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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
Recent Activity
A Japanese skating rink offered a Gothic attraction to would-be skaters. Embedded within this ice were thousands of dead fish. The conceit was all about the creatures' suffering, it seems: Fish, crabs and other shellfish were embedded in the ice... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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What nightmares can Google's Deep Dream artificial intelligence create with our images? Here's one. Be sure to click through for the mind-melting video: As Nacho says: Yes you do want to see a frog video through Google dream filter thing... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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A recent broadcast from WFMU's Noise and Syrup show contains two nicely creepy and Infocultish audio tracks. The show is long, a little over three hours, but you can click through to the tracks in question from the playlist page.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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How many people get killed while taking selfies? A new paper investigates this, and offers a charming neologism: killfie. Some interesting findings: We found that most common reason of selfie death was height-related. These involve people falling off buildings or... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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Behind You is a fine series of creepy cartoons, somewhere in the dark, witty interzone between Chas Addams and Edward Gorey. Each item is a slightly animated gif, with a caption below. By "slightly animated" know that many will look... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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Here's a fine Infocult accessory for your car: big scary decals mounted on the rear windshield. They only appear when another car's very high beams strikes them, so it's an act of traffic retribution. (thanks to Randy McCall) Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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This summer a man fell into a hot spring at Yellowstone, and melted to death. The nameless "thermal feature" or "acidic mud pot" into which he tumbled was superheated ("the thermometer was off the charts", according to one ranger) and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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How will sinkholes destroy civilization? This Guardian gallery of fine sinkholes offers a vision of the future. For example, from Guatemala City, this beauty: (thanks to Steven "Not a mole man" Kaye) Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
I saw one of the hole filled with vegetables.,
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British scientists, ever eager to regain the mad science mantle, have built a robot that is a) soft and b) eats things. According to New Scientist, it's a "Soft robot with a mouth and gut [that] can forage for its... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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The Earth's campaign against the human race turned to Japan this week, as another sinkhole opened up in a city: The hole opened in the heart of Fukuoka, a major city in southern Japan, swallowing parts of the main street... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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The Earth continued her campaign against the human race this week by offering a non-lethal sinkhole in a Pennsylvania town. Ephrata Police chief Bill Harvey said dispatches received a call about a pothole just after 5 p.m. Nov. 8 at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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The Hamburger Morgenpost offers this Infocultish plea to Americans on election day: Bitte nicht den Horror-Clown! Which Google suggests is, in English, "Do not ask the horror clown". (via MetaFilter) Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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The Earth is always hungry for human casualties. In Oregon a young man was trapped in a hole eight feet deep, and would likely have died, had not passers-by heard his screams. Police tracking a stolen SUV found the rig... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
"We want no proofs. We ask none to believe us"
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2016 on We may be too late. God at Dracula Blogged
MINA HARKER'S JOURNAL 6 November.--It was late in the afternoon when the Professor and I took our way towards the east whence I knew Jonathan was coming. We did not go fast, though the way was steeply downhill, for w... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2016 at Dracula Blogged
DR. VAN HELSING'S MEMORANDUM 5 November, afternoon.--I am at least sane. Thank God for that mercy at all events, though the proving it has been dreadful. When I left Madam Mina sleeping within the Holy circle, I took my way... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2016 at Dracula Blogged
DR. SEWARD'S DIARY 5 November.--With the dawn we saw the body of Szgany before us dashing away from the river with their leiter wagon. They surrounded it in a cluster, and hurried along as though beset. The snow is falling... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2016 at Dracula Blogged
5 November, morning.--Let me be accurate in everything, for though you and I have seen some strange things together, you may at the first think that I, Van Helsing, am mad. That the many horrors and the so long strain... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2016 at Dracula Blogged
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Several years ago the United States FBI investigated a scary anti-Goth group, with the clear online name of GodHatesGoths, and the even more awesome name: The Church of the Hammer. They weren't kidding about the Hammer bit: But they were... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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Alaskan police arrested two men for allegedly scheming an attack on aurora research facilities. Or, put another way, Michael Vickers, a detective with the sheriff's office, told Alaska Dispatch News that both men confessed "that God told them to go... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
JONATHAN HARKER'S JOURNAL 4 November, evening.--The accident to the launch has been a terrible thing for us. Only for it we should have overtaken the boat long ago, and by now my dear Mina would have been free. I fear... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Dracula Blogged
MEMORANDUM BY ABRAHAM VAN HELSING 4 November.--This to my old and true friend John Seward, M. D., of Purefleet, London, in case I may not see him. It may explain. It is morning, and I write by a fire which... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Dracula Blogged
4 Novenber.--Today we heard of the launch having been detained by an accident when trying to force a way up the rapids. The Slovak boats get up all right, by aid of a rope and steering with knowledge. Some went... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Dracula Blogged
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From a presidential historian comes this terrifying antecedent to today's great clown panic, from Halloween 1963 and the Kennedy White House: Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics