Keep Watching, Keep Cycling

My last semester at Virginia Tech, I took a course on the functions of television with Dr. Michael Saffle. We explored the nature of the medium in several aspects: the history, the culture, the marketing, etc.

Two of the essays I wrote focus on how we as people consume television, and programs that I watched that explore the topic as well. In the cases presented, I dissect The Truman Show and an episode of Black Mirror that hyperbolize the consumer culture for the screen in dark, speculative futures.

I reference the works of theorists Marshall McLuhan, David Halberstam, Gillian Moreira, and Katherine Meizel to support my arguments.

Click below to read the pdf.

Keep Watching, Keep Cycling

Thank you, and enjoy.


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