The TV show Person of Interest shows us the moral code at the core of the AI called "The Machine" and in the process reveals the moral code of its makers and users. When it comes to fighting terrorists in the US, what is our moral code?
In Episode 4 of The Newsroom, we see what people say they value, how they act to show those values and what price they are willing to pay to be true to them.
A key part of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 focuses on making revolution propaganda. Our military does a good job selling war via the media, why can't anti-war folks use the same techniques?
Episode 3 of The Newsroom deals with a Snowden-like leak to a TV journalist. I wonder: How would a mainstream TV network actually handle a story like this?
The second episode of this season of The Newsroom shows us all the pressures the producers, anchors, reporters and staff are under. I look at some of the ethical, legal, financial and personal themes.
The Newsroom Episode 2 shows us the values a network says it wants to have, vs the values the shareholders say they want to have.
The season three opener of The Newsroom gave me some new ideas for media activism. Which is ironic because watching Sorkin's shows often makes me feel dumb and/or annoyed. If you watched it tell me if you can see these ideas too, and what it would take to implement them.
This is a post about Homeland, season 4 episode 3 titled “Shalwar Kameez” This is chock full of spoilers, but it’s not a recap or review, more of a starting point to talk about issues that strike me. You don’t have to watch the episode to join in and comment on the issues, but I’ll be using shorthand for characters and to describe scenes in the show.
If you haven’t watched the episode and intend to, scroll on by.