"This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition Toni Dove: Embodied Machines, on view at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, February 25/May 20, 2018."Our ghosts, our machines, our selves: the art of Toni Dove / Christiane Paul -- Beyond mother tongue: a brief archaeology / Erkki Huhtamo -- Toni Dove's nonmodern ontologies / George E. Lewis -- Carried away / Debra Balken -- Collaboration, Toni Dove / Rene Steinke -- On narrative and interface: an interview with Toni Dove -- Archaeology of a mother tongue -- Artificial changelings -- Spectropia -- Lucid possession -- The dress that eats souls -- Project credits.This uniquely designed book presents the first survey of contemporary artist Toni Dove's pioneering work at the crossroads of performance, cinema, and virtual reality. Credited as one of the innovators of "interactive cinema," since the early 1990s, Toni Dove has created an oeuvre of "speculative technology" blending computer driven interactivity, live-mix performance and installation in projects which examine histories of consumer culture through evolving technologies. Dove's collaborative practice brings together visual artists, filmmakers, fashion designers, robotics engineers, computer programmers, musicians, actors, and writers-each at the vanguard of his or her own metier. Accompanying a major exhibition, this distinctively designed volume presents four of Dove's most notable works, including the debut of her newest work The Dress That Eats Souls, which exists at the forefront of computer and robotic technology.