Memorializing Hyperreality

September 12, 2014 12:53 AM

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[An earlier version of this article was originally published on Morphizm, and syndicated on HuffPo, on September 11, 2006. Nothing much has changed.]

"What is real?" Morpheus asked Neo in the epochal tech-noir The Matrix, to the laughter of cynics and critics everywhere. Not that they didn't respect the film's intelligent if extrastylized velocity, which riveted pop culture and killed at the box office. It was the seeming anachronism of Morpheus'...

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