Another playground, for words and translations, and for puzzling with meanings made, intentions behind words, and significance assigned to such meanings and intentions. Originally part of the Hall of Mirrors.
When words and ideas dominate, the words can be diffuse, excessive, lacking in concrete referents, clothed in abstraction, with no overall feel for its qualities as metaphor of mind, and often with intent to steer the social imaginary. In our globalising world, Western technical and bureaucratic language, devoid of any richness of meaning or significance, could become abundant and applied to everything in sight.
With the sophistication of the brain circuitry adapted to the human capacity for more congruent linguistic expression, we can assist ourselves and others by making words and meanings that help make conversations easier and more balanced. Don't take my word for it
The MITESMICC is riddled with propaganda. Probably every conflict is fought on two grounds: the battlefield and the minds of the people. The “good guys” and the “bad guys” can often both be guilty of misleading their people in order to receive support and a sense of legitimacy. Ideas for a workshop
The rhetoric of smart cities contain some much repeated arguments to influence the social imaginary. Are they for real? Are we falling for that %^%$#? Some myth busting translations