Permanent Press V.1
TEXT IN GEORGIAN WITH LATIN LETTERS/Permanent Press is an SMS
nonfiction compilation of micronarratives, representing collective attempt of archiving
and documentation, as well as interpretation of surrounding reality by
Georgian urban youth. "Permanent Press" was developed from an online
project "Odd SMS Set" of zigota - Global Darkness Publishing, active
between 2004-2006 years in Tbilisi, Georgia. During this period, the
project participants used to submit their short text messages, leading
to formation of a specific new form of selected narrative as a variety
of the existing urban literature style.
Structure of the text
message exchange, their near-automatic means of origination and
preservation serve as an experiment with a new form of non-fiction
writing which can be defined as an embryonic stage for Self-Generating
Due to the nature of a Latin alphabet-oriented sms
scripting, texts/speeches in Georgian, being transcribed in Latin
letters, are able to surpass imposed language restrictions of the
global on-demand channels of book and text distribution.
Same type of
experiment with a Self-Generating Literature, yet in the online
environment, can be assessed in "Selected Logs" - another book by the
Global Darkness Publishing. Both in sms and online cases, despite the
experimental nature, these books represent Georgian non-fiction just as
any other conventional documentary compilation.