Procedural loneliness in Spike Jonze’s Her

NOTE: This post is no longer available, as the materials will be published as part of an essay, “What is a videogame movie?” in the open-access journal [Arts]

September 29, 2019

This is the fourteenth in a series of posts dedicated to works of videogame literature and theater—not videogames that are literary or theatrical, but rather novels, plays, television series, graphic novels, museum installations, poems, immersive theater, and movies that represent in some fashion or another videogames, videogame players, and videogame culture. For a general description of my critical framework and purposes, see the first post in the series, “What is videogame literature?

Her isn’t about videogames

Spike Jonze 2013 Her isn’t a movie about videogames. Her is about loneliness.

One thought on “Procedural loneliness in Spike Jonze’s Her

  1. There are plenty of films about loneliness and the struggle to find love and meaning, but none of them do it quite like Spike Jonze’s.

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