Isayensi neMfihlakalo Ngemuva kweBlythe

Kungani sikhangwa onodoli?

Ukugubha okumangazayo, okuhle nokungajwayelekile kuyinto esemqoka ekuthandeni kukaBlythe Doll. Kubantu abaningi, kufaka phakathi izingane, Blythe inekhwalithi esabekayo. Igama eerie (noma 'eery') lifana nokungaqondakali, okufana nalo okusho, okokuqala kuyigama laseScotland lokugcwala ukwesaba nezinkolelo-ze. IScotland, enezimpande zayo zamasiko ezivela ezikhathini zasendulo kanye nokuhlukaniswa kwayo ngokwendawo, iyenza indawo yezinkolelo-ze ngendlela efanayo neJapane yathuthukisa izinganekwane zayo ezihlukile ngenxa yenkungu yakudala. 

USigmund Freud, ubaba wesayensi yokusebenza kwengqondo, elandela isiko lemibhalo laseJalimane 'lokungaqondakali' elibuyela emuva efeni lezinganekwane, wenza udumo oludumile kuleli zwe elixakile endabeni ka-1919 ebizwa ngokuthi 'The Uncanny' (Das Unheimliche). Kule ndatshana, uhlola umuzwa ongajwayelekile owakhiwa onodoli. Uchaza okungaqondakali ukuthi into engahluphi kangako ingavela kokuthile okujwayeleke kangaka — ukumelwa kwethu. Lapho sihlangabezana nalomuzwa wokungakhululeki kungenxa yokuthi sisesimweni sokudideka mayelana nokuba yiqiniso kwalokhu esikubonayo — unodoli ophilayo cishe.

Uma into engeyona engokoqobo, ingabukeka ifana nempilo, yini enye engeyona engokoqobo? Umuzwa wethu wokulungile nokungalungile? Umuzwa wethu wenjabulo kanye nokunengeka? Lokhu kungaqiniseki okungenakugwemeka bese kusebenza ukwakha ukukhathazeka okugxile futhi okukhona ngaphakathi kwethu. 

AmaBlythe Dolls, lapho kuqala ikhishwe yinkampani yamathoyizi kaKenner ngawo-1970, ekuqaleni yayiqondiswe ezinganeni, okuwukukhangisa okunengqondo ngokuphelele njengoba cishe bonke onodoli nodoli bathengiswa ngale ndlela. Kodwa-ke, kwaba yiphutha elikhulu elangcwaba lo mkhiqizo iminyaka engaphezu kwamashumi amabili ngaphambi kokuba kutholakale i-niche eyiyo kaBlythe. Le niche eyiqiniso iyiqiniso abaqoqi abadala emhlabeni wonke ezigqagqene nezinkambu zemfashini, izithombe, ubuciko nefilimu. Isizathu sokuthi uKenner enze ukuthi ukumaketha kwabo kungahambi kahle ngaleso sikhathi ukuthi bebengazi ngemvelo engaqondakali yeBlythe. Amehlo akhe futhi izici zinikeza i-vibe ye-otherworldly abantu abadala abayithandayo kepha izingane kaningi azikwazi ukwamukela noma ukwazisa. 

Isayensi Nemfihlakalo Yasemuva kweBlythe 1
Unodoli we-bunraku, ukuzijabulisa okufana nempilo nokuzijabulisa okuthandwayo eJapane

Emkhakheni wesayensi nobuchwepheshe, ubuhlakani bokufakelwa buyindawo ekhulayo ngokungangabazeki futhi ezoshesha ukubusa zonke izici zendlela esiphila ngayo. Lokhu kanye nesayensi yamarobhothi, ikakhulukazi evulwe ngonjiniyela baseJapan, isinikeze ukuhlaziywa kwesimanjemanje 'kokungaqondakali' futhi yenze kwavela umqondo wokuthi 'isigodi esingaqondakaliyo', igama eliqanjwe umenzi wamarobhothi uMori Masahiro indatshana yakhe ethi 'Bukimi no Tani Gensho' ('Valley of Eeriness Phenomenon'). Kulokhu kulandelwa okokuqala kukaFreud, uhlola ukusabela kwethu ezintweni ezifana nezabantu ezinjengodoli, onodoli, kufaka phakathi onodoli beBunraku, nama-mannequins.

Isayensi Nemfihlakalo Yasemuva kweBlythe 2
Ucwaningo lwe-Uncanny Valley

Njengodoli wemfashini onamehlo amakhulu nokubuka okungaqondakali okuthusayo, uBlythe uhlala endaweni kulesi sigodi nendawo izinhliziyo zethu

Like the imifanekiso etholakala emhlabeni wasendulo futhi mhlawumbe okuhlaba umxhwele kakhulu esikhathini sasendulo seJomon eJapane, ezweni lesikhathi esizayo lamarobhothi asendlini ahamba, akhulume, abukeke futhi acabange njengathi, ngokufana nama-droids enziwe nge-bio ku-movie ethi 'Blade Runner', onodoli bazohlala begcwele imfihlakalo nobuhle. Bahlala phakathi komhlaba womuntu nelinye izwe, phakathi kweqiniso nenganekwane, naphakathi kokubonakalayo nemfihlo.

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