By Christo Sims
In big apple urban in 2009, a brand new type of public university opened its doorways to its inaugural category of center schoolers. Conceived by means of a workforce of video game designers and revolutionary academic reformers and subsidized by way of famous philanthropic foundations, it promised to reinvent the study room for the electronic age. Ethnographer Christo Sims documented the lifetime of the varsity from its making plans phases to the commencement of its first eighth-grade classification. Disruptive Fixation is his account of the way this "school for electronic kids," heralded as a version of tech-driven academic reform, reverted to a extra traditional kind of education with rote studying, an emphasis on self-discipline, and conventional hierarchies of authority. Troubling gender and racialized type divisions additionally emerged.
Sims indicates how the philanthropic probabilities of new media applied sciences are many times idealized although real interventions oftentimes fall in need of the specified outcomes—often dramatically so. He lines the advanced approaches in which idealistic tech-reform perennially takes root, unsettles the worlds into which it intervenes, and at last stabilizes in ways in which remake and expand some of the social predicaments reformers wish to mend. Sims deals a nuanced examine the jobs that strong elites, specialists, the media, and the meant beneficiaries of reform—in this situation, the scholars and their parents—play in perpetuating the cycle.
Disruptive Fixation deals a well timed exam of techno-philanthropism and the yearnings and dilemmas it seeks to deal with, revealing what failed interventions do be capable of accomplish—and for whom.
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