Transformation of Love in the Digital Age: The film Her and Reaching God through the love in the Perspective of Sufism

Aybike Serttaş

Abstract


In this research, two forms of love; digital love and the love for God are the chosen themes to analyse the movie Her with the method of semiotic analysis. Mentioning the differences between love simulacrums created in social media and love in real life, the semiotic analysis of the movie Her is carried out with the indicators that match the criteria to find God through love in Sufism. As a result, it is observed that these characteristics in Sufism correspond to the traits that form digital love. In other words, digital love is an emotional state in which someone or something is idealized without being seen in person just like the concept of love in Sufism. The digital age has transformed spiritual values despite the fact that the quest for emotional attachment has been constant since the beginning of human existence.


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Love; Virtual Relationships; Sufism; Simulacrum; Semiotic Analysis

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/cinej.2020.264

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