Open Thinkering


Exploring digital literacies and illiteracies

I came across the work of Cristobal Cobo recently and, in particular, a TEDx talk he gave in Chile last year:

What I like about this presentation is the way Cristobal, as I did in my thesis, focuses upon the importance of context. You can watch the video of him presenting over at his blog.

Interestingly, Cristobal is part of group publishing a book in 2012 called Knowmad Society. I certainly recognise myself in the definition of a ‘knowmad’ they take from Moravec (2008):

[…] a nomadic knowledge worker –that is, a creative, imaginative, and innovative person who can work with almost anybody, anytime, and anywhere. Industrial society is giving way to knowledge and innovation work. Whereas industrialization required people to settle in one place to perform a very specific role or function, the jobs associated with knowledge and information workers have become much less specific in regard to task and place. Moreover, technologies allow for these new paradigm workers to work either at a specific place, virtually, or any blended combination. Knowmads can instantly reconfigure and recontextualize their work environments, and greater mobility is creating new opportunities.

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