Category Archive: Uncanny

Mar 28 2014

Not Creepy at All: Anitomical 3D Self-Portrait

It’s the eyes that do it. A skull without eyes if just a wholesome piece of pirate memorabilia, but when you stick the eyeballs in those sockets you just plunge right to the depths of the uncanny valley. Chicago-based artist Joshua Harker recently unveiled this 3D-printed sculptural self-portrait titled 21st Century Self-Portrait. Harker utilized a …

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Mar 26 2014

This is in No Way Okay: Uncanny Witch-Stripper-Robot Thing

Artist Jordan Wolfson in collaboration with creature effects studio Spectral Motion created this abomination in the name of art. Looks like a deal with the devil to me. Through the use of facial recognition technology, the doll will literally follow you with its eyes while it bumps and grinds through a freakishly slowed down version …

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Mar 13 2014

Uncanny: New Scarlet Johansson as Black Widow Action Figure

Sometimes toys are creepy and there is no shame in admitting that you would rather burn down the house than let that horrible porcelain doll watch you sleep. Then there are toys that are creepy in the same way but you secretly want to purchase and set on the nightstand so it can be the …

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Mar 07 2014

Makes My Skin Crawl: 3D Printed Blouse

This one really triggers my trypophobia so I won’t blame you if you skip it. I know I won’t be coming back. Lim Kae Woei and Elena Low, of Melbourne based XYZ Workshop, have been awarded the top prize in an international 3D printed fashion competition. To create the pattern, the designers started by making …

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Feb 26 2014

Uncanny Seahorse will Haunt your Dreams

Here’s a piece of, I guess you could call it art, that I find very unsettling. If you can’t tell it’s a paper mache seahorse. To me it looks more like all my spider-swarm nightmares fell into a swimming pool with a bunch of old newspapers and a bottle of Elmer’s Glue. Somehow those things …

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Feb 18 2014

About What I’d Expect: Crystal Head Vodka Face

Forensic artist and Crystal Head Vodka fan Nigel used his skills to imagine what the spirit’s trademark skull bottle would look like if it had flesh and skin. As it turns out it’s a happy hippie, or possibly an English teacher. He’s happy because, Vodka and he’s a hippie out of pure artistic vision. I’m …

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Feb 07 2014

Uncanny: 240 Year Old Automaton Boy

We all know that the worlds most uncanny objects all have eyes that move and watch you when there is no life behind those eyes. Robots with faces, those creepy-ass porcelain dolls, singing rubber fish, and old automatons like this little boy who was build in Switzerland about 240 years ago. The little automaton boy …

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Jan 27 2014

Seeing Stars: Injury Can Cause Star-Shaped Cataracts

Retroactive warning: Uncanny closeup picture of eyeballs. In news that left me both disturbed and intrigued I just learned that a serious injury can leave you with star-shaped cataracts. It’s happened several times now. Most notably in the cases of an electrician who was fried with 14000 volts and lived and an Austrian man who …

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Jan 16 2014

Would Play: Possibly the World’s Strangest Video Game

Burrito Galaxy or its full title, “Burrito Galaxy 64: Mega-Tortilla Bean Saga 30X6 – Planetoid SAL-5A XIV Directors Cut: Extreme Edition,” looks like the strangest game since Leisure Suit Larry. Here’s the description from the game’s creators. GRAB UR BURRITO N SUIT UP, ITS TIME TO BEAN IT UP! SLAP, BURP, AND SWACK YOUR WAY …

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Jan 15 2014

Disney Character Faces IRL

Can you name any of these? I’ve got a good guess on Mulan, Ursala, Cruela, and Maleficent, and Quasimodo, but that’s about it. I’m also pretty sure that the one second from the right on the top row is Grand Moff Tarkin the commander of the Death Star. He’s a Disney Character now so I …

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