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The Utopia Experiments is a legendary graphic novel shrouded in mystery. But when a small group of previously unconnected people find themselves in possession of an original manuscript, their lives suddenly and brutally implode.
Targeted swiftly and relentlessly by a murderous organisation known as The Network, the terrified group are left with only one option if they want to survive: they have to run.
Channel 4 has put consumer data issues at the heart of the transmedia experience for drama Utopia which debuts tonight.
The broadcaster worked with TH_NK, the creative agency behind Pottermore, as well as production company Kudos and writer Dennis Kelly to evolve the drama series online via ‘The Utopia Inquiry’.
The Inquiry will extend on the core themes explored in the TV series, letting viewers watch trailers and answer questions based on the debates raised in the show, which will include ID theft, the nanny state and what personal data people provide about themselves to access digital platforms.
Visitors to the website are asked a series of questions including: Do you enter a passcode every time you unlock your phone?; do you use wi-fi or bluetooth and do you have location services switched on? It then shows exactly how much time you personally can be tracked by a fictional big-brother-type organisation such as ‘the network’, a shadowy firm introduced in the first episode.
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By taking part, you’ll be forced to question your complacency and desire for a more comfortable life – in spite of the resulting consequence and cost. Your answers will reveal what they already know about you. And the repercussions.
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Originally posted by skalla
i caught a little last week and it was dark dark dark!
i was somewhat aghast at the little i saw, and will be sure to give it a view on 4OD when i have the time.
i dont think i'll watch it just before bed though