Algorithmic Children

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Algorithmic Children (2013) was produced in collaboration with a local class of eight and nine year olds and these portraits were part of an ongoing investigation into the introduction of the computer into early years education. This study began in the late 90s with the introduction of the BBC microcomputer into the school curriculum (Computer Class i & ii, 1997) and subsequently the introduction of the Internet and the integration of mobile handheld computing into children’s lives several years later (Games Hall, 2007). In Algorithmic Children, I wanted to photography children’s use of computer tablets, which had recently been introduced into the standard curriculum. Whilst mobile computing of this type had been available for several years outside of school, the introduction into the national curriculum of this technology was significant.