Traffic Ladies of the DPRK

When Robots start to act like humans it’s scary, but when humans start to act like robots it’s sad. Well, funny too, if the reason why is cool. I’m not sure if that’s the case with the these Pyongyang Traffic Ladies of the DPRK.  More...

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By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Feel Like a Barbie, Be Like a Barbie

We have seen some pretty crazy obsessions before. People have gone out of their way to fulfill their ambitions to look like their favorite stars. One of the most common ones out there seems to be for Barbie dolls. More...

By Bartel Scheers On Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Kara a Commercial Android

What follows is a lovely little 7 minute video demonstrating French studio Quantic Dream next gen motion capture technology. The detail in facial expression is particularly impressive. And the story is something More...

By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Prosthetics That Can Feel

This is great news for people who are in need, the future of humanity may depend on joining the machines to keep up or be left behind. One step closer to a cyborg future. Prosthetics that are controlled by direct More...

By Bartel Scheers On Sunday, February 26th, 2012
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Scary Monsters…

Being the daughter of a mother known as ‘The Human Barbie’ might prevent you from dreaming of a new bike for your birthday. I understand that. Such mondaine wannahaves simply don’t fit your family More...

By Bartel Scheers On Monday, February 20th, 2012

The Terminator’s Vision

It has been the stuff of science fiction for decades, but the U.S. military announced it is close to developing a virtual reality contact lens to enhance soldier’ vision on the battlefield.  More...

By Bartel Scheers On Thursday, February 16th, 2012
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There is good and bad use of all computer related technologies. A GOOD USE is artificial limbs for instance that can be run by the brain. The bad use is artificial killing machines coupled with human bodies. And More...

By Bartel Scheers On Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Lana Del Rey Living Doll

In a very short period of time, an enigmatic singer named Lana Del Rey went from complete anonymity to the front page of magazines, not to mention intense internet buzz and an SNL appearance. But along with this More...

By Bartel Scheers On Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
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The Blade Runner

In his excellent article “When will we be transhuman? Seven conditions for attaining transhumanism” Kyle Munkittrick formulates seven indicators to benchmark if or when Transhumanism has arrived as part More...

By Bartel Scheers On Sunday, August 21st, 2011


The New York Times has a excellent piece on the culture of plastic surgery in Brazil by anthropologist Alexander Edmonds. Edmonds notes that surgery is not considered to be a correction or salve against the sagging More...