This paper outlines a set of experiments designed to explore how we can embed memories in objects augmented with non-discernable nanotechnological interfaces. It explores whether the object can successfully embody a wish or fear and how the participant experiences living with a physical reminder of these secrets. As such the experiments draw on more traditional paper-prototyping and body-storming techniques. The goal is to assess if the introduction of nanotechnology as a magical unknown can be used to seed and affect our relationships to objects and archived memories.


Magical unknown Nanotechnology probe secret desire archaeoacoustics archive performative consultation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Audrey Samson
    • 1
  • Kristina Andersen
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Creative MediaCity University of Hong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.Center for Mathematics and Computer ScienceAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Gerrit Rietveld AcademyAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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