Mediation & Culture

6 Apr

The technologies and institutions that allow messages to be communicated to humans define our media. The word “media” can refer to social networks, radio, newspaper, etc. Mediation is how the media affects and constructs the message that is being delivered to an audience. Through the process of mediation, our understanding of reality is shaped and structured. The way we communicate and interact with one another in our everyday culture is influenced through what we see and hear from the media.  What we see is mediated by what we hear and both senses assist in shaping our modern culture. The process of mediation occurs so often that we tend to forget the actual experience. We are absorbed in the media where the truth is often misconstrued; therefore one should always question it.

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