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Author: David Kyle Johnson Narrator: Emily Beresford, Joel Richards Publisher: Tantor Audio Audio Length: Series:The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series Release Date: November 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781705214381

Publisher Description

Black Mirror—the Emmy-winning Netflix series that holds up a dark, digital mirror of speculative technologies to modern society—shows us a high-tech world where it is all too easy to fall victim to ever-evolving forms of social control. In Black Mirror and Philosophy, original essays written by a diverse group of scholars invite you to peer into the void and explore the philosophical, ethical, and existential dimensions of Charlie Brooker's sinister stories. The collection reflects Black Mirror's anthology structure by pairing a chapter with every episode in the show's five seasons—including an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure analysis of Bandersnatch—and concludes with general essays that explore the series' broader themes. Chapters address questions about artificial intelligence, virtual reality, surveillance, privacy, love, death, criminal behavior, and politics, including: Have we given social media too much power over our lives? Could heaven really, one day, be a place on Earth? Should criminal justice and punishment be crowdsourced? What rights should a "cookie" have?

Immersive, engaging, and experimental, Black Mirror and Philosophy navigates the intellectual landscape of Brooker's morality plays for the modern world, where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

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About the Narrators

Emily Beresford has been nominated for an Audie Award for best narration by the Audiobook Publishers Association and has received an Earphones Award from AudioFile magazine. She earned a BA degree from Green Mountain College in Vermont, with concentrations in creative writing, music, and English.

Joel Richards was the kid who did crazy things just to have a good story to tell afterward. On deciding to make his affection his profession, he received a BFA in acting and a BA in English from the University of Utah. He has narrated over 300 audiobooks and continues to tell his original stories to live audiences.