The myth of the Zombie
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The myth of the Zombie
The best tips on how to survive a zombie apocalypse. Also a bit of philosophical questioning, what is a zombie?
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Zombies can spice up any kind of storytelling

If you watch AMC's Mad Men or Walking Dead, this is for you!
Funny how zombies can be seen as a "complimentary" theme that adds a twist to any base setting. From Prom Night/Zombie parties to Pride, Prejudice and Zombies books, they find their way into sometimes surprising mashups.

 

However are these "zombies" if they can talk? A huge majority of movies in the genre feature zombies that are actually oblivious to their fellow meat-eaters, and act as swarm merely because they found themselves drawn to the same place by apetite, never through any kind of social mechanism. The persona of the zombie loses consistency here, but that's what it is all about: open for exploration. When will we see a movie about a zombie society?

 

For a quality full-feature film with zombies in the late 50's atmosphere ad soundtrack, check out the excellent and underrated Fido:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457572/

 


 

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96 hours to the stone age

96 hours to the stone age | The myth of the Zombie | Scoop.it

Great piece on how quickly our connected lives crumble when the power goes out.  

As we rely more and more on connected devices, what do we do when the power shuts down? After visiting a central switching facility for a cell operator, consultant Jeffrey Belk thinks we need to take this threat more seriously.

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Zombie Shooting Boot Camp

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Because killing zombies is way more fun if A) you have a gun, and B) you have another gun, step up to Zombie Boot Camp.
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Pumpkins Into Zombies

Pumpkins Into Zombies | The myth of the Zombie | Scoop.it

Some serious Halloween carving skills 

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Zombies (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Zombies in philosophy are imaginary creatures used to illuminate problems about consciousness and its relation to the physical world. Unlike those in films or witchraft, they are exactly like us in all physical respects but without conscious experiences: by definition there is ‘nothing it is like’ to be a zombie. Yet zombies behave just like us, and some even spend a lot of time discussing consciousness.
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FIDO - Trailer

Great not-so-horrific zombie movie set in the 60's! Great soundtrack, interesting approach of the role of zombies, and an overall way underrated movie!
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2011 Zombie Safe House Competition

2011 Zombie Safe House Competition | The myth of the Zombie | Scoop.it

There has to be some good design ideas that can be leverage for any kind of emergencies as well. Clowns from outter space for instance.


The Zombie Safe House Competition is an annual competition that challenges architects and designers to create the ultimate safe house for a zombie apocalypse. The winners for the 2nd annual competi...

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World War Z (2012)

Directed by Marc Forster. With Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse, Eric West. A UN representative, writing a report on the great zombie war, interviews survivors in the wake of World War Z.

 

Can't wait :)

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2.8 Hours Later - Train for Z-Day

2.8 Hours Later - Train for Z-Day | The myth of the Zombie | Scoop.it
2.8 Hours Later - the cross city zombie chase game. Can you escape the zombie horde, find other survivors and make it to resistance HQ, all in 2.8 Hours?
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All That Is Interesting - The First Zombie-Proof House

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Better be safe than sorry

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Official Public Health Matters Blog: Zombie Apocalypse

Official Public Health Matters Blog: Zombie Apocalypse | The myth of the Zombie | Scoop.it
There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.
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