In 1853, a reverend named John Murray Spear attempted to do something shocking. He believed he was receiving messages from spirits beyond the grave, who gave him instructions on how to build a mechanical messiah who would usher in a new age of man. What happened next carries echoes of Frankenstein, only this story was very real.
The Crucifixion of the Mechanical Messiah: John Murray Spear and the Synthetic Savior
The New Motor: Building John Murray Spear’s ‘God Machine’ in Lynn, Massachussets
Naoya Sakamata, Thought Amber
Dexter Britain, The Tea Party
Kai Engel, Floret, Morbid Imagination, Rejecting the Sirens