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Infocult: Uncanny Informatics
  • Models with severed heads: Gucci goes Gothic
    Eventually everything goes Gothic. Especially the world of fashion, which this week offered a fine example of Infocult style. Gucci sent models down a runway lined with surgical stations, each lovely person carrying their own severed head: As the ...
  • Sinhkholes gnaw on Florida
    The Earth continued her campaign against the human race this week, attacking Floridian retirement communities with more sinkholes. They came in the night: Frank Neumann got quite a shock around 1 a.m. on Thursday when he heard a sinkhole open...
  • When a worm loves a human eyeball very much
    Here at Infocult we often turn out uncanny gaze to the fictionless world, observing how it presents itself with many Gothic terrors. Today's real-world Gothic moment comes from Oregon, where a poor woman discovered an infestation of worms. In her...
  • Earth's war against the human race shifts to Rome
    The Earth's ongoing war against the human pestilence opened a new front this week. A sinkhole opened up in Rome, dropping a street more than ten meters. Nobody was killed or even injured. Clearly, Gaia is just warming up. (thanks...
  • A terrifying viral video in Texas
    Police in one Texas city are telling residents not to open a certain video attachment. It's an interesting snapshot of how we fear the digital world. First, one key element is that the content is allegedly kiddie porn. There's no...
  • When murder becomes mass murder
    A German nurse is serving life in prison for two murder. This month that pair ballooned into nearly 100, as a court filed a new set of charges. Niels Högel was very industrious, it seems. He also had a particular...
  • The end of The Hairy Hand
    La Mano Peluda ("The Hairy Hand") was a popular Mexican horror story radio program. It started in 1995, and ran until shutdown this year. The format sounds a bit like old Art Bell, with call in speakers telling weird stories....
  • The most Infocult headline of 2018
    The most Infocult-ish headline of 2018 comes from GNC. An article about the latest security threat bears this awesome title: Guarding against the possible Spectre in every machine Well done!
  • The doom of tech giants, imagined
    What would it look like it technology giants decayed and were abandoned, like old industrial brands? A Romanian artist imagined a future of stained, ruined logos, like this: The project is called "Social Decay". (thanks to Steven Kaye)
  • Another home torture dungeon, this time in California
    Here at Infocult we track real-world Gothic tales, among other things. Not just true crime, but accounts from the news that read like horror stories. For example, there are these stories about adults keeping children in horrible, close confinement...