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Ellen Walker

Ellen Walker

Ellen Walker is an award-winning illustrator and writer based in the UK. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art, specialising in internet-mediated storytelling and identity-based digital cultures.

On June 16, 1883, 183 children were killed because of a human crush in Victoria Hall in Sunderland, UK.

Death by Crowding

In the aftermath of tragedies, it's easy to focus on the assignation of blame. But how well do we understand the causes of crushing crowds?
Slender Man

The Horror!

If Dracula represented the collective fears of his day, what do the likes of Slender Man and other internet monsters tell us about the zeitgeist of right now?