Dictionary of War

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Information - Ted Byfield

Information - Ted ByfieldNew York, September 26th 2009, 11:30

Information is, first and foremost, an English-language word with a checkered past -- in hermeneutics, jurisprudence, physics, genetics. Its current use is partly defined by context, communications, and partly by the baggage it carries from its prior incarnations, which are irreconcilable. Those tensions are precisely what lends the word the dynamism it needs to function as it does, as a sort of universal solvent.


Cold war planning - Jennifer S. Light

Cold war planning - Jennifer S. LightNew York, September 26th 2009, 11:00

Cold war physical planning is frequently invoked in contemporary discussions about post 9/11 urban planning in the US, but another equally important/pervasive aspect of collaborations between defense planners and urban planners in the Cold War era is forgotten in these discussions. I'll talk about several technology-focused collaborations in the 1960s and suggest why this more expansive definition of Cold War planning history is important and relevant for thinking about cities and war today.


The Informal - Manray Hsu

The InformalDictionay of War Taipei, October 25th 2008


Zoom - Shaina Anand

Zoom - Shaina AnandDictionay of War Taipei, October 25th 2008

ZOOM begins with a popular film from the 1970's that was said to define the "look of the 20th Century". We wonder about the powers of then, and the powers of now.


War and Multitude - Ali Akay

War and Multitude - Ali AkayDictionay of War Taipei, October 25th 2008


Waiting - Brett Neilson

Waiting - Brett NeilsonDictionay of War Taipei, October 25th 2008


Vacuity, topo, deception, detour, bunker - Ti-Nan Chi

Vacuity, topo, deception, detour, bunker - Ti-Nan ChiDictionay of War Taipei, October 25th 2008

Subtle! Subtle! It approaches the formless. ─ Sun Tze, Art of War, 500 BC


Piracy - Tilman Baumgärtel

Piracy - Tilman BaumgärtelDictionay of War Taipei, October 25th 2008


Loyalty - Sam de Silva

Loyalty - Sam de SilvaDictionay of War Taipei, October 25th 2008


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