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.
<i>Media Life</i> is a primer on how we may think of our lives as lived in rather than with media. The book uses the way media function today as a prism to understand key issues in contemporary society, where reality is open source, identities are - like websites - always under construction, and where private life is lived in public forever more.
Ultimately, media are to us as water is to fish. The question is: how can we live a good life in media like fish in water? <i>Media Life</i> offers a compass for the way ahead.