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  • 1. Jewish Peoplehood and the New Literacy GA, November 2009 Avi Warshavski Head of Humanities Dep. CET
  • 2.
    • Canon
    • Skills
    • Activity
    “ Jewish Literacy is not only one desideratum of the peoplehood agenda; in many ways it is the peoplehood agenda” (The Case for Peoplehood, Dr. Erica Brown and Misha Galperin) Jewish Literacy
  • 3.
    • Transition from oral to written culture
    • Transition from scroll to codex
    • Transition from script to print
    The Influence of Technological Revolutions on Content The text keeps changing, like a live organism, adapting itself in an evolutionary, survival process in response to technology revolutions
  • 4.
    • Context is dead
    • Back to visuals and icons
    • New tools for expression
    • and representation (video, 3D)
    • Associative expression
    • An active point of view
    • Creativity
    • Short texts
    • Blurring the boundaries between "professionals" and "amateurs”
    • Collaborative communities
    • (the power of weak connections)
    Outlining the New Literacy
  • 5.
    • Crumbling of the canon
    • Dramatic change in regards to skills
    • Increased sense of involvement and identity
    The Jewish Literacy and the New Literacy Texts will not survive unless they adapt to new ways of representation
  • 6.
    • It is about hard evidence and facts
    • we may like it or moan about it, we can’t change it.
    • Invest in finding creative ways to transfer old
    • content into new vessels -
    • rather than assume that it will happen by itself
    • We cannot establish a new Facebook -
    • we should join existing trends rather than create new ones .
    • Adopt a “bridging” strategy between the old literacy and the new one –
    • rather than giving up one for the other
    How to Respond to These Phenomena?
  • 7. ps oo kim – the Text at the Center
  • 8. ps oo kim – Commentary Using a Variety of Media
  • 9. ps oo kim –Identity and Participation
  • 10. Thank You