Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Monkeys fall into the 'uncanny valley'

I found this article by a Princeton research team very interesting! Even monkeys can detect the 'uncanny valley'!! Check out the info here:

Like humans, monkeys fall into the 'uncanny valley'


My friend Dan just sent this to me as well. Looks like WIRED also put their 2cents in on the 'uncanny' monkey subject:

WIRED on 'uncanny' monkey

Monday, October 05, 2009

Secrets of District 9: Grungy Alien Realism

I saw District 9 a couple of weeks ago and was blown away by the gritty realism of the environments and the aliens. The story was decent but could have used some more work. I do hope there's a sequel though and from what I hear it might be in the works!! Enjoy this featurette I found over on WIRED:

Special Effects Add to Realism in 'District 9'

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Tim Burton Interviews Ray Harryhausen

Ray Harryhausen interviewed by Tim Burton! How great is this! It's a must see!