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1072974511 commented on the word eutrapelia
defined as "graceful playfulness" in 'Tools for Conviviallity' by Ivan Illich p. xiii It seems to carry a theological stamp on its use.
November 28, 2011
1072974511 commented on the word parging
Parging is the activity of placing a cement mortar finish on the surface of a building to increase water resistance. It is often used to cover over rough stone or masonry foundations. It can also be used as a noun indicating the material on the surface of the wall.
Close synonyms; plaster, stucco. However, the materials are distinct in each of these cases.
See parge, parget.
October 26, 2011
1072974511 commented on the word cragjet
educational journey. http://goo.gl/dRKnH'>http://goo.gl/dRKnH
August 24, 2011
1072974511 commented on the word lardlet
Small piece of bacon used to add fat to a recipe.
August 3, 2011
1072974511 commented on the word Vetrnætr
Winter nights (festival)
June 29, 2011
1072974511 commented on the word naive cyborgism
naive cyborgism, human machine integration at the macro level.
"While often people are repulsed by cyborgism they almost always overlook the naive cyborgism of sports car plus driver or airplane plus pilot."
This term creates a space for cyborism that acknowledges the notion that 'technology is anything invented after I became a teenager.' As we become accustomed to technological (cyborg) augmentation of the human body it becomes the norm.
June 28, 2011
1072974511 commented on the word inception
I just read the phrase 'intake reception' and thought 'why not just use inception?'
June 20, 2011
1072974511 commented on the word cyberdotal
Casually trusted information disconnected from its authoritative source due to large scale network mediated communications.
This word could be used when you know you received authoritative information (you trust it) but you cannot remember or even determine the source because it came from a large network of media interactions.
"I'm pretty sure Pluto is still a planet but it just cyberdotal."
June 16, 2011
1072974511 commented on the word dialudic
dialudic : the nature of play; a dynamic duality of contending forces
a portmanteau of dialectics + ludic
Brian Sutton-Smith claims creation of dialudic in 'Play Theory: A Personal Journey and New Thoughts' American Journal of Play Volume 1, Issue 1. Summer 2008
From the article:
"I now prefer to use my invented word dialudic for a game’s antithetical complexities instead of the historically derived, ideologically charged, philosophical paradigm called dialectics." p. 104.
"If we accept the assumption that play emerges as an imitative mediation of the reflexive-reflective adaptive duality, then it should follow that the nature of play can be described as a dynamic duality of contending forces, that is as dialudic." p. 116.
April 12, 2011
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