Thursday, 1 March 2012
I'm quite fond of these little dictionary's for politicians I made, unfortunately it got rather complicated to explain so will need some reworking. The concept is based on semantic satiation, where the meaning of words are forgotten the more times they are repeated in sequence, and as we know politicians have their buzzwords they like to reuse, which often have no real meaning. There are five editions of the dictionary, in which the type for each definition is more spread out on the page each time, until it is unreadable. The last book is a thesaurus to provide new words in place of the ones that have lost meaning.