Going by common definition, Media are channels through which elements are transferred from one end to another. It can also be defined as an intervening substance through which forces are transmitted; a means by which something is communicated or expressed. This means that a medium is a channel for effecting change through communication of information and expression of one’s self.
Therefore, Media Technology can be described as a development aimed at the realization of the goals of media (channels for communication or dissemination of information) through concerted efforts and techniques gained from the understanding of the operations of media tools.
Human, just like any other systems has media of expression through which s/he transfers what s/he has within. These media are not initially physical nor the external but are innate channels that allow the elements within to be seen without. For every human, there are three basic media through which one expresses or communicates him/herself to others.
The communication would either be for the purpose of giving something in return for another or giving something just for the sake of witnessing a desired change . . . Both still have a feedback system of some sort. The duo might be tangible or a feeling of satisfaction.
These media are the first tier of media and others are less effective and most times meaningless without them. These innate media include:
Passion is primarily what genuinely interests someone; a certain change one would love to see in his/her lifetime or set in motion. It is a strong desire to see something done or changed by the necessary means. It is derived from your disposition to a dissatisfying situation in one’s environment or primary sphere of influence.
Vocation is your job or duty; what you find yourself doing right now either to get by, make ends, and to improve one’s capability while what is really pertinent (passion) to you begins to take form. Vocation is more like a routine that trains one mind and helps acquired certain skills needed in the nearest and possible future.
Hobbies are what you find yourself doing effortlessly . . . they are the things we do at our spare or leisure time without breaking sweat. They are the things we do to keep ourselves busy but are not routine in nature like vocation. They are what we do at our own time, pace and space. Hobbies become vocation when we do it continuously until it becomes routine.
Each medium of expression has specific audience because they are not the same in content. The dynamics of human media goes beyond expressing these media individually or separately but how they can all be expressed together as a single entity.
If one’s passion, vocation and hobbies can be combined together and expressed by a single content or material, then three sets of audience would definitely subscribe to what they would not subscribe to initially.
This means that there must be a unifying factor that connects passion, vocation and hobbies . . . and this point of connection is where the core of a man’s means of expression lies.