The “Uncanny Valley” seems like a perfect starting point for this project; simply put Masahiro Mori’s theory states that the closer machines come to mimicking the human form, the more disturbing they become to humans. This work would extend that theory to explore psychological aspects of the “Uncanny Valley” moving beyond the likeness and characteristics of robotics to posit that the internet itself is a epistemological mirror of human consciousness. Thus, the internet user is already deeply involved in aspects of the “Uncanny Valley.” This work gives us a chance to explore where we are today in relation to technology and human desire.
This online exhibition opens on October 6th, 2010.
Read more about the Inaugural Exhibition at the Adobe Museum of Digital Media.