Android Theater & The Uncanny Valley

February 10, 2013 / 0 comments

Last night, during the ‘blizzard,’ I went to the Japan Society to see the first play featuring an android actor. The Seinendan Theater Company and Osaka University Robot Theater Project are currently touring with two one act plays: “Sayonara” and “I, Worker.” Both written and directed by Oriza Hirata expressly for the android and robots featured in…

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“Uncanny Valley vs The Digital Übermensch”

February 2, 2009 / 0 comments

A post on _Augmentology 1[L]0[L]1_ titled “_Emily is Not Real_: Uncanny Valley vs The Digital Übermensch” refers to my paper “Mapping the Temples of Cyborgism” and uses the graphic I created to illustrate an expansion of Mori’s map of the uncanny valley. The post is a RICH mine of links – so check it out….

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Uncanny Valley: 30 Rock

May 31, 2008 / 0 comments

Killing the art.

May 10, 2008 / 0 comments

MOMA kills a sculpture.

“I almost feel bad…”

March 26, 2008 / 0 comments

It’s the feeling you get when you see it slipping. Gizmodo describes it as “It feels so “animal” that I almost feel bad when they hit it to demonstrate how it regains balance on its own.”

Floris Kaayk: Metalosis Maligna

January 17, 2008 / 0 comments

Robot Crime Scene

July 29, 2007 / 0 comments

And how does Honda’s reaction to this fall make you feel? One youtube commenter said the reaction made him feel like Asimo had “been murdered.”

Asimo

July 29, 2007 / 0 comments

Asimo continues to be a great example of the uncanny valley, how does watching this video make you feel?