Final Project Concept: continued..

Idea:  How can we use the development and advances in technology, specifically MR and Ai to...

LEARN HOW TO UNLEARN OUR LIMITATIONS.

Literacy is a human right and the basis for lifelong learning. It empowers individuals, families and communities and improves their quality of life. Because of its “multiplier effect”, literacy helps eradicate poverty, reduce child mortality, curb population growth, achieve gender equality and ensure sustainable development, peace and democracy.

In today’s rapidly-changing, knowledge based societies where social and political participation takes place both physically and virtually, acquisition of basic literacy skills and the advancement and application of such skills throughout life is crucial. (UNESCO)

According to a study conducted in late April by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy, 32 million adults in the U.S. can’t read. That’s 14 percent of the population. 21 percent of adults in the U.S. read below a 5th grade level, and 19 percent of high school graduates can’t read. 

The 67.4 million children who are out of school are likely to encounter great difficulties in the future, as deficient or non-existent basic education is the root cause of illiteracy. With some 775 million adults lacking minimum literacy skills, literacy for all thus remains elusive.

We are rushing to develop the smartest most efficient technologies that can transform our notion of “being human” and consider the potential of a “super humanity” with the exploration of mixed and virtual realities. However, how ‘super human’ can we ever think of being when more than 18% of the world’s population cannot read or write, 112 million youth globally are illiterate of which 60.7% are women.

How can we adapt and properly use the rapid advancements of technology worldwide if the first elemental technology-writing/reading/education- is not being encountered?

WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO CHANGE THIS.

  • This project aims to design a tool for learning.
  • A bridge between high tech and a fundamental human need/right
  • To revision, our accepted human “limitations” and the cognitive process by augmenting the possibilities of more efficient learning.