Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Janelle Monáe - Metropolis: The Chase

I recently discovered Janelle Monáe, a fantastic R&B singer whose recently released concept album, Metropolis, is about a female android who falls in love with a human. Of course this is frowned upon, and the android is forced to go on the run.

It's a fun first album - if not a bit too brief - that blends a variety of styles. It even ends with a nice cover of one of my favorite songs, Charlie Chaplin's "Smile".

"Many Moons" is the first single:

[via Studio 360]

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Prop 8 Is Bad For Robot/Human Relationships

A Christian fundamentalist lawyer is worried that legalizing gay marriage could lead to human/robot marriages. There is no better example of how depriving gays of their rights deprives us all of our rights. I want to ensure that when I walk down the isle my ring is made out of the same titanium alloy as my beautiful bride-bot.

Stop the hate!

[via Boing Boing]

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Awesome Robot Photo Collection

Here is a fantastic series of pictures of robots. It's a great representation of the variety of ways in which robots will increasingly become a part of our lives...

...From entertainment...

...to health care...

...and to our ultimate destruction:

[via Laughing Squid]