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By Daddy Troy Thursday, August 12th, 2010
When reality does not behave, humans listen.
In a previous life as a high school teacher, I used this technique a lot. I would show the kids a science demonstration that seemed to defy all laws of physics. Their rational brains would lock in, working hard to make sense of this new unreality. Learning ensued.
The opening scenes of both the Matrix and Inception use this same technique, compelling viewers to wake up and figure out a rational explanation behind that which defies common experience. The viewer is engaged.
Where do you go, movie man, once you realize the rules have changed? You create. Neo and Cobb learn to fly and fight by the new rules.
And so it goes with the physics of wooden blocks. Read the rest of this entry »