Robots and ventriloquists

St Mary’s Hall Studio Theatre, Canterbury , UK

Tue 27 Oct 2015 (19:30)

In this talk and short performance, I’ll be taking the audience on a trip to the uncanny valley – the place where objects, robots and cartoon characters unsettle us because they seem a little too human. From golems and unfortunate robotics experiments to disturbing early encounters with sound recording and ventriloquism, I’ll delve into the psychology of uncanniness as I explore some possible explanations for this phenomenon.

For Canterbury Festival. This show includes a live performance with robotics and a recording session using an original Edison phonograph.

St Mary’s Hall Studio Theatre, The Borough , Canterbury , UK

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