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Douglas Rushkoff
Douglas Rushkoff

Welcome to the first Digital Nation Roundtable.

This is a place to discuss, even debate, many of the issues raised by the film. We'll be tackling one subject a month, with some of the most interesting and knowledgeable people in that area.

To begin, we thought we might start with the film itself, and some of the people featured in it. We have invited them to come here and begin by posting their first reactions to the movie and how they were portrayed. What did we leave out? What did we get right? Does having seen yourself and your work on television raised any new questions for you? What about your perspective on our digital world wasn't made evident, that you would like to share with the public?

Meanwhile, each post by a roundtable participant is accompanied by a sidebar through which visitors to site may post their own comments and reactions - either to the post itself, or to that person's portrayal in the film.

Just a note: everything here is being moderated for a general audience, so there will be up to a half-day lag between the moment you post, and when it appears on the site.

Participants:

  • Avrom and Bubbe - FeedMeBubbe.com
  • Jeremy Bailenson - Director, Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab
  • Mark Bauerlein - Professor of English, Emory University; Author, The Dumbest Generation
  • Melissa Chapman - Columnist, Staten Island Advance "Kids in the City;" WCBS-TV parenting blogger
  • Eliza Eddison - MIT student
  • Henry Jenkins - Professor of Communication, USC; Author, Convergence Culture
  • Clifford Nass - Professor of Communication, Stanford University; Author, The Media Equation
  • James Paul Gee - Professor of Literacy Studies, Arizona State University; Author, What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy
  • Marc Prensky - Founder and CEO, Games2Train; Author, Teaching Digital Natives
  • Philip Rosedale - Creator, Second Life
  • Jesus Salcedo - Former student, I.S. 339, South Bronx

posted February 2, 2010

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