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Quick Take on Transliteracy

Kristy McGill writes at Transliteracy.com. I love her new video and this cool quote:

“1.Our brains are designed to solve problems and spot patterns, which allows __ to miss ___ every third ___ without confusing ____. Whilst it is not possible to understand and demonstrate complete fluency in every type of literacy there is, the ability to find patterns and infer meaning must surely be a component part of being a transliterate individual?

2.The desire to understand and the ability to search out meaning must also be a factor in transliteracy. How many of you did an internet search to de-code the morse code or semaphore sections of the video? Does an ignorance of morse code or semaphore mean you are not transliterate? Or does the desire to fill in that gap and the ability to find that information prove that you *are* transliterate?”

Transliteracy Code from Kirsty McGill on Vimeo.

A working definition of transliteracy is, “”Transliteracy 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”

Cool eh?

Stephen

Posted on: May 28, 2010, 9:30 am Category: Uncategorized

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