The Monster in the Labyrinth – Finding Your Way In and Out of „Inception“

“… often, when one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which declares that what then presents itself is but a dream.”[1] Introduction Classical antiquity has long provided its posterity with a treasure trove of magnificent and unbelievable narratives, characters, myths, and creatures free for the taking. The myths, characters, and narratives can be seen in everything from modern art and literature, to films and advertisements and are thus used for aesthetic, entertainment and economic Read more [...]

Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” Reimagined – The Maze Runner as a Modern Interpretation

Introduction Imagine being trapped in a box. You are chained to the floor alongside others in the same situation, but being chained, you cannot see them, and your only sense impression consists of shadows on the wall in front of you. You have no idea of where the shadows are coming from or what is causing their presence. You assume the sounds you hear come from the shadows, as you have no other way of explaining their coherence. You cannot turn around, nor stand. Does this sound like a nightmare? Read more [...]

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