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Want to Watch Videos about General Semantics?

Over the years, we’ve captured and collected a number of presentations on general semantics and related subjects.

AKMLs & Symposium Presentations

The annual Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture and its subsequent symposia on general semantics are rich sources of presentations about general semantics and related subjects. The following videos come from those events, grouped by year.

Videos of presentations from the Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture and 2-Day General Semantics Symposium titled “Language in Thought and Action,” held at the Princeton Club in New York City, October 21-23, 2016.

Videos of presentations from the Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture and 2-Day General Semantics Symposium titled “Language and ‘Reality,'” held at the Princeton Club in New York City, October 2-4, 2015.

Videos of presentations from the Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture and 2-Day General Semantics Symposium titled “Making Sense through Time-Binding,” held at the Princeton Club in New York City, October 24-26, 2014.

Videos of presentations from the Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture and 2-Day General Semantics Symposium titled “Language and Symbol Use in the Twenty-First Century,” held at the Princeton Club in New York City, October 25-27, 2013.

Videos of presentations from the Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture and 2-Day General Semantics Symposium titled “Language and Symbol Use in Politics and Other Arenas,” held at the Princeton Club in New York City, October 26-28, 2012.

Videos of presentations from the Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture and 2-Day General Semantics Symposium titled “Communicating in the 21st Century,'” held at the Princeton Club in New York City, October 29-31, 2011.

Selected presentations from the 2005 Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture and general semantics symposium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Lecture Productions

The lectures on general semantics in this section were produced for television or other media.

Irving J. Lee, eminent Northwestern University professor of public speaking, presents six lectures on general semantics collectively titled Talking Sense, from the 1952 televised series Of Men and Ideas.

Alfred Fleishman, former director of the International Society for General Semantics and co-founder of public relations firm Fleishman-Hillard, presents three lectures on general semantics collectively titled Sense and Nonsense with Words: A Discussion about Human Communication and Human Relations.

This condensed lecture is from a lecture series for the Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce, St. Louis, Missouri, c.1996.

Interviews

The videos in this section document informal conversations about general semantics with scholars.

Robert P. Pula, an eminent scholar on Alfred Korzybski and general semantics, talks in this three-part interview about how he developed his interest in Korzybski and general semantics, Korzybski’s ancestry and early life in Poland, his books Manhood of Humanity and Science and Sanity, as well as the importance of Korzybski’s biography, which he had been working on for some time.

This interview was recorded on November 16th, 2003.

Seminars

The videos in this section are from live seminars on the topic of general semantics.

A three-part video of a general semantics seminar in Australia presented by Milton Dawes and David Hewson before the Australian General Semantics Society in 2002.

History

The videos in this section give historical context to general semantics and the activity of the Institute of General Semantics.

Footage of Alfred Korzybski and past seminars held by the Institute of General Semantics.

These assorted videos document historical events and items related to the Institute of General Semantics.

Featured Videos

In this section are videos that are featured in various places on the Institute of General Semantics website.

These videos are features on the homepage for the Institute of General Semantics.

Etc.

The section contains assorted videos of lectures that don’t fit into the above categories.

A selection of lectures on general semantics over the years by some of the best instructors on the topic.

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For information on the 65th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture on the evening of October 27, 2017, click here.
For information on the two-day General Semantics Symposium on October 28-29, 2017, click here.
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