The Uses of Transliteracy

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Plenary Talk, Narrative and Multimodality Conference, 27-28 April, 2007, Birmingham, UK. Sue Thomas, Professor of New Media, De Montfort University. [1] some images have been removed for copyright reasons.[2] text will be available at a later date.

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The Uses of Transliteracy

  1. 1. The Uses of Transliteracy www.transliteracy.com Sue Thomas Professor of New Media De Montfort University Narrative and Multimodality Conference 27-28 April, 2007, Birmingham, UK.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Transliteracy </li></ul><ul><li>is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Hello!Just reading this from barthes:&quot;the nars of the wrld r #less...able 2b carried by articulated language,spkn or wrtn, fxd or mvng images,gestures..&quot;(1977,79). Possibly way2 begin ur translit as repositioning of nar on multimodal track? Just thought sounds like good way2link2past nar theory? Jess:)  sent from Sue's phone </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The qualities of transliteracy might include: </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to use and understand a range of tools </li></ul><ul><li>Introducing the Book aka Medieval Helpdesk </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The qualities of transliteracy might include: </li></ul><ul><li>Something about collective behaviour </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>The qualities of transliteracy might include: </li></ul><ul><li>Something about collective behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>A Million Penguins </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>The qualities of transliteracy might include: </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness of historical & cultural context </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>(writing will) create forgetfulness in the learners' souls, because they will not use their memories; they will trust to the external written characters and not remember of themselves. The specific which you have discovered is an aid not to memory, but to reminiscence, and you give your disciples not truth, but only the semblance of truth ; they will be hearers of many things and will have learned nothing; they will appear to be omniscient and will generally know nothing; they will be tiresome company, having the show of wisdom without the reality. (Socrates, The Phaedrus, 370BC) </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>WAY </li></ul><ul><li>WRONG </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>WRONG </li></ul><ul><li>WAY </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>WRONG </li></ul><ul><li>WAY </li></ul><ul><li>WAY </li></ul><ul><li>WRONG </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>The qualities of transliteracy might include: </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of physicality/spatiality/lifeworld </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>The qualities of transliteracy might include: </li></ul><ul><li>Multimodal sensibility </li></ul>
  14. 17. <ul><li>The qualities of transliteracy might include: </li></ul><ul><li>Multimodal sensibility </li></ul><ul><li>The Machine is Us/ ing Us </li></ul>
  15. 18. <ul><li>Transliteracy </li></ul><ul><li>is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks. </li></ul>
  16. 19. <ul><li>The qualities of transliteracy might include: </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to use and understand a range of tools </li></ul><ul><li>Something about collective behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness of historical and cultural context </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of physicality/spatiality/lifeworld </li></ul><ul><li>Multimodal sensibility </li></ul>
  17. 20. <ul><li>Prof Alan Liu Distinguished Seminar, 2pm, 4th July 2007, IOCT, De Montfort University </li></ul><ul><li>How Can We Improve Online Reading? </li></ul><ul><li>The University of California Transliteracies Project </li></ul>
  18. 21. http:// dadecity.tbo.com/video.shtml

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