News from the Institute

November 2016

IGS Mourns the Passing of Frank Scardilli, IGS Honorary Trustee, Veteran Mediator, and Longtime General Semantics Advocate

November 20th, 2016|News|

Frank Scardilli holds up a formula meaning “Rules times Facts equals Decision” in his 2010 lecture “How Just Is Our System of Justice: Some Challenges and Insights into American Law and Lawyering” We just learned of the passing of Frank Scardilli, honorary trustee for the Institute of General Semantics. […]

Videos from the 64th AKML & 2-Day General Semantics Symposium

November 20th, 2016|Events, Media, News, Press, Updates, Video, Website Related|

To the IGS YouTube account, we are currently adding videos of presentations from the 64th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture & 2-Day General Semantics Symposium, sponsored by the Institute of General Semantics, and co-sponsored by the Media Ecology Association and the New York Society for General Semantics. The entire event was held at the Princeton Club in New [...]

October 2016

September 2016

MEA Call for Papers: “Explorations in Media Ecology”

September 18th, 2016|Calls for Papers, Presentations & Books, News|

The following call for papers comes by way of the Media Ecology Association, and we've been asked to share it on the Institute of General Semantics website. Editor-Elect Calvin Troup invites general submissions to Explorations in Media Ecology (EME), the international journal of the Media Ecology Association. Media ecology is an interdisciplinary study of media [...]

August 2016

June 2016

IGS Mourns the Passing of Allen Flagg, NYSGS President, IGS Board Member, and Longtime General Semantics Advocate

June 14th, 2016|Media, News, Press, Publications|

Allen Flagg (2007) (Photo by Katherine Liepe-Levinson) It is with great sadness that the Institute of General Semantics reports the passing of Allen Flagg, a board member for IGS, as well as a recent president of the New York Society for General Semantics, not to mention a longtime advocate of general semantics. Allen [...]

May 2016

New Book – “The Book of Radical General Semantics” by Gad Horowitz

May 23rd, 2016|Media, News, Non-IGS Books, Publications|

The Balvant Parekh Centre for General Semantics and Other Human Sciences has recently shared that it is proud to be associated with the publication of The Book of Radical General Semantics by Pencraft International, New Delhi. Arranged into seven parts, The Book of Radical General Semantics abounds with new and innovative radical GS connections and formulations which can [...]

Lance Strate Named President of the New York Society for General Semantics

May 23rd, 2016|Jobs & Positions, News, Press|

A bit of recent news from our sister organization, the New York Society for General Semantics: Fordham Communications professor Lance Strate, Ph.D., has become the new president of the New York Society for General Semantics. He will be conducting monthly NYSGS meetings in the fall at The Players Club in New York City. More information [...]

Event Summary: “Introduction to General Semantics in Paris, France” with Vanessa Biard-Schaeffer

May 1st, 2016|Events, News, Press, Roundups|

On April 23, 2016, in Paris, France, Vanessa Biard-Schaeffer (Secretary of the Institute of General Semantics) hosted a five-hour workshop titled "Introduction to General Semantics in Paris, France."  The event took place at the Paris American Academy. Biard-Schaeffer documented the event. Click here to see photos and read a description of the event.