media universe

We are getting asked why do we love media? I wonder if the correct question would not be: how could we not love them. They are such a vast and deeply complex world that the fact that it is still so unknown makes it the most desirable for me. Even if we tried we will not ever fully comprehend all that we have created as humans under the definition of the word media.
By exploring the media I can make myself fade from the current world that I am living in. And I mean that in the most beautiful sense of this word. The present life is starting to become one of the distant galaxies for me. The shown content at some point overlaps with my sense of reality, leaving me in the centre of a new world, hitherto unknown to me. I can feel each pain of my favourite characters like my own, the warmth of their tears on my cheeks and each of their victory I celebrate as my own. When I leave this world, despite the absence of its physical presence I can still feel it deep beneath my skin. Only ninety-three minutes on screen are able to make me reflect on my entire existence, thus affecting my mind and life permanently.
So my answer to why I love media is that without them, I wouldn’t even be the person answering this question.
Anna Wasilewska 13810936


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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