Thursday, May 22, 2003
The Matrix way of knowledge
Reasonably insightful piece on Salon. “This is the pop carnival of souls where the Matrix films rightly take their place—the flea market of genre movies and rumors of God that, for many these days, is the only portal left into the meaning of it all.” Interesting: “The Matrix comes to resemble the multifarious world of shamanism rather than the black-and-white world of the Christian afterlife.” (Erik Davis, “The Matrix way of knowledge,” Salon.com, May 21, 2003 [must watch ad to view whole article]). A virtuoso performance, but flubs the landing.