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PREFACE TO THE SIXTH* EDITION

This glossary, with its sister publications, Office Manual and How to Retain A Pioneering Spirit, is an essential tool for members, visitors, friends, and researchers wishing to keep up to date with the activities of the Globe Al Chemical Company.

There are few people who can afford to spend an entire day immersed in company standards and terms so hopefully this glossary will expedite that search. This glossary is intended as a quick reference tool for locating information of approximately 68,000 terms from 1904 to the present. Each entry includes a name, acronym if applicable, and a description if available, while cross references provide guides from one name to another.

Initiated by executive request, approved September 8, 1962 and amended January 23, 2014, this glossary aims to arrange and index the concepts crucial to an understanding of the Globe Al Chemical Company. The contents herein have been compiled in order “to preserve their contents and make them available for semi-public use.”

* That we know of.


EDITOR’S STATEMENT

The biggest difficulty of information is not access, but relevancy and locatability. It is the task of the editor—to sort, condense, and make connections. All too often quests are abandoned unless information obtained is directly and immediately applicable. No longer is accessibility and speed enough. Though we are committed to the task of an all-encompassing glossary, it is far bigger than we are, and the enquirer should understand and be creative in managing a multitude of entries in the index to find what is needed.

We have produced this text in the hope of providing ready access to a basic common language so that laypeople and management may communicate with executives and other insiders.The glossary will also, I trust, bridge the gap between the non-specialist and a more comprehensive textbook. If we can improve communications between the practitioners of creative work and those who experience the results of their work, much will have been gained.

Only large companies can afford to have a full-time person deal with problems of this kind. In medium and small companies the task is left to each and every member to contribute as time and resources permit. For this reason, some inconsistency is to be expected and the glossary will only be as thorough as its constituents.

For two years now I have worked as a member of the J.T. Baker Chemical Company and am now a member of its successor the Globe Al Chemical Company. During that time my responsibilities have been fivefold: 1)the application of business; 2) the recruitment of members; 3) the development of new, interpretive techniques for exploration; 4) the production of a soap opera; and 5) outreach including the promotion of new programs. Through the execution of these responsibilities I have learned that there are four main sources of confusion for those on the training side of company activity: 1) the nomenclature of company ideas; 2) the relational side of “chemistry;” 3) the multitude of synonyms for a small number of entities; and 4) the individual approach that each company adopts to the teaching of its philosophy.

Most companies have their own preferred nomenclature, so that when confronted with reports from external sources, even insiders have to learn a fresh set of terms. The nomenclature of the subject has also changed with time. The three known pre-P&G existing company glossaries contained mainly terms drawn from the application of coal science to oil exploration, whereas later reports, especially the two written since the 1980s post-chemical shift, are rarely chemical in the traditional sense of the word. It is my deepest hope that this glossary will be the one signifying the emergence of the Globe Al Chemical Company as an innovator and leader across industries and beyond “chemicals. 

April 2014, amended slightly July 2014 and again August 2016

K.J.S.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

We would like to thank the members of the publications committee and all those who have contributed to the production of this volume, particularly: Dan Peterman, Hannah Higgins, and Matthew Metzger for their thoughtfulness and oversight as we compiled this information from more than 50 different locations. We are grateful also to the Newberry Library, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and various member libraries throughout Illinois and North Carolina in obtaining some of the necessary terms which were missing or illegible in the company’s Chicago archive.

April 2014


A NOTE TO MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES

Welcome. Thank you for taking the time to read what will surely be an informative and pleasurable text. If you still don’t know what you’re getting into this is the place to find out what Noid’s Loop is or how a CT or a PE inform our activity. But there’s much more than just that. The more than 68,000 company terms included here are an attempt to touch on everything important or that you might encounter during your time with the Globe Al Chemical Company.

If you are brand new to the company, it is strongly recommended that you first watch the videos, How to Get Started, The Best of the J.T. Baker Chemical Company, and Fun Time if you haven’t done so already.

Ideally this glossary will be continually updated, but this isn’t very realistic so it will be updated when it is. New entries and other updates are the responsibility of every member and employee so please make note of and submit information in a timely fashion.

This glossary for the Globe Al Chemical Company is both practical and not. It is continually evolving. Many of these terms and abbreviations will be encountered in Baker materials, so please keep this book handy. In addition to being a reference book, there is value to reading it like a work manual or work of literature. It is both for making work and is work itself.

A NOTE TO THE READER

This glossary is primarily a webpage so if you are reading this you are reading the book which is likely at least a little out of date. A book can be ordered at any point in time and it will be printed as it exists at that moment. Then it will be bound, stamped and shipped. This book is an object only when it needs to be. It’s primary function is information—as reference material.


GENERAL NOTES

This is an additive work. Many entries are incomplete or missing. What is included is intentional but omissions can not be assumed to be deliberate.

Many terms and acronyms have changed their names many times over the years. The currency of terms and history of usage may not be complete.

Keep in mind: if duplication of an entire entry is needed, copyright does not allow copying of substantial portions of material. Some short entries may be copied but anything longer than 8 lines is prohibited. When speed is of the essence and we cannot accommodate your copying request then copy the necessary material and order the authorized copy with the intention of destroying the copy when the authorized copy is received.

With the increased requests for more and clearer standards this manual is always out of date. While frequent revisions are our aim, please write to us if you are unsure about the currency of the material in question.

From 1988, users already familiar with the bibliography will notice that it has been all but omitted, as has the list of journals and index of international publications. With this glossary, the focus of the company has been more local which has necessitated some trimming of the more outer extremities.

An updated Thematic List of Descriptors is forthcoming. A subject index in French will be forthcoming.

The bibliography is incomplete and not always linked to glossary entries and is included here only as a “suggested readings” list.

With the increase in interdisciplinary material, following shifts in kind by the company as a whole, some items will be listed more than once or under slightly different terms. It is nonetheless advisable to check other disciplines in the standards to avoid missing relevant items which may for some reason be cited only in one location or under a name different from common usage.

Production of the Glossary is computerized. The database from which it is extracted is available on CD-ROM, providing access to a broader range of material than is cited in these volumes, and updated yearly. There is also an online service available. That said, this book should be an active tool. Do not be afraid to write in the book and ag frequently used entries.


CONTENTS

PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION                                          1

EDITOR’S STATEMENT                                                          2

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS                                                  4

A NOTE TO MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES                          5

A NOTE TO THE READER                                                  6

GENERAL NOTES                                                                  7

INTRODUCTION (removed)

A NOTE ABOUT THE ABBREVIATIONS                                  11

NAFTA GLOSSARY FROM A to Z                                          12

SUGGESTED READINGS                                                  ??

        Appendices

        I.        List of Acronyms and Abbreviations  (removed)

        II.        Western Hemisphere Organizations in English, French and Spanish        (removed)

        III.        Selected Information Sources                (removed)

General Index                (removed)


Glossary

An alphabetical list of terms in a particular domain of knowledge with the de nitions for those terms.A glossary contains explanations of concepts relevant to a certain subject, eld of study, area of usage, or action. In this sense, the term is related to the notion of ontology.

Core glossary

A simple glossary or de ning dictionary that enables de nition of other concepts, especially for newcomers to a language or eld of study. It contains a small working vocabulary and de nitions for important or frequently encountered concepts, usually including idioms or metaphors useful in a culture. In specialized elds, a core glossary is a prerequisite.


A NOTE ABOUT THE ABBREVIATIONS

In addition to more standard words and phrases and definitions and explanations, this list contains many acronyms, initialisms, and pseudo-blends that begin with every letter of the alphabet and some numbers.

For the purposes of this list:

acronym = an abbreviation pronounced as if it were a word, e.g., SARS = severe acute respiratory syndrome, pronounced to rhyme with cars

initialism = an abbreviation pronounced wholly or partly using the names of its constituent letters, e.g., CD = compact disc, pronounced cee dee

pseudo-blend = an abbreviation whose extra or omitted letters mean that it cannot stand as a true acronym, initialism, or portmanteau (a word formed by combining two or more words).

(a) = acronym, e.g.: SARS – (a) Severe acute respiratory syndrome

(i) = initialism, e.g.: CD – (i) Compact disc

(p) = pseudo-blend, e.g.: UNIFEM – (p) United Nations Devel-

opment Fund for Women

(s) = symbol (none of the above, representing and pronounced as something else; for example: MHz – Megahertz); or self


GLOSSARY

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12 Divisions, The

They are: Communication; Time; Publications; Presentations; Soap Operas; Abstraction; Superstitions; Als; Services; Furniture; Imagination; and Elements.

1D

(i) One-Dimensional

Of no real importance except as a precursor to 2d.

1G

First-generation mobile (cellular, wireless) telephone system

1G came to the USA in 1983. Baker’s plans to get into wireless networks were dashed by the P&G acquisition in 1985. The work of the CFL in the post- acquisition years was a step or two backwards as P&G had no interest in telecommunications advances, and other directions, mostly non-telecommunicational and more directly interpersonal (in theory), were pursued.

2D

(i) Two-dimensional

Important concepts: eld, plane, similarity of shapes, origin.

3D

(i) Three-Dimensional

4,

(i) Forkammah, Illinois

Origin: word play based on “four, comma.” 1970s location of some pre-68 Baker testing.

4D

(i) Fourty

8th Wall

See EIGHTH WALL.

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AA

(i) Achieved Availability

(i) Amateur Archaeology

There are numerous local and regional clubs throughout the world, with activities that range from Saturday morning reading groups to full-fledged societies with publications and conferences and opportunities to work on archaeological excavations. Some amateurs write their own reports and give presentations.

Amateur Archaeologists can be divided into two main groups. One group is interested in the objects (parts) and less of their history, users, context or of archaeology as science. The other group focusses on context, culture, and collections, which is to say the stories and how the parts fit together into some semblance of a whole.

(i) Assembly Area

(i) Avenue of Approach

This term usually implies an approach which is a recognized and easy path, i.e. a paved road rather than an unmarked direction through a forest.

AAA

(i) Administration, Authorization, and Authentication

AAAS

(i) American Association for the Advancement of Science

Kyle Schlie, x-COO, current member, holds an honorary doctorate from this organization.

AAMOF

(i) As A Matter Of Fact

This phrase’s main function is as a generic exclamation and should not be taken literally.

AAP

(i) Advanced Acquisition Plan

This should only be used in the case of an acquisition which would bene t from being “leaked” into the public far in advance of any discussion of terms. J.T. Baker’s intentions to acquire SPARE were made known privately and publically in the second quarter of fy2013. The acquisition was not seriously discussed until the fourth quarter and was finalized in February of fy2014. In this case, the AAP was necessary is creating the conditions by which each party could agree to and bene t from the acquisition.

(i) Allied Administrative Publication

Unknown. Obsolete?

AAPC

(i) Accounting and Auditing Policy Committee

AAR

(i) After-Action Review

While similar to begging forgiveness rather than asking permission, AAR assumes no premeditation.

AAS

(i) Advanced Automation System (“double-A-S”)

AB

(s) Abstraction.

Concept. Reduced form that retains only information which is relevant for a particular purpose.

The basis of modern day economics, and reason for the necessity of increased faith on the part of participants.

The tendency of humanity. In time abstraction is accepted as reality which then undergoes abstraction. Abstraction in life and art are fundamentally different. In J.T.B.C.C.’s executives pro les photo series, the paintings our executives are paired would be classi ed as “abstract paintings.”

ABC

(i) Active Body Control

Brie y a mandatory part of afternoon calisthenics (obsolete).

(i) always be careful

(i) atomic, biological, chemical. see NBC

AC

(i) Art Conditioning

Getting familiar with art and thinking about where it is and is needed.

ACC

(i) Area Control Center

Ideally in the precise center, area- wise.

(i) Automatic Climate Control

Accumulation

Concept. The buildup of muck over time. Generally, a positive quality.

ACE

(i) Automatic Competitive Edge

ACL

(i) Access Control List

ACR

(i) Advanced Concepts and Requirements

ACTD

(i) Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration

Actor

Insurrection means both rising up and full deployment of the potencies of the actor. The actor that is emerging from the historical scene of our time is the general intellect in its process of subjectivation. The potencies of this actor are the potencies of knowledge, reduced to the narrow dogmatic utilisation that the economy is forcing on them. #

ACQ

(s) Acquisistions

One of the divisions of our ever- growing company.

ADDIE

(i) Analyze Design Develop Implement and Evaluate

AFAIC

(i) As Far As I’m Concerned

AFAICT

(i) As Far As I Can Tell

AFAIK

(i) As Far As I Know

AFAIR

(i) As Far As I Remember/Recall

AFJ

(i) April Fool’s Joke

No joke.

a.k.a.

(i) also known as (i.e.: alias)

ALA

(i) American Libraries Association (organization of librarians; headquartered in Chicago); also, their annual or Midwinter convention.

ALAP

(a) As Long As Possible

(a) As Late As Possible

ALOC

(a) Air Lines Of Communication (a) Average Length of Calls

One of the more important statistics in telephone polling analytics. Presumably, the longer someone stays on the line the more favorable their disposition to your “pitch.” See PITCH.

Amateurism

The views and principles of a person who engages in an activity for pleasure rather than profit.

AN

Absent, No pay (payroll code)

ann rept

annual report. (sometimes AR, but this is not generally accepted)

anon

anonymous

AOR

(i) Area of Responsibility

See FIELD.

APHIS

(a) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

A short-lived Brazilian community outreach program.

appl

application

Apprenticeship

A system of training for a desired trade or certain career or preferred activity which fosters the blurring of both formal and informal aspects of a relationship in order to bene t both parties in ways otherwise unachievable.

Work defined through the work of another.

A mediating work agreement, possibly parasitic.

ARC

(s) Archeology. From the Greek, meaning science or study of antiquity. The modern de nition

of archaeology stems from the antiquarian J. J. Winckelmaann (1717-68). Archeology examines the history and the art of past epochs. There is a distinction between the historical issues

dealt with by archeology and by ethnology: the latter devotes itself to the study of still-living people who exist on earlier evolutionary levels. Further distinctions are drawn between the specialties of ancient history, Oriental archeology, classical archeology, and Christian archeology.

