Sociological Images has an in-depth discussion of Hertrich’s rubric for delineating between real causes for worry and false threats. Her approximation is largely accurate (bird, or swine, flu makes for a gruesome health scandal and gun violence is usually overblown with media coverage of several isolated cases), but I’m not sure that fretting about a reduced stock portfolio has been a case of exaggerated concern since Fall 2008.
Below, images from Hertrich’s original installation. For more information on the artist, visit her website.
Found on Chart Porn.