Human Disconnectedness in a Posthuman Science Fiction film, Zoe
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- Posthuman; Relationship; Human; Disconnection; Technology
Posthumanism becomes a central issue featured in the science fiction film Zoe that illustrates a human/robot love story. This article will analyze the condition of posthuman displayed in the film through human relations with advanced technology. This study aims to look at the use of artificial intelligence to function as a means and intermediary for socially disconnected humans to connect with their fellow human beings. Using Katherine Hayles’s thoughts, this article will explore human engagement with technology in the information age. According to Hayles, posthuman does not mean the end of humans; instead, there is a conceptualization of the extension of human existence in its relation to nature, culture, and technology. Data collection for this research was carried out by collecting textual evidence in quotations and pieces of images in the film. This study findings indicate the lack of confidence and inability in humans to develop interpersonal relationships without machines’ help. More in-depth research shows that the film does not provide complete view of the posthuman era’s sophistication. By aligning advance technological and human fragility, there is a paradoxical view in the movie that can be seen as a point of criticism conveyed by the text.
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TY - CONF AU - Dhita Hapsarani AU - Devi Nurhayati PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/21 TI - Human Disconnectedness in a Posthuman Science Fiction film, Zoe BT - Proceedings of the International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts 2020 (INUSHARTS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 86 EP - 92 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211110.012 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211110.012 ID - Hapsarani2021 ER -