Spooky Technology


A book of reflection on the otherworldly qualities in everyday technologies.



2021 Summer
Design Research
Professors - Dan Lockton, Daragh Byrne

Lead Book Design
Writing & Research


While technology should be inherited explainable, our everyday encounters with different technological products often remain somewhat magical. By documenting the ‘unexplainable and spooky’ anecdotes of our interactions with technology, we are not mystifying technology but taking a critical and poetic lens to reflect our relationship with it. The visual design intends to create a sense of digital spookiness by the monotone color and ghost-like noise blur. Each chapter is labeled with a synthetic neon color.

This project is funded by the Frank-Ratchye Studio of Creative Inquiry at CMU. If interested in more of our artifact collection, you can visit the website or read our book on Google books.