When I was working on the current redesign of this site, I toyed with the idea of integrating a robot character into the site’s identity. With a site name like “doesnotcompute”, it seemed like the logical thing to do. I was unhappy with the results I came up with and abandoned the idea.
Out of this experimentation, however, I created the following Flash prototype of “curious” robots. The robots will watch and approach the mouse cursor, but will flee in fear if the mouse cursor gets too close. You can single out a robot and chase him around with the mouse while the others watch. This is both cruel and fun.
This site’s current three circle logo comes from the design of these robot’s “eyes”. The current logo, however, reuses the Trade Gothic “o” instead of a filled circle.