Is This Mine?

While organizing materials for my book-in-progress (Media Life), I came across a quote, filed in the directory for the manuscript. I do not know whether these are in fact my own words - in fact, I have a vague memory of hearing this in a discussion with colleagues or students - but I like where this is going anyway.

Ours is but a remediated existence lived under liquid conditions, mitigated by strategies to reproduce the familiar while negotiating constant change.

The point now is to show in the book how this is not just a hollow phrase, but a meaningful synopsis of a life lived in, rather than with, media.