Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project

Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project

Paperback John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning

By (author) Mizuko Ito, By (author) Heather A. Horst, By (author) Matteo Bittanti, By (author) Danah Boyd, By (author) Becky Herr-Stephenson, By (author) Patricia G. Lange, By (author) C. J. Pascoe, By (author) Laura Robinson, With Sonja Baumer, With Rachel Cody

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  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 198mm x 13mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 26 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, Mass.
  • ISBN 10: 026251365X
  • ISBN 13: 9780262513654
  • Illustrations note: 1 halftone
  • Sales rank: 676,622

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This report summarizes the results of an ambitious three-year ethnographic study, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, into how young people are living and learning with new media in varied settings -- at home, in after school programs, and in online spaces. It offers a condensed version of a longer treatment provided in the book Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out (MIT Press, 2009). The authors present empirical data on new media in the lives of American youth in order to reflect upon the relationship between new media and learning. In one of the largest qualitative and ethnographic studies of American youth culture, the authors view the relationship of youth and new media not simply in terms of technology trends but situated within the broader structural conditions of childhood and the negotiations with adults that frame the experience of youth in the United States.The book that this report summarizes was written as a collaborative effort by members of the Digital Youth Project, a three-year research effort funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and conducted at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Southern California.John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Reports on Digital Media and Learning

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Mizuko Ito is a cultural anthropologist who studies new media use, particularly among young people, in Japan and the United States, and a Professor in Residence at the University of California Humanities Research Institute. Becky Herr-Stephenson is a Research Fellow at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher with the Digital Media and Learning Hub at the University of California Humanities Research Institute. Dan Perkel is a doctoral candidate at UC Berkeley earning a degree in Information Management and Systems from the School of Information, with a Designated Emphasis in New Media from the Berkeley Center for New Media. Christo Sims is a doctoral candidate at UC Berkeley's School of Information and a researcher for the Digital Media and Learning Hub at the University of California Humanities Research Institute.