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Is the Panasonic RR-DR60 worth it?

Musings on an expensive and hyped piece of tech.

A graphite-style digital drawing of a Panasonic RR-DR60 recorder.
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I asked ChatGPT to create and code paranormal investigation gear for me

I wouldn't say that it went "well."

A digital drawing of a SB-7 spirit box with a swirly pattern
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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?

graphite-style digital sketch of the full moon with the words "is this real?"
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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.

a Polaroid SX-70 camera drawn digitally in a watercolor style with the words "feeling nostalgic"
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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.

Someone looks at a smartphone when a ghost is in front of them. text: I have a firm grasp on reality.