Video Interview: Mimi Ito on Participation Literacy, Part One of Three
January 2nd, 2010

Mizuko Ito, trained as an anthropologist, has spent more than a decade hanging out with, interacting with, and observing young people who are engaging new media in their own ways – from her early observations of the ways young girls in Tokyo were appropriating pagers and mobile short-messaging for their own social purposes, to her most recent ethnographic study of youth media practices. In this, the first of three parts, she talks about what parents, educators ought to know about participation literacy.

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