Let’s gamify this thread a little. How many layers are in “Playtest” S3:E2 of “Black Mirror”? Count them and describe them and comment on them in light of any readings covered thus far this term.
Now consider this quote from a review of “Hated in the Nation” (Black Mirror – S3:E6):
“That’s the central conceit of ‘Hated in the Nation’; what happens if hyperbolic postings on social media are taken literally? Such reams of vitriol – no matter how lightly posted – inevitably have an effect on the target, and Brooker takes that to the extreme here, with the most hated person under the #DeathTo hashtag at the end of each day literally being killed.”
What is your take on this episode? Connect your answer to any class readings discussed this term. Also, use this opportunity to connect your answer to any episodes of the show we discussed as a group or that you might have watched on your own.