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Media literacy, Michael Wesch
Dr Michael Wesch at Kansas State University (history of 2.0)
"If print culture shaped the environment in which the Enlightenment blossomed and set the scene for the Industrial Revolution, participatory media might similarly shape the cognitive and social environments in which twenty first century life will take place (a shift in the way our culture operates)."
so, digital literacy is a literacy of using text (incl. visuals) for creating and nurturing dynamic fields and chain reactions of participation "Ultimately, participatory media literacy is as much about a literacy of *participation* as it is a literacy of media.