Clown Panics and Computers: Chaos Manifests in the Age of the Internet

Scary clown. By Graeme Maclean - originally posted to Flickr as bad clown, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4083868

This article is about clowns. If you have clourophobia you might want to look away now. Not many forms of entertainment have their own phobia, yet there seems to be something about clowns that gets deep into our psyche.

The Pit of Ghosts: Exploring the Haunted Mines of Victorian Wales

Illustration from "Ghosts of Wales: Accounts from the Victorian Archives" © Artist Sandra Evans

Welsh miners of the nineteenth century held strong superstitions in supernatural elements, which they believed existed deep in the mines.

The Writing on the Wall: Street Art and Graffiti as Folk Art

Banksy artwork on Israeli West Bank (Photo by Szater, Public Domain) https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3408829

Since the dawn of mankind we have desired to leave our mark on the world around us. From grand monuments, to drawings on the side of cave walls, our need to express is something that continues today — but has our relationship with the medium remained the same?

Kulning, An Ancient Scandinavian Herding Call

Close up of red-brown cow

Kulning is a high pitched singing technique used by women to communicate with animals and over great distances, most common from 1500 to 1800 in Scandinavia.

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