Carly A. Kocurek, PhD - Games, Scholarship, Media

Casual Thinking. Serious Gaming.

Screen Time Symposium September 9, 2016

Category : Digital Media, Research Jul 6th, 2016

Jennifer Miller and I are hosting a symposium here in Chicago this fall as part of our work with our Nayar Prize Finalist project on learning games for young children. Please consider submitting and circulate widely.

Screen Time: A Symposium on Media for Children and Youth

The Developmental Media Lab at Illinois Institute of Technology invites submissions for Screen Time, a 1-day symposium exploring media for children and youth to be held on September 9, 2016 on the IIT campus in Chicago.

The time children and youth spend with screens–whether watching, playing, or learning–has become an area of significant concern. Shifts in media policy and distribution, the development and proliferation of new media forms, and other changes in the media landscape all raise important questions for parents, educators, researchers, and other stakeholders. Screen Time invites work that addresses these and related issues. This event is open to scholars and practitioners across disciplines at any stage in their careers and aims to foster transdisciplinary conversation. We welcome work on contemporary children’s television, music, games, software and apps, and other media forms.

Those interested in presenting should submit a title and 300-word abstract via email by July 31 via email to