The word ‘spell’ has two distinct meanings: as a verb it identifies the letters of a word, and as a noun it refers to a magical charm or incantation. Its roots trace back to Old English runic alphabets, used in spells to invoke knowledge and protection. Through coding, we can recreate this ancient magic, manipulating mere words to create something out of nothing.
Explore the connections between technology and traditional ideas of magic as we delve into spiritual experience of tech as its users and creators. We’ll look at the similarities between technology and magic, like power over natural forces, transcendence of limitations, and the mysterious knowledge associated with it.