Large Image Display:Animatrix: The Second Renaissance: The Goddess Interface

This single still is from the widescreen version of ?The Second Renaissance?, one of the Animatrix animated shorts. It has been considerably scaled back from the original material.

The goddess interface shown here is a ring of deities, 8 of them, surrounding a 9th in the middle, which the interface zooms in on. This is quite a clever interface, for the goddess lifts her hand and holds the file desired to be viewed. She speaks in a soft, calming manner, and explains a bit about the backstory of the file. She remains the narrator through the entire historical archive that is the Second Renaissance.

Its clever because psychologically, a human of either gender tends to find it easier to listen to a female voice than a male one. The soothing tone helps counterpoint any upsetting images the video files may contain, and the guide goddess, symbolising absolute power, interacts with the images as well, just when a counterpoint is needed, but is not in the file.

Of course, it?s a given that she is herself an advanced AI in the system.

Link: The Second Renaissance: Part 1

Link: The Second Renaissance: Part 2