Essay Topic 1
How is "semiotics" defined? How does this term apply to the theories and work of Umberto Eco?
Essay Topic 2
Describe how holography has influenced American culture and our perceptions of reality. How is holography an extension of photorealism? How have these formats evolved since the book was written?
Essay Topic 3
What does Eco use Superman as a metaphor for in Section I - Chapter 1? What is a "Fortress of Solitude"?
Essay Topic 4
Where is the Hearst Castle? How does it reflect hyper realism?
Essay Topic 5
Describe the Getty and Ringling Museums. Where are they located and by whom were they originated? Why does Eco discuss each?
Essay Topic 6
Describe a museum of your choosing and how it reflects or does not reflect authenticity. According to Eco's definition and theories, is this museum authentic and how is that determined?
Essay Topic 7
Describe an American theme park of...
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