Reading, ‘riting and swiping: the creative cost

Digital media now dictates a child's initial experience of literature, art and - most worryingly - often creative discovery.
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All new technologies have their detractors. When print was invented, the French statesman Malesherbes argued it isolated readers and reduced the spiritually uplifting sense of community that came when news was delivered from the pulpit. When television became popular, American educator Neil Postman wrote that it was responsible for the disappearance of childhood.

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Emma Clark Gratton
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Emma Clark Gratton is an ArtsHub staff writer.