Notice the bright blue of his glasses. It’s the same as the blue of pills that keep you complacent in the matrix. It’s also the same blue as the butterflies framed on the shelves in the background in both the cat shot and the shot of Harris.
Butterflies aren’t a major part of Carroll’s stories, but think about who was: the hookah-smoking caterpillar who has a looping “Who are you?” conversation with Alice in which the Caterpillar rejects her feelings about change and metamorphosis.
“I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, sir,” said Alice, “because I’m not myself, you see.”
“I don’t see,” said the Caterpillar…
“Well, perhaps you haven’t found it so yet,” said Alice; “but when you have to turn into a chrysalis—you will some day, you know—and then after that into a butterfly, I should think you’ll feel it a little queer, won’t you?”
“Not a bit,” said the Caterpillar.
“Well, perhaps your feelings may be different,” said Alice; “all I know is, it would feel very queer to me.”
If Harris represents the Blue Caterpillar, those frames decorating his office would simply be allusions to his more mature relatives.
Alice Reference #3 — The Song
Is there anyone alive who hasn’t heard Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit,” and is there anyone who doesn’t recognize immediately it’s about psychedelic drug use filtered through Alice in Wonderland? The Matrix Resurrections begins with the familiar bass line and marching thrum before Grace Slick’s vocals kick in: “One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small …”
Later, we see a character identified by a rabbit tattoo just as Slick sings, “And if you go chasing rabbits / And you know you’re going to fall.”
All of this is just an appetizer to, let’s say, feed your head.