Cool Noise: Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories and Giorgio Moroder

Daft Punk became popular in the 1990s and is credited with some of the biggest hits of the French house music scene, including Phoenix and Rollin' and Scratchin'. Audiences in the United States probably know them best for One More Time. The electronic music duo of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter is known for its theatrical … Continue reading Cool Noise: Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories and Giorgio Moroder

Into the Uncanny Valley: Hiroshi Ishiguro’s Geminoids and Telenoids

Why do we possess an instinctive fear of androids? Are we prepared for the questions and issues these robots inspire? You may or may not be familiar with the uncanny valley. It is the theory that robots and animated figures produce strong discomfort in people when they fall slightly short of passing for human. Figures … Continue reading Into the Uncanny Valley: Hiroshi Ishiguro’s Geminoids and Telenoids