The Matrix Man Machine Perspective
A few years ago, I ran into a great essay that tried to explain The Matrix film trilogy in terms of a Man-Machine Interface perspective.
My initial impression of the films was similar to many people at the time: the first film blew my mind, the two sequels were visually amazing but left me unfulfilled and with a lot of unanswered questions. I concluded it had been a very ambitious project that ended up biting off more than it could chew. The story arc did not end up fulfilling the promise of the first film.
Then I ran into The Matrix Trilogy: A Man-Machine Interface Perspective originally hosted on a now defunct page. It made me think about the trilogy in a different way and I found myself pointing people to it frequently when I got into discussions about the trilogy on-line. Since the link is now no longer functioning, I decided to post up the PDF above as part of this blog post. The comments are well worth a read too.
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