Fri 5 October 2018 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Escape City - Ben Yehuda 32, Tel Aviv,
On Friday, 5.10, at different think & drink sessions in Skype City, we will host Dr. Shai Biderman for a lecture on the philosophy behind Black Mirror.
“The black look of the headline is the one you’ll find in every wall, every table, every hand: the cool, shiny screen of the TV, the monitor or the smartphone.” That’s what Charlie Brocker said, and I know it … because that’s how my smartphone screen told me (when I opened it on Wikipedia). And my smartphone – the private “black mirror” (and so not private) in my palm – defines my life and flattens them simultaneously – never lied to me. At least as far as I know. I mean, my smartphone.
In the lecture on “Black Mirror” we will try to understand how powerful and powerful the series is, how big it is, why it is so fascinating, what is so disturbing about it, and why we should start listening to our smartphones, which has been telling us for years .
Dr. Shay Biderman is a lecturer in film and philosophy at Tel Aviv University and the Beit Berl Academic College, with a PhD from the University of Boston, USA, and has written and published numerous articles on film and philosophy in leading books and periodicals. David Lynch, and the second (which is now published) on the affinities between Kafka and film.