Obsessed with the future of TV

This is a notebook about television, internet video, and what the next living room will be. It's an outline powered by Fargo. The editor of Glass is Zach Seward; the lead developer is Sam Williams.

The name is an argument: that media are best understood as competition for attention on screens connected to the internet. Phones, tablets, laptops, monitors, television sets—it's all just glass.

  • Judging what kind of TV watcher someone is by whether she likes Dexter and Hannibal
      • But its artfulness, its beauty, the sheer goddamn charisma wrapped up in all that splendid acting and brilliant direction, its fiendishly creative approach to corpse-desecration—this is Hannibal refusing to content himself with the admiration of our inner 14-year-old—our lowest common denominator, if you will. No, he wants our grown-up selves, so confident in our mature understanding of right and wrong, good and bad. He wants museum-goers. Degree-holders. Art-lovers. New Yorker subscribers. He wants you, thoughtful and attentive reader, perusing this essay until the bitter end.
      • I loved Dexter but haven't gotten into Hannibal, so not sure where that leaves me.
  • Saturday 5.10.14