Keitai Kids: Youth, Culture and Social Media in the USA and Japan - Japan Society

Date: 10/11/11 through 10/22/11
Hours: 7-8:30 pm
Ages: all
Price: $12
333 East 47th Street - 212-715-1258
New York, NY 10017

Description: Cell phones (keitai), mobile media, and social media have transformed the lives of youth in Japan and the United States in extraordinary but very different ways. How does this impact education and youth culture in each country today, and what are the possibilities for the future? Do these issues look different in other parts of the world? Shin Mizukoshi, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Tokyo and a leading authority on digital culture in Japan, and Tomi Ahonen, one of the world’s leading experts on business implications for mobile technology and author of The Insider’s Guide to Mobile, discuss youth, education and social media. Moderated by R. Trebor Scholz, writer, artist, professor and director of the Politics of Digital Culture conference series at The New School. Part of The New School's MobilityShifts: An International Future of Learning Summit. ADMISSION - Free for registered participants in the MobilityShifts Summit. $12/$8 for Japan Society corporate and individual members, seniors and students. Buy Tickets Online at or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. - Fri. 11 am - 6 pm, Weekends 11 am - 5 pm. For more information: