Thursday, December 03, 2009

The Uncanny.

The Uncanny, a conncept of an instance where something can be familiar, yet foreign at the same time, resulting in a feeling of it being 'uncomfortably strange', thought up by Freud. Because the uncanny is familiar, yet strange, it usually creates a conflict within experiencing the subject due to the paradoxical nature of being attracted to, yet repulsed by an object at the same time. This conflict often leads to an outright rejection of the object, as one would rather reject than realise.

The Uncanny Valley

The Uncanny Valley was very clever indeed, below is the 'uncanny valley' created by Masahiro Mori. It shows how the more realistic to humans things get the more un-easy we feel about them.

The following is an example of what was said previously, this is actually a robot, Repliee Q2 Made by the japanese. To make the face of the Q2, several Japanese females were photographed and then merged together to create the perfect Japanese face.

1 comment:

Liam Scarlino said...

Hey all, I'm Liam, a third year student.

Everyone is now using blogger on our course, and there's a nice community growing with people following each others blogs and helping each other with issues. Not everyone is linked up to each other though, and I thought a central blog for the course which everyone could post to would be a pretty nice idea. I've made one at this address:

It would also mean that rather then relying on the slow blogfeed and having to surf through the 70 odd blogs that we have between us, we can just come straight to this one.
With a large knowledge base between everyone a lot of issues could be resolved fairly quickly, and so any problems can be posted here, and we will all have quick access to them.
Also if anyone has found any good tutorials, has started a new project blog, has had a breakthrough they're pleased with, or whatever else, they can whack it on here.
Just put a subject in the post title (eg. ISSUE - Blend Shapes, TUTORIAL - Advanced Rigging etc) and blog away.

If you want to join comment in the first post with your email address (can't do it via linking) and I'll send you an author invite. If you don't want your email address published then just send me one ( saying that you want in.
When you've joined post saying hello, a link to your blog and whatever else you want.

Cheers, hopefully hear from you all soon!

Liam x

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