“Black Mirror”. A Non- Futuristic, Technological and Media Dystopia Cover Image

„Black Mirror”. Niefuturystyczna dystopia technologiczna i medialna
“Black Mirror”. A Non- Futuristic, Technological and Media Dystopia

Author(s): Agnieszka Całek
Subject(s): Media studies, Recent History (1900 till today), Theory of Communication, Sociology of Art
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: dystopia; technology; screens; futurism; techno- pessimism;

Summary/Abstract: “Black Mirror” is TV series made by Charlie Brooker’s team, currently producing the next installments for Netflix online TV. Every episode is an individual, closed story, devoted to the different roles of digital media in contemporary society, both real and anticipated. The series’ leitmotiv are the black mirrors – the screens of different digital supplies. As “Black Mirror” is a non- futurist, technological dystopia, all episodes are being analyzed in terms of uses of the technology and media; the author aims at identification of the futurist and non- futurist elements.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 1 (225)
  • Page Range: 166 - 181
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish