Pitch 1: Em Koletti’s Black Mirror Podcast
Em’s digital artefact is a podcast series focusing on the dystopian conceptions of the future and technology depicted in the television series Black Mirror – she planned to discuss three of her favourite episodes of the series (one per podcast). While I love the idea, I found it obvious that background research was confined to her own existing knowledge of the show; odd considering the popularity of Black Mirror has resulted in a steadily growing body of research into it. Similarly, I felt that more detail could have been included as to exactly which Black Mirror episodes were analysed.
In terms of my review, I feel that I could have incorporated more academic sources, focusing on futures studies and contrasting novums within each episode. However, from what I’ve seen both from my own comments and from others commenting on my pitches, contributing academic
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