Why i love Media

I love Media because it stimulates our globalisation.

We use different kinds of media all day and everyday. But i am more interested in the greater effects of media. Only a few years ago we had no idea about what was going on in the rest of the world, ofcourse now it would sometimes be very soothing not to know. But i think  for example that the fact that we all watch the news for 20 minutes and then go on with our lifes is very interesting. That’s why i am addicted to channels like ´viceland´. Viceland’s creative director explains it like this;

“The idea of a TV channel seems like a fun medium to explore and play with,” said Jonze. “We’re trying to make this organism that’s alive. … You turn it on, and it comes into your house like water.”

Stories from all over the world which can enter your living room like water. Documentaries like these don’t make a direct difference, but they stimulate our consciousness. If we use the power of Media right in the future a lot of interesting developments could take place. Ofcourse the other, the more downside, of media and globalisation is also a big subject. But i intend to believe in the positive options.

I hope in a few years i can show you the meaning of this now still kind of vage vision in one of my own productions.

Laurie Haanschoten

Published by deuzemedialife

Mediastudies, University of Amsterdam

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