How to Haunt a House
Created By: Jason Tse
Location: Media Commons (2nd Floor)
This ITP Camp session is an investigation into (fake?) ghost sightings and spirit communication as a part of popular culture, with a focus on design and engineering. The session is split into 3 parts:
A brief lecture on the history of hoaxes and hauntings, focusing primarily on the Fox Sisters and how the rise of spiritualism in the 1800s impacted the use of â€œspookinessâ€ in media and pop culture today
Overview of some quintessential techniques for faking hauntings and spirit activity, from practical stage effects in the 1800s to the engineering marvels of modern-day haunted houses (e.g. Disneyâ€™s â€œHaunted Mansionâ€)
Hands-on workshop creating 2-3 illusions using simple materials and tools (will not require technical background from participants)
Note: If you would like to participate in the workshop, please bring a charged phone with a working rear view camera.