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Norberto

Norberto Gomez, Jr. is an artist, writer, media archaeologist and ghost hunter based in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the author and illustrator of THE BOOK OF CANNIBALS (Sybil Press, 2014), a hand printed grimoire for the contemporary artist and consumer. He is a a regular contributor and editor for Digital America (www.digitalamerica.org) and a freelance contributor for Fangoria Magazine (print and web). He is currently working on a follow up book of the dead, and is presently enamored with drawing lots of dungeons and brick walls. Follow Dr. Gomez on Twitter @theIKZ

Requiem On August 15, 2009, 14-year-old Kevin Barrera was shot, killed, and left beside train tracks in Richmond, California. Nearly four years later, the gruesome scene featuring a cruiser and police officers standing near the dead body was discovered, archived on Google Maps. After discovering the image, Barrera’s distraught father

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Excerpt from The Book of Cannibals (Sybil Press, 2014) a grimoire for the contemporary artist. Illustrations by the author, screen printed by J. Gomez. * Section Two: DRONE; * A post-review Everywhere codes analyze, mark, restrain, train, repress, and channel the primitive sounds of language, of the body, of tools, of

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Originally presented during the “Approaching Posthumanism and the Posthuman” conference at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, as well as the Zom(bie) Con at Drexel University, and Mikita Brottman’s “Zooontologies” course at the Maryland Institute College of Art, 2015. Animals, a Dirge While the Southeastern United States suffers the end of

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The author would like to thank Signal Culture, where this essay was written during a summer Researcher in Residence period, and to Drexel University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry for its presentation.   “Charlie, Charlie, can we play?” begins the incantation to invoke a demon of the same name using the simple tools

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Originally published on digitalamerica.org “These creatures are nothing but pure motorized instinct. We must not be lulled by the concept of these are family members or friends. They are not.” – Eye-Patch Wearing Scientist[1] Prologue: Unfriending the Undead A year ago I unfriended my dead cousin. A few days following

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