Black Mirror and Critical Media Theory (Kobo eBook)

Black Mirror and Critical Media Theory By Angela M. Cirucci, Barry Vacker, Michael Mario Albrecht, Osei Alleyne, Francois Allard-Huver, Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns, Derek R. Blackwell, Angela M. Cirucci, Sarah J. Constant, Mathieu d’Aquin, Eleanor Drage, Julie Escurignan, Erin Espelie, Antoine Faure, Matthew Flisfeder, Julia M. Hildebrand, Manel Jiménez-Morales, Hillary A. Jones, Morten Stinus Kristensen, Diana Leon-Boys, Marta Lopera-Mármol, Romin Rajan, Carlos A. Scolari, Erika M. Thomas, Pinelopi Troullinou, Macarena Urzúa Opazo, Barry Vacker Cover Image
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Black Mirror is The Twilight Zone of the twenty-first century. Already a philosophical classic, the series echoes the angst of an era, a civilization and consciousness fully engulfed in the 24/7 media spectacle spanning the planet. With clever plots and existential themes, Black Mirror presents near-futures where humans collide with technology and each other—tomorrows that might arrive in five years or five minutes. Featuring scholars from three continents and ten nations, Black Mirror and Critical Media Theory is an international collection of critical media theory applied to one of the most intellectually provocative TV shows of our time and the all-too-real conditions that inspire it. Drawing from thinkers such as Michel Foucault, Jean Baudrillard, Guy Debord, Marshall McLuhan, and Paul Virilio, the authors reverse-engineer Black Mirror by probing the ideas, meanings, and conditions embedded in the episodes. This book is organized around six key topics reflected and explored in Black Mirror—human identity, surveillance culture, spectacle and hyperreality, aesthetics, technology and existence, and dystopian futures.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781498573542
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: October 30th, 2018