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Episode 177 – The Matrix Part One

We’re jacking in to the first three Matrix films—The Matrix, The Animatrix, and The Matrix: Reloaded!

We’re jacking in to the first three Matrix films—The Matrix, The Animatrix, and The Matrix: Reloaded! Join us as we discuss the cultural impact of the series, Jean Baudrillard, nihilism, and more!

Omissions/Mistakes: The essay Missy read that identified “Know thyself” as someone Socrates said was not wrong, per se, but neglected to mention that the phrase also appeared on a column the Oracle at Delphi, which is probably a stronger reference! Also, the essay Missy references that talked about Alice in Wonderland was actually by Joyce Carol Oates.

Some Sources You Might Find Interesting:

Re-Writing “Reality”: Reading “The Matrix” by Russell J.A. Kilbourn

Episode #116 – Structuralism and Mythology pt. 1 and Episode #117 – Structuralism and Mythology pt. 2 by Philosophize This!

Reddit discussion on Baudrillard’s “On Nihilism” 

Back to the Future: The Humanist “Matrix” by Laura Bartlett and Thomas B. Byers

Lilly Wachowski on The Matrix as a Trans Narrative 

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