Her – Building a Beautiful Future

Here is a very interesting video essay from one of my favorite YouTubers: kaptainkristian. In his video essay, he deals with themes in film, music, and tv. In this case, he delves into how we as a humanity traditionally portray our “inevitable” future as a dark and grimy place, but Spike Jonze offers a lighter, more approachable future in his movie “her”. I thought this was relevant as I kept finding myself approaching “the fringe” merely through the lens of how our contemporary technological context is making us less social, less happy and less human. Hopefully, this can serve as a respite if you’re finding yourself in the same boat. Beyond that, kaptainkristian puts so much work into the craft, design, and pacing of his videos that they are extremely enjoyable to digest and easy to follow.


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