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Bryan Alexander
Vermont
I research, teach, and help build programs about cyberculture.
Interests: web 2.0, gaming, cyberculture, gothic, intellectual property, wikis, writing, blogging, social software, multimedia narrative, project management
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LOG OF THE "DEMETER" Varna to Whitby 28 July.--Four days in hell, knocking about in a sort of malestrom, and the wind a tempest. No sleep for any one. Men all worn out. Hardly know how to set a watch,... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Dracula Blogged
27 July.--No news from Jonathan. I am getting quite uneasy about him, though why I should I do not know, but I do wish that he would write, if it were only a single line. Lucy walks more than ever,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Dracula Blogged
Amazon is piloting a tv show called Hysteria, which is all about scary stuff happening online, according to The Verge. It focuses on a town where a strange "psycho-physiological illness" causing violent fits and spasms appears to be spreading through... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
MINA MURRAY'S JOURNAL 26 July.--I am anxious,and it soothes me to express myself here. It is like whispering to one's self and listening at the same time. And there is also something about the shorthand symbols that makes it different... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Dracula Blogged
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A ghost computer game story comes from Yahoo's automative department: Well, when i was 4, my dad bought a trusty XBox. you know, the first, ruggedy, blocky one from 2001. we had tons and tons and tons of fun playing... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
Updates on yesterday's California creepy doll story: The dolls didn't appear all at once: "Families began filing police reports about the dolls as early as June 16". Not all of the human girls attend the same school, and "some families... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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Recently dolls appeared on the front steps of eight California homes. These are porcelain dolls. They do not belong to the families inhabiting these houses. They do resemble the children living in those houses. The story is mysterious at this... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
LOG OF THE "DEMETER" Varna to Whitby 24 July.--There seems some doom over this ship. Already a hand short, and entering the Bay of Biscay with wild weather ahead, and yet last night another man lost, disappeared. Like the first,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Dracula Blogged
CHAPTER 6. MINA MURRAY'S JOURNAL 24 July. Whitby.--Lucy met me at the station, looking sweeter and lovlier than ever, and we drove up to the house at the Crescent in which they have rooms. This is a lovely place. The... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Dracula Blogged
Florida Gothic (now there's a redundant phrase) offered us another tale of horror, as two men made a very typical mistake. Two men hired to clean out a vacant Tampa Bay area house thought they found a mannequin hanging in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
A Russian tv station ran a horrific story, which looks like myth-making so far. It describes a crucifiction allegedly conducted by Kievan forces: The report featured a woman named as Galina Pyshnyak, who was interviewed at a refugee camp in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
LOG OF THE "DEMETER" Varna to Whitby 22 July.--Rough weather last three days, and all hands busy with sails, no time to be frightened. Men seem to have forgotten their dread. Mate cheerful again, and all on good terms. Praised... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Dracula Blogged
11 pm.--I gave Renfield a strong opiate tonight, enough to make even him sleep, and took away his pocketbook to look at it. The thought that has been buzzing about my brain lately is complete, and the theory proved. My... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Dracula Blogged
11 am.--The attendant has just been to see me to say that Renfield has been very sick and has disgorged a whole lot of feathers. "My belief is, doctor," he said, "that he has eaten his birds, and that he... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Dracula Blogged
20 July.--Visited Renfield very early, before attendant went his rounds. Found him up and humming a tune. He was spreading out his sugar, which he had saved, in the window, and was manifestly beginning his fly catching again, and beginning... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Dracula Blogged
But who sent it, eh?
Great catch, Todd. Good point, Angelle. I wonder how many Donetskii know about that.
Share a URL or more, Alan!
Like this one, http://infocult.typepad.com/infocult/2009/09/you-are-the-reason-for-the-empty-spaces.html ?
10 pm.--I have visited him again and found him sitting in a corner brooding. When I came in he threw himself on his knees before me and implored me to let him have a cat, that his salvation depended upon... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at Dracula Blogged
19 July--We are progressing. My friend has now a whole colony of sparrows, and his flies and spiders are almost obliterated. When I came in he ran to me and said he wanted to ask me a great favour, a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at Dracula Blogged
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CNN turns its baleful gaze upon malls, and deems their decline to be an Autopsy of America Why is this economic event a morbid thing? Listen to the article's language: Dead shopping malls are a sad sight. "It's the human... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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The crisis over a downed Malaysian airliner in Ukraine took on a strikingly Gothic hue as one rebel leader offered a fascinatingly gory conspiracy theory. Igor Strelkov thinks the corpses are not what they seem. According to the information received... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
LOG OF THE "DEMETER" Varna to Whitby Written 18 July, things so strange happening, that I shall keep accurate note henceforth till we land. Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Dracula Blogged
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Smithsonian has a fine article on the Ouija board's history. The whole thing is delightful, so we'll only excerpt a few key pieces here. ITEM: ironic death by Ouija. Kennard CEO "William Fuld... died in 1927 after a freak fall... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics