Intermediate Part 4 of 4
Glossary of terms:
Eulogized: treated as a religious icon.
Iconic: something familiar that becomes a cultural symbol, over and above its regular meaning.
Hyper real: a theme explored by Umberto Ecco in his essays and books, where situations are intense due to a concentration of events in a short time frame or location, giving rise to a feeling of being in a place or time that is special and apart form reality, where real things or events appear exaggerated.
Signs: layers of meaning which are familiar, but are often in the background and taken for granted - conventions we adhere to without resorting to analysis each time we do.
Empirical: ideas we form based on evidence in our normal domain.
© John Frederick Anderson