App Generation | Yale University Press
Gardner and Davis are concerned with three vital areas of adolescent life: identity, intimacy, and 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
My year-old father uses an iPhone 5. So does my year-old nephew and so do his fiftysomething parents.
What point is being made about media and age? Technological history is collapsed into the experience of the US. Unfortunately, a book on apps is fighting to get out of another project on digital natives.
If the two phrases introduced in the conclusion — app dependence and app enablement — were the structuring devices of the book, then its reified generationalism would be displaced. Instead of celebrating the imaginative potential of apps to enable remix culture, we are given a warning about the potentially destructive impact of massive open online courses on learning. The problem of The App Generation is modality.
We have read too many of these techno-triumphalist texts.
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Language: English. Brand new Book. 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. 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.