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    The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World (Hardback) By (author) Howard Gardner, By (author) Katie Davis

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    DescriptionNo 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 with 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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    The App Generation
    How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Howard Gardner, By (author) Katie Davis
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 417 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300196214
    ISBN 10: 0300196210

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    LC classification: HQ799.9.I58 G37 2013
    Illustrations note
    3 black-&-white illustrations
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    03 January 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    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 is renowned as father of the theory of multiple intelligences. Katie Davis is assistant professor, University of Washington Information School, where she studies the role of digital media technologies in adolescents' lives. She is a former member of the Project Zero team.
    Review quote
    '[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"--Jacob Mikanowski"Prospect Magazine" (04/24/2014)