Vicks Taste Test (sometimes part of the larger exhibition “Taste From Another Place”) functions either as a reconstruction or as an excavation. What interests the company about “excavations” is the way we deal with objects and cultures from the past when we are unable to reconstruct their original meanings. In “Taste From Another Place” and it’s proposed but not funded county fair reinstallation which would have presumably had the same name, the theme is the network of interpretations constantly associated with leadership/innovation and its context which shifts over time.

ARM

(s) Armature;

Concept. The structure or inner scaffolding of a work, de ned by out-front decision-making, which comes in advance of knowing but is non-negotiable even though development may show it to be foolish. See LTS.

Sometimes also just “arm” or “ARM,” as in an extension of a central body. The arm emerges from and is supported by the body. The ARM owes its existence to the body, and does the work of the body, but is occasionally, or in specific ways, given freedom to pursuit its own interests. For example the JTBCC is the philanthropic ARM of Globe Al.

ARPA

(a) Advanced Research Projects Agency

Unknown to to all except those who are a part of it.

ARRT

(a) Adult Reading Round Table Chicago area librarians’ organization which might still exist? J.T. Baker had a relationship with this group in the 1980s. The details are unknown but it seems to have been some sort of focus group type situation for the company to get feedback but without divulging its intentions or any speci cs regarding the project in question. Library patrons were not interested and many expressed disgust with the whole idea.

Artistic Freedom

The practice of art can also be seen as a model of knowledge production, conservation, and distribution. Artists are particularly well suited to a practice of

public AMATEURISM, a kind of experimental and experiential learning in an affective sphere of open exchange.

The freedom of artists is primarily limited by self-constraint, by CAREERIST ACCOMMODATION to the vault constructed by the major legitimizing institutions of museums, commercial galleries, mainstream art magazines, and ultimately the art market. Let’s call it the “boomsday vault model”: millions of artists betting on the advance of their individual careers in the hands of a market-oriented validation authority. But it’s not the only model. Just as vernacular seed exchanges are not waiting for the catastrophe that will send us begging to the doomsday bosses, alternative systems of artistic validation are nourishing. They are building a living, open core where artists leverage their symbolic power in concert with growing social movements. ^

AS

(i) Ambiguous Sincerity

Battle. To emphasise a point which is becoming both clearer and more perplexing over time.

ASAP

(a) as soon as possible;

This should go without saying. Not only should ASAP be known and understood it should be instilled as a virtue.

ASG

(i) Area Support Group;

These weekly “get togethers” were made mandatory for all employees in 1967. Results unknown.

ASID

(a) All-Staff Institute Day

3rd Wednesday in October, training day for Baker staff. There is no evidence of this day existing in practice. It is still listed on the calendar because when its removal comes up for vote it has failed to get even a simple majority. It is rumored that some staff use it as a sort of in-of ce non-work day.

ASL

(i) American Sign Language; There is no evidence of its use, but it is important as a precedent for Baker’s global communication efforts. See ISL.

(i) Above Sea Level

(i) Age, Sex, Location?

AT&T

(i) American Telephone and Telegraph (U.S. company, also known as “Ma Bell”)

ATWA

(a) Air, Trees, Water, Animals Sometimes posed as a question when one of the 4, usually the rst, is being neglected.

AV

Audiovisual;

The basis of human communication. Most research post-68 has been AV.

Avant-garde

A term used to describe an entity which leads the eld in innovation and experimentation.

AVC

Audiovisual Center

The former name for Film and Video. Where the AV things are stored.

AYU

(i) As Yet Unknown

 

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B2B

(i) Business-to-business electronic commerce

B2C

(i) Business-to-consumer electronic commerce

B2E

(i) Business-to-employee electronic commerce

BA

(i) Bank of America (BofA is not preferred)

Backdoor

Access. How-to. Lots of stupid things that seem like stupid things will turn out in fact to be stupid things. But you can’t know that without a few minutes of poking around. And not all of them will

be stupid even if appearing to be stupid initially. You have to give those things their due time, because you just don’t know. If you are thoughtlessly scanning, looking for quick easy opportunities, if this is how you’re looking at things, the backdoors will either not register or will seem really stupid. This is the reason you go slow, because

if you’re really looking you can give the stupid thing a few minutes of thought. And maybe it’s not so stupid. Often the seemingly stupid backdoors are later the most sophisticated ways of operating in the business world. Stop scanning and poke around more. See TASM.

BAM

(i) Business Activity Monitoring

BAR

Buy-American Restrictions

Baroque (music)

A generally pejorative term describing bizarre, extravagant, excessively aesthetic or aesthetically distasteful or unprofessional music before it later became the name for an era in Western classical music. In other words, “baroque” music is kitsch, camp, “over the top.”

BASIC

(a) Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code (acronym was added later, originally it was simply Basic)

BAT

(a/i) Basic Aid Training

Bazemore, Al

Internationally acclaimed theoretical chemist and father of First Sight with over 40 years

of research and development consultancy experience advocating natural approaches and local manufacturing. His First Sight theory is widely used throughout the world by many organizations and taught at many universities.

His book Management and Access, published long before social media, is still the gold standard for aspects of corporate relationships outside conventional brand building.

BB

(i) Baker Belfry

In use for over 40 years and still unde ned.

(i) Bat Beat(s)

Still unknown.

BBL

(i) Be Back Later

(i) Bird Banding Laboratory

BCCB

Bulletin of the Central Communications Board

The communications book review magazine that featured a number of Baker employees writings both technical and poetic. Edward Mabry established the magazine’s Poetry Pages section, which is suspected to have given prefference to Baker employees since over 50 of them were included during the bulletin’s less than four year run.

Best of the J.T. Baker Chemical Company, The

A 1989 VHS tape in which a woman attempts virtuosic play-by- play narration for a series of failed activities like ladling soup, talking in a suitcase, opening the door, and sipping coffee.

BETS

(a) Baker Excellency Training System

Beyond Catering

Concept before edibility.

BIST

(a) Built-In Self-Test

BIT

(a) Bilateral Investment Treaty

It worked for a time but wasa later ruled illegal.

(a/i) Built-In Test

BITE

(a) Built-In Test Equipment

bk

book.

Blind Spot

An unintentional Blank Spot. See BS.

Blue Tarp

See BT.

Blvd.

Boulevard.

BO

(i) Back Of ce

Front of office foil.

Bob Newhart

Comedian. Bob Newhart rarely incites action or comedy but responds to the situations he nds himself in.

BofA

(s) Bank of America

BOGOF

(a) Buy One, Get One Free

BOM

(i) Book of the Month

(i) Business Opportunity Meeting

Bootleg

Today people are holding on tighter to private effort and even employing newer more cutting edge technologies to help them hold on to the system that the new technology effectively replaces. For each new technology another new technology is needed to override or inhibit the new means of distribution or other freedoms that come into play through helpful new technologies. The focus on the new sometimes opens opportunity for the old to become new again. The bootleg as a backdoor.

BOUNCING

A constant back and forth which resists settling or singular de ntion. By veering alarmingly between the general and the particular, and between the realms of metaphor and practicality, it can be suggested that every technical possibility has wider equivalence, and a positive need to seek relationship with its neighbours.

BPOL

(p) Banks, Post Offices, and Libraries;

IRS program for free distribution of tax forms through these institutions. Prominent and pervasive public locations for the dissemination of information.

br

branch.

BRA

(s) Brazil (ISO 3166 trigram)

Branch

A unique administrative division, unit, subdivision, or other entity that is connected and under the authority of a larger entity but has jurisdiction in most local matters.

Branch X

(1) A real branch of the Globe Al Chemical Company where things are done differently, contrary and/or wrong.

(2) an imaginary branch of Globe Al Chemical Company, cited in discussing a hypothetical situation.

Branch Y

SEE: “Branch X (2).”

Brand Loyalty

The consumer’s commitment to repurchase or otherwise continue using the brand demonstrated by repeated buying of a product or service, or other positive behaviors such as word of mouth advocacy. Often encouraged through promotions and other advertisements.

Brand Platform

The set of associations customers make about a company.

BRASS

Break, Review, Address, Sight, Squeeze’

Pre-“send” email checklist.

BRAT

Branch/Regional Administrative Team--Charlotte Kim’s team (district chiefs, regional directors).

Brazil

A site.

See BLANK SPOT.

Brend

Part of Henry Flynt’s aesthetic theory . . .

BRIC

(a) Brazil, Russia, India and China

BRICK

(a) Brick

Object. Small modular units made for building large structures by hand. A key component in the history of Brazil. Gummy bricks were the food focus of the FOR THE STABILITY OF THE LAND fundraiser aimed at a return trip to Brazil.

BRICS

(a) Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa

BRL

(s) Brazilian real (ISO 4217 currency code)

BS

(a) Blank Spot

Space that is seemingly barren, confused, incomprehensible, or taboo; the blank becomes necessary when the eld becomes overcrowded; actual blankness is an impossibility. See BRAZIL.

Room left for the unknown, for ex., an empty space for writing in, as on a printed form. Caution: Do not confuse with BLIND SPOT.

bsmt

basement.

BST

Business, Science, and Technology (CFL subject division at _ _ _ _)

BT

(a) Blue Tarp

Object. Tarp is short for tarpaulin. Blue, waterproof, all-purpose cover, as used throughout the USA. Its appearance in outdoor events (House Construction, Flag- Raising Ceremony, etc.) re ects the unpredictability of working with/ against nature and the prefered ad hoc means of operating in situations of unknowing. Tarps are essential for eld work. This material has also been used to make BT-BBs.

BT-BB

(a) Big Tarp Bulk Bag

Object. These replicas of pharmaceutical FIBCs are made of Blue Tarps.

BTDT

(i) Been There, Done That

BTO

(i) Built To Order

BTW

(s) By The Way

Buck

(s) Bucket

Used for transporting materials that serve the purposes of specific

actions. Buckets have great range and are often used provisionally as seating, step stool, and toilet. Buckets are literal and figurative carriers and extenders. See CT.

Bullet Point

A typographical symbol or glyph used to introduce items in a list. For example:

• Item 1 • Item 2 • Item 3

Business Platitude

A trite, meaningless, or prosaic statement aimed at putting at ease or selling a vague comfortability. For example, “failure is not an option,” or “we treat you like family.”

BV

(i) Background Vocals

Necessary support and framing for the foreground vocals.

BVR

(i) Beyond Visual Range

BWARS

(a) Bees, Wasps & Ants Recording Society

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C3I or C3I

(i) Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence

C4 or C4

(i) Command, Control, Communications, and Computers

CA

(i) Civil Affairs

(i) Computer Associates

CAI

(i) Computer Assisted Instruction

CAP

(i) Crisis Action Procedures

CAPS

Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy--mid 90s change

in policing neighborhoods [pronounced “caps”].

CARC

Part of BST, performs complex computer searches for distributors.

Careerist Accommodation

Action and decision making partially aimed at nding acceptance in the elite institution(s).

CARL

CFL’s computer system vendor since 1982, ended 1995(ish); name originally stood for Colorado Association of Research Laboratories (?); former MAR security guard now Baker associate at West Lawn.

CARP

(a) Community Assisted Restroom Patrol;

Implemented secretly after the budget cuts of ’61, but now semi- sanctioned and accepted as the only way the restrooms have any chance of remaining usable.

CART

(s) Cart

Vehicle. Designed for transport, using wheels and normally pulled by one or a pair of draught animals. Carts were often used for judicial punishments, both to transport

the condemned and as a public humiliation in itself. Objects that cannot be carried by hand are moved by cart. Large equipment such as the Risograph printers

have dedicated carts. Most mobile operations employ carts in both transportation and POT display.

Cat

Cataloging (CFL support department).

CB

(a) Cardboard Box

Object. Industrially prefabricated boxes, primarily used for packaging goods and materials. Anything or nothing may be inside. Things may be put in or taken out. They are the ultimate CONTAINER.

(a) Crest Billing

Method. Crest brand toothpaste distributors are notorious for late payments and other bizarre accounting methods which has necessitated separate monitoring to provide realistic (but not accurate) information. This system was created by Ken Calhoun, who is currently the only person with full knowledge of its workings. Don’t attempt to understand it—ask Ken.

Update: This method is obsolete and should never be used since Crest is no longer a client.

CC

(i) carbon copy

(i) character connection,

(obsolete. See CHARACTER CONNECTION)

C/C

Comfortability / Contentment Concerning the thing, as it is, in that moment, each moment, without concern for results or goals. See OPENNESS.

CCC

Coffee Composting Community

A program of the Dept. of Applied Bio-Tech.

CCF

(i) Cartoon Cartoon Fridays

CCM

(i) Cook County Misdirection

CCP

(i) Cash Collection Point; Communications Checkpoint

(i) Contingency Communications Package

Strategy. Largely attributed to the Mayors Daley. Because this must be experienced to be appreciated, Baker people are strongly encouraged to reside with the City of Chicago limits.

CDD

(i) Capabilities Development Document

CDE

(i) Chemical Defence Equipment

CEO

(i) Capable and Essential Option

CERT

(a) Computer Emergency Response Team

CEV

(i) Crew Exploration Vehicle

CFI

(i) Center for Inquiry

CFM

(i) Certi ed Facilities Manager

CFO

(i) Chief Financial Of cer

CG

(i) Control Group

CGS

(i) Chief of the General Staff

Character Connection

Relationship based on “business.”

Chem

(s) Chemistry

Science (Schurmann). Examines the properties, reactions, and compounds of the chemical elements. A distinction is drawn between organic and inorganic chemistry. For the contemporary G.A.C.C., chemistry stands for the encounter between different elements, or objects, or persons, leading to a REACTION. See THU.

CID

(i) Certified Interior Designer

CIS

(i) Communication and Information System

CKA

(i) commonly known as

CM

(i) Category Mistake (Categorical Mistake)

A semantic or ontological error in which things belonging to a particular category are presented as if they belong to a different category. (aka Category Error)

CMIIAW

(i) Correct me if I am wrong

CMM

(i) Capability Maturity Model

c/o

(i) care of (postal code indicating temporary address change)

Co.

Company

CO

Central Of ce (company)

COA

(i) Certificate of Analysis

(i) Course Of Action

Cold Site

A location/event where framing and context are unknown or out of our hands.

