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"ROUND 2. FIGHT!"

Sounds From a Fight Scene in ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ Replaced With Old School 8-Bit Video Game Sounds [SLYT]
posted by Fizz on Aug 7, 2014 - 63 comments

And this one's the Half Double Decaf Half-Windsor, With A Twist of Lemon

Random necktie knot generator [more inside]
posted by prize bull octorok on Feb 19, 2014 - 33 comments

"Hey nerd, wanna see some magic?"

Bladerunner Speedrun: 60 seconds of animated goodness. [more inside]
posted by quin on Jul 15, 2013 - 30 comments

The Matrix retold by Mom

"My mom hadn't seen (or heard of) the Wachowski's classic sci-fi film The Matrix. We watched the entire movie together and right after she told me what it was all about."
posted by mediated self on May 2, 2013 - 37 comments

That Makes It Invertible! (by The Three Directions)

Three professors at Harvey Mudd College wanted to do something special to mark the final lecture of Math 40: Linear Algebra that their students could relate to. The result: they transformed themselves into The Three Directions and performed "That Makes It Invertible!" for their class, complete with choreography and bad math puns. (SLYT)
posted by zachlipton on Mar 14, 2013 - 27 comments

Computer Boy & Abe Forsythe

Computer Boy! (also available here): Abe Forsythe made the movie Computer Boy when he was just 18. It's a 50 min. spoof of The Matrix that was filmed in less than two weeks at actual Matrix shooting locations in Australia and cost just over $2000 to make.* It became a cult hit when it was released online in 2000 & was one of the first internet films to hit 500,000 views.* (wikipedia, imdb) [more inside]
posted by flex on Dec 21, 2012 - 11 comments

The Animal Matrix

What's in the bear row and the wolf column? A wolf cub wrestling a bear cub. What's at the intersection of monkey and raccoon? This meeting of rascals. Just some of the many videos you will find at the amazing Animal Matrix.
posted by painquale on Oct 23, 2012 - 14 comments

You've been living in a dream world, Ginger.

"As long as their brain stem is intact, the homeostatic functions of the chicken will continue to operate." It's the Matrix. For chickens.
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Feb 15, 2012 - 89 comments

Breaking the Coppersmith-Winograd barrier

For twenty years, the fastest known algorithm to multiply two n-by-n matrices, due to Coppersmith and Winograd, took a leisurely O(n^2.376) steps. Last year, though, buried deep in his PhD thesis, Andy Stothers discussed an improvement to O(n^2.374) steps. And today, Virginia Vassilevska Williams of Berkeley and Stanford, released a breakthrough paper [pdf] that improves the matrix-multiplication time to a lightning-fast O(n^2.373) steps. [via] [more inside]
posted by albrecht on Nov 29, 2011 - 50 comments

Kaydara

Kaydara is a French-made Matrix fan film, released on the 21st of May 2011, which has been noted for the high quality of its special effects. The entire 55-minute film is now available to stream for free from its site. [more inside]
posted by chmmr on May 27, 2011 - 10 comments

Thus did Man become the Architect of his own demise...

"Welcome to the Zion Archive. You have selected Historical File #12-1: The Second Renaissance." So begins the short film of the same name by Mahiro Maeda [Flash: 1 2 - QuickTime: 1 2] -- a devastating yet beautiful work of animation. Originally produced to explain the backstory behind the Matrix trilogy, Maeda's project ended up telling a story far darker and more affecting than any blockbuster. Using a blend of faux documentary footage and visual metaphor, his serene Instructor relates in biblical tones the saga of Man and Machine, how age-old cruelty and hatred birthed a horrifying, apocalyptic struggle that consumed the world. Packed with striking imagery and historical allusions galore, this dark allegory easily transcends the films it was made for. But while "The Second Renaissance" is arguably the best work to come from the Matrix franchise, it's hardly alone -- it's just one of the projects made for The Animatrix, a collection of nine superb anime films in a wide variety of styles designed to explore the universe and broaden its scope beyond the usual sci-fi action of the movies. Click inside for a guide to these films with links to where they can be watched online, along with a look at The Matrix Comics, a free series of comics, art, and short fiction created for the same purpose by some of the best talent in the business. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Feb 14, 2011 - 54 comments

Scott Pilgrim: The Last Airbender

Scott Pilgrim: The Last Airbender. [more inside]
posted by kmz on Dec 29, 2010 - 77 comments

Mesmerizing

From the maker of Tone Matrix -- a new musical toy. [previously]
posted by cubby on Jul 9, 2010 - 24 comments

Lego Matrix Trinity Help.

