A photographic exploration into the uncanny. The link between the virtual and the real is becoming enmeshed with the rising popularity of the sex robot. These are the link joining the real with the unreal moving towards the uncanny valley. A concept first identified by professor of robotics, Masahiro Mori and linked to Jentsch's concept of the uncanny. This being that the uncanny valley is a conceptual relationship between how human an item looks to the emotional response given to it. Humans are drawn to the item yet upon further inspection they gain a sense of the uncanny. Entering the uncanny valley is when this crossover occurs, where does realism end and the virtual take over?
Alejandro Basterrechea • Helena Blackwood • Hazel Boyle • Stephen Dunn • Suzi Kerr • Niall MacTaggart • Audrey Peddie • Carmel Pia • Gabriela Pieniazek • Erik Strakota •