We’ve all seen anthropomorphic objects. But what would it look like if everything around you had actual eyes and was looking at you? For this week’s Shooting Challenge, let’s find out.
It's a shame that Saturday morning animation blocks are now extinct. Was there ever a greater anthropomorphic action cartoon than Super Turbo Atomic Mega Rabbit? Thankfully YouTuber Mr GeekyGod has salvaged the intro from an old VHS and posted it online for your viewing pleasure:
She was just thirteen years old when my grandmother last saw her parents at Auschwitz. On Holocaust Remembrance Day, it's worth pausing to reflect on how our species led my grandmother to find herself in such a horrific place, and how it might have been avoided.
By now you've probably seen news articles showing a giraffe in a Dutch zoo sharing a tender moment with a terminally ill zoo worker. Do the claims that this giraffe was kissing its human friend goodbye hold up to scientific scrutiny? Let me break it down for you.
Why? Because anthropomorphizing non-human animals is fun and useful. Yes, useful.
Let's get one thing right out in the open: I'm all for lab-grown food. I think that lab-grown meat and burgers, for example, could soon become a great way to circumvent a lot of the environmental and ethical problems of today's meat industry. But I think we can all agree that if our foodstuffs were ever to sprout…
Everywhere I look, I see faces. The cabinet is looking at me. The lightswitch is looking at me. The cereal is looking at me. And it's all because of your submissions to this week's Anthropomorphism Shooting Challenge. The winners:
You know what commercial I can't get out of my head? The Amex commercial the one where faces are found where they shouldn't be. That's the Shooting Challenge for this week. Make inanimate objects animate.