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At our meeting, you will present what you devised, and we'll talk about what we can discover from this lightweight form of media archeology.


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- [[http://www.english.illinois.edu/-people-/faculty/debaron/482/482readings/01%20writing%20it%20down.pdf "Writing it Down]], Baron, //A Better Pencil,// chap 1. (And if you're interested, there's a PDF of the uncorrected B&W proof of this chapter [[http://eps415gse.pbworks.com/f/A%20Better%20Pencil.pdf here]].
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- [[http://www.english.illinois.edu/-people-/faculty/debaron/482/482readings/01%20writing%20it%20down.pdf "Writing it Down]], Baron, //A Better Pencil,// chap 1.


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- [[http://www.english.illinois.edu/-people-/faculty/debaron/482/482readings/01%20writing%20it%20down.pdf "Writing it Down]], Baron, //A Better Pencil,// chap 1.
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- Bulow-Jacobsen, "Writing Materials in the Ancient World". In the Dropbox folder. [[https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p83zqrz1wfmi5a5/AAAHB0osaj6_VxNikFnyfUr-a?dl=0 link]]
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- Bulow-Jacobsen, "Writing Materials in the Ancient World". In the Dropbox folder.


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- [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLTVjv7Y3BY | An Egyptian Writing Kit]]
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- [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLTVjv7Y3BY | Egyptian Writing Kit]]


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- [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf795iWZoSs | Making Papyrus]]
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- [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf795iWZoSs | Making Papyrus Paper]]


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- You can draw on past technologies. You might re-create a technology that has been used in the past using what you find around the house.
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- You might re-create a technology that has been used in the past using what you find.


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===== Exercise: Devise a Writing Technology =====
Devise a writing technology, using materials from nature or around the house, and write a text of 20 words or so. Devise something to inscribe with, and inscribe on. Stay inside these constraints:
- Do not use manufactured materials that are designed for writing. No purchased paper, inks, pens, pencils, crayons, typewriters, chalk, paints, brushes. Don't use materials that are obvious extensions of common writing technologies such as paint, nail polish, white out, etc. There are a lot of cast offs and stuff around that are not designed for inscription that can be used for inscription. Sort of.
- You might re-create a technology that has been used in the past using what you find.
- You can make your own writing utensils and materials. It's possible to make papers and inks out of natural materials, for instance. Talk to an artist about making charcoal, grinding minerals and dried plant material into pigments, using linen.
- This is an important part: Do not use existing technologies during the process of writing your message. That is, do not use traditional means to write out a draft of 20 words which you then copy into your invented technology.
- Do not create anything unsafe or unpleasant (peeing in the snow is out of bounds).
If you are not able to physically present your project in class, post photos or a video to FB or Instagram or where ever.
1) Draw on your experience of devising the technology and using it and take notes on the changes and the limits and constraints your particular technology brings with it. What is it good for? What less so? How does it change graphemic and syntactic conventions we're familiar with? How does it change how the writing moves from place to place - how it's distributed? How does it change (if it does) the relationship between the writer and her writing? The reader and the writing? The reader and the message? The writer and the reader? In taking notes about these ideas, you'll need to compare your technology with others: paper and pencil, computer screen, typewriter, cell phone...
1) Finally, imagine how your technology fits into learning - because literacy is //taught//. What would a course involving your technology look like? What would need to be taught? What would "becoming literate" in your technology involve? What would person who is literate in your technology need to know how to do?
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===== Exercise: Invent a Writing Technology =====
Invent a writing technology, using materials from nature or around the house, and write a text of 20 words or so. Invent something to inscribe with, and inscribe on. See if you can stay inside these constraints
- Do not use manufactured materials designed for writing. No purchased paper, inks, pens, pencils, crayons, typewriters, chalk, paints, brushes. Don't use materials that are obvious extensions of common writing technologies such as paint, nail polish, white out, etc.
- You are allowed to make your own writing utensils and materials. It's possible to make papers and inks out of natural materials, for instance. Talk to an artist about making charcoal, grinding minerals and dried plant material into pigments, using linen.
- Do not use existing technologies during the process of writing your message. That is, do not use traditional means to write out a draft of 20 words which you then copy into your invented technology.
- Do not create anything unsafe or unpleasant (peeing in the snow is out of bounds).
If you are not able to physically present your project in class, post photos or a video.
1) Talk about the changes and the limits and constraints your particular technology brings with it. What's it good for? What less so? How does it change graphemic and syntactic conventions we're familiar with? How does it change how the writing moves from place to place - how it's distributed? How does it change (if it does) the relationship between the writer and her writing? The reader and the writing? The reader and the message? The writer and the reader? In think about these ideas, you'll need to compare your technology with others: paper and pencil, computer screen, typewriter, cell phone...
1) Finally, imagine how your technology fits into education. What would a course involving your technology look like? What would need to be taught? What would "becoming literate" in your technology involve? What would person who is literate in your technology need to know how to do?


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