Cathy Davidson Quotes

Cathy N. Davidson is an American scholar and university professor. Beginning July 1, 2014, she is Distinguished Professor and Founding Director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is also the Ruth F. DeVarney Professor Emerita of English at Duke University and held a second distinguished chair as the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies since 2006. She served in leadership roles at Duke and a variety of organizations and has authored or edited 18 books. Her work for the last decade has focused on technology, collaboration, cognition, learning, and the digital age.

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Cathy Davidson


Americans are so often thrown by Japan. It looks familiar but, an inch below the surface, it isn't anything like the West at all.

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Games are unquestionably the single most important cultural form of the digital age.

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the Japanese school year begins in spring ... so mothers can send off their children as cherry blossoms fall from the branches.

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Leaving can sometimes be the best way to never go away.

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In our private lives in the last decade, we've gone through enormous change that has affected everything, from the way we do business to how we view intelligence and attention. We have to rethink it all in a more interactive, networked, and collaborative way.

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Zitkala-Å a trod the unstable...

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The process of unlearning in order to relearn demands a new concept of knowledge not as thing but as a process, not as a noun but as a verb.

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