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 There Is No Spoon?: Teaching The Matrix, Postperennialism, and the Spiritual Logic of Late Capitalism

Gregory J. Grieve

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

After presenting a cogent survey of the many interpretations of the movie The Matrix, this chapter offers its own compelling analysis by weaving together many distinctive theoretical and ... More


Badiou and Cinema

Alex Ling

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641130
eISBN:
9780748652631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641130.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book offers an in-depth examination of cinema and its philosophical significance. It employs the philosophy of Alain Badiou to answer the question central to all serious film scholarship – ... More


Depolarisation and scattering entropy

S. R Cloude

in Polarisation: Applications in Remote Sensing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569731
eISBN:
9780191721908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569731.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter is concerned with stochastic or random effects in wave scattering. It introduces the important concept of the generalised scattering coherency matrix, and relates it to the classical ... More


The Character of Consciousness

David J. Chalmers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195311105
eISBN:
9780199870851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311105.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

What is consciousness? How does the subjective character of consciousness fit into an objective world? How can there be a science of consciousness? This book develops a unified framework that ... More


The Matrix as Metaphysics

David J. Chalmers

in The Character of Consciousness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195311105
eISBN:
9780199870851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311105.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter uses the movie The Matrix to address issues about our knowledge of the external world. On the face of it, the movie raises a version of Descartes' skeptical challenge. Just as I cannot ... More


Contact Linguistics: Bilingual Encounters and Grammatical Outcomes

Carol Myers-Scotton

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299530
eISBN:
9780191708107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299530.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Contact Linguistics is a critical investigation of grammatical structures when bilingual speakers use their two or more languages in the same clause. Myers-Scotton examines major contact ... More


Polarised electromagnetic waves

S. R Cloude

in Polarisation: Applications in Remote Sensing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569731
eISBN:
9780191721908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569731.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter considers a basic description of the generation, propagation and scattering of polarised electromagnetic waves. It assumes a starting familiarity with the basic form of Maxwell's ... More


Introduction

CAROL MYERS-SCOTTON

in Contact Linguistics: Bilingual Encounters and Grammatical Outcomes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299530
eISBN:
9780191708107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299530.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter introduces three models applying to contact phenomena, as well as a psycholinguistic model of language production. The Matrix Language Frame (MLF) model is specific to codeswitching; the ... More


Lexical Borrowing, Split (Mixed) Languages, and Creole Formation

CAROL MYERS-SCOTTON

in Contact Linguistics: Bilingual Encounters and Grammatical Outcomes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299530
eISBN:
9780191708107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299530.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter discusses three related contact phenomena: lexical borrowing, mixed (split) languages, and creole formation. They all show the effects of the universal split in languages between the ... More


Car Stunts

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Women in the early 1900s had been famous for stunt driving in the silent movies, but they were rarely hired for car work again until the 1970s. Descriptions in this chapter include: jumping a car ... More


Finding Ourselves at the Movies: Philosophy for a New Generation

Paul Kahn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164382
eISBN:
9780231536028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164382.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book argues that philosophy must take up the fundamental concerns of love, death, justice, knowledge, and faith as they are found in contemporary culture. It demonstrates how this can be ... More


Lattice field theory fundamentals

M. Pilar HernÁndez

in Modern Perspectives in Lattice QCD: Quantum Field Theory and High Performance Computing: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 93, August 2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691609
eISBN:
9780191731792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691609.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter reviews the basic building blocks of the regularization of Quantum Field Theories (QFT) on a space-time lattice. It assumes some familiarity with QFT in the continuum. In an introductory ... More


From Utopia to Apocalypse: Science Fiction and the Politics of Catastrophe

Peter Y. Paik

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816650781
eISBN:
9781452946078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816650781.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Revolutionary narratives in recent science fiction graphic novels and films compel audiences to reflect on the politics and societal ills of the day. Through character and story, science fiction ... More


Daniel J. Elazar and Federalism as Covenant

Michael Burgess

in In Search of the Federal Spirit: New Comparative Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199606238
eISBN:
9780191752476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606238.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

The chapter provides a brief intellectual biography of Elazar and examines in detail his major contribution to the study of federalism. His distinctive approach to and understanding of federalism is ... More


Inner Senses and the Changing Face of Hong Kong Horror Cinema

Kevin Heffernan

in Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099722
eISBN:
9789882207028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099722.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses significant trends in contemporary Hong Kong horror film including the growing importance of transnational co-productions, export markets, and a fertile cross-breeding of ... More


A Social Accounting Matrix Model of Inner-City New Haven: An Alternative Framework for Development

C. Michael Henry (ed.)

in Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095418
eISBN:
9780300129847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0036
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter introduces a Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) model to demonstrate how positive policy interventions alleviate inner-city poverty and racial economic inequality. Data for inner-city New ... More


Film: The Matrix and the I-pod: Approach: Cyberphilosophy

Peter Childs

in Texts: Contemporary Cultural Texts and Critical Approaches

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620432
eISBN:
9780748671700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620432.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Matrix is unusual in being credited to two directors, brothers Larry and Andy Wachowski, and yet this concerted authorship, or auteurship, helps to point up the collaborative nature of film ... More


The Matrix of Ancient Spirituality

April D. DeConick

in The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170765
eISBN:
9780231542043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170765.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Discusses Servant Spirituality, Covenant Spirituality, and Mystic Spirituality as models that pre-exist the rise of Gnostic Spirituality. Engages the movie, “The Matrix.”


Contemporary Art: Art Contemporary with Itself

Steve Redhead

in The Jean Baudrillard Reader

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627882
eISBN:
9780748671182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627882.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This is an extract from Baudrillard’s The Intelligence of Evil or The Lucidity Pact, with an editorial overview


An Aesthetic of Truth

Alex Ling

in Badiou and Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641130
eISBN:
9780748652631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641130.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on the radical side of Alain Badiou's philosophy, particularly his concepts of event, subject and truth. It analyses Larry and Andy Wachowski's 1999 film The Matrix as a text ... More


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