Hacker Fight

I enjoyed this video which pokes fun at the difference between hacking as depicted in movies like The Matrix, and in real life. My blog name may have changed, but I’m still “exploring our matrix.” [Read more…]

There Was No Inn

The point that the story of Jesus’ birth in Luke doesn’t have an “inn” in it has been given the Matrix treatment by Jeff Carter.   [Read more…]

Recalling Our Matrix

Paul Regnier made a bingo game to help students spot parallels between Jesus and Neo in The Matrix. I’ve included the bingo card at the end of the post below. Lots of studies have been done which indicate both the recycling of story motifs across literature and film, and also the tendency of historical figures [Read More…]

Happy St. Nicholas Day!

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Honest Trailer to The Matrix (Trilogy)

A friend forwarded me the link to the video above. It is pretty funny, even if (like me) you actually enjoyed the sequels. Some parts will offend – you are especially advised to not watch until the end, when the “trailer guy” says things at commenters’ request. [Read more…]

New Around the Blogosphere

Here are a few things from around the blogosphere, including a couple that would be easy to miss. First, André Gagné has a blog, which those interested in the Nag Hammadi codices and other aspects of ancient religion will want to keep an eye on. Next, The Ancient Bookshelf is another blog to keep an eye [Read More…]

The Matrix Retold by Mom

Since it has been a long time since there’s been anything related to the Matrix here on my blog which has Matrix in the title, I thought I should share the above video – the Matrix as retold by someone’s mom. HT 3QuarksDaily. [Read more…]

Temple of Science Fiction

GakuseiDon left a comment on a recent post pointing out that there is a Buddhist temple, Wat Rong Khun, which includes depictions of characters and scenes from science fiction in its artwork. Here’s an example: Did you spot Neo? Click through for more images from the temple’s artwork and architecture! Also at the intersection of religion [Read More…]

Matrix in a Minute

HT IO9 [Read more…]

Exploring Our…

In the first meeting of my “Religion and Science” class, I had a slide with a Matrix connection, and I asked whether that was still meaningful. It was, but I wonder how long it will be before “Exploring Our Matrix” only means “Exploring Our Setting/Context” and does not have science fiction overtones as well. If [Read More…]