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The Uncanny Valley

On: September 13th, 2007 at 2:07 pm | Number of Comments » 0

This is “Zeno” a 17-inch tall, 6-pound robot boy that David Hanson of Hanson Robotics has built in the likeness of Japanese manga and TV anime icon Tetsuwan Atomu (Mighty Atom, Astro Boy) crossed with his real live 18-month-old son, also named Zeno (I thought child abuse was against the law). As Hanson describes it: […]


Locked in Love for Life

On: September 9th, 2007 at 3:38 pm | Number of Comments » 0

There’s a tradition in Rome, popularized by a novel and then its movie version, for lovers to lock a padlock with their names on it onto lampposts on the city’s oldest bridge, Ponte Milvio, and then toss the key into the Tiber. Legend has it that since Roman times the bridge has been recognized as […]


It has begun…

On: September 7th, 2007 at 8:04 am | Number of Comments » 0

Okay, so Goyablog has seemed dormant if not dead lately. That’s because the new semester has begun. I’m teaching 3 courses this fall (one new one) and the run-up prep for the new term and the daily and weekly juggle of work and home life has rendered me too exhausted to give Goyablog its due […]