World Maker Faire New York 2013

The New Literacies

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For years, paper and ink were only cheap and easy technologies that everyday people had to record our ideas, muse over them, and show them to others. But now we have a flurry of new modes to capture and share ideas: Video, photography, data, and 3D design and printing. What new types of expression and creativity are possible as we develop these "new literacies"? How do they change the way we think -- and what we think about? This talk will explore the fascinating implications of these new styles.


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Clive Thompson — Author, "Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better"; contributing writer, New York Times Magazine and WiredFor years, paper and ink were only cheap and easy technologies that everyday people had to record our ideas, muse over them, and show them to others. But now we have a flurry of new modes to capture and share ideas: Video, photography, data, and 3D design and printing. What new types of expression and creativity are possible as we develop these "new literacies"? How do they change the way we think -- and what we think about? This talk will explore the fascinating implications of these new styles.

Clive Thompson writes about how technology and science impact everyday life. He is the author of "How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better" (Penguin, Sept. 2013), and a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and Wired. He can be found online at www.smarterthanyouthink.net and www.collisiondetection.net, and on Twitter as @pomeranian99."The New Literacies"


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