Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Uncanny valley

The Uncanny valley is a theory used in the area of robotics and 3D animation, which is when a human replica looks and acts almost but not identically the same as a real human being. This is when the observers starts to have a repulsiveness for the replica in question and becomes less desirable. 

1 comment:

  1. Hello Jake,

    Allow me to introduce myself, although I'm sure you've seen me around (the headphones are usually a give away). I was known as the Marty Mcfly of the class back in College - love my anti irriance headphones...

    Anyway, I am your current creative partner (we are one of the few that are a double act as opposed to a 3som). This means that you get to be harrassed by me per post.

    I would have posted sooner but I had yet to see any unit 3 development... until now.

    Well now introductions are done lets delve into this post specifically...

    It feels a little limited it would be good if you put some specific references from Freuds essay on The Uncanny. Ones that pop to the top of my head are Freuds Interpretation of Jentsch:

    “Jentsch has taken as a very good instance “doubts whether an apparently animate being is really alive; or conversely, whether a lifeless object might not be in fact animate”; and he refers in this connection to the impression made by wax-work figures, artificial dolls and automatons.”

    Check out one of my earlier posts for some good reference.

    Would be nice if you referred this to something aswell. As you can see in the post I made (referencing Heavy Rain, Final Fantasy, amongst others).

    Anyway, let me know if you need any aid with anything I'm here to help!

    P.S. Return the favour on a few of my posts if you don't mind. Be nice to get a little more feedback.