From 'Her' to 'Black Mirror,' On-screen Love Blurs Lines Between Virtual and Real

Popular culture has offered us quite a few creative efforts centering around the idea of love between a human and a nonhuman entity, a theme that originated in Greek mythology.

“I am a woman, and this is a bridge. And despite our vast differences, we are very much in love. Our love in itself is no different from any other love that exists between two beings.” Speaking in a tone as dry as it is self-confident, this is how Erika Eiffel describes her romantic relationship with the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. It’s not a joke. Eiffel, who changed...