Collection

Phenomenon. The G.A.C.C. is interested in the unconventional way in which people and objects are brought together to test the REACTIONS between them. Comcom

(p) Company comedy.

Commodity Form (Soap Opera)

Realized when in the 1920s and early 1930s the private broadcasting system won out over public service interests ensuring that commercial interests and values would dominate American broadcasting even until our present day. In short,

it means that the genre is pro table, organized, and maintains audience interest.

Common Ground

A location which is not the of ce or the television. It can be almost anywhere.

COMSEC

(p) Communications Security

Conjunction—Connection

We are living in an anthropological transition from a general form of conjunction to a general form of connection. Conjunction is the meeting, interaction and reciprocal knowledge of round bodies seeking each other and touching, experiencing, and discovering.

By contrast, connection is a relation of segments, the interaction of, and interoperability between, digital fragments that may be recombinant in different patterns but do not change in consequence of the connection.

When round bodies meet, they change each other. Love changes the lovers, and, in the physical territory, social forces evolve in unpredictable ways and give birth to emergent shapes.

On the contrary, when segments connect, they produce an effect, generally a predictable effect, but their relation does not change them. The precarious time, the segmented, fragmented, compatibilized time of segmentary bodies in connection, is unable to produce an effect of reciprocal change, which is typical of round conjunctive bodies. #

Container Theory

A container (ct) needs only enough to let you recognize it for what

it is—as a thing which can hold other things. Containers can

always hold more but are never completely empty. Containers are necessary vehicles when handling less de ned, less conventional,

less known, or less exact material. There is usually a relationship more or less between the container and the contained.

Controllable-Uncontrollable

Antithetical concepts. Works of art that have left the studio and entered a new context (GALLERY; COLLECTION) are beyond the artist’s control. Any extension of a work of art beyond its material substance exposes it to different, uncontrollable in uences. In extreme cases a work can be interpreted, many years after its making, only with prior knowledge or from the perspective of the observer’s own alien culture. In some cases Kyle Schlie includes text to explain his works, as a tool for both the avoidance and provocation of misinterpretation (The Director’s Hair, For the Stability of the Land)

COO

Certified Operations Officer

Copyright

The rising consumer-oriented culture became concerned with labels of authenticity and protection against theft and piracy. From this, the idea of copyright—the exclusive right to reproduce, publish, and sell the matter and form of a literary or artistic work— was born.

Corner of the eye

Phenomenon. A person who is in rapid MOTION can no longer perceive individual objects (PERSPECTIVE) but experiences his or her surroundings as an abstraction (FOG). This conveys new information and gives rise to new INTERPRETATION. The corner of the eye also represents the borderline between inside and outside. Looking inward from here, the person adopts the perspective of the the consumer. Looking outward from his bodily location, the eye sweeps across the wide expanses of the universe and the view is analogous to the representation in management oversight.

CP

(i) Collection Point

CRC

(i) Control and Reporting Center

Creativity

Has been replaced by management. (see: MANAGEMENT)

Creleisure

Not to occupy a speci c place, in space and time, as well as to live pleasure or not to know the time of laziness, is and can be the activity to which the “creator” may dedicate himself. (...) Is Creleisure creation of leisure or belief in leisure? (crer = to believe, tn.) – I don’t know, maybe both, maybe neither. The dumbos can quit at this point, because they will never understand: it is stupidity which predominates in art criticism – luckily they were punished by their own indifference to pleasure, to leisure, or to cannabistic supra-states, though this identi cation does not interest me here. ҈

CSA

(i) Command Staff Advisor

CSPI

(i) Center for Science on the Public Internet

CSR

(i) Corporate Social Responsibility

ct

(s) Container

Object. Available for use. Usually open, or at least openable. See CONTAINER THEORY.

CTIL

(i) Critical Tracked Items List

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DAB

Digital Audio Broadcasting

DACT

(i) Data Automated Communications Terminal

DADVSI

(i) Loi sur le droit d’auteur et les droits voisins dans la société de l’information (French, “Law on copyrights and related rights in the information society”)

DAK

(a) Disney’s Animal Kingdom

As a concept, DAK represents the theme park at its peak.

DA&M

(i) (U.S.) Director, Administration & Management

DAQ

(p) Data acquisition

(i) Delivered Audio Quality

DARE

(a) Drug Abuse Resistance Education

This program was heavily supported by JTBCC in the late 1980s as part of its rebranding efforts. D.A.R.E. was one of the models for the Vicks Taste Test program.

Dazzle Camouflage

Method. Produces greater visibility but reduced locatability.

DB

(i) Database

(i) Differentiate Backfire

Deliberate exclusion which becomes a prison.

(See NOID’S LOOP)

d/b/a

(i) doing business as

DBS

(i) Direct Broadcast Services (television)

DC

(i) Duty Cycle

(i) Direct Current

DCC

Direct Client-to-Client

DCE

(i) Data Communication Equipment

DCW

(i) Digital Chart of the World

DD

(i) Difficulty of De nition Intentional resistance which

spawns a nebulous middle sphere that disallows easy labeling. See SHIFTY.

(i) Degree of Dif culty

DDD

(i) Data Display Debugger

(i) Digital Digital Digital

DE

Do Easy

“DE is a way of doing. It is a way of doing everything you do. DE simply means doing whatever you do in the easiest most relaxed way you can manage which is also the quickest and most efficient way, as you will nd as you advance in DE.” William S. Burroughs

De-reg

Deregulation.

Action. The process of removing or reducing state regulations in attempt to promote competition, raise productivity, increase ef ciency, and lower prices. De-reg also has some possible downsides such as: adverse environmental effects, nancial uncertainty, monopolies, assistance in empire building, and abuse of the public by business.

Design

Phenomenon. Primarily, the preconceived form of a utilitarian object or system. Design encompases agents, objects, components, environments, goals, requirements, and limitations.

Detection Limit

A constraint on visiblity, usually more concrete than FOG, but may be implemented and apply in a broad range of situations.

DFCB

(i) Data Format Controled Book This “book” is a DFCB.

See DRY.

DG

(i) Director-General

(i) Dei gratia (Latin, “by the grace of God”)

Dialogue

Phenomenon. As a conceptual model, it underpines much of Globe Al’s activity. Denotes the different types of interplay between human beings, locales, and objects, as well as interfaces therewith.

Dialogues form the basis of decisions relating to content and form. Unlike monologues, dialogues are never linear in form; instead, they proceed in leaps and bounds, can range wildly, and always embrace different perspectives.

DISA

(i) Distinguished Individual Service Award

DIY

(i) Do It Yourself

DLSC

(i) Department of Library Special Collections

(i) Directorate of Land Strategic Concepts (Canada)

D-M

(a) Decision Making

Concept. A decision, often uninformed, becomes the foundation or ARMATURE

or RULE for a project. The components of the work are assembled in accordance with the predetermined criteria—such as time, form, color, character,

DMA

(i) Designated market area

See TARGETED AUDIENCE

DMRB

(i) Design Manual for Ramps and Bridges

DOB

(i) Date Of Birth

Donut

Object/model. Ring-shaped cake fried in fat. The ring object without a center is the simplest model for the PARATEXT. Objects with holes were the basis of HOLE FOODS FROM WHOLE FOODS.

Donut

Paratextual objects are often called donuts, i.e. all outer-no inner.

Donuts for Food

Donuts for Food is a non-profit catering service that provides food and parafood items to accompany art events and performances. Now extinct.

DotD

(i) Deal of the Day

Employed at EXPO.

DFW

(i) David Foster Wallace

Dry

By-the-book; formulaic

Dry block

In lm, or tv, a rehearsal without cameras.

DS

(i) Direct Support

DSC

(i) Digital Selective Calling

DST

(i) Daylight saving time

DTD

(i) Digital Terrain Data

DTE

(i) Data Terminal Equipment

(i) Down To Earth

Not, as our grandparents would prefer it, always a good idea.

DTED

(p) Digital Terrain Elevation Data (“dee-ted”)

DTG

(i) Date-Time Group

DTH

(i) Direct To Home (television)

DS

(a) Dual Site

Double-booked work which can exist both with and without visuals. For Globe Al the term additionally includes the physical paired with myth. See EXPORT.

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(i) Engagement Area;

(i) Excessive Af rmation Procedure.

Of form. Of emotional intent. Of genre. Subjective expression of what there is. Proceeding through untruth toward truth.

EABU

(i) Explain Acronyms Before Use

East of Eden

A 1952 novel by John Steinbeck which is a retelling of the story of Genesis, set in the Salinas Valley of Northern California.

ECFS

(i) Electronic Case Filing System

ECO

(i) Evasion of Clear Objectives

Economic Downturn

A general slowdown in economic activity

Aka: recession—a business cycle contraction

Economic Imperatives

Rules forcing positions and responses.

Economy

System. Operations of “exchange” that create representation. ACTORS are required.

EGO

(i) Elucidating General Objectives

ECS

(i) Emergency Contact System

EDAC

(a) Error Detection And Collaboration

EDCS

(i) Environmental Data Coding Speci cation

EDS

(i) Electronic Data System(s)

E&E

(i) Escape and Evasion

This entry needed development.

EEO

(i) Equal Employment Opportunity

EHF

(i) Extremely High Frequency

EHR

(i) Equipment History Record

EIA

 

EA

EIA

(i) Environmental Impact Assessment

eID

electronic ID

Eighth Wall

Phenomenon. The fourth wall’s fourth wall. When the fourth wall is broken, a new fourth wall is created.

The Eighth Wall is not always evident at the time, or clearly de nable as such. In J.T.B.C.C.’s rst instance of The Station, the serial drama Lifelong Longing was being cast, but notions of audience and performer were indistinguishable. Was there an eight wall in this production? Maybe. See FOURTH WALL. EIS

(i) Environmental Impact Statement

EKMS

(i) Electronic Key Management System

Abandoned.

ELF

(i) Extremely Level Floors Necessary for some construction work. Used philosophically

as a foundation or basis of life metaphor.

ELT

(i) Emergency Locator Transmitter

E&OE

(i) Errors and Omissions Excepted

EOTS

(a/i) Eye Of The Storm

EOM

(i) End of Message

EPA

(i) Environmental Protection Agency

EPCOT

(a) Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow

EROS

(a) Earth Resources Observation System

ERP

(i) Engineer Regulating Point

ERTS

(i) Earth Resources Technology Satellite (became Landsat)

ET

(i) Event Time

Assuking a thoughtful and rigorous PET, the turn to ET should be liberating because major decisions have been set. Where PET action is work, ET action is play. See PET

ETA

(i) Estimated Time of Arrival

ETT

(i) Embedded Training Team

EVA

(i) Earned Value Analysis

(i) Economic Value Added

Every Now and Then It Feel Like Sunday

Song by Kyle Schlie. Conceived and recorded during the Grey Period (forced rest) between J.T.B.C.C.’s fiscal years 13 and 14. See SUNDAY.

EXPORT

A thing that has found other venues in which to exist. Ability, portability and relevance are crucial since exportability is highly valued.

EXTENSION

Projects and works exist in stages. Once in motion they cannot stop. Extension refers to the stages beyond the direct in uence of the instigator. See PROPOGATION and RESONANCE.

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FAA

(i) Functional Area Analysis

FAAQ

(a/i) Frequently Asked and Anticipated Questions (cf. FAQ)

FABLE

A story without proof of fact or authorship. A later stage of EXTENSION.

FAH

(i) Field Affairs Handbook

FAKE

Method. To learn by trial and error, improvisation, and “copying.” An honest, perhaps naive, technique for building understanding. Rarely used deceptively. Also, MIMESIS.

Family Matters

One of the “matters” of life. Since balance does not come easily measures are needed to maintain established priorities, goals, obligations, and communication.

FAQ

(a/i) Frequently Asked Questions (sometimes pronounced “fak”)

FAS

(i) Federation of American Scientists

FASEB

(a/i) Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

FDBK

(i) Feedback

FDR

(i) Field Data Recorder

FEAR

(a) False Evidence Appears Real

Feedback

A process in which information about the past or the present in uences the same phenomenon in the present or future.

Feedback Loop

The complete causal path that leads from the initial detection of the gap to the subsequent modi cation of the gap.

Feedback Loop (media)

The apparatus of the media actually has the ability to produce facts. It was as if the whole machinery of the press brie ng was a feedback loop, which justi ed military action but also legitimized the press brie ng itself. It’s a feedback loop that gives legitimacy and conveys narrative to its producers.

The media event can be seen as a form of consecration because it gathers into itself a series of values that feed back to form a narrative of state affairs that requires action. ϡ

Feedback Signal

The measurement of the actual level of the parameter of interest.

FI

(i) Future Islands

We hold onto hope that we have looked but not seen and on return will see what wasn’t seen before.

FIBC

(a) Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container

A container in large dimensions for storing and transporting dry, owable products, for example sand, fertilizers, powdered pharmaceuticals, and granules of plastics. Often made of thick woven polyethylene or polypropylene. Typical capacity is 2,000 lbs.. Also called big bag, bulk bag, Super Sack®, or Jumbo bag.

FIC

(s) Fiction

Memory of something that didn’t or hasn’t yet happened. Faith in fiction is needed in order to help construct truths that currently don’t exist.

Field of Dreams

A 1989 American fantasy-drama film starring Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, and Ray Liotta nominated for Academy Awards for best picture and best

screenplay and others. The film positively portrays the myth of reward for illogical persistent effort. In the end baseball, America’s pastime, is exalted, Ray’s (Kevin Costner) dream comes true in spectacular fashion. The viewer is left feeling good about living in a system where they can risk everything, even destroy what they have, give up on work and family, build a baseball eld which will bring legendary players back from the dead, and that this will lead to ful llment because even this dream is achievable with perseverance, hard work, and belief in exceptionalism.

FIFO

(a) First In, First Out

Inventory philosophy.

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FIR

(i) Final Inspection Report

Flagrant Professionalism

A more extreme version of GONZO PROFESSIONALISM that embraces misrepresentation and deceit when it assists the appearance of high professionalism. This may be a more regional group which derives much of its outlook from Minneapolis rock band The Replacements and advocates for people like Alan Abel and other high concept pranksters.

