The Digital Natives and the Implosion of Humanity in The Matrix and Avatar

  • Artur SkweresEmail author
Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)


In this chapter, The Matrix films will be analyzed together with James Cameron’s Avatar in an attempt to highlight many similarities but also differences between them, all of which make them suitable for analysis in terms of McLuhan’s theories of the media. One of such aspects is the fact that they deal directly with what the Canadian scholar predicted would be the eventual result of the invention and spreading of the electric media: the collapse of Western expansionism and implosion upon itself, with and additional drive towards finding models in the Eastern culture.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zakład Filologii Angielskiej, Wydział Pedagogiczno-ArtystycznyAdam Mickiewicz UniversityPoznańPoland

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