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Making Space book
Chapter Five examines interaction order to show how ways of being together are constructed modally through movement and manipulation of the built environment. Spatialized literacies materialize the power relations and spatial boundaries within a place. For example, in the school hallway, a line of students walking to class enacts an interaction order rarely seen outside of schools that materializes a set of expectations for moving together through space, without touching other bodies, single file, silently. The methods focus for this chapter draws from multimodal interaction analysis to see who gets access to literacy resources and use of particular tools, modes, and materials for producing social space and groups in a classroom makerspace.