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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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This Zombie Cologne May Just Save Us All

This Zombie Cologne May Just Save Us All | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
What do you think of when you hear the words "zombie cologne"? Probably that it's some kitschy perfume with a gross smell, likely to be given as a gag gift, made to capitalize on the zombie craze right? Understandable... but wrong. Now watch and learn if you want to live.
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Dead Sexy: Literally, A Zombie-Themed Beauty Book - Refinery29

Dead Sexy: Literally, A Zombie-Themed Beauty Book - Refinery29 | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
Dead Sexy: Literally, A Zombie-Themed Beauty Book
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Usually when we call something "dead sexy," we're not talking about zombies. Today, though, we are actually talking about zombies.
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Are zombies drawn to fire like moths to a flame?

Are zombies drawn to fire like moths to a flame? | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
Zombies and moths may not seem terribly similar (fortunately! on both fronts), but a new Walking Dead fan-theory suggests that, when it comes to fire they might have more in common than we thought. Spoilers ahead, Walking Dead fans.
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'Doc of the Dead' spans the life of zombie trend - USA TODAY

'Doc of the Dead' spans the life of zombie trend - USA TODAY | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
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'Doc of the Dead' spans the life of zombie trend
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AUSTIN — The living dead have had movies and TV shows. Now they have their own documentary. Doc of the Dead, directed by Alexandre Philippe (The People vs.
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Zombie Reality Shows I'd Like To See - elleroy was here

Zombie Reality Shows I'd Like To See - elleroy was here | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it

Zombies are where it’s at.  Although I’ve been quietly and patiently waiting for the demise of the current trend, (because I’m a drag like that) I am forced to admit that quite possibly, zombies are here to stay.  Here today, gone tomorrow and then back. And back. And back…

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How Ms. Aoki Became a Zombie Idol - Wall Street Journal (blog)

How Ms. Aoki Became a Zombie Idol - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
How Ms. Aoki Became a Zombie Idol
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For Akari Aoki, a turning point in her decade-long quest for fame and respectability came on a recent elevator ride.
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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

10 Ideas to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse on a Budget | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
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

How to psychologically treat a walking corpse | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
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

The most comprehensive zombie classification chart we've ever seen - io9 | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
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

Zombie virus research could make vaccines last longer, be more available, save ... - Medical Xpress | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
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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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How Long Would You Last in a Zombie Apocalypse? - Mashable

How Long Would You Last in a Zombie Apocalypse? - Mashable | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it

Zombies are everywhere but in real life, taking over our TV screens, comic books and crawling the web.

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Myths and zombies: Locals speak at big ed-tech festival - The Seattle Times (blog)

Myths and zombies: Locals speak at big ed-tech festival - The Seattle Times (blog) | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
Myths and zombies: Locals speak at big ed-tech festival The Seattle Times (blog) One was David Hunter of Zombie-Based Learning, a Bellevue teacher who talked about the middle-school curriculum he created that teaches geography through an imagined...
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Community Post: When Disney And Zombies Collide

Community Post: When Disney And Zombies Collide | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
A DeviantArt user going by the name Kasami-Sensei mashed the zombie apocalypse with our favorite royalty from the far side of reality. Undead: You're all on notice.
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Zombie Studies Gain Ground on College Campuses - Wall Street Journal

Zombie Studies Gain Ground on College Campuses - Wall Street Journal | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it

Just as zombies—those mythical revived corpses hungry for living human flesh and gray matter—have infiltrated pop culture, they have also gotten their hands on our brainiest...

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The theology of zombies - Winnipeg Free Press

The theology of zombies - Winnipeg Free Press | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it

The theology of zombies Winnipeg Free Press Take a couple dozen survivors camped out with limited rations in a stark concrete bunker, add a newly alive dead man still wrapped in burial cloths lurching through the dark corridors...

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Lessons from a Voodoo Priestess on Surviving A Zombie Apocalypse - Patheos (blog)

Lessons from a Voodoo Priestess on Surviving A Zombie Apocalypse - Patheos (blog) | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it

There are definitely some practical tips and some special Voodoo secrets for surviving the Zombie Apocalypse.

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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

Zombie Apocalypse:  a symbol of collective transformation | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it

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, 2014 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, 2014 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

Meet the Scientist Who Is Solving the Mystery of Zombie Ants | Zombie Mania | Scoop.it
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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