Now more than ever, technology and toys are being connected. From AR-based games to toys with artificial intelligence built in, children have more and more opportunities to use media and some of our most advanced computer technology to inspire their play. Host Sherri Hope Culver explores the impact that these tech-centered toys and games have on children’s play with guests Amanda L. Armstrong, a doctoral candidate at New Mexico State University; Susie Shavelson, the Associate Director of Early Childhood at Katz JCC; and Jordan Shapiro, senior fellow for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop.
Media Inside Out is a television talk show that explores the media we love to watch, listen to, read and play with an analytical and critical approach. Topics have included a discussion of diversity in commercials; the influence of news editing; and the shift in audience role from consumer to author. Media Inside Out approaches media with an appreciation for its potential as entertainment, and even as an educational tool, but balances that with an understanding of its impact and influence. Each episode digs deep into a specific media theme or media property. The series is produced and hosted by Sherri Hope Culver, director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University. Program segments and information are conveyed in an entertaining, playful manner. The show explores, reveals, clarifies, and ultimately helps the audience appreciate the power of the media in their lives and their relationship with that media.Media Inside Out promotes creative and intellectual dialogue, while encouraging viewers to analyze their own media habits.