People love celebrities. This is not a new phenomenon – whether it be flocking to see Kings, Queens, Italian Generals or village idiots, we love looking at ‘notable’ members of our tribe. Don’t feel guilty, though. The urge to look at famous people is embedded in our primate evolution: a 2005 study found that Macaques will even ‘pay’ to see pictures of other macaques of ‘higher social status’. […]
This new bot on twitter, tumblr and (shortly) Instagram, posts blended celebrity pictures. The proportions are chosen at random, though never more than 60% of either, to ensure that the resulting image sits right in the uncanny valley.