Happy Birthday, The Matrix!

April 1, 2009 Morphizm 0

The movie took cyberfiction staples like those found in William Gibson’s Sprawl trilogy and mashed them together with anime, wire-fu, postmodernism, metaphysics, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Jean Baudrillard’s Simulacra and Simulations, and a torrent of other texts and contexts.

The Prisoner Reboots the Panopticon

January 14, 2009 Morphizm 0

I spent last week chatting up actors Jim Caviezel, Ian McKellen and other principals behind the reboot of Patrick McGoohan’s culturally influential sci-fi allegory The Prisoner — and it was […]

Pinback Vacations to a Different Land

November 9, 2004 Morphizm 0

With their new album, the indie-rock impresarios of Pinback have crafted their most exquisite offering, a release equally packed with dark, foreboding lyrics and meticulous sonic structures.