DEFENSE OF HUMANITY – DEFENSE OF PERSONALITY
Text topic: The Body Aesthetics in Christianity
Text author: Јана М. Алексић
In this paper we will try to consider the problem of Body and Personality in the sci-fi romantic drama Her by American director Spike Jonze in the light of Christian anthropology and Theology of Personality. We understand Jonze’s art work as a case study related to the specific consequences of certain phenomena of postmodern society, such a salienation, loneliness or emotional instability. In his film, the director and screenwriter presents increasingly topical issues of our civilization,but also individual connection with high technologies in various aspects of life i.e. delicate relationships between man and self-conscious forms of Artificial Intelligence. By basing the film story line on the relationship between these two entities or two beings, Jones did not want to offersatire but to deal with the very delicate problem of personality ingeneral – alienation. As a result, the future world is inhabited by lonely individuals, inseparable from their smartphones, who receive love and attention from the virtual world. In his own aesthetic way, Jonze opened the Pandora’s Box of possible outcomes of life with machines, which has begun in our own timeline. Therefore, we cannot unambiguously determine whether Her is a film dystopia or a film utopia.