eXistenZ

As you are watching David Cronenberg's eXistenZ, think about how it resembles and differs from other films that explore similar themes. What is Cronenberg saying about the nature of reality? Respond to his use of visuals, his layered storyline, and the integration of the biological/physical and virtual.

Consider reading:

http://www.uoc.edu/humfil/articles/eng/borras0303/borras0303.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Cronenberg
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/ci/cyber%20hub/visions/v1/ovnat%20paper.pdf
And any other pieces you come across. You should of course discuss things aloud as you watch, but also post your thoughts in the discussion forum of this page.

Throughout the course of the film I will be meeting with each of you to discuss your final projects and any concerns remaining after you've received your midterm grade report. Please come prepared to discuss your proposal.