Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. - Oscar Wilde
Animation, Art, and Other Shiny Things
This is a story of caring service and the dawning understanding of its end. Surrounded by a bleak landscape of spiritless routine, curiosity sparks hope.
Film by William Wall.
In a world of robots where the mobility of energy is power, two tethered locomotive robots become friends and decide it is time to risk everything to be free.
A Pixar SparkShort by Brian Larsen.
We got a couple inches of snow here in Seattle since yesterday and, with the preponderance of hills and a tendency to ice up, just getting to work was a slogging chore. While the library won’t be getting many of it’s usual type of patrons today, as a “warming station” – a city-approved spot to get out of the cold – we will get many of our homeless and insecurely housed neighbors stopping in. And that’s ok with me, because that’s how we roll (as they say) here at the library.
So, for those folks, and everyone else feeling the bite of winter’s chill, stay safe, stay warm, and watch through this little window into some heat.
A lonely service robot that is unable to leave his post tends to his duties as he wonders why no one comes in for service any more.
A wonderfully atmospheric short by Brian Watson.
A robotic hand sets out on a journey to find itself or at least as many pieces as possible.
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