Live blog from #lra15 Imagining Beyond the Domesticated “New”: Creative Remixings of Literacies, Community, and Place
I like to do a literature review to orient myself to learn what I can contribute and who are the names
From the 1920-1970 creativity was an “elite” discourse. Montessori then came in and it was individualistic
then in the contemporary creativity discourse we started to note that literacy was a social practice.
there was also the technoogical advances Musicians did not need to know how to read music. Video makers did not need video
Then in the 80’s the economic drive of creativity aligned
A new creativity discourse emerged in 19902
The more diverse a community the more creative it is.
There is a connection to JPG’s affinity spaces.
new literacies is a socially recognized remix of creativity. JPG’s Appreciative systems. Remix takes rules and norms
You have to be recognized as a member of that practice through those norms
Seeing idea remix is becoming a title, meaning on multiple levels, DIY transmedia artifacts, tap into affinity spaces,
Looking at remix tells us how youth are being creative and we can bring that into schools
our project is a journey beyond and between the planes of “reality” -a journey of becoming
I am seeing many connections between remix and #walkmyworld. Everyone in this session should play in #walkmyworld
Kevin Leander wrote a fragment. You only see a small part of a poem.
@cb717 was at a Yoga pad meditating and thinking and she grabbed lines from Kevin poem
We use squarespace as our data source. We use their analytics as the main data source.
define a unique visitor as being a different user or same user after 30 minutes. That is a pretty inflated view of unique
They also use Facebook. I am not a fan of the silos but maybe I need to go where people are.
we started with Goldhaber’s attention economy, but it didn’t work out for us that well. There is some tension like with L33t
One of the fragments I put up changed my lens. What caused people to comment.
Looking at how my work was remixed made me challenge my own assumptions and stances.
there is an intimacy and exchange with remixing.
remix challenges the static notion of democratization. By allowing different perspectives it creates a field of equality
we can become a breathing element of democratizartion
I told @netgrrrl that I was going to change my title and talk. She was not surprised
“words and things is the entirely serious title of a problem-Foucalt
This is a concept paper that we need to renew new literacies. new starting point, new discursive practices.
I know someone in this rom is playing Minecraft right now…I saw it
@kevtweet shows off what his son Mitchell plays its a game within Minecraft. Plays on his phone. Terriaum I think is game
Cites Barad 2007 discursive practices do not stand in relationship to externality but intra-activity.
We need to get into what types of matter. Its not virtual matter. It is matter
we have worn out starting points (words, knowers, and things). discourses are worn out, language being materialized worn
artifacts in the game embedding meaning is worn out (modes, media value power)
Final worn out out “discourses become transformed into habitus”
It is not a replacement economy. It is a matter of uses the real and the digital are the same.
We need a new middle way of being with/in material discursive practice
A reconsideration of boundary-making practices (as types of apparatus)
@zlfalls makes an interesting point: https://twitter.com/zlfalls/status/672831927259279360
World of digital hit Mexico like a storm, but the lessons are “enteractive” not interactive. All the user does is hit enter
There is very little that is different when multimodal translates to the classrooms. Its even more reductionist
The Mexican government is handing out tablets to all 5th and 6th graders. But we didn’t realize every year there is new kids
They did not think of the ongoing expense. We are in crisis as the cost of oil has collapsed. They find a map and copy.
teachers appropriation of digital technologies through practice
We had 20 junior high school teachers across Mexico City. Some techies some n00bs. Soe teachers got their first email.
About of third of the students in middle school leave junior high befor 9th grade. Students are the only statistcis
teaching with technology is more about the teaching than the technology
In Mexico the curriculum is national. testing craze is in full swing.
Finished with a quote from Einstein. Lets not do things over and over aging but think about children
Creative Literacy Practices in Transmedia Storyworlds
transmedia stories are whn text, platforms, spaces and activities cut across these
“Agents local or distant, concrete or abstract, who enable, support, teach or model) Brandt, 2010 literary sponsors
The offical sponsors create scripted and constrained spaces.
The games that the official sponsor Scholastic made are shockingly bad. They should have used the money and donated books
The Lionsgate as an official channel promotes the movie but it is much more immersive
I want to look at Literacy in the Wild to see what fans are working on.
The user generated content is much more engaging than official sponsors
Lionsgate tried to shut down unofficial channels. They lost as fans mobilized
Drillable and Spredable forms of literate engagement-drillable delves into story world spreadable allows them to adapt
Also think we can’t just “nerd” out Fantasy Football IMO is the largest MMORPG in the world. wearing a jersey if cosplay
We are trying to make point that we can’t force kids into content silos where they dot no own their identity. #indieweb
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