20 Nov
Madman Mundt and The Elf discuss all things Aronofsky

Madman Mundt and the Elf were guests at last week’s AFI Fest and attended the Los Angeles premier of Black Swan. This is their collaborative review. Black Swan is out in the US on December 1st. The Elf: I’m a sucker for a dance movie. Ballet specifically. Whether it’s Fame, Flashdance, Center Stage (starring a […]


5 Nov
The HRP-4C's disturbing performance in Tokyo

Um… this is a little freaky. A dancing HRP-4c cybernetic robot dances around with a quartet of human backup dancers, looking incredibly lifelike alongside them and giving me the heebie jeebies. The performance is taking place at the Digital Content Expo in Tokyo, and while it’s evident the Japanese are particularly fond of creating artificial […]


28 Sep
The Alarm Clock that shouts, dances and smiles

If you have trouble waking up in the morning, this tantrum alarm clock is the perfect gadget to get you out of bed. In your choice of either lime or yellow, this alarm clock pounds its fists and opens its mouth while “shouting” its alarm. As your selected wake-up time approaches within five minutes, its […]


31 Aug
Akira Nakayasu's "Plant" project

I dig this robotic plant project by Japanese artist and visual designer Akira Nakayasu. Based roughly on an earlier work titled Himawari, which was a sunflower-shaped robot, this piece (simply titled Plant) is an interactive installation inspired by the sight of grass blowing in the wind. Plant is made up of 169 artificial robotic leaves […]