Tag Archives: Black Mirror

How to Avert a Digital Dystopia

By Jumana Abu-Ghazaleh Source: OneZero “What I find [ominous] is how seldom, today, we see the phrase ‘the 22nd century.’ Almost never. Compare this with the frequency with which the 21st century was evoked in popular culture during, say, the … Continue reading

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Two for Tuesday

Gunship The Midnight

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Saturday Matinee: Charlie Brooker’s 2016 Wipe

Charlie Brooker’s insightful year-end recaps puts others (from mainstream media) to shame, and they only get funnier as each year gets worse.

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Pokémon and the Age of Augmented Hyper-Surreality

By Luther Blissett Imagine walking to a park in a fairly average medium-sized city on a warm Summer day. There you see groups, pairs and individuals of different ages and races slowly milling about, some with dogs, some with baby … Continue reading

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Charlie Brooker’s 2015 Wipe

No other television program seems to capture the outrages and absurdities of the past year quite as well as the year end Wipe reviews compiled by writer/broadcaster Charlie Brooker (creator of Black Mirror). He takes a satirical look at the … Continue reading

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Life Imitates “Black Mirror”

Fans of the superb dystopian series “Black Mirror” (including myself) had our collective minds blown by recent claims (first widely reported by the Daily Mail) that British Prime Minister David Cameron performed a sexual act with a pig carcass as … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Black Mirror

“Black Mirror” (2011 – ) is a British anthology series created by satirist Charlie Brooker exploring potential unintended social/psychological effects of technology. It’s sort of an updated and darker version of The Twilight Zone offering (often pessimistic) commentary on society, … Continue reading

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