By Catherine Taylor Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror returned to Netflix on 28 December with Bandersnatch, an interactive ‘choose your own adventure’ episode with multiple endings. The landmark sequence doubles as both a feature film and a video game, giving viewers the opportunity to make decisions which ultimately influence the outcome. Set in 1984, no doubt an ode to George … [Read more...] about Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch: the advent of interactive television or Netflix’s secret weapon?
By Gary Elbert The proposal that we are living in a computer simulation has almost scraped the surface of mainstream conceptions in our rapidly expanding technological world. Notable public figures such as Elon Musk have repeatedly articulated the notion, citing it as a realistic possibility. Philosopher Philip Bostrom has explored the argument in detail, grounding it in … [Read more...] about Futuristic Orwellianism: the time is now