Hypermedia in Critical Literacy/Pedagogy


Possible Products (Software):

Hypertext document linking different types of media texts (StorySpace)

Quicktime movie-- edited video, scanned images, audio music or voice-over, with transitions (Adobe Premiere)

Simltaneous text/image with sound (StorySpace or Web pages)

World Wide Web documents (Web editors or word processors)

Digitized sounds (SoundEdit 16), video (Premiere), or images (Photoshop)


Generative Processes:

linking and juxtaposing builds intertexts of knowledge

intertext building produces as well as exposes ideas for critique

connect cultural texts that have personal relevance

a way of sequencing and organizing knowledge

a way of publishing knowledge

creates an experience or an affective event of knowing

allows for exploring how texts work on an audience

represent meaning and be able to look back on the nature of those representations (meta-interpretation)


Theoretical Framework for Teaching:

Knowledge is process rather than artifact (produce not consume)

Knowledge is social-- always constructed in community

Knowledge is the collaborative building and critique of intertexts

Texts/Contexts/Intertexts construct possible social relationships and identities

Texts are engaged within cultural practices-- literacy positions us

In common practice, texts contain meaning narrowed by intertext redundancies

Texts can be framed as invitations to juxtapose other texts to shift and layer possible meanings through building multiple simultaneous intertexts


StorySpace for Mac or PC:

Eastgate Systems

134 Main Street

Watertown, MA 02172