transliteracy in the arts #1

Ben Heine

from pencil vs. camera

There’s a lot going on with transliteracy, but it’s good to look back before going forward. After running through a quick selection of Friere (how can the words ‘critical literacy’ not appeal?) and skimmed some selections on visual literacy, it became pretty obvious that there’s a lot of backwards-compatibility with transliteracy.

This picture from Ben Heine makes the point perfectly. In order to understand the humor of this, you need to be able to read the media(s) with which it was made. There are two layers of photography sandwitching a layer of drawing. As the younger, hipper shusher makes the point,¬†transliteracy is an everyday occurance, and it’s been going on for a long time. That being said, here’s my homework for the week.

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