T101 Media Life – Nathan Erdel

When I first signed up for Media Life, I admit I was just trying to fulfill a requirement for my Telecommunications major. Needless to say, I am very happy that I took this class, and if I had been more informed regarding it’s content, I would have taken it regardless of necessity. Media Life is a class in which students take a step back from media to see how pervasive it is in modern life. Media is an omnipresent, ever-growing entity, and we are exposed to it regardless of conscious effort. In T101 Media Life, students are challenged to be aware of how their actions feed media, how we are consistently “alone together;” connecting to one another through solitary action. What we do with media, and what we allow media to do to us, is at the heart of this class – and anyone with an interest in connectivity through media should take this course.


Published by Life in Media

Website dedicated to the Media Life/Life in Media project of Mark Deuze, Professor of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

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  1. T101 Media Life has really showed me how much we all use media in our lives, such as Facebook, Twitter, cell phones, computers, etc. The idea that we are “together alone” really caught my attention during the semester. I thought it was cool that we all use media and we are the reason why media is so successful and such a huge part in our lives. I highly recommend taking this class. It has showed me how I rely on technology every single day of my life. Some lectures in the class are more interesting than others, but the class as a whole is very intriguing, but I enjoyed learning about different ways to looking at media.

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