Black Mirror

Jon Hamm To Star In 'Black Mirror' Christmas Special

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Channel 4 have confirmed that ‘Black Mirror’ will be returning for a 90-minute Christmas special this year, with Jon Hamm leading the cast. Jo...

Babysitting an Addict

Deborah Weitzmann | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech
Deborah Weitzmann

Childhood should be an important phase to learn about oneself and the people around you, while expanding your mind and attention spans through playful exploration. Little imagination, creativity or skill goes into surfing the web, watching mindless YouTube videos, using social media and playing virtual games.

This Website Claims To Be Able Make You Digitally Immortal

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Tech

A service claims to be able to create a digital 'eternal' version of your personality, which can live on after you die. It's called Eterni.me, and ...

Plugged In

Alice Stansfield | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Stansfield

The issues with our connection is the concept that we can't detach from being constantly 'Plugged In'. Advice on living the virtual world? It is almost impossible for some, and to escape it now is to be excluded from a social and business part of the generation we live in.

Apprentice of the Week: Nathan Patience Of Channel 4

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Visit our new dedicated apprenticeship section, featuring a live jobs feed. Introducing.. Name: Nathan Patience Job Title: Designer Company: ...

Black Mirror: 'The Waldo Moment' (REVIEW)

Sam Parker | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sam Parker

Last night Charlie Brooker's terrific second series of Black Mirror came to an end with 'The Waldo Moment', by far the least creepy or inventive episode of the trilogy that was nevertheless a compelling conclusion to one of the TV highlights of the year so far.

Tweeting From Beyond the Grave - Why Sometimes It's Good Not to Talk

Paul Carroll | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Tech
Paul Carroll

While it's easy to see why stopping abuse and masquerading on accounts where the originator has passed on is an important area for legal review, another strand of digital legacy is now emerging - the idea of continuing to converse with the dead via their social media accounts.

Holding a 'Black Mirror' Up to Football's Potential Futures

Greg Johnson | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Sport
Greg Johnson

The final episode of Black Mirror airs on Monday, and with football reeling from a number recent scandals it feels oddly appealing to dream up Brooker-esque scenarios to inflict on the game. Football fans are hardly strangers to taking enjoyment from something that pains and disturbs them.

Black Mirror 'White Bear' (REVIEW)

Sam Parker | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sam Parker

The first 45 minutes of White Bear, the second episode of Charlie Brooker's trilogy of technology-fearing dystopias, played out like a low-budget, low-quality version of 28 Days Later. It's basically the worst thing he's ever written, which, you come to realise, is the whole point.

The Brooker Paradox and the Welcome Return of Black Mirror

Richard Berry | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Richard Berry

Satire needs a standpoint, an alternative perspective, and Brooker does not really have one: just a keen sense of the ridiculous nature of the established order. He is not trying to bring down the system: with his dramas, panel and review shows, newspaper column and tweets, Charlie Brooker is the system.

What Black Mirror Episode Be Right Back Says About Us and Technology

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel M. Swain

The latest episode of Black Mirror, Be Right Back, is both a haunting vision of the future, and of what our relationship with technology could become. It is also a reminder of how our relationship with technology has changed since the mid-twentieth century.

Sam Parker

'Romney Is A P***k': Charlie Brooker On Politics, Books And Being A Dad

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 06.01.2013 | Home

Author, newspaper columnist and TV presenter Charlie Brooker tells us about the writers that have that inspired him, his thoughts on the US election a...

Why Television Has Lost to the Internet

Philph E. Burbs | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Tech
Philph E. Burbs

Once upon a time, professionals made television programs and amateurs made home video. The only time you'd see amateur content on TV was in the form...

Social Media Holding a 'Black Mirror' Up to Nature

Philip Larkin | Posted 11.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Philip Larkin

In the wake of social media playing a large part in worldwide coverage of disasters, newspaper hacking scandals and more - we are evolving and we're beginning to get used to joining in the conversation on a massive scale.

Black Mirror: Brooker's Disdain for Absolutely Everything is Wearing Thin

Fran Singh | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Fran Singh

Naturally, like the idiots we are, we all took to Twitter to discuss Black Mirror. It was depraved, genius and dark according to the hashtag. I couldn't see it. It wasn't revolting, it wasn't that shocking, it was exactly what I've come to expect from Brooker.

Black Mirror: Bold, Clumsy, Important Steps

David Whelan | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
David Whelan

Ah. Many, many of you would have watched and most likely thoroughly enjoyed the debut of Charlie Brooker's new series, Black Mirror, this Sunday night. On the surface, the show had it all: a great cast, a fresh mix of horror and humour and necessary social commentary.