vr 13 jan - 2023 vrijdag 13 januari 2023

Film & the Future | HER

De voertaal van dit programma is Engels.

Film & the Future is a coproduction by Podium, the cultural student platform of HU, and Hoogt on Tour. In this series of events, we have a closer look at the rapid developments in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and how these might affect our (future) everyday life. This edition, we watch the film Her.

What if in the future computers are so smart that you can have a human relationship with them? In the original and award-winning love story Her (2013) by renowned director Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovic, Adaptation.) we explore the evolving nature – and risks – of intimacy in the modern world.

Los Angeles, 2025. The introverted Theodore Twombly earns his living by writing personal letters for other people. Meanwhile, he tries to get over his divorce with his wife Catherine. One day, Theodore becomes intrigued by a sophisticated computer system, which forms its own identity based on the user’s preferences. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha,” a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.

Her investigates the role artificial Intelligence (AI) can have in our future personal (love) lives. Can you fall in love with an entity that does not have a physical body? Can an operating system actually love you back? Join us for the movie and share your thoughts about these topics during the aftertalk!

Aftertalk with expert guest

After the movie, we will host an aftertalk with an expert guest from the field of robotisation and AI that you can ask all your questions. Name to be announced soon, so make sure to check this page for updates.

About Film & the Future

Film & the Future is a coproduction by Podium and Hoogt on Tour. In this series of events, we have a closer look at the rapid developments in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and how these might affect our (future) everyday life. After the screening, we host an aftertalk with an expert guest to open the conversation about the film. What does it show us, and what can we learn from it? What might our lives look like in the future and which role will AI play in them?

More Film & the Future

February 8 – Ex Machina
April 12 – Ik ben Alice

Practical information

The primary language at this event will be English.

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