"Was he an architect? A designer? A filmmaker?" asks one of the interviewees in the new documentary Eames: The Architect and the Painter. Charles Eames was all and none of those things at once-- and the same could be said for his wife and collaborator Ray (described in the film as "a painter who rarely painted").
If you watched "Jeopardy!" last night, you saw an IBM supercomputer named Watson cream two human champions -- at least until it made a few dumb mistakes late in the round and allowed Brad Rutter to tie things up. But you also saw Watson's "face" -- the swirling electronic avatar that Alex Trebek dryly rebuked when it buzzed in with an incorrect answer that Ken Jennings had already made. (Guess we shouldn't fear a robot uprising quite yet.)