Transmediation: Playing with symbols

Transmediation refers to the translation of symbols from one form of media into another.

Transmediation references a multidisciplinary approach to acquire knowledge: it points to a multimodal view of a particular concept or idea as perceived through different filters, or media, to arrive at a conclusion of deeper understanding. Transmediation is defined as the recasting or translating of meaning from one medium into another; from one sign system into another (Siegel, 1995).

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