Symbols of the future
Why danger symbols can’t last forever
Looking for symbols that represent the three distinct concepts of history, present, and future. Is there a color that represents the past or a color that represents the future, for example? What graphic symbols would you use to depict the past, present, and future? Are there hieroglyphs that reflect those ideas? Names of gods, angels, or demons who serve those? How do you say past, present, and future in various languages, especially occult languages? I’m attempting to compile a list of numerous items that reflect certain concepts of time. Any ideas or suggestions will be greatly appreciated… EDIT: 7 commentssharesavehidereport86% Upvoted This discussion has been closed. There are no new comments or votes that can be made. Sort by the strongest.
Infinity symbol: past, present, future interpretation by megan
We asked their network and global next-generation fellows to nominate a collection of items in collaboration with the School of International Futures. We added a couple more entries from other potential thinkers, as well as one or two of our own, to that list.
Some people will wish to forget about this year. The objects we gathered, on the other hand, are meant to be representations of important acts, interactions, thoughts, and improvements. We asked our contributors to suggest things that they feel deserve special consideration and commemoration during these trying times. Along with the tragedy, this year has brought some positive changes that we don’t want to forget, moments when things got a little bit better in the midst of the chaos, local insight or inspiration, and warnings that we hope will not be overlooked.
Time capsules have always been about what a culture wants to remember and pass down: its best selves, projected into the future. They’re typically personal, diverse, and always tell a human tale. When we called for submissions, that’s exactly what we got.
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F. Klaeger and K. Stierstorfer (2020). Future Symbols: An Introduction Symbolism in the Future. Symbolism, edited by R. Ahrens, F. Klaeger, and K. Stierstorfer (pp. 1-18). De Gruyter, Berlin and Boston. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110716962-001 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
F. Klaeger and K. Stierstorfer. 2020. Introduction: Future Symbols. Symbolism in the Future. Symbolism, edited by R. Ahrens, F. Klaeger, and K. Stierstorfer. De Gruyter, Berlin, Boston, pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110716962-001 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
F. Klaeger and K. Stierstorfer. Future Symbols: An Introduction Symbolism in the Future. Symbolism, edited by R. Ahrens, F. Klaeger, and K. Stierstorfer. De Gruyter, Berlin and Boston, 2020, pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110716962-001 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
From an interdisciplinary viewpoint, this special anniversary volume of Symbolism investigates the nexus between symbolic signification and the future. Contributors wonder how the future has been symbolized in different ways. What role do symbols and symbolic references play in shaping our future visions? To what extent do symbols shape futures, and to what extent do they limit contact about what is possible and radical change imagination? Furthermore, how have symbolic traditions influenced not only artistic depictions of the future but also scientific attempts to predict and model it? So, what role does symbolism play in future negotiations in cultural and academic production? The volume aims to lay groundwork in theorizing and historicizing ‘symbols of the future’ as well as ‘the future of symbolism’ through essays ranging from literature and film studies to art theory and ecological modeling.
A & z – symbols
When populists take control of politics, the most powerful political symbol of all, the nation, is redefined, according to this article. This article expands on this point with examples from ancient and modern Greek history, as well as current politics in the United States and the United Kingdom. The article argues that whoever succeeds in articulating a political vision through powerful symbols will not only win the battle of symbols today, but also the battle for political legitimacy and voter confidence tomorrow. This fight must be fought, or populism will gain momentum. And this is bad news for (liberal or post-liberal) democracy’s future.
On a broad level, this article is based on a widely held view of populism, which serves as the foundation for the rest of the debate. Populism is described as the opposition of the “people” to the “elite,” which is fueled by grievances and mistrust of the government.
Other symbols have become much more powerful in recent years. Konstantinos Karamanlis and Andreas Papandreou are two Greek statesmen of significant symbolic importance. The following exchange (reminiscent of UK debates over Brexit) took place in 1976 during a turbulent session of the Greek parliament over Greece’s accession to the European Communities. In a fiery argument, Karamanlis argued that “Greece belongs to the West,” only to be met with Papandreou’s retort: “We prefer to belong to the Greeks.” Despite their obvious incompatibility, both claims have substance in their own right. The importance of the statement is due to its symbolic existence. This historic debate, which concerns the course of Greek domestic politics and foreign policy, has become synonymous with the most powerful political leaders in Greece after the military junta (1967-74)—Karamanlis and Papandreou—who, like Pericles, have attained symbolic importance. They were rallying figures throughout their lifetimes, and even after their deaths, they remain rallying points for party allegiance and legitimacy.