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The National Anthem

In the first episode of Black Mirror, a terrorist kidnaps the princess of England – Princess Susannah – and demands, in return for her safety – that the Prime Minster, Michael Callow, have sex with a pig on live television at 4pm. 1,115 more words

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Surveillance Vs. Pleasure

Neil Postman begins Amusing Ourselves to Death by distinguishing between 1984 and Brave New World. Each book presents a different vision of the dystopian future. 615 more words

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The New Perverse, Permissively Authoritarian Society (Prelude to an Investigation of Black Mirror)

Zizek and the End of the World

A couple of years ago, I introduced Slavoj Zizek at a talk he gave at Toronto City Hall, part of a Nuit Blanche Symposium called, “Until the End of the World.” At the end of his talk, and against those who claim that change is impossible, Zizek made the following remark: “if we let things change the way they  1,095 more words

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