Domains 17 Interview with Martha Burtis: “Web literacy is cultural literacy”

Last Friday the Domains 17 organizing committee got to sit down and chat with Martha Burtis, keynote for the Domains 17 conference, to get a preview of what she’ll be presenting in June. There’s a lot to process in this 50 minute gem, a conversation that ranges from everything to how domains got started to the posts tagline “web literacy as cultural literacy” (one of the many gems from the conversation) to the ongoing work of making digital fluency a foundation of higher ed. It’s a great look at what’s in store, and listening to Martha riff on this stuff really made me miss the 10 years we worked together on all these issues and more.  Few people frame it better, and this conversation underscores the fact that NOBODY thinks domains like the Burtis!

The audio was a fun return to audio edit (it had been a while), and the only real enhancement was bookending the discussion with Alan Levine’s “Domains” cover tune/bumper —which worked brilliantly. I wanted to use Paul Bond’s and Mariana Funes’s conference radio bumpers for the conversation, but unfortunately this one was not live on ds106radio. I ran into technical issues with the radio (read I started figuring it all out too late) so we recorded this one to publish post facto. But that will all change this Friday thanks to Adam Croom who had the awesome idea of asking folks that will be presenting at the conference to chat with us every Friday right up and until showtime. So, a conference podcast is born.  This Friday we will be talking with Jon Udell about his recent work with Hypothes.is, as well as web citizenship, RSS, APIs, and more. A little bit intimidating to be interviewed by a host of IT Conversations, but then again, we’re professionals over here at Reclaim 🙂 If you are interested in chatting with us just let us know, and if you are presenting at Domains 17, don;t be surprised if we reach out sooner than later.

Also, have you registered for Domains 17 yet? You really should, and here’s the link to make it easy for you.

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