Science fiction has a more important job to do – it allows us to see ourselves in a new light.
The new Netflix sci-fi series, with a gumshoe cyborg as its chief protagonist, mines a host of contemporary anxieties and aesthetic influences.
The history of human-machine collaboration suggests that AI will evolve into a "cognitive partner" to humankind rather than as all-powerful, all-knowing, labour replacing robots.
Seven rules for break up in the digital age.
Hollywood has long had a problem with diversity. But thanks to services like Netflix women have found a place for their stories, compelling Tinseltown to change.
Spike Lee's updated his breakthrough movie, She's Gotta Have It, and made a more political drama for the times.
In the coming year, media companies will be adjusting to a new reality – one that ultimately leaves consumers with fewer choices.
The makers of the wildly popular Netflix show, Stranger Things, have a political message as they allude to Trump with their hairy, orange Shadow Monster. But what are their actual politics?
Errol Morris's new series is not a traditional documentary, but it's doggedly committed to discovering what happened to Frank Olson.
True crime drama focuses on the inequality and degradation of working-class women in service in the 19th century.
Disney recently announced a forthcoming streaming service, leading some to wonder if the company is gearing up for a battle with Netflix. But not all streaming services are locked in a death match.
Should you be worried that tech giants are making huge investments in cultural content?
The Good Place is a high concept comedy about what it takes to be a good person. One of the show's charms is the way it draws on real philosophers and philosophical dilemmas.
Stranger Things 2 finds its monsters in Reagan-era capitalism. It is required viewing for socialists this Halloween.
No happy endings in this dark fantasy about lost children.
Stranger Things is re-writing the 'reference' book on homage and intertextuality.
There are good reasons why business has not been as successful as sports teams at implementing algorithmic decision-making.
The latest iteration of Start Trek's most famous non-human species is physically extraordinary – they've been kitted out like badass Egyptian warriors.
The cost and confusion of having content tied to so many different streaming platforms could ultimately provoke a return to bundling and a pay TV model.
Researchers found that suicide-related searches soared in the weeks after the show's release. What are the broader public health implications?