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XX.1 January + February 2013
Page: 78
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Taking the new neologisms offline


Authors:
Daniela Rosner, Jonathan Bean

There are so many new words for what seems, on the face of it, to be a new phenomenon [1]. Images and widgets are sliding off the screen and ending up in what geographers call the cultural landscape—and what the rest of us call the real world. Facebook “Like” icons supplement graffiti. End tables are painted to resemble Nintendo controllers. T-shirts for sale at hip markets are plastered with Atari graphics. “The New Aesthetic” “Tangiblasts” “Boomeranged metaphors” “Eversion” “Flip flop” “Meatspacing” But is “meatspacing” really new? People have long shown a talent for decoding, manipulating, and reappropriating symbols. In the…




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