Did Avatar avoid the Uncanny Valley?

With all of these 3D movies bombarding us, it’s no wonder that animated humans are starting to freak us out a bit. It’s well known that when robots and other facsimiles of humans look and act almost like actual humans, it causes a response of revulsion among human observers. Called the Uncanny Valley, the “valley”…

Social media: The Horror. The Horror

It’s been called “the Holy Grail of all Internet fun.” Just when you think you’ve seen the worst and most vile social media has to offer, here comes Chat Roulette. The site activates your webcam automatically; when you click “start” you’re suddenly staring at another human on your screen and they’re staring back at you,…