14.015 The Uncanny Valley

Cycle 14 – Item 15

20 (Fri) January 2023

The Uncanny Valley


by Otpiang

at the office

-Seongsu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-

with W and staff

In advance of the lunar new year holiday next week, our director of operations gifted me a box of artisanal rice cakes.

Each cake was exquisitely crafted, beautifully colored.  I’d never imagined that rice cakes could be made like that.

And yet, they didn’t seem particularly appealing as food.  They looked more like soap or candles.

Tasted fine, but not enough to overcome the visual creepiness.

(See also HANSIK)

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