FL-S

Forward-Looking Statements Officially issued corporate statements (Press Releases, Earnings Reports, etc.) are often accompanied by “Forward-Looking Statements.” The term and use is not specific to any individual corporation, but born out of and required by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which is based on Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Common words in FL-S’s are: “believe,” “project,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue”, and “will likely result.” This is a statement where the corporation admits that it doesn’t and can’t know what will happen in the future. These statements reveal a business based on trying to do the one thing it must legally admit it can’t do. They detail dozens of unique categories, covering every possible facet of modern business, in order to admit uncertainty about them all.

FM

(s) Factory Mutual

Non-site

(i) Field Manual

Site

FMSF

(i) False Memory Situation of Frequency

Often a precursor to reality.

FMCG

(i) Fast Moving Consumer Goods

FNA

(i) Functional Needs Analysis

FO

Future Orientation

We prefer the forecaster to the newscaster. Predictors are in demand. Politicians don’t make a move until the polls have come in. Commuters don’t leave the house until the weatherman tells them what to wear. Students and students-to-be decide on courses of study based on career outlooks. We only care about the past if it can tell us what will happen in the future. Is this what our past is for—a database with answers for overcoming the unknown? Even news has become future oriented. Where did the past go? More importantly, how can we use it? The question of use is where we nd FO’s value.

FoE

(p) Friends of the Earth; sometimes also Friends of Everyone

FOG

(s) Fog

Phenomenon. Limited visibility due to excess (and mixing) of material in the environment. The use of LIMITATIONS allows for Points of Focus (POF). Seemingly contradictory, FOG is often an early stage of awareness. See FOG.

(a) Focus on God

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:18)

FOH

(a) Front Of House

FONSI

(a) Finding of No Significant Impact

Footnote Markers

Asterisk (*), dagger (†), double dagger (‡), and section mark (§) are to be used in that order.

FOR

(i) Frame Of Reference

Turning our focus to the perimeter is a return to true managerial excellence.

Forward-Looking Statements

See FL-S.

FoS

(i) Family of Systems

Systems don’t exist in isolation

but are connected, malleable, and nested.

FOUO

(i) For Official Use Only

(i) For Office Use Only

Fourth Wall

The imaginary boundary between a fictional work and its audience.

FOV

(i) Field Of View

FRAND

(a) Fair, reasonable, and non- discriminatory (concept in standards-setting and intellectual property law)

FUD

(a) Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt

A marketing strategy which persists, in no doubt, due to its 99% success rate.

If put into practice this should be discussed only in con dence.

FU

(a) Future Understood or Future Understanding

An outlook based on surety of growth, expansion, and general progress. “Getting ahead” is the goal. Regarded as optimistic to a fault, and to the detriment of others. See SECURITY MIRAGE.

Fünke

Characterization. Interested less in pursuing a career than a failed career.

Future

An imagining of what is to come based strictly on what has already come.

Future Undertow

The sometimes disastrous downward pull following overly optimistic opportunistic proceedings. See FO and FU.

Futurity

Something that is coming into being.

FW

(s) Forward

FWF

(i) Fixed Word Format

FWIW

(i) For What It’s Worth

FY

(i) Fiscal Year

FYA

(i) For Your Agenda

FYI

(i) For Your Information

FYI&A is better. See FYI&A.

FYI&A

(i) For Your Information and Action

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Gallery

A short-term site for art and social interactions.

GAW

(i) Global Atmospheric Watch

GC

(i) General classi cation

GCS

(i) Global Coordinate System

GEC

(i) Great Engineering Challenge

GEEP

(i/a) Geophysical Equipment Exploration Platform

Genre

Tool. A never-static category, loosely grouped by conventions, boundaries, and predecents, which is constantly rede ned by each new entry. The ability to nd meaning, and often the affection, within genre material grows with familiarity of the genre itself.

gf

(i) gluten-free

GFE

(i) Good Faith Estimate

(i) Government Furnished Equipment

GFN

(i) Global Footprint Negotiator

The tool used to calculate J.T.B.C.C.’s footprint as described by Timothy McMullen in the First First Annual Recruitment Drive. The company’s footprint, as of then (October 2013) is the size of a baby’s small toe.

GGP

(i) General Growth Properties

GIAF

(i) Getting into Art Forum Mentality. Thinking which positions one’s practice alongside (or inside) the need to be recognized and validated by elite institutions; to be/ get/land in certain conventionally esteemed places; making-it; not often a healthy occupation. See STATUS ANXIETY.

The title of a William Wegman photograph which shows Wegman putting his legs through the sliced- pages of an issue of Artforum like it’s a pair of pants. See PUTTING ON THE ART WORLD LIKE A PAIR OF PANTS.

Gift Economy

Mode of exchange. Valuables are not sold, but rather given without an explicit agreement for immediate or future rewards.

A nice idea.

GIGO

(a) Garbage In Garbage Out

GIS

(i) Geographic Information System

GISS

(a/i) General Impression of Size and Shape

This impression is often more valuable than extensive research and analysis and shouldn’t be skipped, neglected, or looked down on.

Global Chemical Company

The family business of the Sales family, taken over by Pack Charles in the early episodes of the serial drama Lifelong Longing.

Global Performance Cache

Performances, typically at Cold Sites (like conventions and trade shows) that are based on vague mastery and business mystique. Ref. Being There. See Business Platitude.

Globe Al Chemical Company

The Globe Al Chemical Company provides products, services, and information toward more humane and local business practices. As abstraction is the root of most inhumane and global practices, the identi cation and understanding of abstraction is at the heart of what we do. Because art provides the most thorough discourse and positive use of abstraction, we are as committed to art as to business and seek to utilize the two elds in ways that are revealing and assist in understanding our collective position and trajectory.

GLV

(i) Gained Life Value

Often used in contrast to monetary value (aka value).

GML

(i) Geography Markup Language Gonzo Professionalism

In addition to the acceptance

of falling short, Gonzo Professionalism is the declaration of optimism and the articulation of wit within professionalism. It seeks not to abandon professionalism as unachievable or simplistically standardized but to inject it once again with creativity. This attitude has become necessary under today’s precarious working conditions where the standard variety of professionalism is sold as a necessity for survival.

Where professionalism requires courtesy in the face of injustice, Gonzo Professionalism looks for opportunity, leverage, and merriment.

Gonzo Professionalism in vastly reduced form might be about resisting professionalism, and on further reduction could be about amateurism, but in reality resisting professionalism or participating in non-professionalism is often as much if not more work. Such non- professional tactics are tempting to extreme professionals as tactics for hyper calculated products or actions, which are often heavily framed by calculated marketing. For example, the release of the late 2013 Beyonce album which came seemingly from “nowhere” directly to the fans as if there was no money or planning to do a proper release. The album was marketed as a sort of “gift” to the fans, and is what Jason King called “a real kind of gansta move” because this gift wasn’t a gift. The album came with a full-price price tag and all the normal bene ts (promotion, pro ts, etc.) to the product pushers. Even non-professionalism, as idea and practice, is something to buy into—to consume. Contrarily, Gonzo Professionalism strives without striving to be outside these economic pulls. It rejects usefulness, ef ciency, the at- a-distance smile, progress, and fabrication while rejecting nothing. Here, professionalism only works if gonzo and gonzo is only permissible when professional. It is an attitude that recognizes and learns the existing rules as the prerequisite to twisting and extracting alternative outcomes. Gonzo Professionalism owes a lot to the writings of Jan Verwoert, especially his essay Gonzo Pragmatism where he attributes the goal of Gonzo Pragmatism to the awareness and balance of good manners and irreverence. He claims good as necessary to resisting economic pressures which strongly impact the population.

Goofing-off

Goofing-off requires developing a ne-tuned sense of what it means to pause long enough and distance oneself far enough from worldly objects and events long enough to recognize their illusory dimension and thereby reinvest the world with wonder. In order to really goof-

off well, the instrumental sense

of purpose deeply ingrained in Western ego and epistemology must be abandoned.

Frances Stark’s work is about the inability to let go of this “instrumental sense of purpose.”

GOSC

(a/i) General Officer Steering Committee

GOTS

(a) Government off-the-shelf; sometimes Government on-the- shelf

GP

(i) General Purpose

GPC

See Global Performance Cache.

GRAS

(i) Generally recognized as safe

Grey Zone

The area of “occupation” where people are kept busy without pay. A mandatory holiday. Members of Globe Al do not work from December 15 to January 15. This is non-calendar non- scal year time.

GRN

(i) Goods Received Note

Growth

A requirement for health and existence of the system.

See EXPANSION, SELF- EXPANSION, SELF- REPRODUCTION, SELF- VALORIZATION, PROGRESS, MYTH, and HUMOR; HTH. GS

(i) General Support

GS-R

(i) General Support-Reinforcing

GSOH

(i) Good Sense Of Humour

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HAI

(i) Human Awareness Institute

HAL

(i) Hardware Abstraction Layer

Haze

Phenomenon. FOG. Effect that arises when an excessive aggregation of visual stimuli have to be processed at one time or place. This effect takes many forms, among them the museum, laboratory, workshop, store room, or retail shop. The only way to avoid it, in a museum for instance, is to look at just one thing. It may also occur when several themes are dealt with at once and everything seems to become confused or dissolve into a FOG.

HAZMAT

(p) Hazardous Materials

HCF

(i) Highest Common Factor

HCI

(i) Human-Computer Interaction/ Interface

HDM

(i) Human Decision-Making

Humor

A hook. Abstraction of a situation. Negating reality. A weapon.

HL

(i) Holding Line

HLL

(i) High-Level Language

HLN

(i) Headline News

HLOS

(i) High Level Output Speci cation

Hole Foods from Whole Foods

Catered event for Deborah Stratman for Trunk Show.

HPT

(i) High(er) Payoff Target

HQ

(i) HeadQuarters

HR

(i) Human Resources

HRM

(i) Human Resource Management

HTH

(a) Hope That Helps

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IAFG

(i) Information Assurance Focus Group

IAQ

(i) Indoor air quality

(i) Infrequently Asked Questions

IAW

(i) In Accordance With

IBA

(i) Important Bird Area

IC

Instant Communication

The building and progress of dialogue does not happen in block- by-block, or one-step-to-the-next fashion, but all factors of the environment and of experience coexist in a state of active interplay.

ICE

(i/a) In case of emergency

ICT

(i) Information and communication technologies

A vague category and not recommended for use.

ICW

(i) In Co-ordination With

ID

(p) Identity

IDL

(i) Interface De nition Language

IDN

(p) Item Identification Number

IDTS

(i) I don’t think so

IET

(i) Initial Entry Training

IFOV

(i) Instantaneous Field of View

IIRC

(i) If I Recall/Remember Correctly

IISS

(i) International Institute for Strategic Studies

IME

(i) In My Experience

Immaterial Labour

Work, though not considered such by everyone, in which payments is received in visibility and symbolic capital.

IMO

(i) In My Opinion, also “imo”, cf. IMHO  

Imperfection

The reminder that we’re not quite there yet and that we should struggle on.

IMRL

(i) Immediate Material Readiness List

Incorporation

The process of becoming a legal entity that is effectively recognized as a person under the law.

Institutional Poetics

The imaginative, beautiful, or elevated aspects of institutional activity.

Intellectual Property

The legally recognized exclusive rights to creations of the mind. Whether or not ideas can be considered property is debatable.

Intentional Dysfunction

The good side of disfunction.

Not to be confused with planned obsolescence. See P3I.

Interaction

Two or more things which have an effect on each other.

Interpretation

The assignment of meaning to a subject under consideration.

Intertext

The relationship between texts or a text in relation to other texts, esp. a text drawn from other texts or the text drawn from;

also a text within a text or text which is ‘intermediary’, such as a commentary.

Intertextuality

The shaping of a text’s meaning by another text. Intertextual gures include: allusion, quotation, calque, plagiarism, translation, pastiche and parody. An example of intertextuality is an author’s borrowing and transformation of a prior text, or a reader’s referencing of one text in reading another. See also: dialogism, heteroglossia, codes, reading, and hypertextuality.

IP

(i) Intellectual Property

IPR

(i) In Progress Review

(i) Intellectual Property Rights

(i) Intelligence Production Requirement

IPT

(i) Integrated Product/Project Team

IPTS

(i) Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

IRAD

(a) Internal Research and Development

ISB

(i) Immediate Staging Base

A critical component of THE STATION

ISL

(i) International Sign Language

In the 1980s Baker taught employees sign language through aerobics-like sessions in the afternoons. This was an attempt to tap markets unavailable due to language barriers. The Gestuno book was used. No evidence of much progress or practical use is available.

ISM

(i) Industrial, scientific or medical

ISO

(i) In Search Of

(s) International Organization for Standardization (from the Greek ίσος, isos, meaning “equal”)

ISP

(i) International Standardized Pro le

ITK

(a) In The Know

ITT

(i) International Telephone and Telegraph (U.S.)

IUCN

(i) International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (World Conservation Union)

IUPAC

(a) International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (pronounced “eye-yoo-pac”)

IUSS

(i) International Union of Soil Sciences

IVL

(i) Inter-Visibility Line

IVO

(i) In Vicinity Of

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JAFT

(s) Just A Field Test

JALLC

(a) Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Centre

JB

(i) Junior Branch

JFTX

(i) Joint Field Training Exercise

JOA

(a/i) Joint Operations Area

Job

People don’t just work, they have “jobs.” One person does one productive task all the time on an or-else basis. Even if the task has a quantum of intrinsic interest (as increasingly many jobs don’t) the monotony of its obligatory exclusivity drains its ludic potential. A “job” that might engage the energies of some people, for a reasonably limited time, for the fun of it, is just a burden on those who have to do it for forty hours a week with no say in how it should be done, for the pro t of owners who contribute nothing to the project, and with no opportunity for sharing tasks or spreading the work among those who actually have to do it. Ѭ

JOPES

(a) Joint Operations Planning and Execution System

JOTS

(a) Joint Operations Tactical System

JSP

(a) Joint Services Publication Since acquiring SPARE in early 2014, many JTBCC publication projects have been JSPs. JPOW

(i) Joint Project Optic Windmill

JTAG

(p) Joint Test Action Group (“djay- tag”)

J.T.B.C.C.

(i) J.T. Baker Chemical Company

JTBCC

(i) Joint Trust for a Beneficent Creative Culture

The philanthropic arts-focussed arm of Globe Al created to run the S.A.C.K. program. While supported by and benefiting Globe Al, the trust is separate and puts its mission ahead of the company’s. The trust’s founding members believe that the presence of art stimulates a creative environment and lifts the spirits of workers. Relationships to art can be powerful. The best works enrich our lives and through collecting help us leave a lasting legacy for our families and the philanthropic cause that holds deep meaning to us. Solid relationships with the art community through outreach is the mission of the Joint Trust for a Beneficent Collecting Culture.

J-TENS

(a) Joint-Tactical Exploitation of Nashville Capabilities

JTF

(i) Joint Task Force

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KA

(i) Knowledge Acquisition

KARNAC

(a) Knowledge Aided Retrieval in Activity Context

KE

(i) Knowledge Engineering

KFC

(i) Kentucky Fried Chicken Banned from the cafeteria since 1982.

KIDS

(a) Knowledge-based Integrated Design System

KISS

(a) Keep It Simple, Stupid

(a) Keep It Short and Simple

KIT

(i) Keep In Touch

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LAAS

(i) Local Area Augmentation System

LAB

(s) Laboratory

An environment for testing and playing and experimenting in all kinds of goalless and contradictory directions.

LAN

(a) Local Area Network

Language of Lawyering

Lecture delivered by Kyle Schlie in 2013.

Transcript excerpt: “Meaning is made both when we understand and when we don’t. I often make meaning of what I don’t properly, or conventionally, understand,— which is to make new meaning or create mismeaning. I’m still unsure of this term meaning-making and what it means. . . . I translate and mistranslate. The idea of doing things the wrong way is one that I like and employ. . . . The use of language within bureaucracy is intended to keep the outsiders out, and to uphold the current dominant structures of power. As as easy example look at any document anywhere drafted by a lawyer. You could say that these texts are dif cult because they have to be really clear and precise and cover everything. But if they were trying to be clear they would be clear and it would be understandable to you or me. But they aren’t. Anytime you’re dealing with something written by a lawyer you have to get another lawyer involved just to make sense of it. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that law students study for years just to learn how to read and write this stuff. . . . It’s these kind of exclusionary, and by my notions of logic, backwards tactics that eventually become the basis of every system, big or small, over time. It’s not my intention to talk about what I don’t like. I’ve been doing way too much of it so far. Want I’m interested in is the potential of spaces and tactics. I think it’s wrong to confuse tactics themselves with results born of intentions realized through certain tactics. . . . I’ve been wondering if tactics are in fact completely neutral, something like a through channel between intentions and results. If this is the case, we have as much to learn from evil tacticians as good ones because evil and good come out of intentions not tactics.” See INSTITUTIONAL POETICS.

LAR

(i) Logistics Assistance Representative

LATA

(i) Local Access Transport Area

Laziness

The absence of movement and thought, dumb time - total amnesia. It is also indifference, staring at nothing, non-activity, impotence. It is sheer stupidity, a time of pain, futile concentration. Those virtues of laziness are important factors in art. Knowing about laziness is not enough, it must be practised and perfected. Artists in the West are not lazy and therefore not artists but rather producers of something... Their involvement with matters of no importance, such as production, promotion, gallery system, museum system, competition system (who is first), their preoccupation with objects, all that drives them away from laziness, from art. Just as money is paper, so a gallery is a room. Ϫ

Laziness

The mother of perfection. П

Laziness

The only alternative.

LBS

(i) Location-Based Services Speci city which avoids interchangeability. See BRANCH.

LCM

(i) Least/Lowest Common Multiple

Lifelong Longing

The title of the dramatic television serial produced initially by J.T.B.C.C. and now the property of Globe Al.

Limitation

A condition of reduced options that serves to highlight speci c choices and actions within a bounded eld.

LITAS

(a) Low Intensity Two Colour Approach System

LJ

LaserJet (HP printer brand); (i) Library Journal

LL

(i) Land Line (telephone) (i) Last Log

(i) Limited Liability

(i) Linked List

(i) Lifelong Longing

See LIFELONG LONGING.

LLLTV

(i) Low-Light Level Television

LLTI

(i) Long Lead Time Item

LOA

(i) Limit Of Advance

LOC

(a/i) Level of Operational Capability

(a/i) Limited Operational Capability (a/i) Lines Of Communication

(a/i) Library of Congress, the national library of the United States (a/i) Level of Concern

Used to describe a scale or ranking of potential harmful effects caused by one particular item or practice

LOD

(i) Limit of Detection

See Detection Limit.

LOGPAC

(p) Logistics Package

LOS

(i) Line Of Sight

An important mantra when in the midst of FOG.

LOTS

(a) Logistics Over-The-Shore

LP

(i) Link Point

(i) Listening Post

LRPE

(i) Long-Range Planning Element

LTC

(i) Long-Term Costing

Ltd

(s) Limited

Use of the full word should generally be avoided.

LTP

(i) Long-Term Potentiation

LTS

(s) Limitations

LULU

(a) Locally Unwanted Land Use (urbanism)

LUT

(i) Limited User Test(ing)

(i) Local User Terminal

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MA

(i) Master of Arts

MAF

(i) Maintenance Action Form

Management

The new creativity. The challenge is in dealing with the plenitude.

Manipulation

The replacement for tired traditional claims of originality. (see: ORIGINALITY)

MARC

(p) MAchine Readable Cataloging

MBA

(i) Masters of Business Administration

MBTI

(i) Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

MDW

(s) Chicago Midway International Airport in Chicago (IATA airport code)

ME

(i) Memory Effect

MFA

Master of Full-body Acting

MIA

(i) Missing In Action

Books, videos and other equipment not returned, but for which return is expected or promised are given this label

MIMESIS

The preffered terminology is FAKE. See FAKE.

MIP

(a) Multiple Identity Poster Sometimes used in target advertising. May result in authorial confusion.

MIS

(a) Management Information Systems

MISREP

(p) Mission Report

MITL

(i) Man-In-the-Loop

The one who knows what there is to know. Often a bridge or sort of double agent for discrete groups.

MJT

The Museum of Jurassic Technology

Started by David Wilson in 1988.

MLE

(i) Maximum Likelihood Estimation

MLRS

(i) Missing, Lost or Reported Stolen

MNS

(i) Mission Needs Statement

MO

(i) modus operandi (Latin, “mode of operation”)

Model

A model of address, of attitude and approach, rather than one of outcome or consequence.

Moe

(a) Marvel of entertainment

MOE

(i) Measure Of Effectiveness

MOO

(i/a) Measure Of Outcome

MOPP

(i/a) Mission-Oriented Protective Posture

The stance one adopts when one thinks one knows where things should go.

Motion

Change in position, posture, gesture, or proposition.

MOTO

(a) Mail Order / Telephone Order

MOU

(i) Memorandum Of Understanding

Moving Information

The act of pushing language

around as well as the act of being emotionally moved by that process. (Perloff)

MOW

(i) Maintenance of way (also MW)

MRC

(i) Maintenance Requirements Card

MRE

(i) Meal Ready to Eat (U.S. military rations)

MRO

(i) Maintenance, Repair and Operating

MRR

(i) Minimum-Risk Route

See AA.

Mr. Rogers “Neighborhood”

The opening shot of the long- running children’s television show Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood is a yover of the “neighborhood” with a zoom in on Mr. Rogers house. The trolley we see crossing the neighborhood in the shot is the same one that will take us to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe later in the show. This town is a model—you could say a fictional town. The next shot is of the interior of Mr. Roger’s house, a real place for a real person. This swing between the real and the ctional is used regularly as the transition from one place to another in Mr. Roger’s world. The places are real but the journey from one to the other is made possible by the use of the model town.

The fictional neighborhood of Mr. Rogers serves as the context for many real places. These “real places” have been brought together inside the ctional neighborhood. Mr. Rogers lives, works, and moves in a town of his own invention. Within this invented town all the places are real.

M&S

(i) Modelling & Simulation

MSD

(i) Minimum Safe Distance

MTF

(i) Message Text Format

MTM

(i) Methods-Time Measurement

MTOE

(p) Modi ed Table of Organization and Equipment (“emm-toe”)

MTS

(i) Movement Tracking System Implemented in 1999, books were tracked by RIFD. Only in select books due to high cost. New RIFDs have not been added since 2003.

Multi-point Viewpoint

A single-author “text” crafted to clearly but subtly argue a single perspective through the use of a wide variety of other perspectives. Seemingly multi-sided communication giving the appearance of a kind of non- opinion or egalitarianism, can be used for speci c and precise communicative goals which appear to be impartial or varied.

Musical Emotion

Subjective conscious experience succinctly communicated through a ubiquitous pop song.  See WITHOUT YOU.

MW

(i) Maintenance of way (also MOW)

MYOB

(i) Mind Your Own Business

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NA

(i) Nascent Archives

New material which is archive ready can be said to “belong” to this imaginary archive or archive ready material. This is often evoked for material generated with an awareness of its live/lives and movement over time which allows it to be accessible and useful to an interested audience. Also often describes material which is of little interest at present but anticipated to be of greater interest in the future.

N/A

(i) not available/applicable

N

(s) North

NAFTA

(a) North American Free Trade Agreement

NAI

(i) Named Area of Interest

(i) Network Access Identi er

NaN

(i) Not A Number

N-ark (NARK)

(s) Noah’s Arks

“The artist picks up the message of cultural and technological challenge decades before its transforming impact occurs. He, then, builds models or Noah’s arks for facing the change that is at hand.” (Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, p.71)

Used to describe attempts that avoid the temptation to let immediate impact affect the message. See PIONEERING SPIRIT, AVANT-GARDE, and NASCENT ARCHIVES.

NAWMP

(a) Newbie Actors as Waiters Management Plan (“gnaw-wump”)

NBIC

(i) Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information Technology, Cognitive Science

NC

(i) Normally Closed

NCCAM

(i) U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative

Medicine

NCND

(i) Neither Con rm Nor Deny (i) New Concept New Design

NEC

(i) Network-enabled capability

New Illegibility

The new writing might be best not read at all; it might be better to think about; or to scan; probably to rewrite.

New Professionalism

New Professionalism revels in perfection sought but never attained. It is an attempt to regain humanity in business representation and transaction through an openness regarding our shortcomings. The phrase is generally attributed to the self-help blog “Be the Best You You Can Be” or “Kendra’s Thoughts.”

For New Professionals, the knowingly knowing failed attempt becomes about the quirks and mistakes and their resonance or contribution to ongoing activity. The aim for “good” and “right” are nothing more than a way to get going- a departure point- to nd what lies beyond. “Work” becomes a structure for the improvisational effort which cannot fulfill the admittedly false goals of a system which promotes standards it knows to be a lie and which could crumble at any moment. The New Professional is not less serious than the traditional professional. In fact, New Professionals may be trueer in this regard because the pervasive fear of failure has been removed allowing for freer pursuit of objectives. Uninhibited effort in purpose equals work. Results are nothing more than residue of a process.

New Future

A radical re-imagining of the future which is more than a reworking or mish-mash of the past.

NH

(i) Not Home

NH/LM

(i) Not Home, Left Message

NIH

(i) Not Invented Here

NIMA

(a) National Imagery and Mapping Agency

NIMBY

(a) Not In My Back Yard (See NOME)

NISER

(i) Networked Institutes of Science Education and Research

NIST

(a/i) Neutral Institute of Standards and Technology

NKA

(i) No Known Allergies

N/K/A

(i) Now Known As

NL

(i) Noid’s Loop

An advertising term used to describe a campaign by which you aim to differentiate yourself from the competition by bringing awareness to their faults, but end up highlighting those same, or similar, faults in yourself.

The Noid was an annoying advertising character created for Domino’s Pizza in the 1980s. Designed to act as a physical manifestation of all the challenges (becoming annoyed—”a noid”) inherent in getting a pizza delivered in 30 minutes or less from the “other” pizza places, The Noid came to function as a symbol

for the faults and annoyances of Domino’s itself. See OODA.

NM (also N-M)

(i) No market

When there’s no market you don’t wait around for people to come to you. You work faster, you rely on your friends support, and you let things unfold (or not) around you. See SM (also S-M)

NMN

(i) No middle name

NO

(i) Normally Open

Noid’s Loop

See NL.

NOME

(i) Not On My Elevator

Nons

Undefined. See Pro-Pragmatism.

NPOV

(i) Neutral Point Of View Unnatural, but strategically useful.

NRT

(i) Near Real Time

(i) Not Real Time (obsolete, but occurs in older text)

NS

(i) No Sale

NS/CC

(i) No Sale, Couldn’t Close

NSA

(i) No Strings Attached

NSO

(i) National Standardization Of ce (ABCD)

NSTAC

(i) National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

N/T

(a) No text

NT

(i) New Technology

NTY

(i) Not Tested Yet; (Alternatively) No Thank You

NTC

(i) National Training Center

NTP

(i) Network Time Protocol

NTR

(i) Network Time Reference

A sync point for relational technology. One aspect of NTP.

NTSC

(i) National Telephone Safety Board

NYT

(i) Not Yet Tested

See NYT.

NVG

(i) Night Vision Goggles

NW

(s) North-West

NWF

(i) New Water Flavor

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OA

(i) Overcoming Art

The challenge of exceedings one’s own objectives.

OASIS

(a) Objects and Agents for Systemic Insurrection and Simulation Permissible self-appointed provocateurs who uphold and strengthen the system in the long- term by selectively opposing it.

OASP

(i) Operational Analysis Support Paper/Plan

OB

(p) Obligation

(p) Obsolete

(p) Order of Battle

(p) Overbought

(i) Oversight Board

OBJ

(p) Objective

OBS

 (p) Observation/Observer

(i) Off Balance Sheet (i)Organization(al) Breakdown Structure

Occupation

Occupation often means endless mediation, eternal process, indeterminate negotiation and the blurring of spatial divisions. It has no inbuilt outcome or resolution. Ɵ

OCOKA

(a) Observation, Cover and concealment, Obstacles, Key terrain, and Avenues of approach (mnemonic)

OD

(i) Ordinance Datum

(p) Overdose

ODI

(i) Overseas Development Increase An upswing on the measuring bar for global trade interest.

OE

(i) Operating Environment

OEG

(i) Operation Exposure Guidance

OEM

(i) Original Equipment Manufacturer

OG

(i) Old Gold

OGD

(i) Other Government Department

OIC

(i) Of cer in Charge

Outside company specific spaces (ie. the office) this officer is

supreme authority.

OJ

(i) Orange Juice

OJT

(i) On-the-Job Training

This is most effective when combined with off-the-job training, typ.videos.

OK

(i) oll korrect (“all correct”)

OMT

(i) Object Model Template

OMW

(i) On My Way

A positive statement indicating satisfaction with one’s work progress.

OO

(i) Object-Oriented

Material as reality.

OOO

(i) Out of Office

Self explanatory for the most part, but when written like this,

                (image missing)

as a sort of extra-loop infinity symbol, it indicates a kind of hoped-for non-work state of transcendence, typ. used to indicate lengthier vacations or sabbatical. OOAD

(i) Object-Oriented Analysis and Design

OODA

(a/i) Observation, Orientation, Decision, Action loop

OOP

(i) Object-Oriented Props

These props drive a situation rather than sit in service of it.

OOS

(i) Out of Service

OP

(i) Observation Point/Post

(i) Order Point, in inventory management; the inventory state

at which more items should be ordered. Often expressed as a part of OP/OQ. When quantity OP is reached, order OQ new items.

OPAC

(a) Online Public Access Catalog

OPCON

(p) Operational Control

OPCW

(i) Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. J.T.B.C.C. is a member since 1978

Open Bullet Point

The last bullet point in a list is typ. left open for contingencies. See BULLET POINT.

Open-end

Never ends (hypothetically).

OPFOR

(p) Opposing force(s)

OPI

(i) Of ce of Primary Interest

OPINTEL

(p) Operational Intelligence

OPLAN

(p) Operational Plan (also OpPlan) A detailed how-to which anticipates

difficulties and prophesies results.

OPORD

(p) Operational Order

OPP

(i) Operational Planning Process The outcome of the OPP is the OPLAN.

OPS

(p) Operations

OPSEC

(p) Operations Security

OQ

(i) Order Quantity (see: OP)

OR

(i) Operations Research

ORB

(a/i) Object Request Backing Sometimes money, but more likely a kind of Raison d’être (reason for existence), often submitted as a proposal.

ORD

(i) O’Hare International Airport, Chicago (IATA Airport Code)

ORF

(i)Operational Readiness Float

A sort of magic carpet metaphor (also somewhat literal) which conjures mystical travel, survival kit readiness, and parade aesthetics.

Originality

Has been replaced by manipulation. (see: MANIPULATION)

OS

(s) Operating System

OSDL

(i) Open Source Development Labs

A location where free material and free labor converge. Once backed by a government grant, today only in existence underground or as MYTH.

OSE

(i) Own Separate Entrance

OSHA

(a) Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSI

(i) Of ce of Strategic Influence

A roving think tank of revolving membership which resides organizationally within the marketing department.

OSIA

(i) On-Site Inspection Agency

OSS

(i) Office of Strategic Services

OTA

Office of Technology Assessment

OTB

(i) Off The Bell

The initial action once action is permitted. This rst move is less consequential to where the action goes than where it doesn’t go.

OTC

(i) Over-The-Counter (drugs)

OTI

(i) Of ce of Transition Initiatives

OTOH

(i) On The Other Hand

Except in extreme-extreme circumstances there is never just one hand. Thinking about the other

hand should become second nature.

OTS

(i) Off The Scale

OTW

(i) On The Way

A useful phrase.

OVV

(i) Optically Visually Violent

OW

Old World

Keep your place in the arcane. Love your parents. Keep your place in the old world.

OWN

(i) Oprah Winfrey Network

An American general entertainment television channel for scripted and non-scripted programming.

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P2P

(i) Peer-To-Peer

P3I

(i) PrePlanned Product Improvement

Often describes a knowingly- de cient product. P3I’s are sometimes intentional to allow for future upgrades and incite new model necessity. See INTENTIONAL DISFUNCTION.

PA

(i) Public Address

(i) Public Affairs

 PADE

(a) Professional Association of Direct Engagement

PAID

(a) Practicing Actors Interesting in Directing

Painting

A therapeutic space in the middle of the rat race.

PAL

(i) Public Accessibility Level

PAN

(a) Personal Area Network

Pants

In the western world, pants are the most common, to the point of being the sole choice, covering for men’s legs. Women wear them a lot too. Pants are easy to nd. We all have access to them. We go through many pairs over our lifetime. Sometimes we have favorites but they only last for a little while. We outgrow pants and get rid of them. Styles change and we get rid of them. Sometimes they get damaged and we get rid of them. Sometimes, though far less often, some of us make our own pants.

The main advantage to pants, which are also called trousers in most parts of the world, over other possible coverings is their warmth—imagine about a kilt or skirt versus pants on a cold day. Jeans, sometimes called dungarees, became popular with the cowboys,  who got them from the sailors, who liked them for their ruggedness. Of course that doesn’t matter too much for most of us today, but the convention remains.

Paratext

Text alone is necessarily private. A text going out to anyone, even just one, requires some sort of interface which isn’t the text itself but is related and is as essential. The paratext is the means by which a text proposes itself to the public. The fringe; a border, which controls the reading of the text. The liminal devices and conventions both within and outside of the book that serve to package, articulate, translate and mediate the text to its readership.

Parody

A dialogue between two speaking subjects; one subject’s narration of the encounter with the other subject.

PARP

(a) Planning and Review Process PASD

(a) Power Augmented Show of Display

PASR

(a) Personnel Accounting and Strength Reporting

Patchwriting

Writing which weaves together various shards of other people’s words into a tonally cohesive whole.

PAWS

(a) Phased Array Warning System

PAYE

(a) Pay As You Earn

PB

(i) Pseudo-Blend

PBOH

(i) Please Become Old History

The wish to ignore or recall only when desirable rather than being required to deal with it on a regular basis.

PC

(i) Personal Computer

(i) Player Character

(i) Politically Correct(ness)

PCC

(i) Pre-Command Course

PCL

(i) Pocker Check List

(i) Passive Coherent Location;

PD

(i) Potential Difference

(i) Product Director

(i) Public Domain

PDA

(i) Programatic Diversity Arguement

Here, art, voiced by Claire Pentecost, has a lot to teach us. “Art by itself is not going to change fundamental social conditions, not only because that takes broad social movements, but also because, when detached from collective social demand for change, the critical power of art is so easily turned to the service of masking the contradiction between inequitable arrangements of power and the rhetoric of liberal democracies. Almost a century of both internal and external critique—from the Dadaists to the Situationists, from Antonio Gramsci to Herbert Marcuse—should have taught us something by now: art repeatedly forfeits the power to leverage its critical play toward real social change, serving instead as an aestheticized zombie in the latest eld of capitalist exploitation and inequality. The world capitalist system that has brought us to the brink of meltdown is currently undergoing the gravest legitimation crisis of our lifetime and we have to ask ourselves how our agency will fare in that crisis. As the art market rises and falls with capitalism’s fortunes, so, inversely, does the credibility of art as an autonomous practice. Artists’ desire to cross disciplinary boundaries (like those guarding the sciences) is an expression of a desire to be part of something larger than art. If we want to do more than supply diverse novelties to the boomsday vault, we need to tune our efforts nto the resonance of collective movements.” ^

PDD

(i) Past Due Date

(i) Presidential Decision Directive

PDF

(i) Portable Document Format

PDL

(i) Pure Dumb Luck

PDP

(i) Performance Development Plan

PDQ

(i) Pre-De ned Queries

(i) Pretty Damn Quick

PE

(i) Pseudo-event

A media event meeting the requirements for support structures and ritualization. These elements are sometimes over the top. The term also implies a lack or complete absense of content. Daniel Boorstin coined this term in 1962 to describe events designed solely to be reported: presidential debates, press conferences, etc.

(i) Physical Education

(i) Price to Earning Ratio (used for equity shares)

PEN

(i) Poets, Essayists and Novelists, the original meaning of the initialism of the organization now known as PEN International

PEER (Group)

(a) Prevention of Excesive Extraction of Resources (Group)

Peripheral Matters

Important.

Perspective

Approximate representation from a selected point of view.

PET

Project work prior to ET in which all planning and major decisions should be determined. Successful PET yields a relevant and playful event. See ET.

PG

(i) Parental Guidance (see: REGGIO EMILIA METHOD)

PIC

(i) Person In Charge (see: REGGIO EMILIA METHOD)

PICS

(i) Private Investment Capital Subscription

PID

(p) Positive Identi cation

(p) Procedural Identi cation;

PIM

(a/i) Path of Intended Measurement (a/i) Persistence in Multitasking

It becomes second nature in

time, but productive multitasking requires great persistence at rst.

PIN

(a) Personal Identi cation Number

PINF

(a/i) People in Need Foundation

Pioneering Spirit

A willingness to endure hardship in order to explore new places or try out new things.

Pitch

A persuasive line of talk with intended outcome.

PKA

(i) Previously Known As

(i) Professionally Known As

PLAID

(p) Precision, Location and Identi cation

Play

Voluntary activity. What might otherwise be play is work if it’s forced. This is axiomatic. Bernie de Koven has de ned play as the “suspension of consequences.” This is unacceptable if it implies that play is inconsequential. The point is not that play is without consequences. Playing and giving are closely related, they are the behavioral and transactional facets of the same impulse, the play- instinct. They share an aristocratic disdain for results. The player gets something out of playing; that’s why he plays. But the core reward is the experience of the activity itself (whatever it is). Some otherwise attentive students of play, like Johan Huizinga (Homo Ludens) de ne it as game- playing or following rules. I respect Huizinga’s erudition but emphatically reject his constraints. There are many good games (chess, baseball, Monopoly, bridge) which are rule-govemed but there is much more to play than game-playing. Conversation, sex, dancing, travel—these practices aren’t rule-governed but they are surely play if anything is. And rules can be played with at least as readily as anything else. Ѭ

PLB

(i) Personal Locator Beacon

PLD

(i) Probable Line of Development A softer line which allows for improvisation and unknowns.

PLI

(i) Private Lands Initiative

Plusses

The extras which though inconsequential to performance or function positively distinguish a product from it’s competitors.

PM

(i) Project Manager

PMI

(i) Positive Material Identi cation

PMPR

(i) Partial Mission Progress Report Only necessary for missions longer than one month. SHould be faxed in. See relevant eld manual for further details.

PNG

(i) Portable Network Graphics

PNP

(i) Positive Negative Positive Originally pertaining to electronics, the phrase worked its way up to the board. They had their own take, which included embracing some negatives, but aiming always to swing it back around to the positive.

PO

(i) Purchase Order

pod

(a) Plain Old Documentation; Documentation which is incidental to the work being done.

POD

(i) Print on Demand

Digital printing operation in which prints are made only at the time they are specifically needed. Easy setup, low cost, speed, and little to no storage requirements are the reasons to go this route.

POF

Points of Focus

Moments of clarity in the midst of a FOG.

POGO

(a) Pushing Onward, Global Outreach

POI

(i) Point Of Instruction

POK

(a/i) Plane of Knowledge > follow this term

POS

(i) Pre-Obsolescence Standards; Effectively obsolete prior to conception. Often used in the extreme search for untapped markets hypothesized to exist outside the limited reach of pro t- based business.

POT

(a/i) Point of Trip;

Often a destination which is typ. a project site. The usage is confusing and not recommended but persists. (a/i) Plane of Tranquility

A lone, mountainous island surrounded by an endless and serene sea. A mountain ridgeruns through the center of the isle along its length and is impassable, thrusting impossibly high into the clear azure sky of the plane. White clouds gently move about its peaks. A long, narrow waterfall can be seen cascading down the mountains, falling into a large lake that feeds several calm streams and brooks that wind their way through the land. Stretching along one side of the island is a beautiful tropical beach lined with palms and crystalline waters. In the evening, shimmering auroras play across the deepening indigo sky. The night sky appears almost as a velvety black drape ecked with a multitude of winking stars. The only structures on the island are a few buildings and landmarks very modest in their construction. Peaceful koi ponds and sand gardens are found about the island. A group of scholars resides here, seeking a better understanding of the nature of reality and the role of mortals in it.

POTS

(a) Plain Old Telephone Service

This phrasing is discouraged by NTSC, which is the primary reason to use it.

POV

(i) Point of View

pp.

(p) pages

PPLI

(i) Precise Participant Location & Identification

PPP

(i) Point to Point Progression

PR

(i) Public Relations

Management practice concerning the spread of information. Masters of the PE. Dealing with attitudes, policies, procedures, interests, popularity, acceptance and the instrumentalization of what is instrumentalizable.

Pragmatism

The use of the term pragmatism can be traced back to Charles Pierce who was influenced by Kant’s writings on praktisch and pragmatisch. Pierce characterized the former as “belonging in a region of thought” and having “no solid ground under his feet,” and the latter as “expressing relation to some de nite human purpose.” Far from being scholars on any of this, the thing that Globe Al takes from this is Pierce’s interest in finding grounding in the non-philosophical world of the everyday and emphasizing the importance of one’s experiences.

From here there are many branches, “pragmatic strains,” as John Dewey calls them. One strain focuses on practicality and simplicity, which is sometimes a form of anti-intellectualism where action is more important than mental speculation. Another strain is opportunistic and worships success—the things outside this mindset being simply “impractical.” There is a philosophical strain of Pragmatism that deals with meaning and truth grounded in human existence. Dewey states, “that action and opportunity justify themselves only to the degree in which they render life more reasonable and increase its value.”

Globe Al is more interested in what’s happening today. The evolution of a number of these strains of pragmatism are closer to professionalism, which itself has produced numerous related often reactive forms in the early twenty-first century. The contrast to professionalism starts with NEW PROFESSIONALISM which though less developed in use or scholarship seems to be a sort of trunk for other more specific branches of New Professionalism.

Precarious Labor

The social and affective body of cognitive workers has been separated from their daily activity as net-producers. The new alienation is based on this separation, on the virtualisation of social relations. We are not persons; we are fractal bearers of time. We are time, available, compatible, which can be called, summoned, subsumed, hired for an hour, a month, a year. This is the condition of recombinant and precarious labour in its relation to semiocapital. #

PRFG

(s) Partial Frog

The resulting body once the essence has been removed. It is to be alive but unable to function joyously.

Printing

The invention of printing did away with anonymity, fostering ideas of literary fame and the habit of considering intellectual effort as private property.

Production

Neither under construction nor complete.

Productivity

Dogma. The rate and/or volume at which goods and services are generated. Increase (in productivity) is the assumed aim.

Product Semantics

A variant of USER FRIENDLY. Familiar physical analogies and cultural standards are incorporated into a product’s design so that its function and use are crystal clear and immediately understood. An underlying goal of ergonomics, user friendliness, product semantics, and of “responsible” industrial design generally is to recast our entire material world into something more useful and predictable. This goal may be ne for utilitarian applications like automobile interiors, video cameras, and computer keyboards, but such values mean little when applied to Globe Al, an intentionally rangy, complex, an only partially functional (or funded) entity.

Professionalization

The social process by which a trade or occupation elevates itself. This is often implemented through the institution of quali cations, conventions, conformity, requirements, membership, demarkation from the amateur, and other forms of selectivity. For the admitted , results are: acquisition of power, prestige, higher income, social status, and other select privileges.

Progress

Movement toward a higher stage. General advancement. Syndrome of modernization. This attitude may lead to DD.

Propogation (aka EXTENSION)

To spread/transmit/reproduce naturally without direct source assistance. If a story is right it will propagate like a rumour. The story will pass through without needing to settle. It will have a life and lives of its own. Ideally, the story will survive the event, it will exercise its potential to become FABLE or myth. Here the genuine and the FAKE can no longer be distinguished from each other.

Pro-Pragmatism

Where GONZO PROFESSIONALISM favors Verwoert’s “gonzo,” Pro-Pragmatism favors his “pragmatism.” Pro-Pragmatists hold courtesy and ethics above production, and are known for refusing to participate in the culture of doing/making. Pro-Pragmatists are known for elaborate festive reunions, at least yearly but some quarterly. They sometimes come off as “kind of Emo” and to older generations seem to be slackers. While they are often considered to be anti-work, some have expressed no opinion on the matter and might consider work more of an afterthought to life. These pragmatists are sometimes referred to as NONS. And the more extreme sect unofficially called SE- PRAGMATISTS.

PS

(i) Personnel Services

(i) Power Supply

(i) Public School

PSV

(i) Public Service Vehicle

Public

Mechanically produced multiples of the same text created a public. It was a new sort of public—a reading public.

Public Commons

The cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of the public.

Putting on the Art World Like a Pair of Pants

Lecture delivered by Kyle Schlie in 2013. Excerpt: “I don’t mean this idea of putting on the art world like a pair of pants, or trousers, disrespectfully. What I want to convey is how important it is to recognize the, um, usefulness of the art world. Because if we’re all honest with ourselves, for the most part we don’t need the art world to make the work. So, it’s good to know when that world is useful, and more generally what it’s really for. The question of what it’s for is so basic that we probably rarely think of it. I know I don’t, not as often as I should. I applied for a residency last week just because I felt like I had to and even though I wrote something explaining why I wanted what was being offered, I still don’t really know the answer to that question. That’s part of why I’m talking about this. Because I need to hear this as much as anyone. So I’m up here talking to myself. Anyway, I also want to say, uh, that maybe it’s as important to recognize when the art world isn’t useful, or when you are trying too hard to make it what you want it to be. I don’t need or want to wear the same pair of pants every day. Sometimes they get dirty, or I’m feeling sensitive today and this other fabric feels nicer on my skin. Whatever it is, I’m trying to be more aware of what these things are really doing, which of these things align with what I’m doing, and recognizing opportunities which I can connect with. Some days the skinny pants are too restrictive. In certain light the red ones just ruin the effect I’m going for. Though he’s talking more speci cally about comedy, I think the point applies here when David Robbins states, “I’d contend that the very idea of pursuing a line of comedy within the art context, such as some of us have done, ought to be regarded as evidence of an emergent consciousness that perceives the art context not as the terminus point or limit of expression—the traditional view of it—but rather as but one production context available to an independent imagination at work within the larger cultural eld.” ” See PANTS and GIAF.

PWP

(i) Plot, What Plot?

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(p) First Quarter

Q2

(p) Second Quarter

Q3

(p) Third Quarter

Q4

(p) Fourth Quarter

Q5

Derogatory name for the GREY ZONE. Please do not use.

QC

(i) Quality Control

QCA

(i) Quali cations and Candidness Assessment

QDOS

(p) Quick and Dirty Operating System (“cue-doss”) originally developed by Seattle Computer Products; describes most Globe Al operations. The system should only be as much, and no more, than it needs to be.

QDR

(i) Quarterly Design Review

QFE

(i) Quoted For Emphasis

QM

(i) Quality Management

QPR

(i) Quality-Price Ratio

QR

(i) Quick Release

Quasi

To render an object quasi is to take it apart and make its elements visible; thus, a quasi-company is the analysis of companies. In a similar way, one can propose that, in immaterial labour, work becomes “quasi-work.” Work and art are recon gured by economy and rendered operative in their quasi- conditions. [Michael] Serres writes that the quasi-object “is not an object, but it is one nevertheless, since it is not a subject, since it is in the world; it is also a quasi-subject, since it marks or designates a subject who, without it, would not be a subject.” The quasi-object has social and fabricated agency, one could say, like the ball in a game designates the player. In a comparable way, late capital is a social medium that instrumentalises inter-subjectivity as it operates between different realms of being.

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RADB

(i) Resource Assessment Database

Rad Lab, The

An important precedent for: non- hierarchical management style; epistemological trading zone in which knowledge across disciplines such as chemistry, mathematics, and physics was exchanged; interdisciplinary research; and blending of commercial and academic institutions.

Railroading

Laying parallel tracks as a structure for jumping to/from. The jumps become connections between tracks that would otherwise never intersect. Railroading activates the spaces between. This technique is used at all scales from company,

to project, to words. See also BOUNCING.

RCA

(i) Root Cause Analysis

RCT

(i) Randomized Controlled Trial

R&D

(i) Research & Development

RDA

(i) Recommended Daily Allowance

RDO

(i) Rapid, Decisive Operation(s) (i) Regular Day Off

RDTE

(i) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation

REACH

(p) Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical Substances

Reaction

Concept. The act of bringing together, in experimental setups, in human INTERACTION, or in chemical compounds (CHEM), can cause different reactions. RESIDUE is the result of hit-and- run reactions. ACCUMULATION is the result of repeated reactions.

Reductive Output

From the executive to the lab assistant, employees working under constraints of not enough time, tight budgets, notions of sociocultural “average consumers,” corporate safe thinking, and the pressure to outsell the other products in the marketplace, tend to reduce their output to simplistic, easy-to-grasp iconographically impressive, mnemonically effective qualities.

Reflexivity

Circular relationships between cause and effect. A re exive relationship is bidirectional with both the cause and the effect affecting one another in a situation that does not render both functions causes and effects. In sociology, re exivity therefore comes to mean an act of self-reference where examination or action “bends back on”, refers to, and affects the entity instigating the action or examination.

Reggio-Emilia Method

An approach to early childhood education that places emphasis on children’s symbolic languages in the context of a project-oriented curriculum. Learning is viewed as a journey; and education as building relationships with people (both children and adults) and creating connections between ideas and the environment.

Children are full of curiosity and creativity; they are not empty memory banks waiting to be lled with facts, gures and dates. Reggio-inspired curriculum is exible and emerges from children’s ideas, thoughts and observations. The Reggio goal is to cultivate within children a lifelong passion for learning and exploration.

Projects, also emergent, are in- depth studies of concepts, ideas, and interests which arise from the children. Considered as an adventure, projects may last one week or could continue throughout the school year. Throughout a project, teachers help children make decisions about the direction of study, the ways in which the group will research the topic, the medium that will demonstrate and showcase the topic, and the selection of materials needed for the work.

The Reggio Approach is based on a comprehensive philosophy, underpinned by several fundamental, guiding principles.

• The child as protagonist, collaborator, and communicator

• The teacher as partner, nurturer, guide, and researcher.

• Cooperation as the foundation of the educational system.

• The environment as the “third teacher.”

• The Parent as Partner

• Documentation as communication

Research Aura

A eld of subtle, luminous radiation surrounding a product which explicitly indicates its basis in extensive high-tech research.

Residue

What remains after an action and the acting parties, objects, and ideas have moved on.

Resonance

The prolongation of an initial object or event. At maturity resonance becomes myth.

RFD

(i) Request for Documentation

RFI

(i) Request For Information

R-Fin

(p) Request for Interest

RFP

(a) Request for Proposal

RGB

(i) Red Green Blue (colour model)

RHS

(i) Right Hand Side

RIF

(i) Reading Is Fundamental

RIM

(i) Research In Motion

RISO

Risograph- The Risograph is an environmentally friendly and cost effective printer which uses soy based inks to produce unique quality outcomes. Each screen is made from banana paper and unlike litho printing only takes a single print for the screen to be fully inked and ready for printing. The Risograph is highly energy ef cient and generates a minimum amount of waste. It was traditionally used for high volume printing and photocopying in schools, churches and small political parties. The Risograph covers the market gap between digital and lithograph printing.

RL

(i) Real Life

RN

(i) Reverse Notation

Robert Benchley

Humorist.

ROD

(a/i) Report Of Discrepancy

ROM

(a/i) Refusal of Mastery

Failure which avoids a melancholic sense of frustration or defeat. Powerlessness which can be continually traversed and enjoyed. An assault on the exhibitionism of traditional modes.

ROW

(i) Right Of Way

(i) Rest Of the World

That which is outside the Globe Al.

ROY G BIV

(i) colors of the prism; Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet

RPA

(i) Remote Perspective Advantage. The bene t of being outside the thing—as a viewer. Seeeing that enables clearer explanation.

RPG

(i) Role-Playing Game

RPS

(i) Reverse Pricing Strategy, deliberate (foolish?) measures intended to stir up the pot. A short- term strategy only!

RPM

(i) Research Policies Matrix

R&R

(i) Rest & Relaxation

RRE

(i) Rapid Relaxation Environment

R/S

(i) Respectfully Submitted

Two good ideas put together.

RSA

(i) Regional Support Area

RSN

(i) Real Soon Now

RSR

(i) Required Supply Rate

RT

(i) Real Time

RTF

(i) Rich Text Format

RTFM

(i) Read the Fucking/Fine Manual

Rule

A de nition of operations and constraint toward some aspect of activity.

RV

(i) Reciprocation Void One for another.

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SA

(i) Situational Awareness

(i) Standards Association

Sabbath

It must be imposed if it is to exist. See SUNDAY

SACAT

(a) Semi Attended Customer Activated Terminal

S.A.C.K.

(a) Supporting Artists with Children and/or Kids

Program. Preserving the best of creative culture created by working parents.

SAD

(a) Seasonal Affective Disorder

SAFICT

(a) Software Agents as Facilitators of Interoperability in Collective Training

SAG

(i) Screen Actors Guild

SAGAT

(a) Situation Awareness Global Assessment Technique

san

(a) Storage Area Network

The network facilitates JDAs, EAs, and AAs by locating storage items closest to where they are likely to be needed.

SART

(a) Situational Awareness Rating Technique

A eld work prerequisite review class.

SAS

(i) Situational Awareness System

(i) Studies, Analysis and Simulation

SASE

(i) Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope

SASO

(a) Stability and Support Operations

SBS

(i) Special Broadcasting Service

SCA

(i) Society for Creative Anachronism

Scaffold

A temporary structure used to support people and material in the construction or repair of a larger structure.

Scientist

The scientists’ freedom is increasingly constrained by a dependence on large market players and the rules they enforce through both funding and legal imbalances. ^

SciFi

(p) Science Fiction (also SF)

SCS

(i) Soil Conservation Service

Secret to Success

The secret lies in knowing what to include—and more important— what to leave out.

Security Mirage

Mistaking a feeling for reality, and even when knowing this, still needing the feeling.

SEG

(i) Special Elements Gang

SEM

(i) Society of Exploratory Mining

SEP

(i) Somebody Else’s Problem

SE-Pragmatists

Straight-Edge Pragmatists Alternatively called Slacker Pragmatists (alternately Sometimes Pragmatists or Sub-Pragmatists), they are drawn to the civil disobedience of non-work, but many are considered to be “just lazy.” In stark contrast to Pro- Pragmatists they are known to be teetotalers, which is where the straight-edge name comes from. Of cially SE-Pragmatists would claim no affiliation with this or any group. See PRO-PRAGMATISM.

SERE

(i) Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape

SETAC

(a) Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Existence unknown since peak activities in the mid 1990s.

SF

(i) Science Fiction (also SciFi)

(i) Speculative Fiction

SFF

(i) Standard File Format

Shamanized Media Event

A term by Daniel Dayan and Elihu Katz referring to a transformative media event in which a discernable change in the realm of both the symbolic and the real takes place. ϡ

This term is no longer approved. Use Pseudo-event. See PSEUDO- EVENT.

SHIFTY

Forward movement which isn’t straight. This word should be used without judgement.

SIDU

(i) select, insert, delete, update. See CREATE, READ, UPDATE, AND DELETE

SIF

(i) Selective Identi cation Feature

SIG

(a/i) Special Interest Group

Singing Shows

A popular strain of broadcast reality television programs. One of many contemprary descendents the soap opera. Examples: American Idol, The Voice, Star Academy, America’s Got Talent, The X-Factor.

SIP

(i) System Improvement Program; (i) Systematic Investment Plan

SLAN

(i) sine loco, anno, nomine (Latin, “without place, year, or name”)

SLAPP

(a) Strategic lawsuit against public participation

Slow

Proverb. When everything is moving really fast, no one can see what you’re up to if you’re moving really really slow.

SLP

(i) Super Long Play

SM (also S-M)

(i) Self market (noun)

An internal market where everything necessary to work and distribute the work is handled in house. A way of coping with an N-M situation. The mindset of the avante-garde.

