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.
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.