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Mister Flask

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Chris Harrington (a.k.a. Mister Flask) is an actor in spite of all his attempts to be something else. He recently appeared in Broken Pieces, directed and produced by David Toda. In the late nineties, he performed in three seasons as a member of the Comedy troupe "Humerus" of Davis California, despite having never attended the university there. Before that, he participated in drama classes and school productions mostly for his love of wearing silly costumes.

Chris received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Effects and Animation from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. It turns out being a good animator means being a good actor too, so in one of his last semesters at the Academy, he played roughly half of the role of the Uncle in Paula Vogel's "How I Learned to Drive," again under the direction of David Toda. This constant, off-again on-again facination with acting has now lead Chris to the role of Mister Flask on Dr. Geek's Lab, and the degree in visual effects didn't hurt either. Chris is also the art director for Dr. Geek's Lab and is responsible for the look and feel of all the visual media associated with the Lab.

If he had a motto it would probably be, "Live simply, and have complicated fantasies!"

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We must be on to something.  No sooner did we start our investigation into robot companions, than Japan launched the world’s first talking robot into space to serve as
companion to astronaut Kochi Wakata who will begin his mission in November.

Measuring 34cm (13 inches), Kirobo arrived at the ISS on August 9th.  Kirobo is part of a study to see how machines can lend emotional support to people isolated over long periods. Kirobo has been programmed to communicate in Japanese and keep records of its  conversations with Mr Wakata who will take over as commander of the ISS later this year.In addition, it is expected to relay messages from the control room to the astronaut.

Kirobo’s name derives from the Japanese words for “hope” and “robot”. The small android weighs about 1kg (2.2 pounds) and has a wide range of physical motion. As if this was not cool enough, looks like someone is applying their geekdom. Kirobo’s design was inspired by the legendary animation character Astro Boy.