October 16, 2014

What is "Connected Learning"

Q&A for Remake Learning Cultural Anthropologist Mizuko Ito will speak at the University of Pittsburgh this week on connected learning—a new model meant to tap into the potential of information and online collaboration available to youth in a digital age....

August 28, 2014

"I will never follow my children on Facebook' says researcher

Interview for O Estado de S. Paulo. [link]...

April 9, 2014

4 Emerging Principles of Connected Learning

Recap of my keynote for the Campus Technology forum by David Nagel. [link]...

February 5, 2014

iPad Summit Keynote: Mimi Ito

Blog recap of my keynote talk by Jennifer Carey [link]...

November 25, 2013

Highlights from Educause 2013

Recap by Mal Booth of my talk for Educause Open Networks for Social and Connected Learning [link]...

October 28, 2013

Libraries Play a Central Role in Connected Learning

Coverage of my talk for the Library Journal Conference in Digital Shift. [link]...

Always connected: Cultural anthropologist speaks about technology in the classroom

Coverage of my talk for the Consortium for the Liberal Education of Artists, Winston-Salem Journal. [link]...

October 24, 2013

Always connected: Cultural anthropologist speaks about technology in the classroom

Coverage of my talk for the Consortium for the Liberal Education of Artists, hosted by UNC School of the Arts - by Carson Capshaw-Mack in the Winston-Salem Journal [link]...

October 22, 2013

Mimi Ito on Learning in Social Media Space

Edutopia Big Thinker series - video and transcript. [link] Mimi Ito, an expert in young people's use of digital media, shares her research on informal learning in online communities, where students can build technology skills, learn media literacy, and create...

August 13, 2013

Disruptions: Texting Your Feelings, Symbol by Symbol

Article by Nick Bilton about emoji for the NY Times [link]...

July 31, 2013

On the Importance of Ethnography in Education: an interview with Mizuko ‘Mimi’ Ito

A Q&A with Morgan Ames for Ethnography Matters [link]...

July 7, 2013

The Wisdom of Being Wired

Cover story in the OC Register magazine on games and social learning. [link]...

June 14, 2013

The Appeal Of Emoji: They Don't Say Anything

By Bianca Bosker for the Huffington Post. [link]...

April 4, 2013

Connected Learning: Tying Student Passions to School Subjects

Discussion of the Connected Learning report by Youth Radio's Ashley Williams, for KQED Mind/Shift [link]....

Hanging Out, Geeking Out

Podcast interview for Australia's RadioNational Future Tense with Antony Funnell [link]....

January 15, 2013

Researchers Recommend Core Changes in Education

Troubling trends involving work, college, and social inequity cited (IRVINE, Calif) -- Close the gap between the no-frills learning that too often happens in-school and the interactive, hands-on learning that usually takes place out of school. Take advantage of the...

October 16, 2012

The iPad Mini Will Be Bad for Your Kids - Discuss

Piece for Fast Company by Kit Eaton. [link]...

July 11, 2012

Creativity in the 21st Century

Interview with RadioNational Australia [link]...

April 20, 2012

Growing Up "Geeking Out"

Feature in UC Irvine's Zotzine by Kathryn Bold [link]...

March 16, 2012

How are digital media and gaming changing our kids?

Interview with KNPR [link]....

January 17, 2012

Unplugging

A conversation with Pico Iyer on unplugging from digital connections for NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook [link]...

December 5, 2011

Mimi Ito's Bento Blog Gives Value to Everyday Life

An interview with Annie Corrigan at Earth Eats. [link]...

October 10, 2011

Digital library aims to expand kids' media literacy

Article on YouMedia Chicago and our "hanging out, messing around, and geeking out" model in USA Today [link]...

June 27, 2011

Teen media center branching out

Chicago Tribune reports on the scale-up of YouMedia digital media youth centers, informed by findings from our digital youth project [link]...

June 24, 2011

What Exactly Can You Learn on a Mobile Phone?

Conversation with Tina Barseghian for NPR's Mind/Shift [link]...

Q&A with Mimi Ito: Facebook's Educational Potential

Interview with the Hechinger Report [link]...

February 10, 2011

Documentary: New Learners of the 21st Century

Documentary by Stephen Brown for PBS. Show open here My interview excerpt: Watch the full episode. See more Digital Media - New Learners Of The 21st Century.....

November 8, 2010

Documentary: California Dreaming

A documentary by Bregtje van der Haak. Full documentary here....

May 11, 2010

Wikimedia Foundation Appoints Jing Wang and Mimi Ito to its Advisory Board

Press release by the Wikimedia Foundation. [link]...

February 8, 2010

Mizuko Ito: ENGINEERING PLAY: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF CHILDRENS SOFTWARE

Podcast interview for WICN's Inquiry. [link]...

December 22, 2009

When Land Lines Go Away...

a one-hour call in session for NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook...

November 30, 2009

Tech and Teens

University of California, Irvine coverage of Digital Media and Learning Hub....

October 9, 2009

20 Questions with Mimi Ito

An interview in Standard Imagination's eLearning Visions series....

