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ERIC Number: ED503743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
"Unplugging" as Real and Metaphoric: Emancipatory Dimensions to "The Matrix" Film Trilogy. Technical Paper No. 33
Fisher, R. Michael
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This paper is a reflection, on the 10th anniversary of a great work of art. After reviewing some of the global impacts of the Wachowski brothers' highly acclaimed action sci-fi film "The Matrix" (1999-2003), I present a case for the use of the film in critical theory and pedagogy and it's apparent un-interest to such theorists and pedagogues. Based on my study of the film in my dissertation (Curriculum and Instruction, UBC) and in the years following, a case is made for the emancipatory "unplugging" potential of "The Matrix" narrative for 21st century curriculum work and activism. Cautions are raised about "waking up" for oneself and those we assist to do so. (Contains 39 endnotes.)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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