Zaven Paré researches are inspired by the Uncanny Valley theory, a study by Japanese roboticist Masahiro Mori published in 1970. According to this theory, the more that a robot or doll appears like a person, the more that our emotional response is positive when we are faced with it. But when we get to a certain point, where the robot can be considered almost human, there is a sharp drop in this positive feeling, at the moment when a small difference suddenly reveals that it is not one of us, and so creates a psychological shock.
Series: Series of studies with the bic on three superimposed layers - on tracing paper
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