We assume that using digital tools girls and boys create popular cultural productions by exploring multiple discourses. Our research examines the use of digital technologies among children and young people, considering several dimensions of their thoughts and practices.
From a methodological point of view, we examine big and small data.
Ethnography and action research approach to small data to understand the meaning of personal and collective activities.
The most recent perspectives of artificial intelligence connected to semantic analysis inspire our approach are involved in our big data analysis.
We have explored multiple topics, from video games to the most recent, for example fan communities and interactive narratives.
People think passionately with video games This becomes obvious from observing small children playing with their tiny console or on the Wii. Why not take advantage of that energy to motivate those [...]
“30 years after the International Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the United Nations, the adult world continues to seek a restrictive form of mediating the freedom of expression of boys, girls and adolescents – individuals who are usually invited to express themselves when they are not causing a discomfort in the world of their parents, teachers and politicians”
“However, at the heart of the digital revolution and, maybe, in an unprecedented way since the concept of childhood was conceived, today’s children are also holders of the right to freedom of expression.”
Our research is funded by public and private entities. Among them, the universities to which the researchers belong, other national and international institutions, ICT companies, and cultural industries stand out.
Discover The Future
We are a multi-disciplinary team focussed on the children and adolescents digital lives