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"Glossary" (1), the Arta Review, Bucharest, Romania, February-August, 1971.
The "Glossary" was published throughout most of 1971, as a series of monthly articles. It deals with such terms as: cybernetics, structure, input, output, feedback behavior, information, the significance of information, feedback, black-box, redundancy, noise, sensibility, original, entropy, etc.
Contemporary art. which is so extremely diversified as regards tendencies and techniques, has made necessary the adoption of a vocabulary appropriate to this situation comprising notions which have appeared in the development of scientific and technological thought.
In the columns we are opening we are attempting to define, within the measure of the possible, terms which have acquired a wider circulation in art criticism.
We say "within the measure of the possible", since the problem of definition is a permanently open one. For the terms which are defined in several ways, we have sought to present the most broadly spread acceptions.