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Kids and Media: Screen or Window?

David Kleeman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
David Kleeman

Digital photography and video are essentially free, so why not let kids capture their own perspective on family trips or events?

On Metamodern Dada

Jesse Damiani | Posted 10.19.2014 | Arts
Jesse Damiani

Screens. Bright fingers that claw at our eyes. Expressions of tenderness, movements of thought, sexual fantasies, our greatest battles. More and more,...

Life Before Email and Social Media

Kate Gale | Posted 08.02.2014 | Technology
Kate Gale

What have we gained? Speed of communication. And for this generation, speed is everything. What have we lost? Closeness, voice contact, the intimate communication of actually knowing what a person is feeling, and that can only come from presence.

New Research: Millenials Prefer Paper to Screens -- But Do They Perform Better With Paper?

Yalda T. Uhls | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Yalda T. Uhls

When I speak to parents, I often hear that they are scared that this generation of students is losing out because they are learning so much more on screens.

One Thousand "Likes," No Friends: 5 Times to Put Down Your Phone and Save Your Relationships

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Donna Wick, Ed.D

Perhaps it's time to establish some basic "Rules of Civility" for technological use. These are circumstances in which you will absolutely, positively damage your relationships if you are on your phone.

POLL: How Do You "Unplug" At The End Of The Day?

Posted 04.14.2014 | MarloThomas

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Why I'm So Glad My 5th Grader Has A Cell Phone

Yalda T. Uhls | Posted 03.09.2014 | Parents
Yalda T. Uhls

I have to be honest, I love that my son now has a phone. Yes, sometimes he ignores me while playing Doodle Jump, but more often than not, we use it to communicate.

What's in a Screen?

David Sable | Posted 03.09.2013 | Technology
David Sable

Big screens? Giant big screens? Hugely large big screens in 3D? Smarter phones? iOS, Android, Windows 8...telepathy? Bluetooth-connected feet war...

Are Your Eyes Strained from Too Much Screen Time?

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Van Edwards

It started small. My vision was a little blurry after working on the computer for a few hours. Then, I started to get headaches in the late afternoon. A few weeks later I noticed that I was having trouble reading street signs. Sound familiar?

Fixed in the Broken Islands

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Stiffelman

We need time in the stillness of nature to become fully engaged with the real world where our senses can be reawakened, pulled out from under the rubble of beeps and alerts and reunited with the elements that are so much of who we are. We need to unplug.

CES 2011: I Second That E-Motion

David Kleeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Kleeman

Hardware and software that key off of children's activity are important. New devices liberate kids from controllers and wires, engaging the entire body and upping the intensity.

"A Screen Is a Screen Is a Screen" Is a Meme

David Kleeman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kleeman

Growing attention to media literacy training encourages young people to read screens as deeply as they read text. The truth seems self-evident; all screens are not created equal.

Ten Thousand Waves by Isaac Julien

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Isaac Julien, a groundbreaking filmmaker and member of the Creative Caribbean Network has proved once more to be the supreme capturer of cultural identities and narrator of seemingly undisclosed histories.

Empathy and the Internet

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maia Szalavitz

We need to work on ways to limit problematic technology use -- while finding ways to enhance its positive effects. Simply terrorizing people about the internet making us dumber, crueler and less attentive won't work.