Digital Media And the transition to adulthood April 23, 2014
Along together • Technology-enabled—are we are able to be with one another, and also elsewhere? • Do texting, e-mail, and posting let us present the self we want to be. • Is emailing, texting, etc. a substitute for conversation. • flight from conversation can mean diminished: • quality and depth of communication • chances to learn skills of self-reflection.
Alone together • in our rush to connect, are we fleeing from solitude and our ability to be separate
On the bright side… • younger generations are given a powerful advantage to compete in the economy over older generations. • Older people use it to communicate with their children. • schools using computers in classrooms
Frontline: Digital Nation • Video