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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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One of the essential aspects of horror is the set of anxieties we have around death - specifically, dead bodies. We find them horrifying yet also attractive, alien but so clearly us, as separate from our being as we can... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2024 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
Meanwhile, in the world of anthropodermic bibliopegy, we learn that Harvard University has taken a big step with one of their books. Their library has removed the skin from one book for ethical reasons: After careful study, stakeholder engagement, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2024 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
Once more America serves up real-world Gothic. A train struck and killed a pedestrian near Bakersfield, California. Then another person stopped by to take the victim's leg. The video shows the man in a red hooded sweatshirt and black pants... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2024 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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The Earth continued her campaign against the human race this week. The latest attack took place in Sweden, as a sinkhole caused by a landslide opened up, injuring people and destroying property. a sinkhole 500 meters (1,640 feet) wide... opened... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2023 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
DR. SEWARD'S DIARY 7 September.--The first thing Van Helsing said to me when we met at Liverpool Street was, "Have you said anything to our young friend, to lover of her?" "No," I said. "I waited till I had seen... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2023 at Dracula Blogged
CHAPTER 10. LETTER, DR. SEWARD TO HON. ARTHUR HOLMWOOD 6 September "My dear Art, My news today is not so good. Lucy this morning had gone back a bit. There is, however, one good thing which has arisen from it.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2023 at Dracula Blogged
TELEGRAM, SEWARD, LONDON, TO VAN HELSING, AMSTERDAM "6 September.--Terrible change for the worse. Come at once. Do not lose an hour. I hold over telegram to Holmwood till have seen you." Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2023 at Dracula Blogged
TELEGRAM, SEWARD, LONDON, TO VAN HELSING, AMSTERDAM "5 September.--Patient greatly improved. Good appetite, sleeps naturally, good spirits, color coming back." Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2023 at Dracula Blogged
TELEGRAM. SEWARD, LONDON, TO VAN HELSING, AMSTERDAM "4 September.--Patient still better today." Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2023 at Dracula Blogged
DR. SEWARD'S DIARY 4 September.--Zoophagous patient still keeps up our interest in him. He had only one outburst and that was yesterday at an unusual time. Just before the stroke of noon he began to grow restless. The attendant knew... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2023 at Dracula Blogged
LETTER, DR. SEWARD TO HON. ARTHUR HOLMWOOD 3 September "My dear Art, Van Helsing has come and gone. He came on with me to Hillingham, and found that, by Lucy's discretion, her mother was lunching out, so that we were... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2023 at Dracula Blogged
LETTER, ABRAHAM VAN HELSING, MD, DPh, D. LiT, ETC, ETC, TO DR. SEWARD 2 September." "My good Friend, When I received your letter I am already coming to you. By good fortune I can leave just at once, without wrong... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2023 at Dracula Blogged
LETTER FROM DR. SEWARD TO ARTHUR HOLMWOOD 2 September "My dear old fellow, With regard to Miss Westenra's health I hasten to let you know at once that in my opinion there is not any functal disturbance or any malady... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2023 at Dracula Blogged
TELEGRAM, ARTHUR HOLMWOOD TO SEWARD 1 September "Am summoned to see my father, who is worse. Am writing. Write me fully by tonight's post to Ring. Wire me if necessary." Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2023 at Dracula Blogged
LETTER, ARTHUR TO DR. SEWARD "Albemarle Hotel, 31 August "My dear Jack, I want you to do me a favour. Lucy is ill, that is she has no special disease, but she looks awful, and is getting worse every day.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2023 at Dracula Blogged
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 Aug 30, 2023 at Dracula Blogged
Researchers raised the intriguing idea that Vlad Tepes might have bled from his eyes. The inspiration for Dracula may have had haemolacria. It begins with several historical letters, and analyzing them carefully: They used a plastic EVA film studded with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2023 at Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
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 Aug 25, 2023 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 Aug 24, 2023 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 Aug 24, 2023 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 Aug 23, 2023 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 Aug 21, 2023 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 Aug 20, 2023 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 Aug 19, 2023 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, 2023 at Dracula Blogged