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    • 1. See Convergence Culture The Matrix by Henry Jenkins Transmedia Storytelling & Convergence
    • 2. Bruce Sterling- Matrix Appeal • Pop appeal • Suicidal attacks • Martial arts • Pre-destined Love • Fetish • Christian Exegesis/Buddhism/Taoism/Nebuchadnezzar • Redeemer Myth • Death & Rebirth • The Odyssey • Baudrillard/Kant/Nietsche/Berkeley • Sci-fi (Philip K. Dick) • Godelian mathematical metaphysics
    • 3. Searching for the Origami Unicorn (by Henry Jenkins) • ‘Through the looking glass’ • The White Rabbit • The Red Queen • Morpheus • Persephone • Trinity • ‘Simulacra & Simulation’ (Neo’s book) • DA203 & IS5416 • Neo’s apartment- Room 101
    • 4. Synergistic Storytelling Animatrix- Final Flight of the Osiris Jue drops letter into mailbox (Gives her life getting letter to Enter the Nebuchadnezzar crew The Matrix Matrix- Player Reloaded- must get letter The crew are into hands of discussing the the crew. last transmission of the Osiris.
    • 5. Enter the Matrix- Trailer
    • 6. Audience- Transmedia Experience Active Engagement with at least 3 different media.You as the audience may have delivered the letter yourself and traced the trajectory of this one narrative stand across 3 different media.
    • 7. Counterclaims... • Can audience be bothered? • What about those who haven’ do you understand the narrative? • Is it just a marketing ploy to make the consumer spend more money?
    • 8. Alpha- Mapping The cast of The Matrix trilogy never new if they were being filmed for the film or the game.
    • 9. Woo-Ping Yuen- Geof Darrow- Choreographer Conceptual Drawings Paul Chadwick- Matrix Comics Collaborative Authorship Yoshiaki Kawajiri The Wachowski Bros.
    • 10. Rebooting Audience Theory- Janet Murray • Consumer 1- ‘The actively engaged real- time viewer who look for suspense and action in satisfaction in each single episode.’ • Consumer 2- ‘The more reflective, long- term audience who look for coherent patterns in the story as a whole.’ • Consumer 3- ‘The navigational viewer who takes pleasure in following the connections between different parts of the story.’
    • 11. Oracle Archetypes- Easier for Film/Game Crossover The Hacker
    • 12. Niobe begins to displace Morpheus halfway through The Matrix Revolutions. To the film audience this is unexplained but to the gaming audience and having spent 100hrs + playing the character, this is understandable May 26th, 2005- The Matrix Online Morpheus killed... Additive Comprehension (Neil Young) defn: expansion of interpretive possibilities in fictional franchises extended across multiple texts and media