digital nation - life on the virtual frontier

Living Faster Daily life in the age of nonstop connection.

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Rough Cut

Rewiring Young Brains

According to the latest Kaiser Family Foundation data, 8- to 18-year-olds are spending more than 50 hours a week with digital media. That's more than a full work week. Are e-mail, mp3s and the web affecting your child's brain? Dr. Gary Small is the director of UCLA's Memory and Aging Research Center.

They look like pros, but Digital Natives may not be using technology as effectively as you...
4:23
Are They as Savvy as They Seem?
Marc Prensky, the author of Don't Bother Me Mom -- I'm Learning, sees earbuds and i...
1:04
Music is the New Silence
Is 17-year-old Greg too wired for his own good? This Digital Native and his parents descr...
1:48
Online, All the Time
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Interview

What's in a Turtle?

Sherry Turkle had a moment of realization with her daughter: kids don't always make a distinction between real life and simulation. Turkle is a clinical psychologist and the director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self.

Interactive

Digital Native Map

How our hyperconnected world is molding our bodies and our brains.

1:48

Rough Cut

Online, All the Time

Is 17-year-old Greg too wired for his own good? This Digital Native and his parents describe his connected life.

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Rough Cut

Gaming on Every Corner

We visit one of many "PC Bangs," where young Koreans come to hone their video gaming skills.

4:23

Interview Highlights

What Makes a Digital Native?

For starters, they take technology for granted, says author Marc Prensky.

4:23

Interview Highlights

Are They as Savvy as They Seem?

They look like pros, but Digital Natives may not be using technology as effectively as you think. Mark Bauerlein is a professor at Emory University and the author of The Dumbest Generation.

1:04

Interview Highlights

Music is the New Silence

Marc Prensky, the author of Don't Bother Me Mom -- I'm Learning, sees earbuds and iPods filling quiet moments for Digital Natives.

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Interview Highlights

Ethics for the Net Gen

Virtual simulations can teach timeless values to Digital Natives. Marc Prensky is the author of Don't Bother Me Mom -- I'm Learning.

Interviews

nass Clifford Nass His Stanford University lab discovered some troubling things about multitaskers' brains.
turkle Sherry Turkle She’s a psychologist and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self.

posted February 2, 2010

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