Kids' Informal Learning with Digital Media

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"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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I'm a PhD student at UC Berkeley's School of Information. I was a member of the Digital Youth research team from 2005 until 2008. My field work focused on the ways youth used new media in everyday social practices involving friends, family and intimates. I conducted research at two sites, one in rural northern California, the other in Brooklyn, New York. The work primarily contributed to our report's chapters on intimacy, friendship and homes & family. I received my B.A. from Bowdoin College in 2000.

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