Assignment: Watch “Black Mirror Season 1 Episode 2: 15 Million Merits”
Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes
Intensity: Watch while analyzing and noting certain visual aspects of the episode along with capitalist ideas.
Reflection: I had already seen this episode a while back but I needed a refresher. It was better the second time around. I noticed some details that I had missed the first time around.
Date: September 16, 2018
Assignment: Write Weekly Response
Duration: 30 minutes
Intensity: I wrote about the connections between ContraPoints’ videos and the Black Mirror episode.
Reflection: I think this assignment made me hate America a lot more as a country. It reminded me of the whole Luxottica situation with eyewear frames and the whole idiotic healthcare/hospital bill issue in this country. The unequal distribution of wealth is always such a major issue but I don’t really believe that there ever will be a solution. The change required is too dramatic and we as a society fear change.