Media Life Final Lecture

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Final lecture of the media life course, after eight years at Indiana University, about what it is like to live in media.

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  • source URL: http://dmlcentral.net/blog/danah-boyd/public-default-private-when-necessary
  • living our lives inside of a mediated environment (like Facebook encourages to) can actually help us to see ourselves as deeply connected to others, if we’re willing to let go of our self-absorption.
  • Media Life Final Lecture

    1. 1. media lifewhat it is + what can be done
    2. 2. media life
    3. 3. media
    4. 4. media are pervasive,ubiquitous, ambient
    5. 5. media disappear
    6. 6. media organizeyour life
    7. 7. watching and being watchedis the new normal
    8. 8. “It used to take effort to be public.Today, it often takes effort to be private.”danahboyd – 25 January 2010
    9. 9. media have becomesurvival relevant
    10. 10. media mediatesociality
    11. 11. media mediatesocial solitude
    12. 12. media life
    13. 13. life
    14. 14. “art represents the highesttask and the truly metaphysicalactivity of this life”Friedrich Nietzsche
    15. 15. “why should the lamp or the house be an art objectbut not our life?”Michel Foucault
    16. 16. willingly or not,knowingly or not,“we are all artists ofour liveslike it or not”Zygmunt Bauman
    17. 17. YOU ARE NOTSPECIAL
    18. 18. media life
    19. 19. looking inside the carwhile driving
    20. 20. there is no war against the machines,as the machines are us
    21. 21. thank you IU…

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