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new literacies: diglits disrupt the ol' @bc's ;)

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The still swirling body of new literacies is a field I have much to learn about.

Taking a peek at the digital poetry of Thom Swiss (see link below) shows how the traditional senses of time, space, word, and author are disrupted. I wonder how these changes in form and genre will change our behaviors as readers and ultimately our roles as educators of these new media?

http://bailiwick.lib.uiowa.edu/swiss/cob/index.html

With the arrival of these new media, that strategically juxtapose images comes the need to be literate of design. Gunther Kress writes a lot about design. I have yet to read any of his work, but look forward to checking him out. (His book on new digital literacies sit atop my kitchen table at this very moment--perhaps I'll finish blogging soon and crack it open).

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Below are some good sites that explore the changing norms of design. My eyes have especially enjoyed the eneri site.
http://www.eneri.net/ eneri design consultant
http://www.artistica.org artistica graphical design journal
http://www.netdiver.net netdiver digital design

Other links that explore digital literacies in general include the following:

ReadWriteThink (NCTE lesson plan for analyzing new media)
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=915

Colin Lankshear and Michelle Knobel's blog
http://everydayliteracies.blogspot.com/

Henry Jenkins 2006 White Paper--"Confronting Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century"
https://gophermail.umn.edu/session/doer0026//NOSEQ/rawdisplay/2/2/2/application%2fpdf/JENKINS_WHITE_PAPER.pdf