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Study Shatters Stereotypes About Teens and Video Games

The first national survey of its kind finds that teens' gaming experiences are rich and varied, with a significant amount of social interaction and potential for civic engagement. Read More

World’s Largest Science Festival Begins This Week in Chicago

The world’s largest science celebration kicked off today with an experiment involving city and civic leaders riding a fleet of more than 20 stationary bicycles to power a press conference. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Launch of Science Chicago

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses Science Chicago, which will educate, inspire, and change lives, reaching out to four million people – 700,000 of them children and teenagers – with thousands of inter-related activities and events. Read More

New Survey Shatters Stereotypes About Teens and Video Games

A new national survey finds that virtually all American teens play computer, console, or mobile phone games and that the gaming experience is rich and varied, with significant social interaction and potential for civic engagement. The ... Read More

Common Sense Media Receives Grant to Engage Parents in Kids’ Digital Media Lives

Common Sense Media, the nation's leading nonprofit organization working to improve kids' media lives, received a $500,000 grant from MacArthur. Read More

Online Archive Simplifies Access to Policy Research

With support from MacArthur, the Center for Governmental Studies has launched PolicyArchive, the nation’s first free comprehensive, online archive of public policy research. Read More

Second Annual Open-Call for Digital Media and Learning Competition

MacArthur, in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine, Duke University and the virtual network HASTAC, announced a second annual digital media and learning competition. Read More

Designing an Educational Framework for Games and Learning

The Situated Multimedia Art Learning Lab (SMALLab) program at Arizona State University recently received a nearly $600,000 grant to share with the New York City-based nonprofit, Institute of Play, from MacArthur. Read More

Civic Leaders Announce Unprecedented Year-Long Initiative: World’s Largest Science Celebration

Chicago’s leading scientific, academic, corporate and non-profit institutions gathered to announce plans for the world’s largest science celebration, scheduled to launch this fall. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Press Announcement of Science Chicago

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces the Foundation's support for Science Chicago. Read More

White House Needs Science and Tech Expertise

The White House lacks the science and technology expertise necessary to adequately address key policy issues, from energy and the environment to national security, according to a new report from the Woodrow Wilson Center for International ... Read More

Online Participation Divide: Men Sharing More of Their Creative Work

A recent study from Northwestern University finds that men are more likely to share their creative work online than women — despite the fact that both women and men engage equally in creative activities. The study underscores ... Read More

Tribeca Film Institute Launches Reframe Project

Tribeca Film Institute, a nonprofit organization serving independent filmmakers and media artists, today announced the launch of Reframe. Read More

Carnegie Institution for Science Receives Grant for Rainforest Monitoring

The Carnegie Institution for Science today announced a $1.8 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to create a database of plant chemical and remote sensing signatures for tropical forest species. Read More

17 Innovative Projects Share $2 Million in Inaugural Digital Media & Learning Competition

Selected from a pool of more than 1000 applications, the MacArthur Foundation and HASTAC announced awards of up to $238,000 for 17 projects that are expected to produce promising innovations in the use of digital ... Read More