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					                           Transliteracy
                     http://www.transliteracy.com

                        Professor Sue Thomas
                     Faculty of Humanities / IOCT
                      http://www.suethomas.net/




17 September, 2012       Professor Sue Thomas | De Montfort University   http://www.suethomas.net
                       Transliteracy
  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




17 September, 2012   Professor Sue Thomas | De Montfort University   http://www.suethomas.net
17 September, 2012   Professor Sue Thomas | De Montfort University   http://www.suethomas.net
                     Some literacies
media literacy “the ability to access,
  understand and create communications in
  a variety of contexts” (Ofcom, 2003)
digital literacy “the ability to understand
  and use information in multiple formats
  from a wide range of sources when it is
  presented via computers,” (Gilster, 1997)



17 September, 2012    Professor Sue Thomas | De Montfort University   http://www.suethomas.net
                     Henry Jenkins (2001)
“Part of the confusion about media
  convergence stems from the fact that
  when people talk about it, they’re actually
  describing at least five processes”
•    technological
•    economic
•    social or organic
•    cultural
•    global
17 September, 2012       Professor Sue Thomas | De Montfort University   http://www.suethomas.net
17 September, 2012   Professor Sue Thomas | De Montfort University   http://www.suethomas.net
                     Socrates 370BC
Socrates asserted that writing was an aid
 “not to memory, but to reminiscence”
 providing “not truth, but only the
 semblance of truth.”
Readers would, he said, “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,”
17 September, 2012     Professor Sue Thomas | De Montfort University   http://www.suethomas.net
17 September, 2012   Professor Sue Thomas | De Montfort University   http://www.suethomas.net
                     Hayles (2008)
Deep attention is superb for solving
 complex problems represented in a single
 medium, but it comes at the price of
 environmental alertness and flexibility of
 response. Hyper attention excels at
 negotiating rapidly changing environments
 in which multiple foci compete for
 attention; its disadvantage is impatience
 with focusing for long periods on a non-
 interactive object such as a Victorian novel
17 September, 2012    Professor Sue Thomas | De Montfort University   http://www.suethomas.net
17 September, 2012   Professor Sue Thomas | De Montfort University   http://www.suethomas.net
         Transliteracy in the network




17 September, 2012   Professor Sue Thomas | De Montfort University   http://www.suethomas.net
                     Transliteracy is an open source idea
                       We invite you to help develop it
                          www.transliteracy.com

    ‘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.’

17 September, 2012           Professor Sue Thomas | De Montfort University   http://www.suethomas.net
17 September, 2012   Professor Sue Thomas | De Montfort University   http://www.suethomas.net
                      Howard Rheingold
                     A (re)slice of life online




17 September, 2012        Professor Sue Thomas | De Montfort University   http://www.suethomas.net
              Transliteracy in the IOCT
Body language, socialising, talking, meeting,
 writing, drawing, programming, playing
 music, gaming, designing, robotics,
 composing, coding, building, computer
 science, art and design, humanities, social
 science, different age groups, women and
 men, different cultures, different beliefs,
 inventing, upgrading, watching TV etc etc


17 September, 2012   Professor Sue Thomas | De Montfort University   http://www.suethomas.net

				
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