Lego Matrix Trinity Help. [more inside]
posted by chunking express on Nov 30, 2009 - 71 comments

What does a man with pie want? More pie.

Imagine an alternate world, where the idea for "The Matrix" had been pitched to Charlie Chaplin. Behold.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll on Nov 10, 2009 - 41 comments

The Timeslice Phenomenon

Tim Macmillan has been slicing time for more than twenty years now. His early attempts and the recent applications of his technique in nature documentaries, commercials, sports, music videos and his own short films can be watched on his vimeo page. His technique later mutated into the Bullet Time effect made popular by the Matrix movie. Watched enough? Then read an interesting article about him. Via Fleischfilm. [more inside]
posted by namagomi on Oct 27, 2009 - 13 comments

Every day we get closer to an epidemic that cannot be stopped.

The Meatrix: parts I, II: Revolting, and II 1/2.
posted by parudox on Apr 28, 2009 - 51 comments

Tone Matrix

Tone Matrix.
posted by slater on Apr 5, 2009 - 37 comments

Here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere!

How Science Fiction Found Religion
posted by shoesfullofdust on Mar 13, 2009 - 72 comments

Wasting Away in Hooverville

Quit Lying About Roosevelt! "Amity Shlaes, the GOP's Great Depression philosopher-queen, couldn't be more dangerously wrong." [Via]
posted by homunculus on Mar 9, 2009 - 36 comments

Kinetic Advertising

"The way all of these objects interact and just miss each other in the same environment, it's kind of building a machine out of organic movements." A timesculpture is part music video, part performance art, part kinetic sculpture, and part innovative use of computer and video technology. Its first application? Advertising, of course. [more inside]
posted by [user was fined for this post] on Nov 19, 2008 - 28 comments

The Matrix Runs on Windows

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posted by SheMulp AKA Plus 1 on Nov 11, 2008 - 31 comments

Coming from Uranus to check my style

Another dimension, new galaxy - J.C.R. Licklider was one of the most influential people in the history of computer science . Dr. Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider (or “Lick”), was the Director of ARPA’s Information Processing Techniques Office and from 1963-64 put in place the funding priorities which would lead to the Internet, and the invention of the mouse, windows and hypertext. In 1960 he was writing about Man-computer symbiosis and The Computer as a Communications Device . He also wrote epic memos such as his 1963 memo to “Members and Affiliates of the Intergalactic Computer Network
posted by Smedleyman on Sep 12, 2008 - 12 comments

The fortynine days of death

BardoThodal the tibetian book of the dead, a way of life.This is what happens on the 49th day of our being dead. If you do not escape the Matrix, the day after you are inside a woman's womb. part one part two (Google video)
posted by hortense on Oct 31, 2006 - 6 comments

The Matrix - Muppet Version

The Matrix - Muppet Version. (youtube)
posted by triv on Sep 18, 2006 - 33 comments

9/11 the movie and Morpheus

Memorializing Hypereality maybe it is not always something 'new' that bears fruit but rather actually understanding something said before. Especially if we don't listen carefully the first time.
posted by hard rain on Sep 12, 2006 - 12 comments

I Love the Smell of Sim-Napalm in the Morning

The Smell of War -- the Institute for Creative Technologies preps Quake-happy teens to become first-person shooters in the non-virtual war on terror. Now in Odorama.
posted by digaman on Jul 25, 2006 - 22 comments

