Let the Children Play!: Born Into Technology, Beyond the Transmitted Knowledge

Let the Children Play!: Born Into Technology, Beyond the Transmitted Knowledge

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3770-0.ch003

Abstract

Born in the middle of technology, kids today are “multimedia beings”, naturally dealing with electronic devices in a way that is puzzling for some adults. But many experiences with children along the years can be useful to enlighten an approach to technology not only of consumption, integrated in our “normal” life, as a part of the discovery path that every baby walk, watching and touching the world around, people, nature, objects and environments, and that many adult feel the need to recover even in their mature life. Examples are given of meeting with software and hardware, lost or forgotten technological experiences, false contrasts between the new and the old, confusion and shallowness due to the overwhelming abundance of things, need maybe to go back and “play” again, in order to fix some problems between the humans and the “digital.”

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