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By Myriam Diocaretz, Stefan Herbrechter (Eds.), Stefan Herbrechter

The Matrix trilogy maintains to separate evaluations greatly, polarising the downright dismissive and the wildly enthusiastic. however, it's been totally embraced as a wealthy resource of theoretical and cultural references. The contributions during this quantity probe the results the Matrix trilogy maintains to impress and overview how or to what quantity they coincide with sure advancements inside severe and cultural concept. Is the enthusiastic philosophising and theorising spurred via the Matrix an indication of the determined country thought is in, within the feel of "see how low thought (or 'post-theory') has sunk"? Or may possibly the Matrix be one of many "master texts" for anything like a renewal for thought as now being as a rule occupied with new and altering kin among technology, expertise, posthumanist tradition, artwork, politics, ethics and the media? the current quantity is unashamedly yet now not dogmatically theoretical even if there's not a lot contract approximately what sort of conception is most fitted to confront "post-theoretical" occasions. however it is perhaps reasonable to assert that there's contract approximately something, particularly that if idea seems to be "like" the Matrix this present day it does so as the tradition round it and which "made" it itself appears to be like captured in a few form of Matrix. the one method out of this is often via extra and renewed, refreshed theorising, no longer much less.

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