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theungratefulbiped commented on the word heterotopia
Also a philosophical concept theorized by Michel Foucault. It refers to real places which are "something like counter-‐sites, a kind of effectively enacted utopia in which the real sites, all the other real sites that can be found within the culture, are simultaneously represented, contested, and inverted. Places of this kind are outside of all places, even though it may be possible to indicate their location in reality." (from his essay, "Of Other Places") Examples of heterotopias, from the same essay: cemeteries, ships, museums, libraries, brothels, and colonies.
May 7, 2013
theungratefulbiped commented on the user SirCat
Greeting, most marvellous one.
January 31, 2012
theungratefulbiped commented on the word synaesthesia
As far as I can tell, this is the British spelling, and synesthesia is the American variant.I get very strong colours for numbers, letters, and words, and consistent personality associations with numbers and letters, as well. Synaesthesia is much of what makes words so interesting to me.
January 30, 2012
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ruzuzu commented on the user theungratefulbiped
I liked your comment about heterotopia, and you have interesting lists. Hope you're having fun here!
May 8, 2013
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