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War Against The Machines

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Media Life is a course intended for undergraduate students across campus. Its goal is to make people aware of the role that media play in their everyday life. The key to understanding a "media life" is to see our lives not as lived WITH media (which would lead to a focus on media effects and media-centric theories of society), but rather IN media (where the distinction between what we do with and without media dissolves).

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War Against The Machines

  1. 1. <ul><li>war against the machines </li></ul><ul><li>do media evolve? </li></ul><ul><li>what explains the success ( survival ) of media? </li></ul><ul><li>what adaptive advantage does media life provide? </li></ul><ul><li>extinction is part of evolution… </li></ul><ul><li>will the machines win? </li></ul>
  2. 3. &quot;the theory of the natural selection of successive, slight, but profitable modifications.&quot;
  3. 4. media evolution
  4. 5. evolution of media artifacts
  5. 6. evolution of media activities
  6. 7. evolution of media arrangements
  7. 8. evolution of media arrangements
  8. 10. &quot;Day by day [-] the machines are gaining ground upon us; day by day we are becoming more subservient to them; more men are daily bound down as slaves to tend them, more men are daily devoting the energies of their whole lives to the development of mechanical life.”
  9. 11. “ The upshot is simply a question of time, but that the time will come when the machines will hold the real supremacy over the world and its inhabitants”
  10. 14. ” In the context of life, we do not want to be tied uniquely to carbon-based life, or life-as-we-know-it, but we also do not want life-as-could-be to be anything at all. The challenge lies precisely on finding the right amounts of systemhood and thinghood, as well as the interactions between the two, necessary for a good theory of life, real or artificial.”

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