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Media Life (DMS - Digital Media and Society)

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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 increasingly takes place alongside producing media. Media Life is a primer on how we may think of our lives as lived in rather than with media. The book uses the way med ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 21st 2012 by Polity Press
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Zakaria Bziker
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This book takes the notion of Media to the next level. A number of scholars in varying disciplines and areas of research such as critical theorists, postmodernists, deconstructionists, poststructuralists, social critics, neo-Marxists, phenomenologists and others had their say on media, but Deuze combined various previous approaches and took into consideration the latest development in social networking, wireless mesh network, the internet of things, NFC protocols, and the latest development in ...more
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The discussion of zombiefication was interesting but lacked internal structure - it appears Deuze has attempted to co-opt a popular term for the shock value / currency rather than to properly investigate the phenomena he attempts to describe. In particular, his classification of media turning us into zombies through decreased awareness of our surroundings precludes a conceptualisation of our 'digital surrounds' as being as embedded in our experience as the physical world. In this case, he falls ...more
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