The first is in virtual space, the second is in meat space. Both are cool.
In virtual space, Seed Magazine and Scienceblogs.com are doing the bloggy thing, and have a set of closely related interesting items for you to read. Honestly, I would really appreciate it if you would have a look at this stuff. It is hard to build an audience in new blog space, and this is good stuff and I don’t want you to miss it.
Here is the list:
Into Uncanny Valley: New findings shed light on a century’s worth of bizarre explanations for the eerie feeling we get around lifelike robots. An article in Seed Magazine by Joe Kloc.
Perfect Strangers: The eerie emotional response brought on by near-duplicates of our selves raises interesting questions about perception and expectations. A “Featured BLogger” piece on Seed Magazine’s web site by Greg Laden.
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Second, the meat space invite: As you know, PZ Myers is doing a debate tonight in Saint Paul. Details are here.
Well, a bunch of us are meeting at La Casita in Roseville at ca 5:30 to 6:00 for pre debate tacos. PZ will try to make it, depending on air flights and traffic and stuff.
La Casita is NOT a walk to the site of the debate, just so you know.
See you there!