philoscifiz podcast winter solstice special 2021: Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

Out now – the winter special of philoscifiz, an on-screen sci-fi & philosophy podcast I present along with Dr Matthew J. Barnard (Lecturer in Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University).

Join us for a last chance to explore 2021 via 1995 in 2021: : ‘Johnny Mnemonic’.

Based on a William Gibson short story and script, this genre defining cyberpunk noir is a prescient foretelling of a global pandemic, information wars, and the internet/metaverse.

At the hollow centre is Johnny (Keanu Reeves), a mnemonic courier exposing the fragility of truth and revealing – after psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan – the subject barred from itself.

Released 21 December 2021 | 42 mins

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