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Isotype (picture language) - Wikipedia
Invented by Otto Neurath, the pictures, the language itself
dblooper  statistics  history  symbolism  datascience 
17 days ago by colindocherty
Adinkra Symbols of West Africa
An illustrated guide to the African symbols called Adinkra used in Ghana, West Africa, with an adinkra index and high-quality adinkra images.
24 days ago by colindocherty
The Masks We Wear - The Atlantic
We wear masks for many reasons: for fun, for protection, or to make a statement.
dblooper  photography  symbolism 
6 weeks ago by colindocherty
The Free-Form Funeral - WSJ
By Clare Ansberry
March 2, 2019 11:00 a.m. ET

There are new ways to say goodbye.

While many still turn to the funeral rites that have comforted generations, others, led by baby boomers, are taking a different approach than their parents and grandparents. They are instead choosing individualized and symbolic memorials: a party with a punk-rock band for a tattoo artist, or a gathering at an airport hangar for the devoted mechanic.

“It’s more about a life lived than a ritual of religion,” says Jimmy Olson, a spokesperson for the National Funeral Directors Association.

A changing society is fueling this trend. Nearly a quarter of adults in the U.S. aren’t affiliated with any organized religion, according to a 2014 report from the Pew Research Center. A rise in cremations, which now outnumber burials, gives leeway on when and where to hold memorials. Although there are some laws about where ashes can be scattered, many people spread them surreptitiously in especially meaningful places. In the past year, more than half of around 1,000 people surveyed had attended a memorial in a non-traditional place—in a backyard, atop a mountain, aboard a boat—according to the NFDA.
farewells  free-form  funerals  memorials  nontraditional  symbolism 
6 weeks ago by jerryking

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