Why I Heart Media

Media is a major part of life, at least mine. It impacts and can impact so much that it becomes its own part of life, whether for an individual or a community. Food, water, shelter, media. These are the only essentials for human life in the modern world.

I heart media because of its complications, its controversy and its power. It inspires, motivates and betters the world, yet it also controls, manipulates, lies and ruins. It transforms personalities, lifestyles, morals, beliefs and habits. In itself, media is a language. It is a body, an ecosystem, a civilization. It feeds on its preys and spits back out food for them. We hate it and love it. It is everyone’s proudest and most shameful addiction. 

I heart media because it is the most human part of me. I want to be part of media like it is part of me.


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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