The article gave me a new insight. Kelly explains how we ‘grew’ up with word and paragraph based logic, argumentation and communication since the invention of movable type. Why an ‘author’ is an ‘authority’.
And that this is changing. Changing into image and video based communication. How everybody can make video’s, how people make their own versions of movies and how all the screens around us communicate more with images then words. We are moving from one form of literacy to another. A transition from ‘book fluency to screen fluency’ as he calls it.
I see this in my own work too. I compose presentation with images found in Flickr. And I just made a proposal in keynote where the visualized project flow also contains the key information: the needed budget and planning.
Mobile is a screen too. And we are already composing and communicating with the images and video’s we capture and send with our mobiles. When I play with Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers iPhone music app Bloom I make music and create visuals without using any words.
Just by tapping, I create.