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Indiana University, Bloomington
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Tel-T 101 - Media Life
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week 1 09 18 2012 Media Life everytime we do anything with media we re creating something the world we live in to make you think differently about the media that you use daily o complex range of emotions losing phone media and life are exactly the same thing living life in media airplanes o phones on standby airplane mode o can t truly be switched off cannot switch of and cannot live without we can no longer control media o media is to us as water is to fish 8 23 Living life in media media is everywehere there isnt a time when media is off anytime any place riots in uk blamed blackberry and twitter media plays a part in everything it is essential to what is going on how a country runs itself fusion of our life with media contains hackable qualities when we do this media we are also create something ends up running your life media is part of your life from birth thinking deliberately and using it all the time Truman show Edge of studio o Realize truth o What would you do if you were Truman and decided not to stay week 2 8 28 What are media 09 18 2012 Advance media world is o Simple idyllic sleek smaller connected spotless seamless digital expensive problematic efficient impersonal fragile o Dependence is unhealthy Media makes our life easier Media will always come Media are infrastructures with three components Artifacts devices used to communicate convey info Activities practices in which people engage to communicate or share info Arrangements social arrangements or organizational forms that develop around those devices and practices Programs and programming We were programmed as audiences Media artifacts laptop and internet media activities writing papers sending emails media arrangements outside in laptop in sun artifacts getting BIGGER media becomes bigger all the time getting lost in them every member of household have own media environment o redesign homes to accommodate media artifacts getting smaller technologies cell phones all touch screen not really there media disappear old phone tvs disappearing from our awareness media fused with glass are disappearing and become everything around you 8 30 any symbol or technological systems that channel structure or amplify communication between people media artifacts evolution of meida massive o LED screens and billboards o Brains don t evolve with our media o Cant see big media in our lives anymore Tiny o Disappear We become media Be your avatar become versions of you inside computer Fade away o Evolution of media as artifacts leads them to disappear week 3 The dark side of media artifacts before after use 09 18 2012 When media are born o china everything assembled there workers homes when media die o what really happens after we recycle our media media dumps in west Africa Ghana over 90 illegally dumped e waste hell smoke and young kids STEP What are media After they evolve multiply and disappear o Media are what we do o Nothing in our lives that doesn t involve media If we study media we study life The black box fallacy A singular device that incorporates everything we do Media reproducing at exponential rates The shiny toy syndrome Artifacts are fading away going into background disappearing were becoming less and less aware just like the way we use media How can we use it Multi tasking vs concurrent media exposure o All around us and part of everything we do o How many windows open on laptop Liking favoring Behavior is shifting Taking more action in the world 9 4 what are media after they evolve multiply and disappear artifacts devices technologies activities practices arrangements organizational forms if we define media today we have to use technologies or else they would completely run our life we live in media media artifacts technology media is completely fused with our environment we associate using a lot of media with being less aware of the real world breaking down barriers media are what we do most of what we do in media produces something rather than us consuming no longer multitasking concurrent media exposure exposed to lots of media at the same time using media making media time person of the year you o you control the information age o welcome to your world media arrangements way media structure and shape our lives from moment you re born close to dying there will be a generation that wont be able to imagine media before touch screens how it literally changes the way we look at the world how we interact the way in which we work with the world how it affectively changes how we interact with the world and how it changes our lives we live in a media global village media shaping the way the world works NO MORE REALITY Continued use of media s changing in how we look at reality Perception is morphed Media in common Plain faces Anywhere Media and people no interaction You control media Not as individuals All unique to us o Devices w personality What media life is not 1 beware of technomyopia overestimate change over one year underestimate 30 years do the same things with new technologies as old ones change in 10 years explained by media 2 optimism Assumption that new media makes things better Way we interact makes us better 3 pessimism make world worse don t become less happy don t make life better of shittier 4 no epic transformation most people live their lives the same 5 and nothing ever stays the same 6 we are not getting lonlier in media 7 we are not getting closer either most of what we know comes form other sources T101 Love in with media 9 18 09 18 2012 associate things with media that make us feel good if love is in media how does it manifest itself o How does it reflect society Media gives us Desire passion Sense of self identity Belonging community Self expression Love in media life How media comes in between us and our romantic partners o Getting together or not getting together Being in love falling in love all assumptions with love o Like media today Love then and now Choice is yours 17th and 18th century o getting involved romantically became a topic of choice o aristocrats o guided by issues of class arranged marriages o good for family economic standing belief systems now marriage of any kind of couple is of individual choice why being alone and living alone is a better way of living o because of the way media functions in people s lives they feel more connected through the media than they would in a relationship o whyimsingle married couples are counseled to be very careful and make explicit


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