Lowell Lecture

The App Generation

Date & Time

Nov. 18, 2013


First Parish Church in Cambridge
3 Church Street Cambridge, MA 02138
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Howard Gardner, Harvard Graduate School of Education and founder, Project Zero Katie Davis, University of Washington Information School

Presenting Organization

Cambridge Forum


Current Affairs

Famed Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner and Katie Davis of the University of Washington's Information School discuss the ways in which digital media are changing the manner in which young people learn and relate to the world. Focusing on adolescents, the speakers explore what it means to be "app-dependent" versus "app-enabled." How does life for this generation differ from life before the digital age? What downsides do they see to young people's deep involvement with apps? What benefits?