Tuesday 9 February 2010
Phoenix Square Digital Media Centre
4 Midland Street
Attendance, inc morning and afternoon refreshments, is FREE
A bagged lunch will be available for £5, payable on the day.
This one-day event offers an opportunity for academics, artists, business people and practitioners to share discoveries, ideas, and creative works that amplify and augment transliteracy research.
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. Since 2005, when Professor Sue Thomas introduced this concept in the UK, transliteracy has been taken up and explored by a broad range of academics and practitioners, from information scientists to literary theorists, artists and writers.
There will be presentations by Kate Pullinger and Sue Thomas followed by a series of themed panels featuring 15 minute talks on a fascinatingly broad range of topics including ethnography, reading practices, fiction, convergence, digital art, geography, music, comics, interactive graphics, remote audiences, film adaptations, the networked book, critical theory and interactive fiction. Programme. Abstracts.
Further information can be obtained from Louisa Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Selected materials from the conference will be published online at http://www.transliteracy.com
For more about The Transliteracy Research Group (TRG) see http://www.transliteracy.com
To discuss transliteracy visit http://transliteracy.ning.com/
In association with the Institute of Creative Technologies and the NLab Small Business Network at De Montfort University.