This site was created to allow me to explore (and share) the notion of "post literacy." Partly academic, mostly self indulgent, it is a record of my obsession with language, the alphabet and the idea that literacy as we know it is simply a stage in our evolution.
The rise of literacy (reading and writing) was transformational not only for how we communicate and preserve ideas but also for how we think. However, as a literate people we have difficulty imagining both the oral cultures that preceded us (and still exist in other cultures) as well as the possibility of something beyond literacy.
This site will explore the concept of rich human communication beyond traditional literacy (e.g. “post literacy”) that might evolve from advances in computing, biotechnology or other, as yet unimagined, developments.