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TV Productions Works To Capture Technology Culture

Wednesday, August 17, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Amanda Haas
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In an age of television where technology is a part of daily life, knowledgeable viewers put more and more pressure on writers for accuracy of increasingly popular tech driven shows. Silicon Valley writer and producer Alec Berg says,  "We know every shot is going to be scrutinized, but that’s great because it means people love the show.” 

Shows like Silicon Valley have an expansive network of experts, around 200 for every season. Kor Adana, writer and lead technical consultant on hacker thriller Mr. Robot explains, "We feel the more detail we have, the more we can ground the story in reality.” 

Writers are also challenged by the somewhat mundane nature of hacking and programming, you can’t film someone sitting at a computer for a half hour to an hour. Silicon Valley keeps the audience's attention by creating characters as realistic as their technology. Writers actively stay away from overused nerd tropes such as tape on the glasses or Star Trek T-shirts, instead creating authentic three dimensional characters. 

 - Contributed by Amanda Haas

 - Read more on this topic at Variety.com


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