Transliteracy is really taking off internationally these days. On Monday I'll be speaking about it at the 'The Digital Humanities in India: Remediating Texts and Contexts', a conference organised by Prof Shanta Dutta and my former colleague Dr Souvik Mukherjee. Sadly I can't get to Kolkata on this occasion, so the talk will be on Skype. But it's interesting to think about how to frame it for an Indian audience.
Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks. Thomas, S. with Joseph, C., Laccetti, J., Mason, B., Mills, S., Perril, S., and Pullinger, K. Transliteracy: Crossing divides, First Monday, Volume 12 Number 12 – 3 December 2007