With speaking, we • begin
to tell stories • experience/ create meaning • we are no longer locked into the now • imagine possibilities and • we can remember past experiences • plan ahead • have a point of • but most of all, seek view and create meaning! • can spin a message
Chirography Language no longer just
transitory; selections of language can outlive creators! Voice separated from words Tools for recording! Eyes and symbols carry the meaning
Centuries Pass ... Books are
rare. Very few can read or write. Texts are copied by hand. Texts with information and wisdom are sometimes lost or altered. But much knowledge is preserved and passed on! Time and space no longer imprison person’s / culture’s ideas & information
The Invention of Type! Type
- individual letters organized into words and sentences. Mechanical production, not by hand. Many more books. Many more steps between author and reader’s text. Multiple identical copies of texts.
The Printing Press Leads to
• posters and more politics • authorized versions of texts • authorized translations of the Bible • the goal of universal literacy
Because of the Printing Press,
we developed • alphabetic indexes • modern science • modern poetry and novels • the quantiﬁcation of knowledge • dictionaries • privacy and plagiarism!
Because of the printing press
The expense & bureaucracy of publishing limits who can get published Type itself gives off a sense of authority to readers’ eyes/ understanding Manuscript is further separated from printed text One hand, pen, paper > machinery > text on paper for eyes
• This new tool gives
me control over my text’s appearance! • With control comes responsibility! • I study layout, page design and Fonts
• I use my new
tool to write and publish • I use my new tool to apply to OISE • I use my new tool to study how to learn to use this new tool • I use my new tool to write a thesis about learning to use this new tool!
• I found my font
- Lucida Grande • I created my beautiful and meaningful thesis using my 2 hands & my laptop • I put it online - accessible beyond time and place • Readers’ eyes will see my words in letter symbols > literacy • So what’s next in my (our) grand communication adventure? > secondary orality and individual connecting >A hint ...
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