january 2009
8 p.

With the digital revolution, cultural practices are evolving, particularly amongst the generations of young people known as digital natives, i.e. those who are familiar with information and communications technologies. Nevertheless, new cultural practices amongst those aged 10-24 are not exclusive: amateur artistic practices, visits to cultural facilities and media consumption remain steady amongst those young generations whose internet usage appears to be linked to a more general interest in culture and information. Gender, age and social class remain significant variables. It is amongst the transmitting authorities, such as family, school and cultural institutions that changes are most significant: they force the transmitting authorities (e.g. family, school, cultural facilities, etc.) to rethink the way they function, whether in terms of family transmission, the link between culture and knowledge of even mediation.