Blinky, a film by Ruairi Robinson


Blinky is the new short science fiction movie by Irish film-maker Ruairi Robinson. It tells the sad and scary story of a young boy's family home robot given to him as a Christmas present.

According to the manufacturer Blinky is a "servant, helper and friend" who brings families closer together. Yet what happens in reality is rather different.

The film portrays the dysfunctional emotional relationship between the two parents and especially its impact on the boy, and, eventually on Blinky. It depicts robots as a mirror image of our imperfect humanity, with all of its faults and failures. Unsurprisingly the AI cannot stay forever insulated from its abusive environment and eventually starts reacting to it... though it leaves us wondering if, in the end, it is Blinky that got "broken" or if it is somehow us...

Socrates' verdict: 10 out of 10


"Soon every home will have a robot helper. Don't worry. It's perfectly safe."



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