Day: May 24, 2003

The Interpretive Industry Gears Up:

Philosophers Draw on the Film Matrix: “Hundreds of millions of dollars ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a hacker named Neo reached into his bookcase and pulled out a leatherbound volume with the title Simulacra and Simulation — a collection of essays by the French postmodernist philosopher Jean Baudrillard. But when Neo opened it to the chapter “On Nihilism,” it turned out to be just a simulacrum of a book, hollowed out to hold computer disks…


Mr. Baudrillard was only the beginning. When asked how many hidden messages there were in The Matrix, the Wachowski Brothers once teased, ‘More than you’ll ever know.’…” NY Times