MacArthur Foundation / Digital Media and Learning Project
I thought I'd mention that a new project has just been launched by the MacArthur Foundation that should be of interest to many of us, the Digital Media and Learning Project. The overall goal is to study how new media technologies are changing the way young people "play, socialize, and engage in civic life." I think it's safe to say that we should also be studying how young people change those media technologies themselves (as active agents). We've seen plenty of that happen, and it's the source of much of our innovation (innovation that often matters most).
In any case, keep your eye on this project and the studies that emerge from it. I hope some people in rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy--some Kairosnews bloggers, even--get involved.