Why I love media.

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The complex, yet simple nature of this question has been on my mind for quite some time, and I couldn’t figure out why I love media in the way that I do, until now. You see, I didn’t have access to high tech film cameras, or phones, or computers growing up in the early 2000’s. I had an old family camera which I would get my hands on whenever my parents were at work, I’d vlog about my day, film myself playing pretend, ask them questions about life, etc, all so that I could show them when they’d come home. My parents worked long days, and I would rarely see them, and this made me feel closer to them. In a time before social media, I would create my own world, my own safe space, through that little, old, broken family camera. I don’t remember why I began filming, but I’m glad I did, because now, I have a bank full of digital treasures which inspire me to continue creating, to this day. If I didn’t have media, I wouldn’t be able to watch myself grow up in the span of 2 hours, 3 hours, etc. My parents wouldn’t have been able to see me grow up. I love media, because it allowed me to bend time to my will, at the young age of 5.

Published by Media Love

Website dedicated to the Media Love project of Mark Deuze, Professor of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

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