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Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues, and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Program PDF is also available.
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Tuesday, December 10 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Closing Plenary: Forgetting and Being Forgotten: Growing Up in a Digital Era

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A convergence of technological and economic changes has eroded our ability to forget and be forgotten by others. For children and youth, this reversal has also resulted in a series of high-stakes tradeoffs. While young people have finally gained access to the media technologies needed to represent their lives and broadcast these representations on a wide scale, in the process, their ability to take risks without consequence and to carefully curate which memories they carry forward into adulthood has been compromised. This talk explores the decline of forgetting and its impact on social identity development, paying specific attention to the impact this shift will have on young people who have historically had the most to gain from the freedom associated with forgetting and being forgotten.

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Kate Eichhorn

Associate Professor of Culture and Media Studies, The New School
Kate Eichhorn has spent the past two decades researching the impact of new media technologies on youth cultures, subcultures, and social movements. Her most recent book, The End of Forgetting: Growing Up with Social Media, published by Harvard University Press in 2019, examines the... Read More →

Tuesday December 10, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm EST
Regency Ballroom (West Wing)