Expansion and Shrinkage

Why do I heart my media? It has been a question I have been thinking about a lot since I first came in touch with it.

I could write long essays about what media adds to my life. About how it can transport me to different worlds and times. About how it opens up new opportunities and connections. About how it can connect me to the things that aren’t instantly available.

But honestly, I think all of that would come down to me saying things that have been said and repeated countless times before.

However, there’s one thought that has been circulating through my mind since the moment I first thought about it.

Media expands my world, at the same time that it keeps me from expanding my world.



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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  1. Hi, your posts are really interesting and insightful. I feel similarly about the media, being double-edged, positive and negative. Have you considered putting some of your blog posts together in the form of an ebook, or an essay? I think it’d work well.

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