This critical examination of two dystopian television series—Black Mirror and Electric Dreams—focuses on pop culture depictions of technology and its impact on human existence. Representations of a wide range of modern and futuristic technologies are explored, from early portrayals of artificial intelligence (Rossum’s Universal Robots, 1921) to digital consciousness transference as envisioned in Black Mirror’s “San Junipero.” These representations reflect societal anxieties about unfettered technological development and how a world infused with invasive artificial intelligence might redefine life and death, power and control. The impact of social media platforms is considered in the contexts of modern-day communication and political manipulation. Now available for pre-order: https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Dystopias-Mirror-Electric-Dreams/dp/1476678685
I had the pleasure of presenting my book, Why You Better Call Saul, at Barnes and Noble on October 7. The event was featured in local newspaper which you can read here.
Why You Better Call Saul is a hit with two of the most important fans, Bob Odenkirk (Saul Goodman) and Bryan Cranston (Walter White). Save
In June, I had the privilege to record a podcast with Natter Cast about my book, Why You Better Call Saul, and the show's growing popularity and success on AMC. To listen to the whole interview, click on the audio down below. To learn more about Natter Cast, visit their website here.
Yahoo News recently reviewed and voted Why You Better Call Saul one of the best TV themed reads for the summer. To read the review, click the link below. READ THE REVIEW
Hi there! Thank you for dropping by my website for a visit. I hope you stay a while and enjoy reading about my various publications and looking through some of the pictures that detail the fun experiences and great people I have met because of my writing. I hope to inspire readers to look beyond their normal day interactions with popular culture and enjoy learning more about the world around us through the messages in TV and film. My newest book, Why You Better Call Saul, tackles the thorny legal and philosophical issues that Saul encounters— from client confidentiality to advertising rules to which attorneys are bound. If you are interested in learning more, be sure to check out the [...]