Monday, April 20


This is the tenth anniversary
of the Columbine HS shootings . . .

The boys who committed the shootings wore long black coats similar to those worn in The Matrix movie which was released at the end of March 1999 - its US opening weekend is listed as April 4th.

Klebold and Harris were immersed in games like Doom, a first-person shooter computer game. Cyberpunk culture features advanced technology coupled with a breakdown in the social order of a dystopia.

The Matrix movie makes many connections to Simulacra and Simulation, but in an interview, Baudrillard claimed that The Matrix misunderstands and distorts his work.

Some interpretations of The Matrix movie consider it to be an allegory for contemporary experience in a heavily commercialized, media-driven society.