Media Life 2014

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Latest version of my presentation of the 'media life' concept, based on the 2012 book (published with Polity Press), used for talks in Finland, Holland, Australia, Brasil, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Germany, and elsewhere throughout 2014.

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Media Life 2014

  1. 1. mdeuze@uva.nl twitter.com/markdeuze #medialife facebook.com/markdeuze
  2. 2. a Truman Show delusion living in media WWZD
  3. 3. living in media
  4. 4. “just as water constitutes an a priori condition for the fish, so do media for humans.”
  5. 5. “Of what is significant in one’s own existence one is hardly aware...What does a fish know about the water in which he swims all his life?”
  6. 6. media as artifacts media as activities media as arrangements
  7. 7. media life: artifacts
  8. 8. media life: activities
  9. 9. media life: arrangements
  10. 10. Brussels– October 1996 Moldavia – April 2009 Oekraïne – November 2004 Seattle – November 1999
  11. 11. Caïro – January 2011
  12. 12. Madrid – May 2011
  13. 13. London – August 2011
  14. 14. New York – September 2011
  15. 15. worldwide – March 2012
  16. 16. Ukraine – 2014
  17. 17. “we begin to become aware of just how much of our reality is open source and up for discussion.” Douglas Rushkoff
  18. 18. a Truman Show delusion living in media WWZD
  19. 19. a Truman Show delusion
  20. 20. INTERVIEWER Why do you feel that Truman’s never come close to discovering the true nature of his world? CHRISTOF We accept the reality of the world with which we’re presented.
  21. 21. 1. there is the sense that the ordinary is changed or different, and that there is particular significance in this 1. this is coupled with a searching for meaning 1. a profound alteration of subjective experience and of self-awareness, resulting in an unstable first-person perspective with varieties of depersonalization and derealization, disturbed sense of ownership, fluidity of the basic sense of identity, distortions of the stream of consciousness and experiences of disembodiment.
  22. 22. a Truman Show delusion living in media WWZD
  23. 23. WWZD
  24. 24. zombie artefacts
  25. 25. zombie activities
  26. 26. zombie arrangements
  27. 27. mdeuze@uva.nl twitter.com/markdeuze #medialife facebook.com/markdeuze

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