Digital Natives


work in progress
With the massive adoption of new informational technologies on a global scale, the immaterial dimension of cyberspace has pervasively entered our lives. Is it a new model of vital environment hosting our actions and interactions in a dimension located outside of what we understand as time and space, or just the last articulation of a human specific capacity to disengage from what is current and project oneself beyond it? Whatever the answer, the evidences of our daily lives shows that digital technology ended up reconfiguring our notion of real, leading us to understand the virtual and the physical as intertwined and both part of our experience. Digital Natives, grown up immersed in a such technological environment, are those that have developed social and cognitive dynamics fully formed and structured through the use of connected digital devices. Living in both offline world and cyberspace the two dimensions are no longer separable for them and constitute a single support in which their life is inscribed. With this project I aimed to explore and raise questions about the present and future impacts of technology on Digital Natives life by exploring their gaming, learning, sexuality, work and sociality during the first decades of formation of the so-called homo digitalis.

With the massive adoption of digital technologies on a global scale, the immaterial dimension of cyberspace has pervasively entered our lives: a new model of vital environment that hosts and mediates our actions and interactions and redefine the notion of reality. The generations grown up after the digital revolution – called Natives – are living since early years in both physical and virtual worlds and characterized by social and cognitive competences formed and structured through the use of connected devices. The project focus on the transformations of their primary activities such as play, learning, fight and sexuality in which we can observe the incidence of technology reshaping the human experience in unprecedented configurations.

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