Technology Today: Seeing Reflections of Ourselves in Black Mirror Led by Dr. John Dunne (Professor of New Testament)
In this class we will explore together the big questions posed to us today by the exponential growth of technology by diving into Netflix’s dystopian anthology show, Black Mirror. With stand-alone episodes/films, Black Mirror probes what it means to be human in a technological world. While the show raises interesting, if not disturbing, questions, it refrains from giving answers, putting the onus on viewers to continue the conversation. This ongoing conversation is the prerogative of our class, as we reflect in Socratic fashion on what the show asks us to (re)consider about our tech use and tech habits in the light of the Christian tradition. To facilitate this discussion we will watch an episode each week and read an essay from John Dunne’s book, Theology and Black Mirror (published by Fortress/Lexington).
Sunday mornings, 9:30-10:30AM, 10/08-11/12, Atrium room