Jargon Reducer is a software art project which manipulates text. It removes or reveals words which might be considered ‘jargon’, specialized language that is not a part of the common vocabulary. The project invites the user to input text for jargon fi ltering. The project also comes with twelve signifi cant texts ready for fi ltering demonstration and analysis. Jargon Reducer is a humorous, yet poignant exposition on the culture and politics of language.
Nanette Wylde is an artist, writer and cultural worker making meaning in language-based works which are generally created in hybrid media. She has a BA in Behavioral Science from San Jose State University and a MFA in Interactive Media from Ohio State University. She is Professor of Art at California State University in Chico, California where she developed and heads the Digital Media and Electronic Arts program.