Suffering from Anthropomorphobia?

Van Mensvoort
November 4th 2009

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Anthropomorphobia is the fear of acknowledging qualities we wish to consider only human in non-human things. Sufferers from the condition used to have trouble mostly at fairs or theme parks, but as designed objects progressively aspire to maintain a human-to-human relationship with their users, the problems become more apparent in everyday life.

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If you think you are vulnerable for anthropomorphobia, please DO NOT confront yourself with this interactive staring Mona Lisa-style woman animation created with motionportrait software. Brought to you, straight from the uncanny valley!

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