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Image/Iconoclasm

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Author(s): Engelbart, Rolf
Definitions 1. ‘Image,’ or ‘picture,’ in its broadest meaning is any presentation that—unlike the concept—presupposes and addresses sensory → perception and experience. In current speech, what is designated is first and foremost the visual presentation of things on a surface; in this perspective, the concept of the speech image is itself to be understood as imagery. Etymologically, ‘picture’ is from the Latin pictura, which in turn comes from pictus, ‘painted.’ ‘Image’ is derived from the Latin root imag-, ‘image,’ ‘copy’; it is related to our Latin-derived ‘emulate.’ In…