Welcome to the Uncanny Valley, a nostalgic and familiar place that looks and feels very much like the human experience, but with something a bit strange in the corner of your eye...
'The more 'human' androids seem, the more comforting they feel. Until they start to become really convincing, at which point they become very creepy. This dip in emotional response to familiarity is known as the ‘Uncanny Valley’.
About the filmmaker
Gary Dumbill is multi award winning animator, designer and music video director from Manchester.
Life Rewired Shorts are a series of short films produced in collaboration with The Smalls. Each month throughout 2019, we asked filmmakers to explore the ideas behind the Barbican's Life Rewired, a season exploring what it means to be human when technology is changing everything.
The series is supported by the British Council's Anyone / Anywhere, a global season on the 30th anniversary of the birth of the web, looking at the impact of this world-changing invention on every aspect of our lives.