Academic journal article ETC.: A Review of General Semantics

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Academic journal article ETC.: A Review of General Semantics

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Institute of General Semantics (IGS) Executive Director Lance Strate, IGS Vice President Jackie Rudig, and IGS Trustee Thom Gencarelli participated or led panels at the Eleventh Annual Media Ecology Association (MEA) Convention, which was held at the University of Maine in June. Lance also prepared "GS lecture notes" that were distributed to convention attendees. In addition, IGS President Martin Levinson, IGS Vice President Jackie Rudig, and Board Treasurer George Barenholtz staffed an IGS exhibitor's table where IGS literature, T-shirts, and books were made available to MEA participants. I'm happy to report that a dozen new IGS members were signed up at the convention.

IGS Trustee and New York Society for General Semantics President Allen Flagg gave a presentation titled "Illusions & Assumptions of Mind, Body, Spirit" at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City in May. In that presentation, he discussed how knowledge of the physiology of the senses and how the brain sizes up what is really going on, WIRGO, is helpful in transacting with the world. He also made the point that studying the extensional devices that Alfred Korzybski proposed, and his warning about words, "Whatever you say it 'is,' it is not," can give us a firmer footing in our living and learning behavior. …

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