Rebecca Phillips – Media Life 2011

This class is great because it forces us to take a more in-depth look at media and how it actually affects our lives. Most people don’t realize that media is all around them and that they are being exposed to it 24/7. Through this class we have learned all the great things media can do, like help you connect with a family member overseas through skype, and all the bad, such as media addiction. One of the most important lessons taught in this class is that your media is never erased and even after you die your media “footprint” will live on. It forces us to realize that media is harder to escape than we think it is. We are fortunate enough to hear guest speakers talk and listen to different point of views. I think this class can be summed up in that it gives us new perspective. After this class we should all have the ability to take our minds off of “media autopilot” and engage in media at a more conscious level.


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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