History and aesthetic of computer animation and virtual reality. Notes on Los Angeles in the 1980s and the computer animation community of that time. Miscellaneous commentary on the archaeology of the cold war, as well as notes on the esoteric knowledge as it manifests in popular culture, cinematic theory, the hollow earth, espionage, corruption in civic governance, the aesthetics of conspiracy theories, the failure of the cultural myth and other related topics.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
The Russian Pageview Anomaly on Global Wahrman
rather odd has happened to the Global Wahrman pageview statistics
over the last few days. Although these events are as yet
unexplained, no reasonable person could look at them and not see the
influence of some covert menace, a menace that may even at this
moment be conspiring against the Free World and Democracy.
I try not to obsess about my audience, like any writer I am gratified
to have an audience at all. Google/Blogspot provides several
mechanisms to track one's readership and from the very beginning I
noticed a certain underlying activity, a murmur if you will from such
places as Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Georgia, Armenia, China,
Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, Pakistan and of course Russia.
as time went by and as I presumably built up a readership, this
poking and occasional comment spam reduced until I barely noticed it.
in the last three days, someone in Russia seems to have become very,
very interested in Global Wahrman, to the point where it far
overshadows my normal readership. In fact it overwhelms the
exceptional readership that happens from time to time (such as when
someone in France seemed to notice my post about SIGGRAPH (see here)
and my pageviews from the country that invented Semiotics skyrocketed for a week or so which makes a certain sense to me, somehow.
Russia all of a sudden can't seem to get enough of Global Wahrman.
Could this be Putin interested in the history of Computer Animation? Perhaps they are interested in my analysis of secret aerospace programs? Or on the archaeology of the Cold War? Am I being recruited by Russian Secret Intelligence?
Should I mysteriously disappear or hang myself in my cell, please notify the appropriate authorities that I may be a victim of some sort of Russian conspiracy.
[10/12/2015 The interest in Global Wahrman from Russia is continuing. I wonder why?]