Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗

S4 E22 Time Travel Part II: Schrödinger's Loki

September 20, 2021 Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗 Season 4 Episode 22
Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗
S4 E22 Time Travel Part II: Schrödinger's Loki
Show Notes

In this ambitious three-part series, we want to talk about time travel through some of our favorites ---- Tenet, Loki, and Interstellar. As viewers, we experience movies frame by frame; as human beings, we experience time through the relentless one-way time arrow. Through subverting our familiar narrative structures and disrupting causality, time travel can raise important questions about the universe we live in and its physical rules.

Time Code

  • 1:45 Our second category of time travel stories, as presented in Loki 
  • 4:45 The quantum mechanics behind the multiverse theory, which contrary to popular belief, has more to do with Schrödinger's than Rick Sanchez
  • 9:26 What is the Tesseract stolen by Loki? Why can it help Loki travel through time and space?
  • 14:23 The existential philosophical question raised by Loki in the multiverse narrative: What makes a Loki Loki, and what makes me me?
  • 25:08 Loki’s redemption arc makes for a perfect multiverse story
  • 31:44 "Time" under the capitalist system and "nowness" as the way out

Our Guest

Shelly Shi - Ph.D. candidate in UCSD, with research interest in Philosophy of Physics

Edited By

Valerie Chen

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