Events and interpretations

Events are modified by the interpretations that are assigned to those events. Such as the meaning that oneself ascribes to what is happening to and around oneself, real-time and also upon afterthought, which might be significantly different from the first impression oneself has about an event. The same event might have quite a different interpretation as condensed out as group consensus about it, too. Some people take on the task of providing interpretations of events to other people, such as news reporters and associated copywriters. Museum docents have been taught the interpretation of specific items displayed in the museum, and their task is to accompany visitors around in the museum, pointing out items on display while telling the visitors some of the meaning of that item, what part it played in history, for example. In fact, "interpreter" was the name given for such a docent at NHM. An interpreter strives to change the meaning of that which is viewed, tying in aspects which are no longer there to be experienced.



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