“Exploring and Enacting Shifting Literacies through Artifacts”

Session Abstract/Description: 

Literacy practices change with the circulation of new technologies. These technologies produce physical objects (artifacts) which represent the literacy practices of the time. By examining these artifacts we begin to understand not only THAT literacy changes but HOW literacy changes as various technologies circulate through a culture. This presentation highlights an interdisciplinary collaboration between students, faculty, and library archivists to explore the shifts in literacy through both the production of physical and digital curated exhibits of literacy artifacts. The activity of curation creates new knowledge about literacy practices and enacts theories of new literacy studies.

Presenters for this session

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University of Central Florida