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Bobbi and her sexy red shoes

Divina Frau-Meigs the 53 year old Moroccan professor in information science and communication and language has been interviewed by Clarinha Glock for the IPS News Service titled ‘Schools need Transliteracy’ in which she states “It [transliteracy] is knowing how to read, write, calculate and compute. But “compute” includes understanding these three categories of information: code, document and current events/press. Students and teachers must be trained. The role of school is to clarify and help people understand all kinds of contents, modify them, and comment on them. …Students think they know everything, from their perspective of dealing with computers and tablets. And professors say that if students have good knowledge to read and write, it is enough. It is necessary to break down this resistance to awareness-raising, in hands-on practical classrooms. For example: I ask students to look for the information they need for their projects. They respond: “There are millions of pieces of information, I don’t know where to start.” Teaching students to eliminate, evaluate, assess, change – that is the role of schools. It’s a way of learning to learn, which is what we must put again at the centre of the curriculum. …Transliteracy doesn’t only occur in schools. School rhythms are changing, because students can now connect at night, outside the school premises. The role of teachers will also be different. Their salaries must be enhanced, but knowing what they need in terms of training, and the new conditions of schedules, rhythms and resources. The decision must be assumed by teaching staff, government ministries, trade unions, companies and students – as a new social contract. …Since the 19th century, the social contract has been free, public – even though many schools are private – and secular education. And another characteristic has to be incorporated: “open” – through informatics, which gives access to many contents from other countries and cultures. With informatics, ideas can be developed to the maximum. And if we use it well, it can empower everyone…” Inspired by Clarinha Glock, IPS News Image source Frau-Meigs

Tim holes out.


For A Better World Play Golf On The Moon

Playing Golf on the Moon (with David Bowie) Hole 2


Tim Wright and Paul Conneally Feb 2007


The green is in Mile End Arts Pavillion and forms part of Paul Conneally's installation 'For A Better World - Play Golf On The Moon'. The piece come out of a 'ren' a linking with Tim Wright's work 'Playing Golf On The Moon (with David Bowie)' and is the second hole of that project. Tim has talked about how works between artists can link in a way that's a bit like playing tag, Paul sees the process as part of his ongoing renga practise - pieces not just linking but also shifting - mirroring the 'link and shift' that is at the heart of the renga process. The passing back and forth the linking and shifting between works and the assertion that the works together are in fact part of a whole forming some kind of gestalt when viewed in this way whilst also working as concepts as pieces in their own right. 'For A Better World - Play Golf On The Moon' links directly with 'Playing Golf On The Moon (with David Bowie)' and shifts by bringing in an environmental element. The artist asks us to think about how environmentally friendly golf courses and their management are. On the surface golf courses look green and pleasant but are they environmentally friendly? In this piece the Conneally urges 'For A Better world Play Golf On the Moon'


'Play Golf On The Moon' also links directly with 'The Renewabilty Haiku Hike' a piece undertaken by Conneally with artist Tomomi Iguchi - the image on the wall to the left is a simulation of Tim Wright playing 'Golf on The Moon' on a section of The Greenway that formed part of the Renewabilty Haiku Hike across the London Olympic Development Site. Ideas now emerging after Conneally, Wright and Gordon Joly played Hole 2 from Arnold Circus to Mile End Arts Pavillion include that as golf has been called by some 'a good walk spoiled' the participants of 'Golf on the Moon' tee off then pick up their golfballs and pocket them alowing them to walk through and engage with the surroundings share stories and memories take photographs etc on their way to the green where they then take out the golfballs place them on the green and hole out. This process could be used to collect materials, build narratives and engage with the areas walked through in new ways and might produce works that amongst other things might inform the future planning and community concerns of the areas walked through.

Bottoms for Topshop is a piece by Paul Conneally where he puts items of clothing in branches of Topshop. Each item has this label on it.


Bottoms for Topshop is part of Conneally's ongoing 'Shopputting' series.


Bobbi Newman and Buffy J. Hamliton using their smartphones.

REPORT: How new media writers do, could and will make their way in the world

Acorn Bank Full Bloom Renga


Throughout the day Master Poet Paul Conneally and Host Poet Linda France were joined by visitors to Acorn Bank on the renga platform to write together a Renga poem.


Renga is a Japanese collaborative linked poetry form related to haiku poetry and dating back many hundreds of years. The process of writing the renga together in a particular place on a particular day is as important as the finished piece itself - maybe more so.


We cross cultures time place and space together.


The Full Bloom Renga is a piece devised for The National Trust Full Bloom Festival by Anne-Marie Culhane with Paul Conneally, Jo Salter and Alec Finlay.

Macrame for Beginners by Paul Conneally


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Coleorton Church - William Wordsworth and his family worshiped here 1806 - 1807 when they were living at Coleorton Hall Farm. Sir George Beaumont, of Coleorton Hall, owned the farm and Wordsworth also stayed with Sir George and Lady Beaumont at the hall many times as did the painters John Constable and David Wilkie. You can see the hall by going to the the right of the church, round the back and looking over the wall.


The Wordsworth's loved staying in North West Leicestershire and walked around the whole area.

They were often joined at Coleorton by other writers and artists including Coleridge, Southey and Sir Walter Scott.

Transliteracy is not Web 2.0. Web 2.0 tools are ways to help communicate and collaborate the information that you have found in any form. Think of Transliteracy as the umbrella that covers all literacies.

