Mostly for my own benefit, I'm throwing up a few links here to very good pieces (written, of course, several months ago) about Avatar. Hopefully I'll be able to use them for the panel discussion about technology I've got coming up.
Avatar and the American Man-Child
Avatar: The Density of Being
Avatarship and the New Man: Reading Ideology, Technology, and Hope
Panthea vs. the Capitalist War Machine