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Zombie Mania
Examining the zombie archetype in western culture and as a pop culture phenomenon.
Curated by Susan Cook
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Tweet from @CalebWilde

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You're not allowed to feel any sympathy towards a zombie ... except this one. http://t.co/UvyD2Fiip6

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CDC - Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response: Zombies

CDC - Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response: Zombies | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (RT @MurrayJCraig: *Don't think Zombie Apocalypse is a possibility* cdc disagrees

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Pat the Zombie: Propaganda for Smart, Young Brains - LockerGnome

Pat the Zombie: Propaganda for Smart, Young Brains - LockerGnome | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
Brains should be used for more than feeding the undead! Pat the Zombie is a gentle introduction to the art of zombie slaying for even the youngest children.
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Zombie Apocalypse: a symbol of collective transformation

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Given a plethora of television shows and films about zombies, what is a Jungian to see but a collective attempt to dream the unsayable.  Carl Jung showed that what cannot be worked through at the conscious level is often worked through at the unconscious level, in symbolic fantasy (CW 5, para 4-45).

 

 Encountering that for which there is yet no fantasy, we confront the limits of sense.  For the collective social body, film and art are an unconscious attempt to work through collective transformation at the limits of reason and sense.  In the case of zombie movies and the growing zombie apocalypse movement, we may be seeing an attempt to dream ‘apocalyptic’ change.

 

Zombie are the  ‘Undead’: not living, not dead, driven yet not alive, the zombie images emerge from the recesses of the collective unconscious.  Animated yet with out life, they move.  Driven, yet without desire, they seek. ....(Click title to read more)


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Eva Rider's curator insight, January 22, 10:56 PM

T.V. Shows about Zombies and movies about being alone and adrift in the world, in the cosmos, in the stratosphere. We are floating and stranded between worlds. As systems break down, dissolve and transform. We find our old mythologies have lost their meaning and the new ones have not yet been formed. We are in an epoch of unprecedented change stretching the limits of our imaginations in our seeking for reanimating Body and Soul.

 

Mandy Webster's curator insight, February 7, 9:56 AM

A psychological explanation for the literary world's current obsession with zombies. The zombies are US!

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Greatest Hits 2013: Zombies: Breathing Life into an Overused ...

Greatest Hits 2013: Zombies: Breathing Life into an Overused ... | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
While the Dungeon's Master team enjoys some well-deserved vacation time, we're breaking out the greatest hits and shining a spotlight on a few of our favourite articles from 2013. We've searched for hidden gems that our ...
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Meet the Scientist Who Is Solving the Mystery of Zombie Ants

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Throughout the tropical forests of the world, there's a parasitic fungus that turns unwitting ants into "zombies." Just how the fungus is able to control the brains of its insect slaves is unknown, but Charissa de Bekker, a post-doctoral researcher...
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Why Zombies? - American Thinker

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Why Zombies? American Thinker As the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead drew to a close last weekend, millions of fans were stunned and saddened as Hershel, the comic book-turned-TV-phenomenon's most endearing character, was...
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Why the post-antibiotic world is the real-life version of the zombie apocalypse

Why the post-antibiotic world is the real-life version of the zombie apocalypse | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it

The perverse economics of the antibiotics industry means the human race could be in trouble (Risk of superbugs skyrockets as world enters 'post-antibiotic era'...


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Is a Zombie Invasion Possible?

Is a Zombie Invasion Possible? | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
AMC's series "The Walking Dead" has helped bring zombies to the fore in pop culture, and has (dare I say it) spawned various discussions about the real possibilities of zombie-like behaviors. This ...

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Zombie sculptor takes innovation to Kickstarter

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MILLBURY — While Patrick Goguen is all for modern art, he never quite saw himself making classical-style sculptures of zombie heads.
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Twitter / IntEngineerings: The Ultimate Zombie Hideout. ...

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The Ultimate Zombie Hideout. http://t.co/hoxWYOWyLp
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Picking the right vehicle for the zombie apocalypse [infographic]

Picking the right vehicle for the zombie apocalypse [infographic] | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
In the market for a new car and want a model that means you’re ready for anything?

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Captain Doomsday's curator insight, October 31, 2013 6:00 AM

They don't have my GOGO mobile in here...

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My Zombie Apocalypse Team | Know Your Meme

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About My Zombie Apocalypse Team is a multi-panel exploitable image used as the roster template for an eight-member survival team in the hypothetical event o.
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'Walking Dead' Zombies Prank NYC Pedestrians - Variety

'Walking Dead' Zombies Prank NYC Pedestrians - Variety | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
New York Daily News 'Walking Dead' Zombies Prank NYC Pedestrians Variety Dressed in full zombie regalia, complete with the extensive makeup featured on the show, jokesters infested a sidewalk grate in Union Park while hidden cameras caught...
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10 Ideas to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse on a Budget

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If a zombie apocalypse was ever to break out, and boy it could, then you are going to wish that you had spent more time watching zombie movies and also more time reading the many guides on the internet about how to survive a zombie apocalypse.
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You can finally buy World War Z's ultimate zombie-killing weapon

You can finally buy World War Z's ultimate zombie-killing weapon | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
Or as near enough as makes no difference. ThinkGeek is now offering the new "Crovel Extreme II", a super-utility weapon that bears more than a passing similarity to the Lobo that helped our boys defeat the undead in the original World War Z novel.
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How to psychologically treat a walking corpse

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People with Cotard's Delusion believe they're on the wrong
side of The Walking Dead TV series, meaning they think they're actually dead. How is it possible to treat them? Can you "prove" to a patient that they're still alive?
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The most comprehensive zombie classification chart we've ever seen - io9

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The most comprehensive zombie classification chart we've ever seen
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While most attempts to classify the different types of zombies limit their analysis to fast vs. slow, alive vs.
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Zombie virus research could make vaccines last longer, be more available, save ... - Medical Xpress

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Zombie virus research could make vaccines last longer, be more available, save ...
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Stedman and Laidler discovered "zombie" viruses while taking samples from bubbling hot springs in the American West.
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Mathematicians Wrote a Paper on How the Zombie Apocalypse Won't Kill Us All ... - Geekosystem

Mathematicians Wrote a Paper on How the Zombie Apocalypse Won't Kill Us All ... - Geekosystem | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
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Mathematical Model of Zombie Epidemics Reveals Two Types of Living-Dead Infections

Mathematical Model of Zombie Epidemics Reveals Two Types of Living-Dead Infections | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
When it comes to the zombie movies, it’s easy to imagine that the way the living dead spread through the population has …
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Twitter / GeorgeTakei: Some of you will be on my team. ...

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RT @GeorgeTakei: Some of you will be on my team. Oh Myyy...What's your Zombie Apocalypse Team? http://t.co/OXcwGPszox
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Surviving the zombie apocalypse: A great way to teach conditionals | Teach them English

Surviving the zombie apocalypse: A great way to teach conditionals | Teach them English | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
Like many of my students, I’m fascinated by the concept of zombies.

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Why we're afraid of 'zombie' faces

Why we're afraid of 'zombie' faces | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
The horror-film appeal of zombies is rooted in an instinctive disquiet at faces that are almost human, says a psychologist.
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Pop Zombies: Musicians Reborn as the Walking Dead

Pop Zombies: Musicians Reborn as the Walking Dead | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
Would your favorite pop stars survive the zombie apocalypse? Probably not. But even with decaying skin, missing limbs and blood-stained mouths, they would probably keep making music.
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