February 16, 2007
Hopefully at this point I'm in Florida.
I'm digging through my old old backlog. It's amazing how many of the links are dead. or how little enthusiasm I have for the subject. Guess that's why they didn't make it here in the first place.
Today's theme: robots!
Eric Joyner's Tin Robots are really cool, though I guess the whole Rock'Em Sock'Em has been co-opted for that one truck ad...
But Maria from Fritz Lang's Metropolis has to be one of the hottest fembots of all time. It's hard to realize what big influence, design-wise, she was; 3CP0 just cribs off her and we barely notice.
Finally, Low Life Labs' Robots and Us is a kind of kid-science take on the real thing.
Quote of the Moment
"I don't think I'm a robot...I'm not sure I could tell if I was, though."
--Will Wright (creator of the Sims) when asked "Are you a robot?", from the book "Smart Bomb"