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Dancing Android
March 23, 2011 10:19 AM   Subscribe

Dancing Android
posted by puny human (28 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
man, it's gotta be sweaty in that plastic android suit.
posted by GuyZero at 10:24 AM on March 23, 2011


There he is, brain the size of a planet, and they ask him to dance.
posted by DU at 10:25 AM on March 23, 2011 [15 favorites]


HAHAHA

I love my Droid, too.
posted by dracomarca at 10:29 AM on March 23, 2011


This is some technologically superior shit, here.
posted by dirtdirt at 10:33 AM on March 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Something tells me that the platform that needs a dancing mascot is going to lose the mobile computing war. Just a hunch.
posted by Awakened at 10:38 AM on March 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm still not buying one.
posted by clarknova at 10:39 AM on March 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


I really dig how that suit is weighted - it wobbles in just the exact way you think it won't.
posted by SPUTNIK at 10:44 AM on March 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


Apple's going to get its ass kicked in every dance competition until they add some arms and legs to their logo.
posted by pjaust at 10:48 AM on March 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


I really dig how that suit is weighted - it wobbles in just the exact way you think it won't.

That freaked me out for a minute, too. I think part of that effect is that you can't see what the person inside is doing with his or her upper body. So the CG of the suit is changing constantly in ways you can't see, so it looks all impossible.
posted by gurple at 10:50 AM on March 23, 2011


Something tells me that the platform that needs a dancing mascot is going to lose the mobile computing war. Just a hunch.

I agree.

At first that dancing android confused me. I mean, it makes inhuman movements at an inhuman speed, but then I realized, duh. Of course. Because it's an android.
posted by kafziel at 10:52 AM on March 23, 2011


Other kinds of existing androids re-imagined as the google android droid.
posted by mostlymuppet at 10:53 AM on March 23, 2011 [5 favorites]


On second viewing: Notice the creepy guy in the background with almost no interest in the dancing android, who keeps taking pictures of the spokeslady.
posted by dirigibleman at 10:55 AM on March 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Something tells me that the platform that needs a dancing mascot is going to lose the mobile computing war.

You are right, but that mascot still has some moves.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:19 AM on March 23, 2011


Dancing Android
posted by puny human

posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 11:35 AM on March 23, 2011


Something tells me that the platform that needs a dancing mascot is going to lose the mobile computing war. Just a hunch.
Well, the 'show' is actually being put on by Sony. And anyway, maybe they don't need a dancing mascot, but they just got one because it's awesome
posted by delmoi at 11:44 AM on March 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


The phone is kind of meh, even with it's "super" LCD. Sony Ericsson is an also-ran.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:45 AM on March 23, 2011


For an open system, Android has a very restrictive mascot.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:32 PM on March 23, 2011


I think it works even better with this dance track (warning: shwing!)
posted by puny human at 1:04 PM on March 23, 2011


I think it works even better with this dance track (warning: shwing!)

It does!
posted by kafziel at 1:13 PM on March 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Dancing Android
posted by puny human
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth

. . . and so it continues
posted by stonepharisee at 1:36 PM on March 23, 2011


Dance? No problem!
posted by lucidium at 2:32 PM on March 23, 2011


I love my Android.
posted by Malice at 3:21 PM on March 23, 2011


Something tells me that the platform phone that needs a dancing mascot is going to lose the mobile computing war. Just a hunch.


I suppose it's as good a basis as any other to decide what phone to buy. But who doesn't need a dancing mascot? The only difference between the Sony Experia Arc and me here is that Sony can afford to employ one.
posted by running order squabble fest at 3:31 PM on March 23, 2011


Those insipid Apple commercials where the guy or girl is walking listening to their iPod while their shadow or reflection is emphatically dancing seem repressive to me. Like, keep your real soul bottled up and frenzied while your facade is just there being staid and quiet.

The dancing Android is out there and loving it and not afraid to let people see him.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:34 PM on March 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Burhanistan: The dancing Android is out there and loving it and not afraid to let people see him.

You might say it's more...open.
posted by Greg_Ace at 3:59 PM on March 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


(vs. proprietary, is what I was trying to get at)
posted by Greg_Ace at 4:00 PM on March 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


You might say it's more...open.

I ever see someone dressed as the Maemo logo, I am standing well back and expecting some hardcore crumping.
posted by running order squabble fest at 4:11 PM on March 23, 2011


You might say it's more...open.

*Puts on sunglasses*

YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
posted by educatedslacker at 10:40 PM on March 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


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