Media Life Working Papers & Publications

[UPDATE: March 27, 2013] The manuscript for Media Life is finished (a snapshot of the page proofs is shown here) and the book was published in October 2012.

Several publications have documented this project, and it is my hope and planning this will continue in the future with ongoing research and collaborations with students and faculty around the world. Please contact me if you would like to get involved.

Below you will find references to these works, with direct links to author versions of papers, essays, and book chapters as archived online.

If you are more visually inclined - and really, who isn't - perhaps I can redirect you to a couple of clips available at Vimeo and YouTube of talks and video-slideshows based on the media life project:
Below are links to written content coming out of the media life project. Please contact me if you would like a PDF of one or more of these publications if you do not have access. I'll regularly post updates to this list, so here goes.



  • Mark Deuze (2012). Media Life. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Mark Deuze (2012). The unseen disappearance of invisible media: a response to Sebastian Kubitschko and Daniel Knapp. In: Media Culture & Society 34(3), pp.365-368.
  • Mark Deuze (2012). Quality of (Media) Life. Deuzeblog, April 30.
  • Deuze, Mark, Brown, Watson, Ibold, Hans, Lewis, Nicky (2012). Mobile Media Life. In: Pelle Snickars and Patrick Vonderau (Eds.), Moving Data: The iPhone and the Future of Media. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Blank, Peter, Brown, Watson, Deuze, Mark, Ems, Lindsey, Lewis, Nicky, McWilliams, Jenna, Speers, Laura (2012). Participatory Culture and Media Life: Approaching Freedom. In: Henderson, Jennifer, Delwiche, Aaron (Eds.), Handbook of Participatory Cultures. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Mark Deuze (2012). Media Life is a Threat to Social Order. Culture Digitally, January 26.
  • Mark Deuze, Peter Blank, Laura Speers (2012). A Life As Lived In Media. In: Digital Humanities Quarterly 6(1).
  • Mark Deuze (2011). Survival of the Mediated. In: Journal of Cultural Science 3(2).
  • Mark Deuze (2011). Facebook Timeline, Google+ and Media Life. Deuzeblog, September 26.
  • Mark Deuze (2011). Media Life (2.0). In: Media Culture & Society 33(1), pp.137-148.
  • Mark Deuze (2011). Media Life and Protests in the Arab World. Deuzeblog, January 31.
  • Mark Deuze, Peter Blank, Laura Speers, (2010). Media Life. In: Papathanassopoulos, Stylianos (Ed.), Media Perspectives for the 21st Century, pp.181-195. London (etc.): Routledge. 
  • Mark Deuze, Peter Blank, Laura Speers (2010; in Portuguese). Vida midi├ítica. In: Revista USP 86, pp.139-145. 
  • Mark Deuze (2010; in Dutch). Media maken: hoe een ringtone de wereld verandert. In: Segers, Katia, Bauwens, Joke (Eds.), Maak mij wat wijs, pp.169-177. Heverlee: Lannoo Campus.
  • Mark Deuze (2010; in Dutch). Mobiliteit en Leven in Media. Essay voor het rapport 'Internetlogica' van de Raad voor Maatschappelijke Ontwikkeling.
  • Mark Deuze (2009). Media industries, work and life. In: European Journal of Communication 24(4), pp.1-14. 
  • Mark Deuze, Peter Blank, Laura Speers (2008). Media Life (1.0). Unpublished working paper (first draft).
  • Mark Deuze (2008; in Dutch). Leven in Media. In: Omzien naar de Toekomst: Jaarboek ICT en Samenleving 2008|09, onder redactie van Valerie Frissen en Jop Esmeijer. Uitgave: Media Update Vakpublicaties, pp.67-84.