Tag: Anthropomorphobia

Anthropomorphobia

Computer Generated Deep Dream

Some people see human shapes in trees, others recognize facial features in automobiles. Often we see faces in objects while they actually are not there. This phenomenon is know as pareidolia. The brain is looking for patterns, like human faces, and sometimes it sees them when they are not there.

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Anthropomorphobia

Hair Matter(s)

Clothing made of human hair. Alix Bizet, French student at the Design Academy Eindhoven, collected hair from African American hairdressers to create jackets and hats for her project Hair Matter(s). Why? Because she sees it as a sustainable solution, an animal-friendly alternative to fur and an entrancement of our cultural an ethnic differences.

We don’t know if fashionistas are willing to wear her striking outfits, what we certainly know is that our peculiar image of the week makes us shiver with Anthropomorphobia.

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Wild Systems

Should Intelligent Sex Robots be Banned?

The Campaign Against Sex Robots, recently launched, is pushing towards banning the continuation of sex robots development. Over the last decades, an increasing effort from both academia and industry has gone into the development of these robots – going so far as looking to imbue them with artificial intelligence in order to make them seem more like humans, and therefore more attractive to customers. According to the campaign, these developments are unethical and will eventually harm humanity.

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Anthropomorphobia

Is That You Mother Nature?

By now, we are used to uncanny humanoid robots giving us shivers of anthropomorphobia, but at times biology can do that too. Is that Mother Nature showing herself in that tree? Or do people just have an amazing ability to recognize people in almost anything?
Peculiar image of the week, via Amazing Trees.

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Anthropomorphobia

Let’s Sweat the Heat Out: Sweating Wall Concept

Researchers at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Spain have created a prototype called Hydroceramic: a composite material able to lower the temperature of an interior space by five degrees Celsius. Inspired by the sweating human skin, the team sees the modern architecture as an organism, exploring new design possibilities from both material and behavioural perspectives.

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Anthropomorphobia

Human-Like Robot Makes Freaky Joke About the Future of Mankind

All throughout the science fiction genre we find tales of artificial intelligence surpassing human, “natural” intelligence. Well, as it often happens with science fiction, this archetypal theme is taking its first steps towards its materialization in our real world. Ironically – or maybe not – roboticist David Hanson has built an android in the likeness of sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick.

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Anthropomorphobia

Sexy Car – From Russia with Love

You must be crazy to dress up your car with a tanga to increase its sex appeal, however, it is only slightly crazier than seeing car as ‘sexy’ in the first place.

Projecting a level of sexyness on machines and design objects is pretty normal in our society. How did that ever happen? People cannot have intercourse with cars or replicate with them, so why would we find cars sexy anyhow? Gives us shivers of Anthropomorphobia.

Peculiar image of the week via Carztune.com.

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