The Berkman Center is pleased to announce that it has recently organized all of its research efforts relating to young people and technology – including new work on youth in developing countries – under a single project umbrella, led by Urs Gasser and John Palfrey.
The new Youth and Media project embraces:
To advance this third project, the Berkman Center is housing a Digital Media and Learning (DML) Research Hub Working Group to explore safety issues related to the use of digital technologies (including mobile phones) in the developing world. (For more about the MacArthur Foundation-supported DML Hub, visit dmlcentral.net.) Participants have gathered at the Center today to begin tackling this under-researched area in a two-day, interdisciplinary workshop. Developments will be documented via Youth in Developing Countries.
Many people at Berkman have contributed formally and informally to the Center’s work on youth and technology over the last few years: danah boyd, Sandra Cortesi, Judith Donath, Corinna di Gennaro, Eszter Hargittai, Gene Koo, Dena Sacco, Toshie Takahashi, Shenja van der Graaf, Rosalie Fay Barnes, Erin Mishkin, Miriam Simun, and many others. We’re grateful for their contributions and look forward to future collaborations.
We hope you will visit the Youth and Media project and stay tuned for new, outgoing research from all of our activities in this area. As always, we welcome your feedback.
Last updated October 14, 2010