Is media just a platform or is it a messenger itself?
Messengers are supposed to let us know something; they can even trigger insight based on a fact that we begin to discover something we have not realized before.
Such is the power of media. On one perspective, media can serve as platforms or channels for content or messages to be transmitted. But with algorithms and artificial intelligence, media can predispose us to receive certain messages and ignore another. We may not notice it, but hidden biases begin to form and influence us. In a way, the curating powers of media can influence the message itself. Maybe this is what it means for the medium to be also the message.
If media allows us to be better persons, maybe media can be like angels. But if they make us worse… then media could be like a demon that devours our souls.
John 1:47-51. Angels (messengers) of God
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 272: SEPTEMBER 29, 2022]