Media offer so much more than we see on the surface.
They allow us to communicate and relate to one another and build compassion for realities different to ours. Furthermore enable us to read, hear or see real peoples stories – even from across the globe. What a beautiful thought in itself. Media can make us laugh or cry, happy or sad and sometimes all of the above – creating an inherently human experience. And with those shared, universal experiences and feelings, we connect and relate, not just to the people around us but distinct parts of our realities.
Media allow all of this to happen on a broad global spectrum.
I love my media because I believe it to be a literal mediator: sometimes blurring sometimes sharpening the differences in everyones lives.
Ella Streefkerk; Student ID: 13900277