Vote for the Greenwash Gold 2012!
Which dodgy company most deserves the Greenwash Gold medal in 2012?
Who is covering up the most environmental destruction and devastating the most communities while pretending to be a good corporate citizen by sponsoring the Olympic games?
With so many controversial companies providing sponsorship, it’s a pretty tough call to make, but we’ve shortlisted three and we’re enlisting your help to choose who gets the dishonour.
Click the link to Watch the three short animations on Dow, BP and Rio Tinto and cast your vote as to who you think should receive the Greenwash Gold Medal.
Tell your friends on Facebook and Twitter who you voted for and why.
During the Olympics, we’ll announce the winner and award Gold, Silver and Bronze medals to the three companies.
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The Uncanny Valley of Robotics
The “uncanny valley” is a term coined by roboticist Masahiro Mori in 1970 to describe a very odd phenomenon. He observed that totally non-human robots (think Wall-E, or assembly-line robots) are appealing to people, and regular humans or very convincing robots are pleasant as well. Most robots that fall in the middle appear pretty harmless too. But robots that are just on the verge of looking like a humanoid creep people out, big time. That range - clearly not a robot, but not quite human - is called the Uncanny Valley. There’s been a ton of interesting research about the uncanny valley, including the finding that movement enhances the response (makes robots more empathetic, makes pseudo-humans much creepier). Additionally, there have been a bunch of proposed evolutionary reasons for why we find a not-quite-likeness so threatening. Personally, I just love this graph: