People have a long-standing tradition of imbuing objects with meaning, using them for purposes beyond their practical use. One prominent example of this practice is the concept of the talisman, also known as a lucky charm. These objects serve as a visual representation of our attempts to control our emotions such as anxiety and to provide comfort and hope.
This publication serves as a valuable resource for understanding the ways in which people use objects to make sense of the world and ways to find solace, hope, and a sense of control. It is a testament to the power of object-based meaning-making by highlighting its role as a form of augmented reality. The book not only showcases the various interpretations of presented lucky charms but also invites readers to make new connections with the objects.
The tradition of assigning meaning to objects is a fundamental aspect of the human experience. In today's world, where we are constantly facing crisis and uncertainty, it is more important than ever. The power of meaning-making can help people make informed choices and be mindful of their own perceptions and beliefs. It allows us to make sense of the world, understand experiences, and create identities. Understanding how people ascribe meaning to objects can help us to better understand and empathize with one another and to appreciate the richness and diversity of human experience.