JOIN US FOR FUTURE LOVE - UCD SCIENCE EXPRESSION & FESTIVAL OF CURIOSITY PRESENT TECHNOLOGY & LOVE GET LUCKY?
‘HER’ WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH DR MARK MCCORMACK & EMER MAGUIRE (UK WINNER OF FAMELAB) WHO WILL BE JOINED BY ROISIN AGNEW, WRITER FOR LONELY PLANET, THE IRISH TIMES AND EDITOR OF GUTS MAGAZINE.
Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, HER follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. 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.
From the unique perspective of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Jonze comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature - and the risks - of intimacy in the modern world.
The event is supported by the British Council Ireland and the FameLab Ireland programme.