Got a new thing I wrote called Film 401 – Robotic Pitfalls in Contemporary Cinema up on the comedy site Defenestration.
This piece goes out to my main lady, Liz, who can’t stand Will Smith.
Here’s a little taster:
Because a three-hour class can be grueling, I allow the EATRs to feed during the break between movie and discussion. I find it disconcerting, though, to watch the robots empty bottles of live moths and grasshoppers into their awaiting mouths, to say nothing of the disposal-like grinding sound of their feeding or the inappropriately pleasant ding that their batteries make when recharged. Worst of all: Even as they feed, my students seem programmed or otherwise inclined to keep their glowing eyes on me at all times.