We’ll be amplified by Amplified – follow the conference online

We've commissioned the innovative social media group Amplified
to capture and amplify the conversations at and around the
Transliteracy Conference. Find out more.

This site already features Flickr and Twitter streams tagged #transliteracy. Tag your own transliterate tweets and pics to see them appear here.

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Amplifying the conference

We’ve commissioned the innovative social media group Amplified to capture and amplify the conversations at and around the Transliteracy Conference using Audioboo, Flickr, Twitter and blogging.

Message from Amplified

How to participate:
The event hashtag is #transliteracy so you can follow and comment on Twitter.

We’d love you to share your thoughts and opinions so please do tag any content you create (photos, audioboo or on your own blogs) with the event hashtag #transliteracy so Amplified can aggregate and share everyone’s opinions and content, and keep the conversation flowing before, during and after the event.

At the event: we will be wearing black Amplified T-shirts so please do come and say hello, see what we’re doing, ask questions, be interviewed. We’d love to see you.

For more about Amplified here’s our site from last year – we’re currently redesigning it for 2010! 

Transliteracy Conference 9 Feb 2010, Phoenix Square Digital Media Centre, Leicester, UK

PhoenixST Transliteracy Conference

Tuesday 9 February 2010, 9:30 – 17:30

Phoenix Square Digital Media Centre Leicester, UK.  Parking

In association with the Institute of Creative Technologies & the NLab Small Business Network, De Montfort University

Attendance, including morning and afternoon refreshments, is FREE. Lunch will be available for purchase. See Delegate List.

The presentations cover 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.  Browse through them here. Check out the programme here.

We have commissioned the innovative social media group Amplified to capture and amplify the conversations at and around the conference. More information here.

This first Transliteracy Conference takes place at Leicester’s new Phoenix Square Digital Media Centre, on 9 Feb 2010. 
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 Institute of Creative Technologies at
De Montfort University, transliteracy has been taken up and explored by
a broad range of academics and practitioners, from information
scientists to literary theorists, artists and writers.

Further information can be obtained from Louisa Allen at transliteracy@googlemail.com

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/

Events

Transliteracy Conference 9 Feb 2010 Programme now live

The outline programme for the 9th February Transliteracy Conference is now live here.

Transliteracy Conference 9 Feb 2010 Programme

Steve Brian Brian, Josie Josie and Steve from the innovative social media group Amplified will be there to capture and amplify the conversations at and around the Transliteracy Conference using Audioboo, Flickr, Twitter and blogging. They’ll be wearing black Amplified T-shirts so please do say hello, see what they’re doing, ask questions, perhaps be interviewed. They’d love to talk to you.

Housekeeping Stuff

Tweeting / following the conference? Use the #transliteracy hashtag.

See Abstracts for more information about the speakers and their talks.

Meet up before and after the conference at the Transliteracy Ning

Sessions will be filmed and made available online after the event

And yes, there will be wireless!

Programme

09.00-10.00 Registration and coffee Etc Suite

10.00-10.15 Welcome Screen 2

10.15-10.45 Introduction Screen 2

  • Professor Sue Thomas [DMU] What is Transliteracy?

10.45-12.30 Session 1: Competencies Screen 2
Chaired by Kate Pullinger

  • Judith Aston [UWE] Transliteracy and polyphonic narrative: a case study
  • Fernanda Bonacho [Lisbon] Disrupting preconceptions: transliteracies of reading
  • Matt Grace [Exeter] Geography and plenty of penguins: the propensity of co-authorship to aid geograph(y/ers)
  • Gareth Howell [DMU] you’re a blockhead, @charliebrown
  • Dr Drew Whitworth [Manchester] Critical Theory, Learning and Transliteracy

12.30-13.30 LUNCH Etc Suite

13.30-14.30 Session 2: Practice (Two parallel sessions – choose one)

Session 2a Screen 2
Chaired by Ann Kaloski, [University of York]

  • Ron Herrema [DMU] Trans-arts Literacy and Creative Efficiency
  • Kate Pullinger [DMU] Transliterate Practice
  • Martin Rieser [DMU] The Third Woman

Session 2b Etc Suite 3
Chaired by Diane Taylor, [DMU]

  • Dr Steve Gibson [DMU] Transdisciplinary Digital Art
  • Michael Maguire [UCD] cameltext.com
  • Christine Wilks Underbelly

14.45-15.15 Coffee Break Etc Suite 1

15.15-16.45 Session 3: Action Screen 2
Chaired by Sue Thomas

  • Claudia Cragg [DMU] New Media Fiction and Non-Fiction Creativity and Mobile Platforms
  • Kirsty McGill (TConsult Ltd] Remote Audiences
  • Lyle Skains [Bangor] Visualizing the Story From Text to Screen: Application of Film Adaptation Techniques to Digital Fiction
  • Amy Spencer [Goldsmiths] Transliterate Readers and the Networked Book

16.45-17.30 Plenary Screen 2
Chaired by Sue Thomas

With guests Thilo Boeck [DMU Centre for Social Action], Sukai Bojang [UNESCO, Digital Media Researcher], Lisa Gee [Creative], Josie Fraser [Education], Neville Stork [Head of Environmental Sustainability, Leicester City Council]

17.30 End

Registration now open for Transliteracy Conference 9 February 2010

I'm pleased to announce that registration for our 9th February Transliteracy Conference is now open.

For more information go here. To read abstracts go here. To register and see the delegate list go here.

The schedule for the day will be announced soon.

We look forward to seeing you !

Transliteracy Conference Abstracts

The speakers' abstracts for the 2010 Transliteracy Conference cover 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. Browse through them here.