Idea 1: agenda: talk about media life, review questions, mediation, look at assignment guidelines before/during writing, one week grace period but will affect professionalism. Idea 2: media life: we don"t know who discovered water, but we"re pretty sure it wasn"t a fish . We are immersed in media in our everyday life. We don"t notice all media, but it is always constant. When you make a cubic square of air, it is actually full of signals: wi-fi, data, information, media. You need separation to gain understanding: media life. There is no idea we are exposed to that has now come to us through media. Idea 3: what is a medium: something that stands between". We need signals to reaccept and understand: three aspects (grossberg) Can have the same technology and be different media. What do we expect when we access a medium. Comic book: should have pictures, should be this long.