The Philosophy of ‘Black Mirror’

(PG-13 content, spoilers) Jared Bauer from Wisecrack draws from the work of French Marxist theorist Guy Debord as he takes a look at how today’s spectacle-obsessed culture is satirized in the popular British science fiction series, Black Mirror.

Black Mirror is one of the most unnerving viewing experiences in recent memory. And around the Wisecrack office, watching Black Mirror goes hand in hand with having a panic attack. But why does this show evoke such a sense of dread? Unlike other shows about technology and future dystopias, Black Mirror taps in to something eerily familiar to our everyday world.”

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