Does Neo wear a funny hat? Does Trinity...oh, never mind

"If we can get kids to hang a picture of a priest in their room, we've done something huge for vocations." The associate director of youth and young adult ministry for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis is using a Matrix-style poster to drum up enrollment in the priesthood...and exponentially increase bad Photoshop pranks, if I know the internets at all. Oh well. At least it's not as bad as using video games to recruit soldiers! (Hat tip to NSFW-SG!)
posted by bitter-girl.com on Sep 22, 2005 - 92 comments

Is this ilegal, or a marketing scam

Matrix Revolutions - google lets you see the whole movie, fullscreen, for free. (google video player download required. More Inside)
posted by sourbrew on Jun 29, 2005 - 39 comments

Life imitates art

A space ring around earth is envisioned as a means to bring down global warming. I couldn't help but think of "scorching the sky" à la Matrix.
posted by Tlahtolli on Jun 27, 2005 - 22 comments

Matrix and Ghost in the Shell comparison

A scene by scene comparison between the Matrix and Ghost in the Shell, a critically acclaimed japanese anime that was released four years before the Matrix.
posted by disgruntled on Jan 5, 2005 - 47 comments

Whoa

Mother of the Matrix? What if everything we experience is actually being delivered to our catatonic bodies by superintelligent robots? On a more practical note, what if the Wachowski brothers ripped off the ideas for their high-grossing trilogy from an unknown screenwriter who claims to have submitted it in response to a 1981 ad the brothers placed "requesting new sci-fi works?" (registration required, but it will deliver the goods while saving you the pain of parsing intentional spelling errors in "Da Ghetto Tymz"). Does the fact that the author claiming infringement is a black woman change the character of this story? It does seem like, considering where the case has gone, that it would be considered news. Just how long is the arm of Time/Warner/AOL/Skynet? In other stories, how many times will The Terminator be sued? (via PennyArcade)
posted by nanojath on Dec 6, 2004 - 70 comments

Matrix ping-pong

Matrix ping-pong [Flash]. 2MB better quality wmv here.
posted by kenaman on Nov 11, 2004 - 15 comments

Matrix Essays.

The Matrix Explained. Here are a couple of essays on the Matrix Sequels. Does anyone besides me actually like these movies?
posted by hughbot on Mar 1, 2004 - 58 comments

The Matrix is REAL!

The Matrix is REAL
posted by Plunge on Jan 29, 2004 - 21 comments

asciimatrix

Matrix in ASCII. Nice.
posted by oissubke on Nov 13, 2003 - 17 comments

Poindexter is an Agent

Why We Should Fear The Matrix. No, not the movie, the Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange program. It's a new version of the Total Information Awareness program for participating states which is run by a private corporation, Seisint Inc. Needless to say, privacy advocates are concerned.
posted by homunculus on Nov 10, 2003 - 12 comments

The Matrix Unloaded

This guy has hit the nail on the head. I've been marveling at how it was possible to completely screw up the sequels to what I consider the greatest action movie of all time. Matt Feeney has precisely and eloquently pinpointed everything wrong with the Matrix sequels.
posted by aznblader on Nov 10, 2003 - 49 comments

Massively multiplayer movie marketing?

Paging adrianhon ... Everyone's favorite soulless cubicle farm, Metacortex, now has a web presence. You can also visit their strategic ally Underscore Hosting, and even see a currently functionless homepage for their forthcoming Metadex product. In fact, you can even check the status of their Greek fabricated-island resort Aquapolis. Should you need to contact Metacortex or Underscore, their websites offer both e-mail and telephone numbers, both valid. If the name Metacortex only rings a vague bell, it might help to recall their most, ah, celebrated ex-employee, Thomas Anderson. (more inside)
posted by blueshammer on Oct 2, 2003 - 9 comments

The Fanimatrix

The Fanimatrix is an amazing zero-budget amateur MATRIX film made by some great folks in Auckland, NZ. Finally, somebody gets it - The Matrix is an action film.
posted by anser on Sep 29, 2003 - 23 comments

"But please - call me Larry."

"Hello, Neo. I am the Architect." For those of us who liked The Matrix Reloaded but got lost shortly after the Architect opened his mouth, here's a handy annotated transcript of his entire scene. Great for people who want to delve into the deeper meanings of what he's going on about, and also great for people (like me) who are interested in the way he talks. [Warning: Geocities site. Mirrored here if it goes down]
posted by Monster_Zero on Aug 22, 2003 - 25 comments

Spoiler warning!

