Indiana University Cinema Bloomington, IN


Dr. Selma Šabanović

Professor of Informatics and Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science, Indiana University

Her— Consequences of Emerging Technologies

A discussion of design and the consequences of emerging technologies. 

Indiana University Cinema Bloomington, IN

Film Synopsis

A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need.

In the near future, a sensitive and soulful man earns a living by writing personal letters for other people. Left heartbroken after his marriage ends, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) forms an unlikely bond with a new operating system that has the capacity to develop into an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. He starts the program and meets the voice behind the OS1, Samantha (Scarlett Johansson). Though friends initially, the relationship soon deepens into love. Nominated for five Academy Awards, this film marks director-producer Spike Jonze’s solo screenwriting debut.

About the Speaker

Dr. Selma Šabanović is a professor of informatics and assistant professor of cognitive science at Indiana University. She founded and directs the R-House Lab, where researchers study human-robot interaction in everyday environments.