Contextual Essay

Bianca's World

My Digital Artefact is an analysis of 4 episodes of Black Mirror (Nosedive, Men Against Fire, Arkangel and Fifteen Million Merits) with the aim of thinking about how these episodes uses made up and speculative technologies to talk about today’s society. In other words, I analyze the technologies presented in these episodes in order to focus on the representation of the future in this dystopian TV series. I realized that many of these technologies look strangely similar to reality like the social rating system in Nosedive that looks like applications on our smartphones that we use daily or even the eye-tracking advertisements in Fifteen Million Merits that look like sponsored and targeted ads on social media.

The utility of my project is for communication and media students, in 10 years, could see how a work of fiction, such as Black Mirror, represented the future 10 years ago and how…

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