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I was surprised to find this robot film by Spike Jonze (director of Being John Malkovich, Where the Wild Things Are).  It depicts not the sleek and stylish robots that we typically imagine in the near future, but robots that appear to be built from technology of the last millennium.  These robots seem to be more fragile and helpless than their human counterparts, a reversal of the familiar human-robot coexistence story. I’m Here is a 30-minute exploration of a robot’s human side and it definitely shows that it was written and directed by Spike Jonze.  If you can get past that, you can watch it in full at http://www.imheremovie.com/

It’s also worth noting that the interface for the movie tries to provide a virtual theater experience, having you wait outside the theater and interact with a ticket window.  It also provides the option to invite others to watch the movie with you via Facebook.  Not sure how that works.

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One Comment

  1. The funny thing is, a few years ago a Norwegian art student also made a love story about robots: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjkdSi2RkRU

    I’m not entirely neutral in this regard but I think that Tom Reiersen has done a better job with stop-trick animation and a prepared cello soundtrack @ a few thousand euros than Spike Jonze with probably tons of Smirnoff money.


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