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Author LinkGardner, Howard,1943-
Title LinkThe app generation : how today’s youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world / Howard Gardner and Katie Davis.
Distribution New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013.
Description xii, 244 pages :  illustrations ;  22 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: Introduction -- Talk about technology -- Unpacking the generations: from biology to culture to technology -- Personal identity in the age of the app -- Apps and intimate relationships -- Acts (and apps) of imagination among today’s youth -- Conclusion: beyond the app generation.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject LinkInternet and youth.
LinkYouth -- Social networks.
LinkTechnology and youth.
LinkIdentity (Psychology)
LinkCreative ability in adolescence.
LinkApplication software.
Add.Author LinkDavis, Katie (Assistant professor)

System Number 000677129
ISBN Link9780300196214 (hardback)
Link0300196210 (hardback)

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