YPP Network Description

The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP) formed out of recognition that youth are critical to the future of democracy and that the digital age is introducing technological changes that are impacting how youth develop into informed, engaged, and effective actors.

From Culture Jamming to Cultural Acupuncture
by Henry Jenkins
February 28, 2017
Rather than talking about "slacktivists" or "Twitter Revolutions" or the "Digital natives," three dominant frames for talking about youth, new media, and civic participation, we describe these groups as deploying transmedia activism, seeking to change hearts and minds through "any medium necessary," and often tapping into the core platforms and practices associated with participatory culture.