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The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World...
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Howard Gardner Katie Davis
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The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World

Howard Gardner Katie Davis


9780300209341

Yale University


Society & Social Sciences;
Media studies;
Child & developmental psychology;
Impact of science & technology on society;
Ethical & social aspects of computing


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256 pages

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From the famed Harvard psychologist and an expert on the impact of digital media technologies, a riveting exploration of the power of apps to shape our young people-for better or for worse No one has failed to notice that the current generation of youth is deeply-some would say totally-involved with digital media. Professors Howard Gardner and Katie Davis name today's young people The App Generation, and in this spellbinding book they explore what it means to be app-dependent versus app-enabled and how life for this generation differs from life before the digital era. Gardner and Davis are concerned with three vital areas of adolescent life: identity, intimacy, and imagination. Through innovative research, including interviews of young people, focus groups of those who work with them, and a unique comparison of youthful artistic productions before and after the digital revolution, the authors uncover the drawbacks of apps: they may foreclose a sense of identity, encourage superficial relations with others, and stunt creative imagination. On the other hand, the benefits of apps are equally striking: they can promote a strong sense of identity, allow deep relationships, and stimulate creativity. The challenge is to venture beyond the ways that apps are designed to be used, Gardner and Davis conclude, and they suggest how the power of apps can be a springboard to greater creativity and higher aspirations.

By:   Howard Gardner, Katie Davis
Imprint:   Yale University
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   281g
ISBN:   9780300209341
ISBN 10:   0300209347
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   August 2014
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Howard Gardner is Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and senior director of Harvard Project Zero, an educational research group. He lives in Cambridge, MA. Katie Davis is assistant professor, University of Washington Information School, where she studies the role of digital media technologies in adolescents' lives. She lives in Seattle, WA.


[ The App Generation ] possesses an interesting insight. 'Young people growing up in our time are not only immersed in apps, . . . they've come to think of the world as an ensemble of apps, to see their lives as a string of ordered apps, or perhaps, in many cases, a single, extended, cradle-to-grave app.' --Dwight Garner, International Herald Tribune --Dwight Garner International Herald Tribune (08/23/2013)

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