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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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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 22 hours ago at Dracula Blogged
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 2 days ago at Dracula Blogged
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 3 days ago at Dracula Blogged
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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago at Dracula Blogged
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 5 days ago at Dracula Blogged
Dolls are appearing mysteriously in a Missouri town. The city of Festus in Jefferson County, Missouri, has had multiple instances in the past week of eerie dolls popping up in random places without any explanation and residents haven't the faintest... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago 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 6 days ago at Dracula Blogged
17 August.--No diary for two whole days. I have not had the heart to write. Some sort of shadowy pall seems to be coming over our happiness. No news from Jonathan, and Lucy seems to be growing weaker, whilst her... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Dracula Blogged
Now this is the kind of headline made for Infocult: Amazon says its facial recognition can now identify fear The actual article is less Gothic, as it describes ways Amazon claims it can use AI and facial recognition for a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2019 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
15 August.--Rose later than usual. Lucy was languid and tired, and slept on after we had been called. We had a happy surprise at breakfast. Arthur's father is better, and wants the marriage to come off soon. Lucy is full... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2019 at Dracula Blogged
14 August.--On the East Cliff, reading and writing all day. Lucy seems to have become as much in love with the spot as I am, and it is hard to get her away from it when it is time to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2019 at Dracula Blogged
13 August.--Another quiet day, and to bed with the key on my wrist as before. Again I awoke in the night, and found Lucy sitting up in bed, still asleep, pointing to the window. I got up quietly, and pulling... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2019 at Dracula Blogged
LETTER, SISTER AGATHA, HOSPITAL OF ST. JOSEPH AND STE.MARY BUDA-PESTH, TO MISS WILLHELMINA MURRAY 12 August, Dear Madam." "I write by desire of Mr. Jonathan Harker, who is himself not strong enough to write, though progressing well, thanks to God... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Dracula Blogged
12 August.--My expectations were wrong, for twice during the night I was wakened by Lucy trying to get out. She seemed, even in her sleep, to be a little impatient at finding the door shut, and went back to bed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Dracula Blogged
11 August.--Diary again. No sleep now, so I may as well write. I am too agitated to sleep. We have had such an adventure, such an agonizing experience. I fell asleep as soon as I had closed my diary. .... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2019 at Dracula Blogged
CHAPTER 8. MINA MURRAY'S JOURNAL Same day, 11 o'clock P.M.--Oh, but I am tired! If it were not that I had made my diary a duty I should not open it tonight. We had a lovely walk. Lucy, after a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2019 at Dracula Blogged
10 August.--The funeral of the poor sea captain today was most touching. Every boat in the harbour seemed to be there, and the coffin was carried by captains all the way from Tate Hill Pier up to the churchyard. Lucy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2019 at Dracula Blogged
9 August.--The sequel to the strange arrival of the derelict in the storm last night is almost more startling than the thing itself. It turns out that the schooner is Russian from Varna, and is called the Demeter. She is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at Dracula Blogged
MINA MURRAY'S JOURNAL 8 August.--Lucy was very restless all night, and I too, could not sleep. The storm was fearful, and as it boomed loudly among the chimney pots, it made me shudder. When a sharp puff came it seemed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at Dracula Blogged
CHAPTER 7. CUTTING FROM "THE DAILYGRAPH," 8 AUGUST (PASTED IN MINA MURRAY'S JOURNAL) From a correspondent. Whitby. One of the greatest and suddenest storms on record has just been experienced here, with results both strange and unique. The weather had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at Dracula Blogged
6 August.--Another three days, and no news. This suspense is getting dreadful. If I only knew where to write to or where to go to, I should feel easier. But no one has heard a word of Jonathan since that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at Dracula Blogged
Despite years of research, one old video game fear still keeps throbbing along. It's the idea that computer gaming causes players to act out offline violence. And it appeared this weekend as an explanation for two mass shootings. Reason has... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2019 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
LOG OF THE "DEMETER" Varna to Whitby 4 August.--Still fog, which the sunrise cannot pierce, I know there is sunrise because I am a sailor, why else I know not. I dared not go below, I dared not leave the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2019 at Dracula Blogged
LOG OF THE "DEMETER" Varna to Whitby 3 August.--At midnight I went to relieve the man at the wheel and when I got to it found no one there. The wind was steady, and as we ran before it there... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2019 at Dracula Blogged