Matrix: Reloaded Abridged Script.. Something to brighten up the Mondays of those a little dissapointed with The Matrix: Reloaded. The Editing Room is also host to other humorous abridged "scripts" by Rod Hilton.
posted by shadow45 on Jun 16, 2003 - 29 comments

Make your own Matrix-style wallpaper.

Make your own The Matrix-style desktop wallpaper Bored? Got Photoshop? Follow the instructions in this tutorial and cross your fingers that the Wachowski brothers don't sue your ass. Whoever can think of the craziest parody wins, I dunno, a gift-wrapped spoon, or something.
posted by tapeguy on Jun 2, 2003 - 9 comments

Warning, possible Matrix Spoiler

( Matrix Revolution ) in just a few months! Warning: Link contains possible spoiler for those who haven't seen it! Looks like we won't have to wait very long until the conclusion to the cliff hanger ending of the Matrix is revealed in the sequel. Matrix 3 (Matrix Revolution)
posted by filecrave on May 18, 2003 - 41 comments

Matrsux

The Matrix 2 leaves Harry Knowles... "underwhelmed."
posted by adrober on May 13, 2003 - 63 comments

Boycott The Matrix

50 Reasons to Boycott the Matrix. Lowbrow. Violent. Rascist. And with that Reloaded budget, they could have made millionaires out of every starving child in America. Shameful.
posted by scarabic on May 11, 2003 - 54 comments

The Gospel According To Neo

The Matrix and Religious Undertones? Sci-fi fans, philosophers, Buddhists, and evangelical Christians are finding resonant themes in 'The Matrix.'
posted by turbanhead on May 9, 2003 - 77 comments

seven more days...seven more days...

Last of the free Animatrix episodes released! I've been waiting for this for a long time (in fact, ever since it was discussed here). Set to be released on DVD June 3rd, four of the nine animated shorts were made available to download, one released every month since February. The last one, The Second Renaissance Part 2, has finally been released, much to my anticipation [Note: Quicktime required]. This one is directed by Mahiro Maeda, famous his Blue Submarine no. 6 series. Other directors include Shinichiro Watanabe, known for his work on Cowboy Bebop, and Aeon Flux's Peter Chung.
posted by joedan on May 8, 2003 - 5 comments

Philosophy and The Matrix

Is there no spoon? The Warner Bros Matrix site is home to a series of scholarly essays inspired by the film (last updated 3/20/03). I mean, sure, the film offers some "whoa dude" moments regarding technology, perception, and vinyl pants, but I was surprised to find it an interesting launching point for discussions about freedom, heaven, and Plato's Cave as well. Being a philosophy layman, I can't vouch for their quality with any authority, but if you know the movies inside and out, as I apparently do (god help me) you might find the essays interesting.*
*for the next 15 agonizing days, anyway
posted by scarabic on Apr 30, 2003 - 36 comments

http://www.sfsite.com/singularity/criticism/criticism_detail.php?critID=9

Review on SF Site Here’s a question: what if the Wachowski brothers’ 1999 film The Matrix was not just an entertaining piece of sf-action-adventure hokum. What if, instead, it is all true? Imagine it as a message sent via the medium of the Matrix itself (Hollywood cinema) from someplace outside the Matrix, to wake us up to our human condition, to alert us all to the fact ‘that we are slaves’. If so, then we are not living the lives we thought we were living; we are instead inhabiting a virtual reality composed by oppressive machine-intelligences. What if this were literally true? How would it appear to us? Well, clearly, it would appear exactly as our lives presently appear to us. Unless we get ‘unplugged’, unless we become enlightened, we cannot see past the illusion that has been created for us. What should we do in this circumstance? Should we collaborate with the machines and not rock the boat? Or should we fight, free ourselves and eventually free everybody else? Clearly, says The Matrix Warrior, this latter. This is a book that proceeds from the assumption that the situation described in The Matrix is real, and tells you where to go from there.
posted by metameme on Apr 20, 2003 - 54 comments

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