The (Il)literate User


A speculative Comparison of Literacy Theory and AI Technology in Digital Media



This paper elucidates the impact of digital media incorporating AI and literacy throughout history on social status. It discusses the accessibility, the possibility to take influence and the availability of comprehensive knowledge for the broad population.

It is an experimental attempt to compare social impacts of digital media that are using AI systems, with the evolution of a literate society between 1750 and 1914 in Britain, and the theories of Paulo Freire, a Brazilian philosopher of education. 


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Royal College of Art

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