Shadow Traffic produces and curates participatory experiences within interstitial areas of the urban landscape.
Our productions look like intimate gatherings, explosive celebrations, and decentralized renegade events in underutilized corners of mapped constructs: spaces we can activate as a temporary autonomous zone available to the public to engage with.
5 years since our inception, Shadow Traffic is the proud steward of the Lost Horizon Night Market in New York City, and Competitive Winter Picnicking. We created a trilogy of ephemeral art happenings in the realms of sky, land and sea that addressed storytelling and the spaces that occupy our memories.
We created two editions of a mid-holiday catharsis parade called Burning of Grievances and a Viewmaster chain-mail project called Anticipate-a-Day. And we honored our Shadow Royalty members every year with a Royalty Rumpus at underutilized public spaces around NYC.
We are now ready to expand our collective.
Particles of a Grey Sky is a comic about space aliens by J. Morgenstern (aka godlessmachine).
The world came to an end but kept going anyway. In the distant future, on a ruined, cold earth, humanity is controlled by a global government. Beyond that, there are the Greys, a race of mysterious aliens who are mostly known for the experiments they do on the humans, though no one really knows anything else about them. However, the planet is populated by the alien-human hybrids they’ve created.
One day a female Grey-human hybrid named Cilla finds a boy who was lost and on the verge of death in the desert. They become close friends, and soon they’re pulled into an adventure that becomes a quest to find the truth about everything: their world, the Greys and themselves.
This is a sci-fi coming-of-age adventure with a bit of action mixed in here and there. (Don’t read this for the action, though. That will only lead to disappointment.)
I’m making this comic primarily to learn how to make comics and all that entails. It currently updates bimonthly, though hopefully I’ll be able to update more often in the future.
Trying Human is a full color graphic novel that follows New York City secretary, Rose, as she learns she's being abducted by a group of aliens, the Greys, a race without emotions or sentiment. She catches the interest of Hue, an empathetic Grey, and his funny friend, Quazky, a Reptoid alien from a neighboring mothership. Using a device, the trying human circuit, the two friends infiltrate Rose's life and the human world.
A second storyline that begins every chapter, encompasses the lives of Phillis, Walter, and Dr. Glasner, all of whom are stationed at the Nellis Testing Range in 1947. Followed by a menagerie of aliens, the mysterious MAJESTIC12, and one defunct German scientist, the two women try to figure it all out with over half a century between them.
RSS feed: https://www.tryinghuman.com/comic/rss
Most people find this website because they are disturbed by an unusual unidentified low-frequency sound that scientists now call the Worldwide Hum. The classic description is that The Hum sounds like a car or truck engine idling outside your home or down the block. Some people describe it as a low rumbling or droning sound. It is typically perceived louder at night than during the day, and louder indoors than outdoors. The sound can usually be masked by background noise, such as a fan or keeping the radio on. We estimate that 2-4% of the global population can experience this phenomenon under certain conditions.
The typical characteristics of the World Hum are that sufferers hear it wherever they go, and that other people in the same place and time cannot hear it. This may be a type of otoacoustic phenomenon generated internally in the brain and auditory organs, through mechanisms which are not yet fully understood, but for which this project tries to find answers and possible remedies.
The entire dataset can be downloaded as a CSV file. There is also a project whitepaper for people to gather more data for analysis.
The weirdest, most unusual stuff on the surplus market at surprisingly good prices. Check back occasionally, you never know what you're going to find.
A blog that just posts numbers station-like recordings.
gcprand is a Python library for gathering Global Consciousness Project Dot data and generating psychorandom numbers seeded by nooetic activity. It is a thoroughly unconventional entropy generator in the tradition of Cloudflare's LavaRand.
Reading through the code could provide insights into how to pull and analyze the data myself.
Just what it says on the tin.
Psychotronic Video was a film magazine originally started by publisher/editor Michael J. Weldon in 1980 in New York City as a hand-written and photocopied weekly fanzine entitled Psychotronic TV. It was then relaunched by Weldon under its more commonly known name as an offset quarterly in 1989. Both versions of the magazine covered what Weldon dubbed "Psychotronic Movies", which he defined as "the ones traditionally ignored or ridiculed by mainstream critics at the time of their release: horror, exploitation, action, science fiction, and movies that used to play in drive-ins or inner city grindhouses." Weldon coined the term after being inspired by The Psychotronic Man (1980), a low budget science fiction obscurity.
This is the entire run of the magazine.
An online store selling recordings of the weird and offbeat, from Terence McKenna to John Lilly to Faustin Bray.
If you’re here, you must be seriously lost. I’m sorry for your misfortune.
That said, if you’d like to hang around a while and see what’s here, then feel free. But be warned, I’m pretty damn good at wasting other people’s time. Also be advised that without the burden of an editor I take far too many words to describe anything since electrons are free. Hmmm…I guess this paragraph is an example in and of itself. Verbosity rules!
The Mothman is an important part of West Virginia art and folklore. This is The Mothman Wiki, a place for all things Mothman related. It was created on February 10th 2016 and currently has 200 articles documenting and preserving all things about the folklore and the overall effect this character has on our culture.
The Mothman has been described as a bipedal winged humanoid creature; half man, half monster. Hes been said to fly over 100 mph. Descriptions of his coloration vary from grey to brown but are typically grey. He is often reported to be about six or seven feet tall with a wingspan of about ten to fifteen feet. His most prominent features are his large bright red glowing, or at least reflective, eyes. Hes usually described as not having arms or a head. Most other details such as texture seem to differ between witnesses.
Rewtro is a weird retro game engine inspired by fantasy consoles and code golf that runs games encoded in a very small amount of data (2kb/3kb). This way is possible to share games using exoteric and usually data inefficient ways: i.e. sticking some PWA magic and a QR-Code reader to the engine I've made a fake gaming console for mobile devices. Games are coded using JSON structures. Includes tools for more easily building such games.
Looking for free ebooks? Here you can download over 2,900 free, quality ebooks to your Kindle, iPad/iPhone, computer, smart phone or ereader. With 110 genres, including fiction, history, religions, civilisations (ancient and modern), occult and esoteric, self-help, gnosticism, psychology, autobiographies, journals, poetry, meditation and yoga, philosophy and many more.
Choose among a growing library (ebooks are added every day or so) of free public domain epub, PDF, and Kindle eBooks. All available to download, and an increasing selection available to read online. At Global Grey, you'll find the world's great literature; a wealth of knowledge from old books.
No fee or registration - although donations are greatly appreciated. You can also buy certain collections to build your library and help support the site.
A crowdsourced map of the weird and uncanny.
Minimalistic git log based chat.
Joseph Matheny's library and user page at the Internet Archive.