:: 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:
Blog noun [short for Weblog] (1999) : a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer
The 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 rejuvenile
If 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.
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:: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 ::
There's a important expo happening in Paris this week curated by Jean-Louis Bossier. Check it out: http://www.jouable.net/
:: Peter Luining [+] ::
:: 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.
The conference coincides with the launching of the biennal (and exhibition) that can be seen until January 23, 2005. The Electrohype center has developed important work in the field of digital arts since 2002. Soon, they will be releasing an atlas with their results of a survey on artists, and institutions in computer based art.
:: ana boa-ventura [+] ::
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.

"The International Media Art Biennale WRO is the leading forum for new media art in Central Europe. When it debuted in December 1989 as the Sound Basis Visual Art Festival, WRO was devoted primarily to audiovisual works in formats ranging from video and computer art to installations, performances and multimedia presentations. Since 1993, the festival - now a biennial event - has also explored digital art as a form of creative expression. WRO is an ongoing enquiry into the artist's relationship to the blurring boundaries between high and popular culture, between local and global awareness, between commercial and independent endeavours. It puts particular emphasis on individual artistic strategies in the face of global tendencies, and on the fluidity of artistic responses to the culture of the society of the spectacle."

:: Garrett Lynch [+] ::
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