"Kids' Informal Learning with Digital Media: An Ethnographic Investigation of Innovative Knowledge Cultures" is a three-year collaborative project funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Carried out by researchers at the University of Southern California and University of California, Berkeley, the digital youth project explores how kids use digital media in their everyday lives. Read more
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Katynka Z. Martínez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Raza Studies, College of Ethnic Studies, at San Francisco State University. She focuses on Latino media studies and teaches courses on cinema, television, and journalism. Prior to holding this post she was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the USC Annenberg Center for Communication. While there she engaged in participant observations among media arts educators and high school youth in Los Angeles. She conducted home interviews with these students and their parents to better understand how digital media is used outside of school. Katynka is especially interested in how youth use digital media and create new works that are informed by their experiences navigating through densely populated urban areas of Los Angeles.