Photos by Anna Blumenkranz
Inspired by Afroditi Psarra and Martin de Bie’s EMF Sensing workshop, I decided to create a device for ‘Modern Ghostbusting’- a kite. An electromagnetic field is a physical field produced by electrically charged objects. In Ghost Hunting, an EMF detector is used to detect fluctuations in the electromagnetic field. When a fluctuation is detected, it is typically the sign of a ghost. My ‘Modern Ghostbusting’ kite uses the surface of the kite as an antenna to detect and amplify the electromagnetic field. Your typical EMF detector is handheld, therefore it can only detect ghosts when they are on the ground or in range of the detector. The ‘Modern Ghostbusting’ kite can detect ghosts at a range of altitudes.