Uri Aviv, Eden Kupermintz, Shalev Moran, Gili Ron, Yanai Sened
Prior to 2020 The Uncanny was well known in certain fields - psychology, literature, animation, robotics. Nowadays - everyone, everywhere, had experienced the unsettling feeling of the strangely familiar. We’ll tour the Uncanny, from deepfakes in the Uncanny Valley, the role of the strangely familiar in horror films, the politics of the Uncanny and how could we not mention QAnon. Could the Uncanny be the new fear, of the “new normal”? Not fear of an unknown other, but fear of an unknowable ...