Our World Is Going Full ‘Black Mirror’
Miranda Katz

“Caution: Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.” This series reminds me so much of Baudrillard’s commentaries on the “ecstacy of communication” and hyper-reality. The mirror being black either a) indicating a dim view of our future b) a smoked glass and one-way view into the future? c) a dystopic spin on the narcissist’s preferred wall hanging. Booker nails it (as Ianucci nails it in the Thick of It — which by the way is our new reference point for the coming administration’s epic political circus acts) as a media commentator of our times, a future far away, but so close. It should be concerning of course that we can recognize so much of it. So, d) objects in mirror …

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