Screen Media, Technology and The Post-Human Experience
Through the use of media, people may explore all aspects of life, from documenting the mundane to immersive exploration of fictional worlds. The ways in which viewers interact with this media then determines how media will effect our lives: we can passively absorb the images we see or we can interact with the concepts screen medias display to us, allowing them to both reflect and build on what we know of our world. Personally, I find the screen media has an active role in the development of escapism, a concept that suggests media allows audiences to consider lives outside of their own, in different worlds and universes, and distract from the reality of life. This is why I direct my examination of screen medias to the fictional, and to the philosophical – through screen medias we are able to look at a way of life that does not exist, but that, in theory, could: we philosophise a way we can change the way we live, implementing images of fiction so that we may explore our mortality in a way that is no-longer mundane, creating images of a life that could be within the ones we already live.
Within this work in particular I wanted to explore the connection between philosophy and screen media, examining the ways in which we interact with human morality, mortality, and life through the use of media.
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