031 // MSN1 // Research 011 / The Uncanny (Valley) I
While discussing about my idea of showing the human body as a machine, Shaun told me about the term of “the uncanny”…
The Uncanny is a Freudian concept of an instance where something can be familiar, yet foreign at the same time, resulting in a feeling of it being uncomfortably strange.
And there is also a theory called ‘The Uncanny Valley’ regarding humans’ emotional response to human-like robots from a positive and empathic response to a strongly repulsive one.
These terms are intersting and helpful while thinking about the general idea of the fusion of the human body with a machine, the act of replacing a biological with a technological structure.