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    1. 1. TRANSLITERACY REFRESHER Professor Sue Thomas De Montfort University TDC 30 October 2012 #transliteracy
    2. 2. 1. What is transliteracy?2. Who is working on it?3. Future developments
    3. 3. 1. What is transliteracy? An open source concept under construction “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” Thomas, Sue, Joseph, Chris, Laccetti, Jess, Mason, Bruce, Mills, Simon, Perril, Simon, and Pullinger, Kate. "Transliteracy: Crossing divides" First Monday [Online], Volume 12 Number 12 (12 December 2007)
    4. 4. Transliteracy was born from a problem
    5. 5. Origins 1:Online Writing, NTU 1995-2005trAce Online Writing CentreNottingham Trent University
    6. 6. Origins 2:Online Reading, UCSB 2005Research in the Technological, Social, and Cultural Practices of Online Reading, Transliteracies Project, University of California at Santa Barbara
    7. 7. Origins 3:TRG @ DMU 2006 > presentTransliteracy Research Group (TRG)Institute of Creative TechnologiesDe Montfort
    8. 8. So many questions about literacy...
    9. 9. ‘Literacy’ - is it this? Literacy in India (2001 census) (Definition: „age 15 and over can read and write‟ CIA Factbook) total population: 61% male: 73.4% female: 47.8%
    10. 10. Or this? 5 Indian Social Media Trends ToLook Forward To Before 20131. Facebook and Twitter will dominate2. Professional bloggers will keep blogging alive3. Mobile Apps will be more exciting4. Online forums are yet not dead5. Social media strategies will keep getting refined
    11. 11. There’s more to literacy than readingChauvet Horses Karaja Indians, Brazil,approx 32,000 years old 2005
    12. 12. There’s more to literacy than writingSocrates Computer gamersc. 370 BC c. 2005Writing is an aid “not tomemory, but toreminiscence”providing “not truth,but only thesemblance of truth.”
    13. 13. Literacy is not passiveHoward Rheingold in Obama‟s Social MediaSecond Life Advantage
    14. 14. History Lesson from Socialnomics2009 2012
    15. 15. Theories or, perhaps, donuts...
    16. 16. Marshall McLuhan 1964 “In this electric age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving towards the technological extension of consciousness,” (McLuhan, 1964). WWW.TRANSLITERACY.COM
    17. 17. Walter Ong 1982 “The shift from orality to literacy and on to electronic processing engages social, economic, political, religious and other structures,” (Ong, 1982) WWW.TRANSLITERACY.COM
    18. 18. Digital Literacy 1997 “the ability to understand and use information in multiple formats from a wide range of sources when it is presented via computers,” (Gilster, 1997) WWW.TRANSLITERACY.COM
    19. 19. Convergence 2001“Part of the confusion technologicalabout media convergence economicstems from the fact that social or organicwhen people talk about it, culturalthey‟re actually describingat least five processes” global(Henry Jenkins, 2001) WWW.TRANSLITERACY.COM
    20. 20. Media Literacy 2003 “the ability to access, understand and create communications in a variety of contexts” (Ofcom, 2003) WWW.TRANSLITERACY.COM
    21. 21. Transliteracy is a unifying concept Its focus is on interpretation via practice and production Its interest in lived experience, history, context and culture Convergent Transdisciplinary Holistic Networked
    22. 22. Transliteracy in the network
    23. 23. 2. Who is working on transliteracy? At the 2010 Transliteracy Conference, De Montfort University, topics included:  Ethnography, reading practices, fiction, convergence, digital art, geography, music, comics, games, interactive graphics, remote audiences, film adaptations, the networked book, critical theory and interactive fiction......
    24. 24. The transliteracy conversation ishappening on Twitter
    25. 25. At
    26. 26. In libraries
    27. 27. In teaching
    28. 28. In future forecasting...
    29. 29. Africa Sukai Bojang How New Media and Mobiles can promote Storytelling and Literacy in Community Multi-media Centres especially in Senegal and The Gambia Anietie Isong New Writing, New Media: Emerging African Writers and the Internet
    30. 30. China
    31. 31. India
    32. 32. France Séminaire international « Translittératies : enjeux de citoyenneté et de créativité » ENS-Cachan et Université Sorbonne nouvelle 7-9 Novembre 2012 Avec le parrainage de l’UNESCO et de la Commission Nationale Française auprès de l’UNESCO
    33. 33. International Transliteracy NetworkAHRC Bid in progress DMU Bath Spa University (Kate Pullinger) Bournemouth University (Bronwen Thomas) University of Bergen (Scott Rettberg) Queensland University of Technology (Donna Hancox) + more
    34. 34. Twitter: #transliteracyWeb:
    35. 35. Professor Sue Thomas De Montfort @suethomas