Research consistently shows how through the years more of our time gets spent using media, how multitasking our media has become a regular feature of everyday life, and that consuming media for most people randomly takes place alongside producing media.
It is perhaps time we move beyond wondering whether all of this is good or bad for us, and accept it as part of our environment - like the air we breathe and the food we eat. In other words: we should think of our lives as lived in rather than with media.
Ultimately, media are to us as water is to fish. The question is: how can we live a good and beautiful life in media? The media life project at IU offers a compass for the way ahead, focusing on the goal of creating art with life.