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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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LETTER, LUCY WESTENRA TO MINA MURRAY 24 May My dearest Mina, Thanks, and thanks, and thanks again for your sweet letter. It was so nice to be able to tell you and to have your sympathy. My dear, it never... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at Dracula Blogged
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Gaia opened a new front in her campaign against human civilization, this time by striking at the United States government. A sinkhole has begun gnawing at the White House itself, or at least its lawn. As one reporter put it,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
19 May.--I am surely in the toils. Last night the Count asked me in the sauvest tones to write three letters, one saying that my work here was nearly done, and that I should start for home within a few... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Dracula Blogged
18 May.--I have been down to look at that room again in daylight, for I must know the truth. When I got to the doorway at the top of the stairs I found it closed. It had been so forcibly... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Dracula Blogged
CHAPTER 4. JONATHAN HARKER'S JOURNAL CONTINUED I awoke in my own bed. If it be that I had not dreamt, the Count must have carried me here. I tried to satisfy myself on the subject, but could not arrive at... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
Later: The morning of 16 May.--God preserve my sanity, for to this I am reduced. Safety and the assurance of safety are things of the past. Whilst I live on here there is but one thing to hope for, that... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
15 May.--Once more I have seen the count go out in his lizard fashion. He moved downwards in a sidelong way, some hundred feet down, and a good deal to the left. He vanished into some hole or window. When... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
12 May.--Let me begin with facts, bare, meager facts, verified by books and figures, and of which there can be no doubt. I must not confuse them with experiences which will have to rest on my own observation, or my... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
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The Canadian tradition of seeing severed human body parts wash up on various shores continued this month, as a shod but otherwise lonely foot appeared "on Gabriola Island in the strait of Georgia". A man was walking along the beach... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
LETTER, LUCY WESTENRA TO MINA MURRAY 17, Chatham Street Wednesday My dearest Mina, I must say you tax me very unfairly with being a bad correspondent. I wrote you twice since we parted, and your last letter was only your... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
CHAPTER 5. LETTER FROM MISS MINA MURRAY TO MISS LUCY WESTENRA 9 May. My dearest Lucy, Forgive my long delay in writing, but I have been simply overwhelmed with work. The life of an assistant schoolmistress is sometimes trying. I... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
CHAPTER 3. JONATHAN HARKER'S JOURNAL CONTINUED When I found that I was a prisoner a sort of wild feeling came over me. I rushed up and down the stairs, trying every door and peering out of every window I could... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
8 May.--I began to fear as I wrote in this book that I was getting too diffuse. But now I am glad that I went into detail from the first, for there is something so strange about this place and... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
7 May.--It is again early morning, but I have rested and enjoyed the last twenty-four hours. I slept till late in the day, and awoke of my own accord. When I had dressed myself I went into the room where... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
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A vast sinkhole opened under a New Zealand farm, extending Gaea's ruthless war against humanity. It's a big one: "The astonishing fissure is 656 feet long, 66 feet deep and 16 feet wide." At the bottom is soil dating back... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2018 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
CHAPTER 2. JONATHAN HARKER'S JOURNAL CONTINUED 5 May.--I must have been asleep, for certainly if I had been fully awake I must have noticed the approach of such a remarkable place. In the gloom the courtyard looked of considerable size,... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
5 May. The Castle.--The gray of the morning has passed, and the sun is high over the distant horizon, which seems jagged, whether with trees or hills I know not, for it is so far off that big things and... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
Hello, David40! Thank you, Andrew!
Toggle Commented May 4, 2018 on A Letter from the Count at Dracula Blogged
4 May--I found that my landlord had got a letter from the Count, directing him to secure the best place on the coach for me; but on making inquiries as to details he seemed somewhat reticent, and pretended that he... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
CHAPTER 1. JONATHAN HARKER'S JOURNAL 3 May. Bistritz.-- Left Munich at 8:35 P.M., on 1st May, arriving at Vienna early next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but train was an hour late. Buda-Pesth seems a wonderful place, from the... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Dracula Blogged
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Dangerous Minds has a nice sketch of Frozen Charlottes, nineteenth-century dolls that, as they put it, "slept in coffins and were baked in cakes". The dolls cost a penny and were insanely popular—some being sold with their very own coffin... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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An Instagram account is following people in a strange way. It only follows people named Paul Williams. Art experiment? "Terminator sent back in time to kill all Paul Williams(es)"? (thanks to Jesse "Not Paul Williams" Walker) Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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Robbie Barrat has taught an AI to create portraits of human beings, through which we can witness our posthuman doom: More: (thanks to Todd "Language Exchange" Bryant) Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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Gothic terror is always available for marketing, as Infocult's minions have long known. Today's example comes from a Babies R Us store in New York City. It's about to go out of business, so a window display reached for creepiness... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
"strange, invisible entities drifting through cyberspace..." A new documentary explores connections between bots and early modern witch trials. Heather Freeman compares bots to witches' familiars as mysterious tools, sneaky entities, and havoc causers. bots are quickly becoming the bête noires... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics