:: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 ::
Incumbents, insurgents, hurricanes, cicadas, pelotons and partisans will have to wait till next year to become Merriam-Webster's "Word of the Year." The 2004 title was proudly bestowed on the word "blog," which M-W defines as::: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 ::Blog noun [short for Weblog] (1999) : a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writerThe designation was based on the cumulative number of online lookups. However, Webster's New World College Dictionary editors chose "adultescent" for their 2004 Word of the Year:Adultescent noun: denoting an adult who has not achieved expected intellectual maturity or who indulges in the tastes and attitudes of youth. Synonyms: kidult and rejuvenileIf you would like to get a head-start on implanting paradigm-shifting terminology into the American English language, check out M-W guidelines for the introduction of new words into the canon.
There's a important expo happening in Paris this week curated by Jean-Louis Bossier. Check it out: http://www.jouable.net/:: Sunday, November 28, 2004 ::
Today November 28th, the Electrohype conference kicks off at Malmo, Sweden. This is the third Nordic biennial for computer based and high technological art organized by Electrohype. More information here.
WRO 05 the 11th International Media Art Biennale in Poland will take place from the 11/05/05 - 15/05/05. All interested artists are invited to submit work before the 15/01/05. Submission form and competition regulations are available in pdf format in Polish and English from the site.