“Transliteracy is an Inclusive concept which bridges and connects past, present and hopefully, future Modalities”

(Thomas, S et al, 2007)


Here we have a campfire scene taken from secondlife. We can see how campfires have continued to be a way of shraing information and knowledge and bringing people together, but here as Thomas et al (2007) comments "In the transliterate lifeworld, a Flickr image is understood not as an isolated event but in conjunction with the user’s knowledge about what a Flickr page is; what prompted that person to post it, and why 16 people left comments. It’s not just a photo–collecting technology, but the equivalent of the tree in a Dreamtime story — another kind of “sensible landscape” marked with “vibrational residues” which the transliterate user can pick up and “read”. As with Secondlife in the transliterate world there are several different layers here, users need the knowledge to access and work second life, to understand the virtual world and then share information within it.

Do you know who this is speaking at the Transliteracy conference at Phoenix Square in Leicester in Feb 2010?


Please add a comment and let us know or tweet @Bear_Faced.

Panel Respondants Talan Memmot and Rob Wittig listening intently to Sue Thomas's featured talk on "Transliteracy and Interdisciplinarity."

Invigilator forms part of the Walk to Work series of pieces.


Invigilator : Derby Paul Conneally transposes Nikki Pugh's journey to work as invigilator in Birmingham gallery VIVID to a starting point at Loughborough railway station. Paul caught the first commuter train to arrive this took him to Derby from where he then followed the left rights and straight ons of Nikki's walk in Birmingham but this time in Derby until he reaches his work destination which he found was on a building site. Here we see the Invigilator's chair and beside it the visitors book. Paul tidied up the space and then invigilated it asking people passing through the space to fill in the visitors book just as the invigilator at an art gallery would.


During the intervention performance Conneally found in the exchange between himself and the space a connection back to his childhood and early youth later writing by link a shift with that other great walker/poet William Wordsworth a series of poems.


The photographic doccumentation of INVIGILATOR : DERBY was undertaken by Kevin Ryan.


INVIGILATOR is a Collaborative piece by Paul Conneally, Nikki Pugh and kevin Ryan


Watch this video on Vimeo. Video created by Little Onion.

oak tree

twenty-four years of slowness

cut still


alec whiting


oak tree is one of a series of works by artist / poet Paul Conneally coming out of the Renewabilty Haiku Hike

210/365 Transliteracy evidently now includes sneaker literacy. Among the titles are "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Net," "Trackula," and "Taming of the Shoe."


paul conneally kevin ryan nikki pugh


INVIGILATOR comes out of the Walk to Work series. The piece is ongoing evolving and collaborative. Nikki Pugh's walk to work as an invigilator at VIVID art gallery in Birmingham is brought down to a series of Left Rights and Straights - distance doesn't matter - and transposed to different start locations in other towns - when the new work destination is found then the invigilator does a general tidy up and then starts work - invigilating the space - watching over the space until the end of the shift


A psychogeographic exploration of place / space initiated through email submission of walk to work directions. Direct performance, video, blogging, poetry, media coverage all form the whole as Conneally channels William Wordsworth to engage with 'this place' now and 'that place' 'those places' of his own history real and imagined.


Invigilator is a collaborative piece by paul Conneally, Nikki Pugh and Kevin Ryan


Photo Doccumentation is by Kevin Ryan

Olympic starts to fill up... The Renewabilty Exhibition at Mile End Art Pavillion - Paul Conneally's piece 'OLYMPIC' - a giant wordsearch made from the deconstructed haiku poems written during the Renewabilty Haiku Hike across the London Olympic Development Site. Visitors are asked to engage with the words and find one in the wordsearch. They then have to ring the word using a felt tip pen in one of the colours of the Olympic Rings. The visitors are in this act directly linking with walkers and the environment that they were walking through on that day in November. The ringed words visually echo the Olympic Rings. The piece is not finished until the wordsearch is complete or the exhibition finishes.

"This is a series of wordmarks I’m working on to help brand a new venture called Act for School Libraries (Act4SL). I love the idea: advocacy for media expertise in school libraries so that transliteracy can be fostered in one of the most important places possible: school libraries. This is a work in progress, essentially just begun, and therefore has some roughness to it. That said, I love the directions that it is going in!" from 255 of 365 is a logo in progress #type #Inkscape #design | 365 sketches at Thu Sep 02 2010 21:32:57 GMT-0400 (EST) on

Do you know who this is speaking at the Transliteracy conference at Phoenix Square in Leicester in Feb 2010?


Please add a comment and let us know or tweet @Bear_Faced.

Transliteracy event photo from Feb 2010 in Leicester

A common day market area. Again this is an example of transliteracy.

"So @annavan (Scoyoc), a friend in the NJ Library Land circle, simultaneously made me aware of a logo contest for Libraries and Transliteracy and called me out (in the best possible way). She tweeted


“It’s Contest Time! Libraries and Transliteracy Needs a Logo! [hmmm... wonder what @lemasney would come up with]“


I love design challenges, Libraries, and Anna, so this one was a no brainer. So the first thing I did was make sure I had a clear understanding of transliteracy and how it related to libraries, and so I dod some research, starting but not ending with the ubiquitous Wikipedia entry, which gave me a good start, defining Transliteracy as:


“Transliteracy is The ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks. (PART 2007) The modern meaning of the term combines literacy with the prefix trans-, which means “across; through”, so a transliterate person is one who is literate across multiple media.” from Transliteracy – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia at Sun Jul 18 2010 14:12:31 GMT-0400 (EST)


A few other sources extended, reinforced and clarified the definition. Thanks for the nudge, Anna, and I hope my answer gets to the finals!" from 209 of 365 is Libraries and Transliteracy [logo] #Inkscape @annavan | 365 sketches at Sun Jul 18 2010 14:21:12 GMT-0400 (EST) on

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