Monthly Archives: May 2013

Presentation at the SEDA conference

We’ve just given a presentation and workshop at the 20th SEDA conference in Leeds, and it seemed to go off pretty well. As part of the presentation we asked people to draw maps of their own work, marking in places, devices and also times and movements, to get them to see just how powerful this technique has been for starting conversations and providing material for analysis. This led to some really interesting questions and discussions, about the connections between the digital and paper-based literacies, and about whether the kinds of coping strategies that students adopt are new because of the digital, or have always been this complicated.

The programme has been really well represented at this event, with the professional bodies and DIAL projects also presenting.

Update: Myles Danson was blogging from our talk and has put up a nice and very thorough post about it. Thanks! 🙂

End of programme meeting

This Tuesday, we took part in the final programme meeting in Brimingham – quite a momentous milestone. It feels like a long journey from the initial meeting 18 or so months ago! The close of the meeting involved making an object or giving a presentation about the journey of our project. Here’s Lesley making our thing:

Lesley creating our installation

And here’s what it looked like at the end:

The journey of our project, with string

Is it merely a bunch of stuff and some string? Or is it an heterogeneous network of actants that has been engineered to achieve project completion? Either way, the cash has strings attached, digital devices are central an potentially oppositional binaries of new and traditional technologies (and texts) have been shown as linked.