Category Archives: Featured Publications

Mazes in Videogames: Metaphor, Meaning and Design

This new book, by Alison Gazzard who has recently joined DARE and the media group at the Institute of Education, looks at the significance and history of the maze as a central and persistent figure in the design of videogames space. It relates the mazes of today’s digital games to the long histories of maze designs in physical landscapes, exploring

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Children, Media and Playground Cultures

Children, Media and Playground Cultures, by Rebekah Willett, Chris Richards, Jackie Marsh, Andrew Burn, Julia Bishop. This co-authored book is an outcome of ethnographic studies of play in two UK playgrounds, one in London, one in Sheffield. The studies formed part of the project Children’s Playground Games and Songs in the New Media Age. The ethnographic data from the project

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Cultures of Digital Production and Moving Images

This special issue of the Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy focuses on young people’s production of moving image work in Europe. Introduced by Øystein Gilje and Brit Svoen, it situates the edition in the tradition of media literacy research work, especially in the UK, Scandinavia and the US, over the last three decades, and highlights discussions of policy opportunities in Europe,

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Digital Media and Learner Identity: the New Curatorship

John Potter’s new book Digital Media and Learner Identity: the New Curatorship was launched at the Institute of Education bookshop on December 11th. Many studies of digital education focus on technology rather than on the learners or on what they make and do with the devices they use every day. This book takes a different path, putting the learners and

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