This is for this week’s Double Vision, but I actually like it as a stand alone cartoon so I’m putting it up early. It’s a simple cartoon but there’s a few influences there: Big Guy and Rusty in particular the World of Pain episode, Chris Cunningham’s Bjork video, AI, that really long sneaker ad with Will Smith, some of the Matrix Animated robots and of course Asimov.
If you find it a bit creepy, you should. I’ve a longer essay on it at some stage, but I believe the quest to create the resemblance of humanity in robots (and by extension, CGI rendered characters) which is gathering pace (and seems to have general aesthetic agreement) will ultimately make us confront the question of whether we are just the resemblance of humanity.
If you find the stars of this video cute you’re having an emotional response to a resemblance of humanity!