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“Ghost in the Machine” was the title of a book authored by Arthur Koestler.

Koestler claims that mankind is moving towards self-destruction. Koestler states that the human brain is built upon primitive brain structures, and that these are the “ghost in the machine”. At times these structures can overpower higher logical functions, and are responsible for hate, anger and other such destructive impulses.

The Police titled their 1981 album “Ghost in the Machine”. This is where I first heard of this concept.

My t-shirt design interpretation of this attempts to graphically represent that man made machines manifest behaviours or events that cannot be explained. These behaviours or events are not programmed, they are the product of the machine taking its own course. These are reflections of our primitive destructive impluses within the machines that we have created…. as the machines are a reflection of us, they are likely to display self destructive behaviour just as we do…..

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  • margpie
    margpieabout 6 years ago

    excellent title and T, I beleive there is such a thing, I cant’ remember but, i have either seen a movie, or read a book or maybe it was a song with the same title, very creepy thought..

  • Ghost in the machine is the 4th Album released by the Police in 1981. I always remembered the concept and am glad that now in 2008 I can finally provide my interpretation of this.

    – zomboy

  • margpie
    margpieabout 6 years ago

    brilliant, lol yes i have that! no wonder i heard of it! its a great interpretation you did the police proud and your concept became a brilliant reality :)

  • Thanks a million!! Yes…. Go the Police!!!

    – zomboy

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 6 years ago

    oh that’s a terrific design zomboy,congrats…well done!!!! nice colour choices too~~~

  • Thanks Karin – glad you like it! Its a terrible thing being up this late doing this stuff in the middle of the night, but I just cant seem to help myself!

    – zomboy

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 6 years ago

    lol….yes..i must be off to bed
    there’s never enough time in the day tho is there…
    i’m madly trying to catch up on the new work so tomorrow is less stressful…
    it’s my daughter’s sixteenth birthday (well today actually) lol
    love your designs!!!! you are going so well, it’s wonderful :D

  • coni
    coniabout 6 years ago

    excellent tee

  • cheers brother…

    – zomboy

  • Sema
    Semaabout 6 years ago

    Great design!

  • thanks Sema – have a great night!

    – zomboy

  • DesignBliss
    DesignBlissabout 6 years ago

    Very cool. You did a fantastic job with this.

  • thanks – Bless you!

    – zomboy

  • fixtape
    fixtapeabout 6 years ago

    Nice one. I dig it.

  • cheers fixtape – appreciated….

    – zomboy

  • Miriam Shilling
    Miriam Shillingabout 6 years ago

    This is such an amazing design and concept. Absolutely brilliant! It also reminds me of Jung’s theory of the shadow that is within us.

  • I am a big big fan of Jung, his explanation of architypes just blows we away! Glad you are getting somethingn out of the work….

    – zomboy

  • o0OdemocrazyO0o
    o0OdemocrazyO0oabout 6 years ago

    Cool face…

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