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Kyoto temple puts faith in robot priest

Business / Tech Aug 15, 2019

Kyoto temple puts faith in robot priest

by Alastair Himmer

A 400-year-old temple is attempting to hot-wire interest in Buddhism with a robotic priest it believes will change the face of the religion — despite critics comparing the android to "Frankenstein's monster." The android Kannon, based on the Buddhist deity of mercy, preaches sermons at ...

How to sell your film abroad

Film | Wide Angle Aug 15, 2019

How to sell your film abroad

by Mark Schilling

As a reviewer, reporter and programmer, I go to six or seven film festivals a year. This is nothing compared to some colleagues, who trudge the festival circuit in a never-ending loop, but it's enough to give me a heap of festival badges. My trip ...

Foals: Summer Sonic's storm before the calm

Music Aug 15, 2019

Foals: Summer Sonic's storm before the calm

by Oscar Boyd

"My knees are fine, my knees are fine. Yeah, no problem there. I'm actually jumping off even higher things these days," says Yannis Philippakis, lead singer of the British band Foals. Philippakis is referring to his raucous live performances, which display a commitment to aerobatics ...