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