Youth Media Arts Organizations

As part of the MacArthur Foundation-funded effort, A Productive Approach to Learning & Media Literacy through Video Games and Simulations, Erica and her team conducted a series of studies focused on digital media literacy in youth media arts organizations. We we conducted in-depth case studies with four youth media arts organizations across the US that worked with adolescents to produce digital art about the stories of their lives. Our research focused on both the process of art-making and the products that resulted from these processes. Erica was also the co-PI on, “Fantasy baseball as competitive fandom,” a small study of the practices of expert and novice fantasy baseball leagues to understand how thinking and learning happens in these game spaces.