What is Reading?

The first step in ‘reframing’ how our society thinks about reading is to update our understanding of what reading is.

“It’s not by chance that the word spell has this double meaning – to cast a spell, or to arrange the letters in the correct order to spell out a word … it was experienced by oral peoples, who had not met the written word before, as magic, as a very powerful form of magic.”  Dr. David AbramAuthor: The Spell of the Sensuous

“When we read we take in a code and get a set of instructions and we perform cognitive processes.” – Dr. Johanna Drucker, Author the Alphabetic Labyrinth