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2018 | 66 | 11: Anglica | 165-180

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Being John Malkovich and the Philosophy of Cyberspace Addiction


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Być jak John Malkovich i filozofia uzależnienia od cyberprzestrzeni

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The present article discusses a possible instance of a symbolic interaction between cyberspace and real-life space, analysing the plot of Spike Jonze’s 1999 film Being John Malkovich, and arguing that it may be interpreted as a philosophical account of an addiction to cyberspace. The analysis focuses on the main characters of the film, discussing various forms of their relationship to John Malkovich, who, as it is claimed, personifies cyberspace in the film.
Niniejszy artykuł omawia możliwy przykład symbolicznej interakcji cyberprzestrzeni z przestrzenią rzeczywistą. Jego tematem jest analiza fabuły filmu Spike’a Jonze’a Być jak John Malkovich (oryg. Being John Malkovich) z 1999 roku, a przedstawiona teza dotyczy możliwości interpretacji filmu jako filozoficznej alegorii uzależnienia od cyberprzestrzeni. Analiza filmu skupia się na jego głównych bohaterach oraz różnych formach ich relacji z tytułowym Johnem Malkovichem, który stanowi w filmie uosobienie cyberprzestrzeni.







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  • Wydział Humanistyczny, Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej w Lublinie


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