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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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LETTER, LUCY WESTENRA TO MINA HARKER. Whitby, 30 August." "My dearest Mina, Oceans of love and millions of kisses, and may you soon be in your own home with your husband. I wish you were coming home soon enough to... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Dracula Blogged
"[T]here are 35 skulls that we can see, but there are many more" in underlying layers. "As we continue to dig the number is going to rise a lot." In the latest development of Infocult-ish archaeology, researchers claim to have... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
Are we in the age of death via auto play? Mic Wright thinks so, putting together several trends: people increasingly publishing videos set to play automatically; the ferocious hunger for clicks; the growing presence of video recorders. Infocult adds: humanity's... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
Here's a glimpse into what the news would look like if written a la H.P. Lovecraft: (click to embiggen) Source is this BoingBoing post. (thanks to Jesse Walker) Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
Yes, this has the feeling of inevitable tragedy.l
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Another bad night. at Dracula Blogged
25 August.--Another bad night. Mother did not seem to take to my proposal. She seems not too well herself, and doubtless she fears to worry me. I tried to keep awake, and succeeded for a while, but when the clock... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Dracula Blogged
LUCY WESTENRA'S DIARY Hillingham, 24 August.--I must imitate Mina, and keep writing things down. Then we can have long talks when we do meet. I wonder when it will be. I wish she were with me again, for I feel... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Dracula Blogged
CHAPTER 9. LETTER, MINA HARKER TO LUCY WESTENRA Buda-Pesth, 24 August." "My dearest Lucy, I know you will be anxious to hear all that has happened since we parted at the railway station at Whitby." "Well, my dear, I got... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Dracula Blogged
23 August.--"The expected always happens." How well Disraeli knew life. Our bird when he found the cage open would not fly, so all our subtle arrangements were for nought. At any rate, we have proved one thing, that the spells... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Dracula Blogged
Infocult sees all. Infocult accesses its own... special web.
The increasingly impressive Cracked site now offers a list of seven scary artists, or "7 Artists Whose Work Will Give You Nightmares". For example, Zdzisław_Beksiński: The other six are excellent, fine Infocult people. (thanks to daughter of Infocult) Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
LETTER, MESSRS. CARTER, PATERSON & CO., LONDON, TO MESSRS. BILLINGTON & SON, WHITBY. 21 August." "Dear Sirs,--"We beg to acknowledge 10 pounds received and to return cheque of 1 pound, 17s, 9d, amount of overplus, as shown in receipted account... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Dracula Blogged
Agreed on The Terror. I kept wanting to read parts aloud to fellow air travelers. I'll keep helping with your safe fears.
DR. SEWARD'S DIARY 20 August.--The case of Renfield grows even more interesting. He has now so far quieted that there are spells of cessation from his passion. For the first week after his attack he was perpetually violent. Then one... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Dracula Blogged
The Keeper sounds good to me. Thank you. What about the rest of the list, any standouts?
In Florida (of course) a sinkhole opened up - exactly where one yawned wide several years ago. For the first one, In March 2013, Jeffrey Bush was asleep in his bedroom on the property when the floor collapsed and he... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
What does a Minecraft server look like after being abandoned? This gallery reveals a chaotic mix of destruction and desolation: This is the journey back to spawn on the 2b2t server, perhaps the longest-running consistently-populated single map in Minecraft. It... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
A recently discovered set of human remains offers a grim look into prehistoric cruelty. In the seven metre-long, V-shaped pit, researchers found the skeletons of 26 adults and children, who were killed by devastating strikes to the head or arrow... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
DR. SEWARD'S DIARY 19 August.--Strange and sudden change in Renfield last night. About eight o'clock he began to get excited and sniff about as a dog does when setting. The attendant was struck by his manner, and knowing my interest... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Dracula Blogged
19 August.--Joy, joy, joy! Although not all joy. At last, news of Jonathan. The dear fellow has been ill, that is why he did not write. I am not afraid to think it or to say it, now that I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Dracula Blogged
Boston Dynamics demonstrated another robot, this time a humanoid bot that stomps around like a deranged Frankenstein's monster straight from the uncanny valley's depths. It starts at :10. “I’m not saying it can do everything you can do,” Raibert said,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
MINA MURRAY'S JOURNAL. 18 August.--I am happy today, and write sitting on the seat in the churchyard. Lucy is ever so much better. Last night she slept well all night, and did not disturb me once. The roses seem coming... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Dracula Blogged
I haven't read any Langan. Where should one start, The Missing?
A hacker proposed that it is now quite easy to generate made-up deaths and births. Which is interesting and alarming enough. But see where he goes with it: a trading scheme. Once I'd done the research on the death industry... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
LETTER, SAMUEL F. BILLINGTON & SON, SOLICITORS WHITBY, TO MESSRS. CARTER, PATERSON & CO., LONDON. 17 August "Dear Sirs,--"Herewith please receive invoice of goods sent by Great Northern Railway. Same are to be delivered at Carfax, near Purfleet, immediately on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Dracula Blogged