This week in the lecture, Adrian spoke about literacy. Network literacy to be more specific. He explained the ideologies of the course we were undertaking and how at the end of any course we should be T-Shaped people. The T represents an idea that we should have breadth and depth, the horizontal line of the T being the breadth and the vertical line being the depth. The breadth is the amount of knowledge you gain that is broad and surrounds the topic and the depth is the amount of information that is specific to the topic. So essentially, by the end of this semester, we’ll have both of these types of knowledge and be network literate.
Adrian used the example that we all already know the function of things like books, but when we deconstruct its use and its place in society, we can be more literate of print. He said we have to be more aware of “the objectness of the thing.”