Sasha Constanza-Chock, chair of the "Youth Media and Youth Movements: Organizing, Innovation, Liberation" track of DML2013, shares his thoughts on the myth of youth political apathy.
(05:16) "Youth movements frequently operate outside the existing channels of political participation. That's one of the reasons, I think, why young people are dismissed as apolitical or apathetic. They may be organizing in spaces that don't look like politics to academics or to political consultants. [...] Young people organize and mobilize through ad hoc networks."
The 2013 DML conference will be held March 14-16, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The conference is supported by the MacArthur Foundation and organized by the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub located at the University of California's systemwide Humanities Research Institute at UC Irvine.
More details about the DML2013 Conference and the Call For Workshop/Panel/Paper Proposals can be found at the conference website: dml2013.dmlhub.net.
Sasha is interviewed in this video by Howard Rheingold, a cyberculture pioneer, social media innovator, and author of "Smart Mobs."