the shades of the past, nature spirits, or some other lost and ineffable thing.
When ghosts feel more real than daily life
Lately, I've been thinking that nostalgia may be a major driver of why people are into the paranormal. The act of hunting ghosts and interacting with the unknown is an opportunity to connect with a reality that exists beyond a computer or smartphone screen.