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

Selected materials from the conference will be published online at

For more about The Transliteracy Research Group (TRG) see

To discuss transliteracy visit