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<nettime> Glossary invite
Faith Wilding on Fri, 21 Aug 1998 20:21:22 +0200 (MET DST)


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To Nettime list:

Call for your submissions for a Nettime Glossary.

Here's another chance to contribute to a vital section of the
soon-to-be-named nettime book (AKA zkp5).

WE WANT YOUR KEY WORDS. Here's your chance to update Raymond Williams.
According to Webster's dictionary a glossary is *a collection of textual
glosses or terms limited to a special area of knowledge or usage* But a
Nettime glossary can also be *a drift of textual fragments and terms
unlimited by any area of knowledge and endlessly useless* It's not so much
about explaining, it's about unchaining and rechaining meanings and
associations.

WHAT FITS?
Glossary items could include but are not limited to:  projects, concepts,
imploded cliches, jargon, events/festivals, groups, acronyms, lies,
keyboard manouevres, misattributions, facts, terms, neologisms,
redefinitions,
undefinitions, antidefinitions etc. etc.

LENGTH OF SUBMISSIONs:
Maximum length is1000 characters per entry.

LANGUAGE/s IN WHICH TO SUBMIT:
Hybrid key terms that need to hijack the Anglophone juggernaut are very
welcome.

FOR NETTIME BOOK EDITORS:
It would certainly be extremely useful if the section editors compiled a
list of key terms and definitions to go with their areas of concern.

HOW TO SUBMIT:
send to: glossary {AT} nettime.khm.de

NOTE: when sending your glossary entries to this account the _subject_ line
*must* be the term the note is describing.
Reflexive labyrinths (glossaries within the glossary) could be created by
using glossary terms to describe new glossary terms.

HOW TO GET IT: every couple of days, as soon as we have a couple of
entries to the glossary we will send them back to the nettime list as a 
digest.

WHAT NOW?
Think of that word, phrase or name.  Something you'd want to make sure you
could explain to someone else or that you wish was a common phrase.  Put it
in a nutshell and send it in.

Looking forward, Faith Wilding for zkp5
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