The title of this chapter is derived from the sci-fi film The Matrix (1999). The story goes roughly like this. Morpheus and Trinity head up a group of cyber-rebels who have discovered that the world as their fellow mortals know it doesn’t exist. They hire Neo, a young computer nerd who seems to have great potential. So much so that Morpheus and Trinity see him as a potential saviour. They persuade him to lead a rebellion against the powers of oppression, to break out of the prison of humdrum existence. The Matrix is a virtual reality designed to enslave humanity. All it takes to be free of it is to swallow a little red pill. But the red pill doesn’t come with a Patient Information Leaflet. We have attempted to supply one below.
|Title of host publication||Social Theory and the Politics of Higher Education|
|Subtitle of host publication||Critical Perspectives on Institutional Research|
|Editors||Mark Murphy, Ciaran Burke, Cristina Costa, Rille Raaper|
|Place of Publication||London|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781350141575, 9781350141568|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Dec 2020|