(a) Security Mirage

The image of a protected future without dependencies.

SME

(i) Subject Matter Expert

Perhaps the most desirable quality of Globe Al members and consultants.

(i) Single Material Export

SMED

(i) Single-Minute Exchange of Drums. (see RISO)

A feature of the Risograph allowing for speedy and exible Just-in-Time production.

SM&R

(i) Source, Maintenance, and Recoverability

SNAFU

(a) “Situation Normal — All Fouled/Fucked Up”

SNE

(i) Synthetic Natural Environment

SO

(i) Shared Object

SOA

(i) State of the art

SOAP

(a) Simple Object Access Program (a) Supplemental Offer of Assets as Payment

A form of bartering made legit through a series of rules and rates. In the early years of the program yogurt was the most popular good.

Social Contract

The master document for all other contracts. Contracts are a means

to be clear in both generosity and stinginess.

SOD

(i/a) Statement Of Duty/Duties

Soft Critique

Being against but working within.

SOP

(i) Standing/Standard Operating Procedure

(i) State of Play

SOR

(i) State Of Readiness

(i) Statement Of Requirements

SOS

See SPHERE OF SUPPORT

SOW

(i) Statement Of Work

SP

(i) Starting Point

The only requirement to start a project. Often employed as a trick to get going with the understanding that early ideas will be abandoned and the hope that worthwhile work will result.

SPARE

A modest short-term artist residency program and resource center for Risograph printing, small-scale publishing, and bookmaking located in Chicago.

Speedy Delivery

A service on the television program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The delivery man, Mr. McFeely, is by modern day business standards, the slowest delivery man ever. He comes right into the house, he’s nosy, he asks questions and generally talks too much. When watching the show you might suspect that he’s not a delivery man in the conventional sense at all. In the name Speedy Delivery Service, speed qualifies delivery. So we must ask, what is he delivering? Then we remember that this is a television show and the delivery item is a prop. So again, what is Mr. McFeely delivering?

Sphere of Support

The means by which an entity can solicit outside aid allowing it to function without resorting to abstract money-making schemes.

SQ

(i) Standard Quality

Over time this term has lost its meaning. Not recommended for use.

SRS

(a)Short, round, and simple; (pka IMAGINABLE)

Simplicity without complicated obligatory references allows an action, object, or story to be repeated vividly. SRS encourages stealing and appropriation and is the vehicle by which ordinary things become myth.

STA

(i) Scheduled Time of Arrival Station, A

Sort of like a space station, a big bulky mass oating around, a bank of TVs show program highlights, sponsorships, teasers, program schedule, and guests. Wrangling required.

Station, The

See THE STATION.

Statement

Remember that a statement can both cover up and announce.

Status Anxiety

Alain de Botton, in his 2004 book of the same name, claims that chronic anxiety about status is an inevitable side effect of any democratic, ostensibly egalitarian society.

Substitutionary Words

Used as replacements for curse words.

SuD

(a) Subject under Discussion

SUK

(i) Start Up Kit

Sunday

The first day of the week. A time of rest and remembrance. See: EVERY NOW AND THEN IT FEELS LIKE SUNDAY.

Support

Support is based on generosity. It is critical but not a category. Support is a type of relationship between people, objects, social forms, and political structures, in the same way that participation, or con ict, are other forms of relations; each proposes a speci c mode of operation, language, and further relations. Support allows a particular investigation in how we might work together toward a change, and becomes critical in allowing a form of political imagination to take place, both as a position and a practice; it invites readings and inhabitations of relationships between power structures, social realities, and institutional forms. There are many forms of support, but nothing is inherently supportive just as nothing is inherently con ictual. Support can occur in the interstices of cultural structures or society, in its ad-hoc formations and encounters. It is sometimes hard to recognize as it takes up a position of interfacing and organization, a position which inevitably recedes in the background; it is a practice of weakness and negotiation. Support allows us to think toward an equalizing movement. It is a carrier for interdependency as a form of re-equalization. The proposition of support is an experiment to revisit modes of production and therefore transform what we produce, by rethinking the very processes through which we operate, through the practice of supporting. De ning a relationship such as support aims at a different category of action—it is concerned with how the political is staged and performed, and with the inherent ideology of frames and display, organizational forms, appropriation, dependency, and temporariness. Andrea Philips, in “doing democracy,” puts it like this: “The idea of generosity—and friendship—is central to this thought. To be a friend, in Derrida’s terms, one must know what it means to depend on a friend. This is, at least metaphorically, the capacity of scaffolding that Support Structure references, as a proto-architectural supposition. Again, and not without logic in Derrida’s terms, this is incidentally a very receptive idea.” Supporting contains an offer, an invitation—but first of all it establishes a relationship of interdependency, the entry into which is the opening up of potential communities, associations, active relationships—a taking up of both practical and hierarchical responsibility. ←

SWOT

(a) Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (mnemonic) Planning method. Identi cation of internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieve an objective.

SWM

(i) Sequential With Memory

SWP

(i) Systematic Westing Plan A plan of periodic westing of shares or mutual funds

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TACAMO

(p) Take Charge and Move Out

TADSS

(i) Training Aids, Devices, Simulators, and Simulations

TAI

(i) Target[ed] Area of Interest

TANSTAAFL

(a) There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch. Coined by author Robert A. Heinlein in his The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress.

Target Audience

A speci c group to which a message is aimed.

TASM

Think about Snuggie money. Snuggies are really funny but they’re also one of the biggest money-makers out there. It’s just a blanket with sleeves. It’s so simple. And so seemingly stupid. But it’s not stupid to the people who are buying cars and boats and houses and tortoises with Snuggie money. See BACKDOORS.

TBA

(i) to be announced

TBC

(i) to be con rmed

(i) to be continued

TBD

(i) “to be documented”, “to be determined”, or “to be decided”

TBH

(i) To Be Honest

TD

(i) Text Dependency

One of the fundamental rules in the text-paratext relationship is that the text cannot exist alone. The TEXT is always to some degree dependent on the PARATEXT.

Team

(a) Together everyone achieves more

Teaser

Tactic. Small, cryptic, short and possibly challenging in anticipation of something more complete at a later date.

TERS

(i) Tactical Event Reporting System

TES

(i) Tactical Event System

Text

An object that can be read.

TF

(i) Too Far

TGIF

(i) Tim Goes In First

CEO Timothy McMullen, often willing to take on the role of leader in situations of uncertainty has become a model for this kind of unfounded willingness and blind dedication. TGIF does not refer exclusively to Tim but to any individual who might/could/should step into the role Tim de ned.

The Station

A space to be filled. A setting for action. A site of production. An open container. A travelling platform. The rst instance occurred in Gallery 400 April 6-12, 2014 with the shooting of the auditions for Lifelong Longing.

THU

The Human Element

Campaign slogan. Originally developed by DOW Chemical Company as a “statement to the world” addressing of some of the most pressing economic, social and environmental concerns facing the global community. Designating itself a better caretaker of the slogan, the J.T.B.C.C. used it as representative of its interest in relationships (other humans).

TI

Total Improvement

Getting better in everything, all at once, all of the time.

TID

(i) ter in die (Latin, “three times daily”)

TIM

(a) Technical Information Memorandum

(a) Technical Interchange Meeting TINM

(i)  Time is Not Money

TIP

A moment pregnant with possibility. Used extensively in the script/acting/editing/etc. of Lifelong Longing.

TL;DR

(i) Too long; didn’t read

TLAR

(i) That Looks About Right

TM

(i) Technical Manual

(p) trademark (often written in small superscript type: TM or TM)

TMI

(i) Too Much Information

TMP

(p) Temporary

TMTOWTDI

(i) There’s More Than One Way To Do It

T/O

(i) Theatre of Operations

Making a spectacle of the process rather than just allowing it to be seen in more subtle ways. Can be good or bad. Might be habitual.

TOC

(a/i) Table Of Contents

TOS

(a) Terms Of Service

TP

(i) Training Practice

TPI

(i) The point is

TPTB

(i) The Powers That Be

Often used to refer to the people responsible for the content of TV series or movies.

True Patriotism

A campaign alleging that most appearances in print of American Flags in the left-to-right reading parts of the world are mirror images of proper display. The basis for this is section 176 of the U.S. Flag code which call for the stripes to trail the union when the ag is displayed on moving bodies like people and cars. This means of display is different, perhaps contradictory, to instructions for wall and window display (section 175) which call for the union to be viewed at the top and left. The question at hand is whether images in print are closer to images on walls or images on trucks.

Truth

will always have a hole in it. (Gödel)

Truth

always relies on at least one assumption that cannot be proven within its own system. (Gödel).

TSOP

(i) Tactical Standing Operation Procedure

TSSIA

(i) The Subject Says It All

TTP

(i) Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures

TV

(i) Television

A combination of optical, mechanical and electronic technologies to capture, transmit and display visual images.

TWAIN

(a) Technology Without An Interesting Name

TWIG

(a) Take What It Gives

typ.

typically, typical

TYT

(i) Take Your Time

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UAR

(i) Uniformly At Random (probability)

UD

(i) User Diagram

UF

(i) Uncertain Future

UIC

(i) University of Illinois at Chicago

UIUC

(i) University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign

UL

(i) Underwriters Laboratories

UNCTAD

(p) United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UPC

(i) Universal Product Code

URI

(i) Uniform Resource Identi er

US

(i) Unspeci ed Services

User Friendly

Another reductive industrial design notion, that has to do with the aesthetics of clarity, accessibility, and ease of use. Beautiful is defined as simple; ugly as dif cult. See PRODUCT SEMANTICS.

UU

(i) Unknown Unknowns

A program that advocates fighting for the unknown, not against it.

UUU

(i) Unknowing Unknown Unknowns

One of the Baker Triple Letter Programs. The UUU’s mission was to distance J.T.B.C.C. from the UU. It’s not that the values of the UU weren’t valued but after the Xerox scandal J.T.B.C.C. couldn’t be visibly connected. (see AAA, BBB, CCC, etc.)

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VA

(i) Visual Approach

Validation

The necessary confirmation in order to continue on a trajectory.

Value

Is related to circulation within the system.

Veramusement

A combination of the Latin veritas and English amusement. Part of Henry Flynt’s aesthetic theory.

VFM

(i) Value For Money

VIDS

(i) Visual Information Display System

VIS

(i) Visual Instruction Set

VLSI

(i) Very-large-scale installation 

Vacillation Metaphor

See BOUNCING.

VP

(a/i) Vice-President (“veep”)

VS

(i) Very Special

V&V

(i) Verification & Validation

VV&A

(i) Verification, Validation & Accreditation

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WAGs

(p) Wives And Girlfriends

WAN

(a) Wide area network

WG

(i) Working Group

WIM

(i) Weekly Impact Meeting

WIMP

(i) Weekly Impact Meeting Planner

“Without You”

Song. Originally by Bad nger, but frequently (over 180 artists) covered, most notably by: Harry Nilsson, Mariah Carey, many Spanish versions, Heart, Air Supply, Kelly Clarkson, and Clay Aiken. A breakup song and past and future breakups very aware that breakups are inevitable in today’s economy. See MUSICAL EMOTION.

WKYP

(a) Will Keep You Posted

WN

(i) Wrong Number

WNF

(i) “Will Not Fix”

WNL

(i) Medical initialism for “Within Normal Limits”

Work

A result of the “serious” practicalities, competition, money and other sobering considerations that get in the way. Such discontinuity and specialization produce a sense of separation from the whole of life and also veil the imitative activity along with the enjoyment that might be had from it.

WOT

(i) Waste Of Time

WOW

(i) Wonders Of the World

wrt or w/r/t

(i) with respect to or with regard to, depending on context

WYSIWYP

(a) What You See Is What You Print (“wizzy-whip”)

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YTD

(i) Year-To-Date

YTM

(i) Yield to Maturity

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Zed’s Law

As scale and speed increase, care declines. See ZOOM’S LAW

Zoom’s Law

The quality of attention decreases as size and/or scope increases. See ZED’S LAW

   


SUGGESTED READINGS

Lars Bang Larsen, from “The Paradix of Art and Work” in A Reader on Art and Labour 

David Robbins, Concrete Comedy 

Gerard Genette, Paratexts: Thresholds of Interpretation 

Ɵ  Hito Steyerl from “Art as Occupation” in A Reader on Art and Labour.

Stephen Willats, Artwork as Social Model

ϡ  Steve Rushton from “They Came to See Who Came” in Dot Dot Dot 19 

Claus Oldenburg, various writings, in Writing on the Side 

Dorothea von Hantelmann, How to Do Things with Art 

#  Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi “The General Intellect is Looking for a Body” in A Reader on Art and Labour

Lewis Hyde, The Gift 

Georges Perec, Species of Spaces 

Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man 

John Dewey, Art as Experience 

Ϫ  Mladen Stilinović from “The Praise of Laziness”

 ҈    Hélio Oiticica from “Creleisure” in Hélio Oiticica, exhibition catalogue, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris; 1992, pp.132-135.

Antony Hudek & Athanasios Velios, The Portable John Latham 

Marie de Brugerolle, ed, Guy de Cointet

Aleksandra Mir, ed, Corporate Mentality 

↨  Allan Kaprow from Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life 

^  Claire Pentecost from “Fields of Zombies: Biotech Agriculture and the Privitization of Knowledge” in Undoing Property?

Jorge Luis Borges, “Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius”

Tom Freidman, The World is Flat 

╬  Kristine Stiles in Fluxus Performance and Humour (1995)

П Kazimir Malevich “Laziness as the Truth of Mankind”

Ѭ Bob Black from “The Abolition of Work”

Mikhail Bakhtin, Rabelais and His World 

James Van Fleet, Power With People 

Brian Holmes, lecture “Cross the Threshold: Art into Precarious Life”

A.Hirsch, ed, Intangible Economies 

Dot Dot Dot . . .

David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest 

Jeffrey P. Davidson, Blow Your Own Horn: How to Market Yourself and Your Career

Bernadette Corporation, Eine Pinot Grigio, Bitte 

←         Celine Condorelli in conversation with Eyal Weizman, published as “Support, Participation, & Relationships to Equity” in The Violence of Participation