In this week’s podcast, we review Her, Spike Jonze’s entertaining new movie about a human-AI relationship. How well does it hold up from the point of view of speculation? Is the world fully realized and consistent? Do the characters seem like they inhabit the world of the film? We discuss the construction of a near-future Los Angeles out of Pudong skyscrapers and consider some elements of its future world that the movie did not address.
- Her trailer
- Spike Jonze’s 2010 robot short, I’m Here
- Robot & Frank trailer
- Wikipedia entry on Alan Watts
- Michel Gondry’s video for Chemical Brothers’ Star Guitar