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The Philosophy of Black Mirror – Wisecrack Edition

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Join Wisecrack! Subscribe! ►► http://wscrk.com/SbscrbWC Support Wisecrack on Patreon! ►► http://wscrk.com/PtrnWC 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. In this Wisecrack Edition, we dive in to the work of prophetic French philosopher Guy Debord to better understand an idea that permeates Black Mirror, as well as our own society- spectacle. Drawing from Debord’s landmark text “The Society of the Spectacle,” we explore how Black Mirror holds up a MIRROR (see what we did there?) to our current social predicament: namely, the ways in which technology not only mediates our relationships with other humans, but also the world around us. -= Watch Jared's Favorite Episodes! =- Philosophy of SOUTH PARK ► http://wscrk.com/SthPrkWE Philosophy of LOGAN ► http://wscrk.com/LoganWE Philosophy of The JOKER ► http://wscrk.com/JokerWE Philosophy of SZECHUAN SAUCE ► http://wscrk.com/SzhnScWE Philosophy of GET OUT ► http://wscrk.com/GtOtWE === Join us on Social Media! === FACEBOOK ►► http://facebook.com/WisecrackEDU TWITTER ►► @Wisecrack Get Email Alerts ►► http://eepurl.com/bcSRD9 Get Wisecrack Gear! ►► http://www.wisecrack.co/store Written by: Benoit Lelievre and Alec Opperman Narrated by: Jared Bauer Directed by: Camille Lecoq Edited by: Mark Potts Assistant Editor: Andrew Nishimura Motion Graphics by: Drew Levin Produced by: Emily Dunbar © 2017 Wisecrack, Inc..

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2017 Jul 08, 08:00:03

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