11 Stories about #DigitalParenting 11/12/13

Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news: Do children need pencils or tablets?: The results of a new survey by an online guide to nurseries, daynurseries.co.uk, show that parents should protect their young ones from what has been termed as “technology creep” which sees devices such as tablets being used in nursery schools. Children own 6 digital devices by 13: That’s the findings of a new survey Continue Reading →

Memory Failure Detected @timeshighered

A coalition of the willing is battling legal, logistical and technical obstacles to archive the riches of the mercurial World Wide Web for the benefit of future scholars. Zoë Corbyn reports It is 2031 and a researcher wants to study what London’s bloggers were saying about the riots taking place in their city in 2011. Many of the relevant websites have long since disappeared, so she turns to the archives to find out what has Continue Reading →

A story from @transpositions on #RoyalWedding memorabilia

Read the story here. An extract: I start with the obvious. Memorabilia primarily serves as an aid to remembering. I start here because memorabilia is often judged as being aesthetically deficient, which then levies judgment upon the person who purchased the item. Rather, an item’s capacity to call up memories of an event, a shared moment, or a life-changing experience is surely its purpose and how it should be considered. For example, the screen-printed tea Continue Reading →

Rosie the Riveter: We Can Do It!

“Rosie the Riveter became popular during World War II when women joined the work force in support of troops serving overseas. The most well-known Rosie icon came from J. Howard Miller’s We Can Do It! propaganda poster. Created for Westinghouse, the Pittsburgh-based artist’s Rosie appeared on magazines, newspapers and posters encouraging women to join the work force. Six million women replaced the men who left for war in the factories, shipyards and industrial plants.  Michigan Continue Reading →

Why Keep Calm and Carry On Now?

An article on household decorating highlights the current popularity of “Keep Calm and Carry On” Alain Samson, a social psychologist at the London School of Economics, says that people currently find the poster’s words “positive and reassuring in a period of uncertainty, anxiety, and even perhaps of cynicism”. Read more in this interesting article, which also explains (obliquely) why Cath Kidston has just opened a new store in Winchester (which always seems to be teeming Continue Reading →