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What the Geeks Know<br />Hypertext and the problem of literacy<br />
Hypertext:<br />The electronic linking of blocks of text (Crane & Mylonas 1991, quoted in Fitzgibbons 2008)<br />
Hyperfiction:<br />Henry the 8th, he had six wiveshttp://www.rollyourownhypertext.com/stories/88-henry-8th--he-had-six-wiv...
What the geeks know<br />
 “[W]e are heading toward a post-typographic world; that is, one in which printed texts are no longer dominant.”<br />Rein...
“…we should define hypertext as the basis for a new version of general literacy.”<br />Moulthrop (2005)<br />
To be literate with hypertext<br />Hypertext is an “archive”(Dalgaard 2001)<br />
Different skill sets<br />Interactive reading skills<br />Text navigation skills(as identified by Barnes 1994, cited by Si...
Invisible developments<br />“Dismaying ignorance about digital technologies…”<br />
What the non-geeks don’t know<br />
What the geeks know!<br />
What the geeks know!<br />Old and new media is adversarialInnovation is problematicElectronic text is different<br />
Universal without totality:<br />A world without boundaries<br />
Universal WITHtotality<br />Books ensured that meaning remained unchanged by interpretation or translation<br />
Universal without totality:<br />Cyberspace<br />
Literacy is not simply the domain of print culture.<br />
To redefine and reinvent literacy, based on hypertext.<br />
Will not fix misunderstanding in the short term.<br />
But ideas will exceed initial expectations.<br />
Public lecture on Digital Humanism<br />State Library of VictoriaMonday, 6.30 pm<br />
What the Geeks Know<br />Hypertext and the problem of literacy<br />
References<br />Bolter, JD 1998, 'Hypertext and the question of visual literacy', in D. Reinking, M.C. McKenna, L.D. Labbo...
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  1. 1. What the Geeks Know<br />Hypertext and the problem of literacy<br />
  2. 2. Hypertext:<br />The electronic linking of blocks of text (Crane & Mylonas 1991, quoted in Fitzgibbons 2008)<br />
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  4. 4. Hyperfiction:<br />Henry the 8th, he had six wiveshttp://www.rollyourownhypertext.com/stories/88-henry-8th--he-had-six-wives/segments/517<br />
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  6. 6. What the geeks know<br />
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  8. 8.  “[W]e are heading toward a post-typographic world; that is, one in which printed texts are no longer dominant.”<br />Reinking (1998, quoted by Grisham 2001) further speculates how our literacy is shaped and limited by the technology that we possess. <br />
  9. 9. “…we should define hypertext as the basis for a new version of general literacy.”<br />Moulthrop (2005)<br />
  10. 10. To be literate with hypertext<br />Hypertext is an “archive”(Dalgaard 2001)<br />
  11. 11.
  12. 12. Different skill sets<br />Interactive reading skills<br />Text navigation skills(as identified by Barnes 1994, cited by Sinitskayan.d.)<br />
  13. 13.
  14. 14. Invisible developments<br />“Dismaying ignorance about digital technologies…”<br />
  15. 15. What the non-geeks don’t know<br />
  16. 16. What the geeks know!<br />
  17. 17.
  18. 18. What the geeks know!<br />Old and new media is adversarialInnovation is problematicElectronic text is different<br />
  19. 19. Universal without totality:<br />A world without boundaries<br />
  20. 20. Universal WITHtotality<br />Books ensured that meaning remained unchanged by interpretation or translation<br />
  21. 21. Universal without totality:<br />Cyberspace<br />
  22. 22. Literacy is not simply the domain of print culture.<br />
  23. 23. To redefine and reinvent literacy, based on hypertext.<br />
  24. 24. Will not fix misunderstanding in the short term.<br />
  25. 25. But ideas will exceed initial expectations.<br />
  26. 26. Public lecture on Digital Humanism<br />State Library of VictoriaMonday, 6.30 pm<br />
  27. 27. What the Geeks Know<br />Hypertext and the problem of literacy<br />
  28. 28. References<br />Bolter, JD 1998, 'Hypertext and the question of visual literacy', in D. Reinking, M.C. McKenna, L.D. Labbo, & R.D. Kieffer (Eds.), Handbook of Literacy and Technology: Transformations in a post-typgraphic world, pp. 3–13, Erlbaum, New Jersey. <br />Dalgaard, R 2001, 'Hypertext and the scholarly archive: intertexts, paratexts, and metatexts at work', in Proceedings of the 12th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, Aarhus, pp. 175-184.<br />Fitzgibbons, M 2008, ‘Implications of Hypertext Theory for the Reading, Organization, and Retrieval of Information’, Library Philosophy and Practice, accessed 6 October 2010, < http://unllib.unl.edu/LPP/fitzgibbons.htm >.<br />Grisham, D 2001, 'Making Technology Meaningful for Literacy Teaching: A WebQuest', Reading Online, accessed 6 October 2010, <http://www.readingonline.org/editorial/edit_index.asp?HREF=february2001/index.html>.<br />Mason, J 2002, ‘From Gutenberg’s Galaxy to cyperspace: the transforming power of hypertext,’ University of Toronto, Toronto, accessed 6 October 2010, < https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/citd/JeanMason/context/challenge.html >.<br />Moulthrop, S 2005, What the Geeks Know: Hypertext and the problem of literacy, in Proceedings of the 16th ACM conference, New York.<br />Sinitskaya, N n.d., 'Hypertext Literacy', Internet Literacy, accessed 6 October 2010, <http://natalyasinitskaya.tripod.com/essay/home_files/Page391.htm>.<br />Swinburne University of Technology 2011, 'Stuart Moulthrop Public Lecture', Swinburne University of Technology, accessed 6 October 2010, <http://www.swinburne.edu.au/chancellery/mediacentre/media-centre/news/2011/10/stuart-moulthrop-public-lecture>.<br />Graphics<br />Slide 1: Tag Web Design, <http://www.tagwebdesign.ca/geek.png>.<br />Slide 3: Cardiff University, <http://www.cs.cf.ac.uk/Dave/Multimedia/hypertext.gif>.<br />Slide 5: Sergio Cicconi, <http://www.cisenet.com/?p=5><br />Slide 6: Coding Horror, <http://codinghorror.typepad.com/.a/6a0120a85dcdae970b0120a86db856970b-pi>.<br />Slide 11: Open Reflections, <http://openreflections.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/awi-core-archive_hg.jpg>.<br />Slide 17: Tumblr, <http://askelion.tumblr.com/post/10175511965/smile-sheldon-smile>.<br />Slide 26: GetLamp, <http://www.getlamp.com/cast/20061026moulthrop/.best>.<br />

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