The Uncanny Valley: Animations that give us the creeps

cctintin.jpgThe new animated film "The Adventures of Tintin" is out next week, and some say that the characters fall into what's known as the "Uncanny Valley" - the eerie effect caused by computer-generated animations who are simultaneously too human and not human enough. Lawrence Weschler has studied the effect, and his latest book is called Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative.
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