Sunday, November 25, 2007

All Is Full Of Love

I must admit to finding Björk a little over the top much of the time, but this song is rather beautiful.

I also find the video strangely affecting; perhaps it is because of my constant fascination with the concept of emoting machines. This may be why I anthropomorphise my Macs to such an extent too...


Anonymous said...

Devil - may I commend Roxys "In every dream home a heartache".

It's the first song I can remember that combined the ennui of penthouse living and pseudo-necrophilia.

The alienated protagonist delivers his narrative in the deadest of deadpan tones;
"I bought you mail order, my plain wrapper baby, your skin is like vinyly, the perfect companion"

and then;
"inflatable doll, my role is to serve you,
disposable darling, can't throw you away now.
immortal and life size, my breath is inside you".

and finally;
I blew up your body BUT YOU BLEW MY MIND - oh, those heartaches".

It's hard to believe that the author of such an accomplished piece was to commit so many abominations later in his career, all in pursuit of chart success.

Sure, Bjorks romantic robots indulge in a spot of gentle fondling [while hydraulic machines huff and puff in the background] but the doll-fucker depicted by Ferry hints at a much darker, yet curiously romantic, obsession.

"Dreamhome" is truly stunning combination of style and content in my humble opinion.

Anonymous said...

See if you still love your emoting machines when the robots rise and take over the world. When the last thing you see is a fucking Death-Bot bearing down on you with a diamond-tipped drill and searing red eyes that burn like all the fires of Mordor, you'll probably change your mind.


Daily Referendum said...

Robot girls getting it on - the future is bright.

Roger Thornhill said...

Machines that give all the indications of emotion and soul will eventually arrive.

The question will be, is there anything looking out from behind those eyes?

The biggest question is not that others are reacting to one's actions, but it is why you are experiencing your own life form behind your eyes (which is, strictly, unnecessary and inexplicable if we are all just biological machines).

Adam In said...

roger thornhill: "which is, strictly, unnecessary and inexplicable if we are all just biological machines"

inexplicable - for now, perhaps, but in the future?

unnecessary - how can you possibly claim to possess the understanding required to support this assertion? Can you propose a design for a machine (biological or otherwise) that exhibits human-like behaviour, but can be shown not to experience the world subjectively? I think not ...

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