To understand why I heart my media It’s truly as simple as realising that for me media acts as a veil between two worlds. On one side, we have who I want to become, what I want to do and where I want to be; while on the other side, lies the reality I’m trying to avoid. Media allows me to redirect my focus from one side to the other. Hiding for periods of time anything that overwhelms me. It’s my safety net in case things ever get too stressful.

Most of us aren’t aware of just how much media distracts us on a daily basis. While some may want to declare War on the Machines, they’re times when I couldn’t be more grateful for them. For example, entering my first week at university was more challenging than I imagined. I often found myself seeking some type of consolation that my family members couldn’t provide since they were half a world away. Rather than focusing on the distance or letting myself get carried away by my worries. I jumped head first into media. This is because when your mind is on a million things, such as Netflix on one tab, while a YouTube video plays on another, with instagram on you phone and the news on in the background; it will most likely struggle to share it´s attention with anything else.


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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