Just to let everyone know, my mother was murdered
I won’t have computer acess (sic) until the weekend or so because the police took my computer to go through the hard drive. I thank everyone for their thoughts and e-mails, I hope to talk to you when I get my computer back.
(copy at Glassdog)
Another haunted space narrative, but perhaps deathblogs are a rising new trend.
10x10 offers a visualization tool similar to Daypop's Wordbursts. The site populates a matrix with iconic images associated with 100 leading words from several RSS-feeding news sites, leading to a graphic snapshot of the world mediated through keywords.
Longtime Infocult readers may remember ourpreviousobsessionwithkeyword-focusedDaypop Wordbursts. (thanks to Zach Chandler!)
A Gothic curiosity: why aren't there more movies of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey (1803), a fine parody of the Gothic genre? I can find one from 1986, but nothing since the current spate of Austencinema has taken off. Given the brevity of the text, perhaps this is a project waiting to be done by some desktop filmmakers.
By transforming the game environment into a ready-made urban studio space, the objects and interiors were altered using the in-game weapons with the gore from dead enemies being used to 'paint' the sets before being unceremoniously blasted out of view and the scene captured.
Savannah is an early educational augmented reality project:
Savannah is a strategy-based adventure game where a virtual space is mapped directly onto a real space. Children ‘play’ at being lions in a savannah, navigating the augmented environments with a mobile handheld device.
A shiver of literary recognition: does any remember Ray Bradbury's "The Veldt" (1951)?