Course Outline Media Life

Preliminary announcement: please find below the course outline for my Media Life course for the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) of the University of Amsterdam.

This is an open course - free for all fulltime Dutch students - running from February until May 2014. Registration is done on an ongoing basis. Please check the IIS site and this blog for updates...
  • introduction
  • media (and life) defined
  • the convergence of humans and machines
  • society as a living archive at the end of forgetting
  • you are being watched, and live in public
  • “I know where I came from - but where did all you zombies come from?”
  • we are all together alone
  • love, sex and death in media (life)
  • living in media
  • our options (1): wage war on machines
  • our options (2): surrendering to a reality made in media, by media
  • our options (3): collaboratively shape mediated reality
  • our options (4): a Truman Show Delusion