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Bryan Alexander
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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1 July.--His spiders are now becoming as great a nuisance as his flies, and today I told him that he must get rid of them. He looked very sad at this, so I said that he must some of them,... Continue reading
Posted 22 hours ago at Dracula Blogged
30 June.--These may be the last words I ever write in this diary. I slept till just before the dawn, and when I woke threw myself on my knees, for I determined that if Death came he should find me... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Dracula Blogged
The Earth expanded her ongoing campaign against the human race by opening up new sinkholes, this time in Texas. There are two, and they are large: "One sinkhole, discovered in 1980 is 360 feet across, about the size of a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
29 June.--Today is the date of my last letter, and the Count has taken steps to prove that it was genuine, for again I saw him leave the castle by the same window, and in my clothes. As he went... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Dracula Blogged
A Czech artist staged a ghostly presence at a local church. The aesthetic effect is good - and so is the historical preservation impact: His concept – nine hooded phantoms created from plaster and brought to ‘life’ by eerie lighting... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
Sinkholes appeared under Indiana sand dunes, as Gaea continued her war against the human race. It's an intriguing approach, nearly Lovecraftian: [S]and-covered trees... left cavities behind as they decayed over the years, researchers have found. Fungi on the covered trees... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
25 June.--No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be. When the sun grew so high this morning that it struck the top of the great... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Dracula Blogged
"both your ears" - now that's precise.
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2016 on Count me in every time. at Dracula Blogged
24 June.--Last night the Count left me early, and locked himself into his own room. As soon as I dared I ran up the winding stair, and looked out of the window, which opened South. I thought I would watch... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Dracula Blogged
An already existing sinkhole in Louisiana continues to expand. Bayou Corne (which has its own Facebook page) has been growing since it first tore open the Earth: Assumption Parish Government officials say it has grown between 1 1/2 and 2... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2016 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
18 June.--He has turned his mind now to spiders, and has got several very big fellows in a box. He keeps feeding them his flies, and the number of the latter is becoming sensibly diminished, although he has used half... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at Dracula Blogged
17 June.--This morning, as I was sitting on the edge of my bed cudgelling my brains, I heard without a crackling of whips and pounding and scraping of horses' feet up the rocky path beyond the courtyard. With joy I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at Dracula Blogged
The Earth continued her campaign against the human race this week, opening up a new front in that land of mysterious hums and severed limbs, Canada. A massive sinkhole opened up on a main street in the Canadian capital of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2016 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
DR. SEWARD'S DIARY 5 June.--The case of Renfield grows more interesting the more I get to understand the man. He has certain qualities very largely developed, selfishness, secrecy, and purpose. I wish I could get at what is the object... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at Dracula Blogged
Whenever we invent a new technology, we think of new ways to fear it. Today's case in point involves people live-streaming horrific events. The Washington Post notes examples, including when "a woman live-streamed her suicide, a teenager broadcast her friend’s... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
The Vague Horror of Face Swap dives into the uncanny trembling around digital tools letting us swap faces.... and other things. Ultimately, we're talking cosmic horror. (thanks to Infocult progeny #1) Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2016 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
28 May.--There is a chance of escape, or at any rate of being able to send word home. A band of Szgany have come to the castle, and are encamped in the courtyard. These are gipsies. I have notes of... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2016 at Dracula Blogged
TELEGRAM FROM ARTHUR HOLMWOOD TO QUINCEY P. MORRIS 26 May Count me in every time. I bear messages which will make both your ears tingle. Art Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at Dracula Blogged
LETTER, QUINCEY P. MORRIS TO HON. ARTHUR HOLMOOD 25 May. My dear Art, We've told yarns by the campfire in the prairies, and dressed one another's wounds after trying a landing at the Marquesas, and drunk healths on the shore... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at Dracula Blogged
DR. SEWARD'S DIARY (Kept in phonograph) 25 May.--Ebb tide in appetite today. Cannot eat, cannot rest, so diary instead. since my rebuff of yesterday I have a sort of empty feeling. Nothing in the world seems of sufficient importance to... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at Dracula Blogged
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 May 24, 2016 at Dracula Blogged
That's a fun thought, Selki.
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 May 19, 2016 at Dracula Blogged
Very good point. Given his age and.... metabolism, the count is likely to be a long-term planner.
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 May 18, 2016 at Dracula Blogged