[NetBehaviour] THE UNPRECEDENTED - March 2020

Cassie Thornton futurething at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 14:28:35 CEST 2020


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On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 10:06 AM Paolo Ruffino <contact at paoloruffino.com>
wrote:

> Here is something I did in my spare time in these weird days. Hope you
> like it...
>
> --
> THE UNPRECEDENTED - March 2020
>
> The unprecedented collects every sentence that I’ve received via email
> through March 2020 that includes the word ‘unprecedented’, used in
> relation to the current coronavirus crisis. For this project, I’ve been
> looking into newsletters, announcements, personal correspondence and spam.
>
> The current condition, its effects and solutions, are frequently defined
> as ‘unprecedented’, for lack of a better word. At the same time, the repetition
> turns an unspeakable crisis into something manageable. It becomes a known
> unknown <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiPe1OiKQuk>. At some point in
> the near future, the COVID-19 crisis will no longer be newsworthy. We’ll
> get used to it. Language contributes to this process of normalisation. The
>  unprecedented becomes business as usual. This collection premediates
> that future condition, and captures the unprecedented as it becomes
> preceded.
>
> The unprecedented is an exercise in uncreative writing
> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAJRQJGc7DU>.
>
> For questions and comments please get in touch at: contact at paoloruffino
> dot com
> --
>
>
> This is an unprecedented time in our history.
>
> The current pandemic is unprecedented in modern times.
>
> We hope that you, your family, and loved ones are all healthy during these
> unprecedented times.
>
> Our country is facing unprecedented times right now.
>
> The interventions being made to manage the spread of coronavirus are
> unprecedented.
>
> I’m writing to thank you for all your hard work, especially as the
> coronavirus outbreak continues to escalate, bringing unprecedented events
> and great concerns.
>
> The Coronavirus pandemic is causing unprecedented movement in financial
> markets.
>
> As the spread of coronavirus presents an unprecedented challenge for our
> city region, we are working in a range of ways to offer support to our
> local NHS acute hospitals.
>
> Thanks so much for your valuable input as we find our way through this
> unprecedented situation.
>
> We would like to remind you that in the face of this unprecedented health
> situation, we are all involved in ensuring the smooth operation of your
> services.
>
> Assessment should fairly reflect the unprecedented circumstances we are
> all facing.
>
> However, due to the closure of the buildings in these unprecedented
> circumstances, we will be unable to make digitisations of the library’s
> print materials for the time being.
>
> As we respond to the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19
> pandemic, the absolute priority in our decision-making will always be the
> wellbeing and health and safety of our staff and students and our duty to
> maintain the University’s financial stability.
>
> As well as creating significant and serious issues, we are aware these
> unprecedented times also create opportunities for us to provide solutions
> to this global challenge.
>
> We’d like to thank you all for your support and understanding during this
> unprecedented time.
>
> Do something which you enjoy, which will help to relieve the stresses
> which this unprecedented public health crisis will bring.
>
> It’s important that Americans know that their President and their
> government are behind them 100%, which is why President Trump has announced
> he will be taking unprecedented emergency action to provide financial
> relief for workers who are ill, quarantined, or caring for others.
>
> We have welcomed a number of steps taken by the University so far during
> an unprecedented crisis – particularly the move to suspend face-to-face
> teaching, the increase in people working from home, and the assurances that
> all staff including hourly paid and other precarious workers will still
> continue to be paid is welcomed by all I’m sure.
>
> Over the last few days the executive team and the trustees of the BGI have
> been discussing this unprecedented crisis and how the NVM should react.
>
> We are in an unprecedented situation.
>
> Coronavirus: the unknown and unprecedented risk.
>
> It’s also really important to look after yourself in these unprecedented
> times.
>
> These are unprecedented times and I would like to thank our teams up and
> down the country for the work they are doing and you, our customers, for
> your patience and support.
>
> We wish you well as we face this monster of a global pandemic: please stay
> safe in this unprecedented time of crisis.
>
> The interventions being made to manage the spread of coronavirus are
> unprecedented – and are clearly going to affect almost all aspects of life.
>
> Our country is facing unprecedented times right now and President Trump is
> working around the clock to keep our Nation and its citizens safe.
>
> The ‘corona flu’ that Trump waves off is an unprecedented danger to
> geriatric populations, with a potential death toll in the millions.
>
> As anxious and uncomfortable as they were, people recognized that the
> community's collective survival was at stake and accepted the unprecedented
> measures.
>
> This is an unprecedented situation that changes daily, even hourly.
>
> We’d like to thank you all for your support and understanding during this
> unprecedented time.
>
> The "unprecedented" measures the government has rolled out.
>
> However, we are also clear that assessment should fairly reflect the
> unprecedented circumstances we are all facing and we have put a range of
> measures in place to ensure this is the case.
>
> As the spread of coronavirus presents an unprecedented challenge for our
> city region, we are working in a range of ways to offer support to our
> local NHS acute hospitals.
>
> The uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has left many
> people feeling afraid, anxious and helpless.
>
> Coronavirus: India Under Unprecedented 21-Day Lockdown.
>
> UK chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled an “unprecedented” range of
> measures to help individuals and businesses through the coronavirus
>
> The coronavirus pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge to the
> world's nations: Choose between economy and health.
>
> Coronavirus-related sports cancellations are 'unprecedented'.
>
> The restrictions ordered today are unprecedented in modern history and
> will create many inconveniences.
>
> Virus pandemic an unprecedented test for a young generation.
>
> In a time when our Nation is facing unprecedented challenges, it’s
> important that we remember that we are all in this together and that we
> will come back STRONGER than ever before.
>
> Due to the high volume of flight cancellations due to COVID 19, we are
> experiencing an unprecedented high volume of requests.
>
> Numerous countries around the globe have adopted unprecedented measures to
> limit the further spread of the virus and reduce the number of future
> victims.
>
> The scale of the crisis facing our country today is unprecedented.
>
> The COVID–19 crisis is forcing unprecedented changes on all of us, not
> just in the way that we live our own lives but in the way we consider the
> lives of those around us.
>
>
> On the other hand, the present, unprecedented situation has made media and
> communication issues more topical than ever.
>
> From myself and all my colleagues at Norwegian, I would like to thank you
> for your understanding during this unprecedented situation.
>
> And together, we will share the seriously good news of our seriously good
> God – even in this most “unprecedented” of times.
>
> --
> Dr. Paolo Ruffino
> http://paoloruffino.com
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