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The App Generation

Are Smartphones Hurting Our Kids?

Michael Levin | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
Michael Levin

Howard Gardner and Katie Davis, two Harvard educators, just published The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World, which details the depressing inner lives of young people who have been raised on smartphones.

How Apps Can Cause Us to Take Fewer Risks in the Game of Life

Howard Gardner | Posted 06.28.2014 | World
Howard Gardner

An "app mentality" or "app consciousness" -- the search for an app for everything, the almost automatic activation of an app and a concomitant reluctance to proceed if an app is lacking -- can be very limiting. And it is especially pernicious in the event that this mentality becomes the dominant mode, the dominant metaphor, for how one leads one's life.