Media in all its forms.

Since the beginning of time, humans have obsessed over every new development: the red flower, farming, coal, colonization, advanced nuclear weapons, Myspace, selfies and so on. I believe Media is so much more than just the social network that we define it as today and that despite its recent popularity, Media has always been an important component in our evolution, whether it was through market gossip, or writing a letter, or even the influence of theatre. The spread of globalization, internationalism and building connections that soon might be intergalactic. In every new discovery: space, blockbusters, news reports or even in sending a text, it means that we as humans are only getting closer together and evolving into advanced intelligent species. By creating more and more hybrids of telecommunications we only advance further.

That is why I love Media, because it reminds me of how far apart we were before, and now with a touch of a fingertip, the world is right before our eyes. I love Media because like all the best things in life, it is an oxymoron. it brings us closer together yet it also sets us apart, we think we know so much and yet we still know so little.It is everything, yet it is nothing. And like all oxymorons, there is beauty in both its blessings and its blemishes. Media is the story of our past, present and future, in its every form.

Filipa Anastasova

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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