Established in 2005, Transliteracies brings together scholars in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and computer science in the University of California system whose work contributes to research on the impact of digital, networked technologies on reading practices. Transliteracies has established multiple working groups, brought the different approaches of those groups into conjunction behind a shared technology development initiative (the RoSE Research-oriented Social Environment); disseminated research; and trained a large number of graduate students working at the intersections of technological, social, artistic, and humanistic disciplines.
Users of today’s digital, networked information spend an increasing amount of time each day “reading” online textual and multimedia materials. Yet the practices of digital reading in online environments are not well understood according to the protocols of reading that arose in the last two centuries to support the individual, organizational, and social needs of late-literate societies. (more…)
Current project faculty participants include the following. Project leader: Alan Liu. Members: Kevin C. Almeroth * Johanna Drucker * Jennifer Earl * Andrew Flanagin * James Frew * James Kearney * Peter Krapp * George Legrady * Leah Lievrouw * Lev Manovich * Michael Matteas * Robert Nideffer * Lisa Parks * Carol Braun Pasternack * Rita Raley * Warren Sack * James Tobias * Ramesh Srinivasan * Nancy A. Van House * Noah Wardrip-Fruin * William Warner. (Member bios)