• Words we didn’t know we didn’t know

    We would like to talk about some of the terms we commonly use, and how their meanings vary across disciplines.  As an artist and an astrophysicist we’ve been working on digital projects together since grad school, and we’re repeatedly surprised at how differently our disciplines use the same terms.  We’d like to talk about some of the things we have learned by having to create a workable hybrid terminology and discuss some of the most meaningful instances of this discussion.

    We’d also like to hear about others’ experiences with terminology and communication as we work toward more efficient and meaningful collaboration.

6 Comments


  1. This sounds like a fun discussion topic. I think even within a discipline, there are differences in how terms like “digital” and “technology” are used and how broadly they’re understood.

  2. ranti says:

    Jargons! Yes, this is a very interesting topic.

  3. ecstrato says:

    I love this! I’d definitely be down to be a part of this conversation. It’s amazing what happens to words and definitions when you start deconstructing them…

  4. Yes, indeed. “Object,” in particular, gives me a headache.

  5. Rebecca says:

    It is also an interesting window into the histories and the foundations of the disciplines.

  6. felicia says:

    and what about those invented words?

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