Voices in the Uncanny Valley

Marcello Sachs '10, English 65, The Cyborg Self, Brown University (Fall 2006)

You order a 12 inch meatball sub with provolone cheese. The person working behind the counter murmurs something, but you can't hear it — maybe your ears are still recovering from that disco-boutique.

"Sorry?"

The person asks "Would you like that toasted?" in a louder voice, not attempting to disguise at all his annoyance. Wow, these kind of people can be depressing; it wasn't as if you were trying not to hear him.

"Sure, yeah."

You grab your sub, chips, and a coke and head over to the table where TJ is seated.


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Last modified 31 December 2006