Throughout the semester, I have been challenged to question how film depicts the idea of the ‘future’, and how it possibly influenced several concepts which are present in society today. Below is a self reflection of my learning, engagement and contributions throughout the subject.
Left: “The Oracle” from The Matrix (1999). Right: “The Great One” from Dr Strange (2016).
Whist viewing The Matrix (1999), I believed this was a clear example of Techno-Orientalism. I made this connection due to the knowledge I have gained from my BCM subjects. Common themes like the bald head, reference to”Higher Powers” and costuming connotes to ideas present in Buddhism and Hinduism. Since these religions originated in Asia, I made a clear connection to these scenes and Techno-Orientalism.
During the screening of Robot and Frank (2012), Cooper challenged the class with an interesting ethical question. My initial reaction…
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