Mirrors In Black Mirror, By Charli Charlie Brooker

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In our 21st century reality, new media and technology has transformed, with little resistance, almost every aspect of daily life; redefining our reality. From plasma screens to monitors to smartphones, we are constantly face to face with the black screens of our devices, or ‘black mirrors’. Canadian professor, Marshall Mcluhan described media as “artificial extensions of sensory existence,”; meaning, each media technology functions as a prosthetic, working in conjunction with our minds and bodies, allowing us to perceive more and reshaping our perception of the world (1969). This approach emphasises the impossibility of fully understanding social and cultural changes in society without understanding how media works as environments (Griffin, 2011).

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