Dr Linnie Blake on Horror Cinema
Danel Olson, Professor of English at Lone Star College in Texas, teaches Gothic. He also does a lot of travelling, and showed me this photo he took in Romania: Vlad Tepes first home, he - Vlad, that is, not Danel - apparently lived here until age 3. Wonder what they serve?
“Once you know it’s a video game, it gets much harder to play along” (Sadie Plant, “Coming Across the Future”). Virtual reality gaming penetrates the screens of simulation producing pseudo-heroes of a dystopian world. A violent virtual reality game, the “Slayers” uses real humans controlled by the players through self-replicating nanites placed in their brains. In a similar way, what seems superficially to be a peaceful online game, “Society” uses the same technology to enable players to control real humans in their perverse exchanges,
Loli-Pop: A Personal View Kathryn A. Hardy Bernal Saturday, 19 September 2009, Auckland’s Taste of Japan festival, left no doubt about the excitement that can be generated by Japanese subcultural style. Dressed up for the day’s fashion show, Vivien Masters (Gothic Lolita/Lolita), Chloe King (Cyberpunk/Cybergoth), and myself (Sweet Country Lolita), could not walk an inch without being mobbed by the media, photographers, and people wanting their photographs taken with us. I was not surprised. Second from left, Chloe King; third, Vivien Masters; fourth, Kathryn Hardy Bernal (wi