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Apocalipsis's picture

Tron is more appropriate

Source Code:
is an action thriller centered on a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train.

Tron Legacy:

is about the son of a virtual world designer who goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's creation turned bad and a unique ally who was born inside the digital domain of The Grid.

Tron is more of a rich medium that can be analyzed through the perspectives of Haraway, Clark, Diana Dull & Candace West (The accomplishment of Gender in Cosmetic Surgery), Turkle (virtual gender identity), Rowe and Grobstein on Information, Hayles on how we think, and Barad. Tron merges the concept of a virtual/ digital world with the human physical and Haraway would have a lot to say about this possibility of blurring the lines. It's as Clark would argue that human bodies were made to adapt to technology as the characters in Tron represent the linking between both worlds and bodies.

Although I think Source Code is an excellent choice, I don't think it ties our course themes as tightly as Tron. Tron is also coming out this week, so it might be more accessible for students if the department wanted to buy it and put it on reserve, or ask the student activities office to play it one more time since they have a license to play it in public.


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