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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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25 October, Noon.--No news yet of the ship's arrival. Mrs. Harker's hypnotic report this morning was the same as usual, so it is possible that we may get news at any moment. We men are all in a fever of... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Dracula Blogged
DR. SEWARD'S DIARY 25 October.--How I miss my phonograph! To write a diary with a pen is irksome to me! But Van Helsing says I must. We were all wild with excitement yesterday when Godalming got his telegram from Lloyd's.... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Dracula Blogged
Oh, what a splendid book. I was grooving on it until the Ligotti parody/tribute, which made my head explode.
TELEGRAM, OCTOBER 24TH RUFUS SMITH, LLOYD'S, LONDON, TO LORD GODALMING, CARE OF H. B. M. VICE CONSUL, VARNA "Czarina Catherine reported this morning from Dardanelles." Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Dracula Blogged
24 October.--A whole week of waiting. Daily telegrams to Godalming, but only the same story. "Not yet reported." Mina's morning and evening hypnotic answer is unvaried. Lapping waves, rushing water, and creaking masts. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Dracula Blogged
The Count travels homeward on the Czarina Catherine. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Dracula Blogged
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What are the best works of horror produced during the past five years? Consider this a seasonal query, as we approach splendid Halloween, Infocult's apogee of the year. Let us restrict our nominations to longer works, including: novels and short... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
The Count travels homeward on the Czarina Catherine. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Dracula Blogged
The Count travels homeward on the Czarina Catherine. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Dracula Blogged
Are evil clowns really mole people?
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CNN applies the zombie meme to China. Specifically, it's a question of undead financing. Economists surveyed by CNNMoney often cite concerns over runaway credit growth, but many now single out corporate debt as a major threat to China's economy. "The... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
The creepy clown craze has hit Florida, Surveillance videos in the Springfield area show clowns caught on people's porches and sidewalks. In one video, the clown clearly knew he was being recorded. The clown on a porch grabs a pumpkin,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
The Count travels homeward on the Czarina Catherine. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Dracula Blogged
A robot makes coffee in this video. Note its fluid movements, the head-thing motions, and its utter assurance of replacing humanity forever: Tokyo Desu observes: despite it being obvious the manufacturer has taken efforts to make the robot look more... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
The Count travels homeward on the Czarina Catherine. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Dracula Blogged
The Count travels homeward on the Czarina Catherine. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Dracula Blogged
17 October.--Everything is pretty well fixed now, I think, to welcome the Count on his return from his tour. Godalming told the shippers that he fancied that the box sent aboard might contain something stolen from a friend of his,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Dracula Blogged
16 October.--Mina's report still the same. Lapping waves and rushing water, darkness and favoring winds. We are evidently in good time, and when we hear of the Czarina Catherine we shall be ready. As she must pass the Dardanelles we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Dracula Blogged
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Here's a look at surveillance after today's golden age, when spy machines are ruins: Future of CCTV, when we are all gone and beyond its power to make data ghost of us all. #LossLit (thanks to Jesse Walker) Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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Sometimes the sun's warm face turns sinister. How can this be? This visualization shows the sun's activity in two wavelengths of light, 171 Angstroms and 193 Angstroms. But wait. Is this benign, or something more disturbing? Extreme ultraviolet light isn't... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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Some body parts are lost, but found again. A Dutch man lost his leg through a swimming pool accident, then decided to have the detached limb turned into a lamp. (thanks to the wife of Infocult) Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
JONATHAN HARKER'S JOURNAL 15 October, Varna.--We left Charing Cross on the morning of the 12th, got to Paris the same night, and took the places secured for us in the Orient Express. We traveled night and day, arriving here at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Dracula Blogged
"Most extreme haunted houses" ia what a Fox News report promises. And the article delivers a fine sequence of intense-sounding experiences. Note one bit of moralism early on: "extreme" haunted houses – also called “interactive” or “intense” haunted houses... cater... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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The California creepy story escalated in the media, with accounts of clowns now going about with weapons. Reports of creepy clowns carrying knives and other weapons have been scaring people in the California city of Bakersfield for the past week,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
The Count continues to make his way to Romania via the Czarina Catherine while the hunters travel from Paris on the Orient Express eastward. Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Dracula Blogged