I gave a talk about transliteracy to students from the Online MA in Creative Writing and New Media + IOCT Master's students + Music Technology students - an eclectic group! I mixed them up to work with people they'd not met before and asked them to map the way transliteracy works within the IOCT Lab.
This weekend I stayed at a friend's house and was intrigued to notice that she turns her router on when she turns on her laptop, and turns it off again when she's done. It surprised me because it has never occurred to me to turn off my router, even when I go away. So I tweeted a brief enquiry to find out what other people do. I also emailed my provider, Plus Net, to ask for their advice on the matter. Here are some of the answers I received:
Great first meeting at the Poetry Society Cafe today. We read excerpts from Blake's prose and poetry and discussed whether he could be counted as an 'amplified individual' It was interesting to think about his relationship to work at a time when the Industrial Revolution was only just developing, cities were growing very rapidly, and the factory working day was a new concept. Today, I think, we may be heading back in the opposite direction, towards perhaps a kind of technologised, independent and comparatively wealthy peasant class. That aside, it was a great meeting and a wonderful opportunity to learn and share ideas. Many thanks to Chris Meade for setting this up and I'm really looking forward to seeing how it develops. Follow the project, and look out for William Blake's personalised netbook (courtesy of Bill Thompson) T-shirt expertly modelled by Lisa Gee See more photos at Flickr