Closet Anthropology

February 24, 2004 | Comments Off on Closet Anthropology

One of the things I love about travel and travel writing is exposure to multiculturalism — to ways of thinking and acting, dressing, eating, and celebrating, that are new to me. But one needn’t travel far to experience a cultural whup-up-side-of-the-head. I recently came across an article by educational visionary Marc Prensky about the “Nintendo Generation’s” cognitive style changes — new ways of thinking such as active, graphics-based, “twitch speed” parallel processing. Read the article if you’d like to communicate better with the under-30 crowd, or to remind yourself about the importance of illustrating your travel articles with photography or other graphics. And if you have any doubts about the author’s credibility, get this: he has designed training games for the U.S. Department of Defense.


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