The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, And Imagination In A Digital World by Howard Gardner

The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, And Imagination In A Digital…

byHoward Gardner, Katie Davis

Paperback | September 30, 2014

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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.

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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 tech...
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Title:The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, And Imagination In A Digital…Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 30, 2014Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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‘[I]n the process of setting out their findings, they raise important questions: what is what they’re calling “the app generation” – the young people who have never lived without the internet, without smartphones – actually like?’—Jacob Mikanowski, Prospect Magazine