Mark Deuze - Media Life / Leven in Media

Op donderdag 20 september 2012 hield Mark Deuze een lezing getiteld “Media Life / Leven In Media”

Over de spreker

Mark Deuze is Associate Professor at Indiana University, with a PhD from the University of Amsterdam in his home country The Netherlands. Publications of his work include over fifty articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and seven books – including Media Work (2007) and Media Life (2012).

Beyond researching people and their media, Mark listens to and studies extreme metal (

Over de lezing

Mark Deuze reflects on how we may think of our lives as lived in rather than with media. Research consistently shows how, through the years, more of our time is spent using media, how media multiply in everyday life, and that consuming media for most people takes place alongside producing media. His new book Media Life uses the way people experience media as a prism to understand key issues in contemporary society, in which reality is open source, identities are – like websites – always under construction, and private life is lived in public forever more.


T he PSW Lecture by Mark Deuze was preceded by a closed seminar on ‘new methods for media research’, that aimed at PhD and postdoctoral researchers from social sciences and humanities with an interest in media studies.