The App Generation

Howard Gardner talks about what it means to be “app-dependent” versus “app-enabled” and how life for the younger generation differs from life before the digital era. The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World discusses the drawbacks of apps – that they may foreclose a sense of identity, encourage superficial relations with others, and stunt creative imagination – as well as their benefits – that they can promote a strong sense of identity, allow deep relationships, and stimulate creativity.