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A provocative keynote from Danah Boyd – SXSWEDU

Danah Boyd | What Hath We Wrought? | SXSW EDU 2018

A decade ago, we imagined a world of participatory culture where youth would be empowered to actively and strategically use technology. Through peer/self-learning and formal education, young people have developed a well-informed understanding of the world through social media. However, this participatory culture can be unhealthy, cruel, and socially devastating.

You Think You Want Media Literacy… Do You?

Social media scholar, youth researcher and advocate, Danah Boyd, leads Data & Society in their focus to understand the role of data-driven technologies in society. Dr. boyd also works as a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Visiting Professor at New York University and has authored a number of books including “It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens” and “Participatory Culture in a Networked Age“.

“Many of the forms of critical thinking that we’ve introduced into American education are backfiring right now.”

Her extensive exploration to better understand the relationship between technology and society lends her a unique perspective that we look forward to hearing from at SXSW EDU 2018. In her recent work, Dr. boyd has taken a powerful look at media literacy, the widespread consumption of fake news and the cultural implications of media manipulation.

In this talk, we’ll explore unintended consequences of efforts to empower youth, media manipulation and literacy, polarization, and other issues. Her SXSW EDU keynote, What Hath We Wrought?, explores this and more. See below. 

Here the original text was the basis for Data & Society Founder and President Danah Boyd’s March 2018 SXSW Edu keynote,“What Hath We Wrought?” — Ed.

The Tech Industry’s Psychological War on Kids – Member Feature Stories – Medium

How psychology is being used as a weapon against children. Read Richard Freed’s Mic.com member feature here

Chris Weller – Business Insider. Read here

Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent. Read here

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