For those of you who've stuck around a bit, you'll remember a post
I put up from our visit to Harvard at the beginning of this month. As a quick side note, I am endlessly fascinated
by how the internet is shaping our future and I will stop to no end to try and figure out how it's going to impact our lives.
Sam and I took a quick trip to Harvard's Center for Internet & Society, Berkman Center,
that has a network of faculty, students, fellows, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and virtual architects that work to identify and engage in the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace.
Berkman's book, Born Digital, is now out and I'm downloading it with my new Kindle today! (In less than one minute, this book will be mine!)
From Berkman's Website:
"Born Digital is an essential intervention in and guide through the discussion around children born into and raised in a connected, digital world. Urs and John tackle the issues -- from online safety to the participation gap to digital creativity -- in ways that are congenial to fellow academics, as well as to parents, teachers, and others interested in youth and technology.
This publication is a significant one for the Berkman community. In terms of youth and technology, Born Digital both synthesizes and traverses Berkman's areas of inquiry, building on the interdisciplinary research carried out by the Digital Natives project's transatlantic team (from the Berkman Center and from the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland). The interviews and engagement that inform Born Digital were undertaken around the world, and young people -- in research, writing, and media-making -- have themselves played a role in developing the project."
For parents, for teachers, for curious people....