uncanny valley

The VICE Guide to Right Now

Our Three Wishes Are All for Will Smith's Genie in ‘Aladdin’ to Go Away

This new trailer is truly cursed.
River Donaghey
2.11.19
Sex

Sex Doll Brothels Are Here to Stay

Turns out the future of sex doll brothels might look a lot more like the film 'Her' than a free-for-all robot hump sesh, so get your head out of the gutter.
Mack Lamoureux
10.5.18
Dolls

There's a Psychological Reason Dolls Are So Spooky

They're in a gray area between person and thing.
Shayla Love
2.15.18
These Are Not the Droids You're Looking For

I Talked to Four Humanoid Robots and They’re Mostly Dumb as Doornails

"Human relationships can be hard to define."
Zoltan Istvan
4.23.17
Art Fair

Nature Rises from the Uncanny Valley at Zona Maco Art Fair

Bringing together the work of Peter Sutherland, Brendan Lynch, and FlucT, Anonymous Gallery explores the natural world and its commodification.
Andrew Nunes
2.25.17
premier league

Uncanny Zlatan Lookalike Invades the Pitch, Meets the Real Zlatan

Most pitch invasions are kind of meh, but this Zlatan to Zlatan B encounter was pretty special.
Liam Daniel Pierce
9.24.16
Art

AI Dreamgirls and Digital Shrimp Cocktails Color This Post-Internet Group Show

The 'Olimpia's Eyes' exhibit explores the point just between where the physical, human element begins and the technological, virtual world ends.
Diana Shi
7.2.16
Gaming

This Game Engine-Rendered Sci-Fi Short Film's Graphics Are Jaw-Dropping

The Unity Demo Team show off new digital filmmaking tools in their latest short film, 'Adam.'
DJ Pangburn
6.21.16
Features

Why Do Statues of Humans Terrify Me? An Investigation

It all started with a horror movie, my confused parents and, ultimately, a urine-soaked My Buddy doll.
Keith Wagstaff
3.23.16
Humor

Ted Cruz Is Losing Because He Can't Smile with His Eyes

Do you feel irrational waves of rage or disgust when you look at Ted Cruz's large, strange face? Evolutionary biology may have the reason why.
Bethy Squires
3.2.16
Film

Watch 'Uncanny Valley,' a Sci-Fi Short About Virtual Reality Addiction

3dar’s latest film features VR addicts turned into soldiers.
DJ Pangburn
12.3.15
Music

Humans Get 3D-Scanned into N. Lannon's "Another Love" [Music Video]

Take a surreal trip to a spectacularly playful ocean planet in Michael Langan and Najeeb Tarazi's 3D-scanned music video for the San Rafael-based songwriter.
Emerson Rosenthal
12.1.15
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