Thurs, Apr 26
The New American Dictionary
Book Launch Party for the New American Dictionary: Interactive Fear/Security Edition Presented by The Institute for Infinitely Small Things
Join the Institute for Infinitely Small Things for their book launch!
The New American Dictionary: Interactive Security/Fear Edition is a new book by the Boston performance group, the Institute for Infinitely Small Things. The dictionary, a 144-page paperback, catalogs 68 fear and security terms that are either new or recently redefined. Terms in the dictionary include: Islamofascist, Freedom Fries, Friendly Fire, Preparedness, Regime Change, Smart Bomb, Surge, Torture, Waterboarding and 60 moreâ€¦
The New American Dictionary is a provocative book that calls for readers to pay attention to the ways in which terminology of fear, security, and war have permeated American English post-9/11. Emphasizing the mutable way that these words enter our language, the New American Dictionary is an â€œinteractiveâ€ workbook— there are 58 terms that are left undefined for the reader to pencil in their own definition.
Books will be on sale for 25% off the retail price at the party and are also available at Amazon.com, Lulu.com, and the Harvard Book Store, Cambridge, MA.
For more information please visit: www.newamericandictionary.com.
This event is presented in conjunction with the Boston Cyberarts Festival.
130 Bishop Allen Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139