New Words for Now Media, from 4Four Big Ideas

ARt

Art created using Augmented Reality, often referred to as AR.

Art the 4th R

Refers to the fact that art has become a staple literacy for “reading and writing” across curricular areas, as well as for personal and professional pursuits. It highlights that fact that literacy involves more than just letters and numbers, and now embraces images, video, music, sound, and emerging media forms, as well as the ability to combine a number of media forms in an articulate, aesthetic, professional manner.

Biposital

Synonymous with duotaneous. Blending of two things, activities or places at the same time. In 4Four Big Ideas for the Future, it is used to describe blending the two worlds we simultaneously occupy, RL (real life) and IR (immersive reality), the world we access via our smart devices wherever we go.

Creatical thinking

Thinking that combines critical and creative thinking into one integrated workflow process.

Detechtive

Someone committed to understanding the impacts of technology.

Duotaneous

Synonymous with biposital. Blending of two things, activities or places at the same time. In 4Four Big Ideas for the Future, it is used to describe blending the two worlds we simultaneously occupy, RL (real life) and IR (immersive reality), the world we access via our smart devices wherever we go.

Edupreneur

An educator who is also an entrepreneur, either within or outside an organization.

Hats and hat nots

Those who will have “math hats,” which neurologically augment our ability to do mathematics, and those who will not. It can be used metaphorically to refer to the digital and technological divide, particularly in terms of social and economic inequity. First heard during a high school student in a “You’re In Charge” workshop.

iglasses

A generic name for wearable, connected eyeglasses that typically have augmented reality capabilities.

IR

Immersive reality; the world on the other end of your smart device that follows you wherever you go.

Infosphere

The secondary ecosystem in which we live, focused on information.

Innovateurs

Innovators who produce products and services.

Mediascape

The secondary ecosystem in which we live, focused on multimedia and transmedia.

Mediasts

Those who make media.​

Movicians

Those who make movies. Movie artists.

Nowist

Someone who is focused on what we could be doing right now, particularly in relation to social and educational change. A nowist stands in contrast to a futurist who speculates about what might be.

Now media

All the new media that seems to emerge unannounced. It is distinguished from new media, which has come to mean anything beyond print.

Online anthropology

The application of anthropological methodology to the study of virtual communities.

Ouriginal

A word used to describe work created using original, non-original and semi-original material. It describes the grey area of mashups and media collages.

Ourignailize

To substantially adapt others’ work to make it at least partly your own. 

Screasel

A word combining screen and easel. This is where most of us paint now.

Secording

Secretly recording people or events, usually with mobile personal devices.

Subtechxt

Pronounced "subtext." The name of one of my blogs. It refers to the often invisible back story of technology, as well as its many unforeseen and unintended  consequences.

Teachie

A teacher. The term is usually used to distinguish a teachie from a techie.

Techxt

Pronounced “text.” Techst is whatever the medium we are using demands that we produce.

 

tEcosystem

Our secondary ecosystem consisting of technology, data, the cloud and the communication they facilitate. Like our natural ecosystem, the tEcosystem consists of global, interdependent systems and subsystems. Unlike our primary ecosystem it can fail very quickly.

Transmersive

Combines transmedia and immersion. The term was coined by media consultant Monica Helms.

xTreme BYOD

BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device; xTreme refers to the emerging edge of BYOD

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