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‘Oz’ Fan Art: Witches, Monkeys and Dorothy, Oh My!

With “Oz the Great and Powerful” hitting theaters this weekend, it’s time to revisit one of the most imaginative fantasy lands ever conceived in storytelling. Generations of fans have grown up with the adventures of

Arctic Monkeys gain 4th UK No. 1 album

Indie band Arctic Monkeys achieved their fourth successive No. 1 album on Sunday, knocking Lady Gaga into third spot and becoming only the second … Continue reading Arctic Monkeys gain 4th UK No. 1 album

Retire aging monkeys, Pamela Anderson urges AIIMS

pamela anderson644564 150x150 Retire aging monkeys, Pamela Anderson urges AIIMSInternational celebrity Pamela Anderson Saturday wrote a letter to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) director N.C. Deka, asking him to free the aging monkeys at the premier health institute’s central facility. Anderson sent the letter on behalf of People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India after watching video footage taken secretly inside [...] Continue reading Retire aging monkeys, Pamela Anderson urges AIIMS

Even Monkeys Recognize The Uncanny Valley

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Much like James Cameron, Robert Zemeckis has always been a director on the cutting edge of film technology. The most recent way he has cemented this title is through his exclusive use of motion capture in The Polar Express, Beowulf, and A Christmas Carol. There is a serious problem with this filming technique, however, and it is called "the uncanny valley."

In the recent issue of Scientific American a study was recently conducted at Princeton University where macaques were presented both real and animated images of monkey faces and the time looking at the faces was calculated. According to the results, the monkeys were quick to turn away from the animated faces, which scientists speculated was because, "realistic animations might resemble sickly or diseased animals because they lack subtle cues of health such as normal skin texture and hue—and that an aversion to such sights may have evolved to keep us healthy."

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