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Gazing Into the Black Mirror

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ClassGraphic Years ago, artificial intelligence, digital afterlife, augmented reality, and digital populism were merely figments of a science fiction writer’s imagination. With advances in technology all of these are part of our modern world. Yet these technologies have outpaced our understanding of their impact on us, both individually and as a society. Have these advances made our lives better? What have we gained and what have we lost? What are the unforeseen consequences of these new technologies? Join our study group as we explore these questions and many more through the lens of the award-winning British science fiction anthology television series, Black Mirror (think of it as a 21st century Twilight Zone). This award-winning series promises to inspire deep discussions that will go beyond the exploration of new technologies to dig into the trends and panics of our time, who is really in control, and what else the near future will hold for us. We will make use of readings, discussions, and viewing four episodes in class. There is no text; resources will be published on Canvas and emailed to study group participants. Gaze into the Black Mirror with us; you may be surprised at what you’ll see.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Stephen Smith2.Dorothy Balabanos 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
1/17/2019 - 2/7/2019 Weekly - Thu 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Dorothy Balabanos  ; Stephen Smith  ClassRoom