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Calling All 'Black Mirror' Fans

Enroll in the JOUR 361 'Black Mirror' class, watch episodes of the near future sci-fi show, and discuss future technology and media.

Are you a fan of "Black Mirror?"

If so, you're invited to sign up for JOUR 361 with professor LaReeca Rucker in the School of Journalism and New Media. The class will be offered during the SECOND SUMMER TERM Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

The British science-fiction anthology series set in the near future explores the potential consequences of social media and future technology. Each episode has a different cast with a unique story and, like most science fiction, it offers a prophetic warning about what could happen if we lose control and allow technology to control us.

Recognizing the show's potential as a discussion starter about modern and future media, students will watch specific episodes of “Black Mirror" and think critically about the program.

Through class discussions and writing exercises, they will envision the future of social media and technology. Some selected content will be hosted on a Black Mirror Project website.

The class will also analyze topical developments and news stories related to the impact of social media on society. Other science fiction movies and television shows will be examined that fit the theme. And we'll speculate about what the future holds, good and bad, with media and technology.

Register now to become part of this special topics class. Email for more information.