January 30, 2009

Moshi Moshi

Interview about Japanese mobile phone culture in NPR's On The Media....

December 10, 2008

ABC News Ahead of the Curve

Interview about Living and Learning with New Media white paper. [video]...

November 26, 2008

Digital Youth

NPR On Point with Tom Ashbrook, 1 hour call-in program with three wired youth, discussing findings of the Digital Youth Project. NPR On Point with Tom Ashbrook...

November 19, 2008

Teenagers’ Internet Socializing Not a Bad Thing

New York Times coverage of our Digital Youth report, by Tamar Lewin....

New Study Shows Time Spent Online Important for Teen Development

New research funded by the MacArthur Foundation is the most extensive U.S. study of teens’ use of digital media San Francisco, CA (November 20, 2008) – Results from the most extensive U.S. study on teens and their use of digital...

September 5, 2008

Brave New World of Digital Intimacy

NY Times Magazine article on online intimacy, by Clive Thompson....

April 28, 2008

Plumbing the mysterious practices of 'digital youth'

UC Berkeley press release on the Stanford public forum on the Digital Youth Project. [link]...

April 25, 2008

Teens and the web

SF Chronicle coverage of the Stanford public forum on the Digital Youth Project. [link]...

April 24, 2008

Are wired kids well served by schools?

CNET coverage of the Stanford public forum on the Digital Youth project. [link]...

November 26, 2007

Cell Phone Mania

A documentary on CBC News Sunday....

April 26, 2007

Little Boxes of Love

A feature in the food sectionhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/food/story/0,,2054218,00.html#article_continue of the Guardian on my bento blog. Photo of the print version here....

November 10, 2006

The MacArthur Foundation's Digital Drive

An article in Newsweek by Ali McConnon, describing the foundation's initiative on digital media and learning....

October 12, 2006

Tuning in to New Media

Carol Coletta interviews Doug Thomas and Mimi Ito for the public radio show Smart City. [link]...

May 23, 2006

Interview with Mimi Ito, by danah boyd

in Ambidextrous Magazine, Spring 2006. [link]...

March 29, 2006

Movin' Interviews: Keitai, talking to the gurus Howard Rheingold and Mizuko Ito

A Q&A with Howard and me for the Italian magazine Jumper....

November 9, 2005

Cellular Life in Japan

A Q&A in Technology Review by Wade Roush....

October 10, 2005

Q&A: Anthropologist Mizuko Ito

Q&A for Red Herring....

October 1, 2005

Extracurricular Learning

Q&A in Edutopia with Jenn Shreve....

August 21, 2005

How Mobile Phones Conquered Japan

A review of Personal Portable Pedestrian by Xeni Jardin in Wired News....

May 2, 2005

MacArthur Foundation Press Release

MACARTHUR FOUNDATION AWARDS $3.8 MILLION IN GRANTS TO EXPLORE HOW YOUNG PEOPLE USE DIGITAL MEDIA AND ITS POTENTIAL FOR IMPROVING LEARNING...

January 18, 2005

Cell Phone Shushing Gets Creative

An article on mobile phone manners and people trying to enforce them. by Rachel Metz for Wired News....

January 10, 2005

Gadget Gap

An article on gender and mobile phones for SignOnDanDiego....

December 20, 2004

Keitai Accessories

A Reuters article on keitai accessories....

September 8, 2004

Your Shot, He Said, Distantly

An article in the New York Times on new technologies that allow people to participate in sport at a distance....

July 7, 2004

A Remote Control for your Life

An article by Charles Mann in the the MIT Technology Review....

May 26, 2004

Wartime Wireless

An article in Wired News on Pentagon restrictions on wireless technology in Iraq by Xeni Jardin....

April 27, 2004

Animator's originality revealed in bold strokes

An article in the LA Times on Isao Takahata's visit to LA and screenings, by Louis Reyes....

April 8, 2004

Camera Phones Fuel Mobile Diaries

An article on camera phones and mobile diaries in PC World, by Eric Butterfield....

April 5, 2004

Am I Famous Yet? How About Now?

An article in the San Jose Mercury News on camphones featuring moblogs at Textmarica and Buzznet as well as my own little bento blog. By K. Oahn Ha....

January 9, 2004

A Day in the Life

An article in the UK's Guardian by Jim McClellan talks about the camphone art exhibit, SENT....

December 7, 2003

Cam Phone Article in San Diego Uniton-Tribune

I talked to Jonathan Sidener of the San Diego Union-Tribune for an article on cam phone uptake in the US....

December 1, 2003

Mining the Mobile Mind

An interview with Xeni Jardin or Ericisson's On Magazine December issue....

November 26, 2003

The 'Day to Day' Phonecam Challenge

Camera phones and our research featured in an npr segment by Xeni Jardin....

November 17, 2003

STYLE: THE WAY WE NEST NOW; Remote Possibilities

I have good company with Genevieve Bell, Rich Ling, and others in a mobile phone story by Clive Thompson for the NYTimes Magazine...

July 10, 2003

Camera Phones Incite Bad Behavior

A story by Yuri Kageyama that ran on AP Press about problems in camera phone usage in Japan....