Our long-awaited and fifth double issue 76:1-2 (2019) of ETC: A Review of General Semantics is in the mail and is now available for download from the IGS Store in searchable PDF format.
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"Beyond Either-or: Creativity’s Antithetical Traits" by Martin H. Levinson
"General Semantics and Logotherapy" by Martin H. Levinson
"Time, Memory, and Media Ecology" by Lance Strate
"And Now for Something Completely Different: What Are We Studying in Semantics, and
General Semantics?" by Ben Hauck
"General Semantics’ Psychotherapeutic Use: The General Semantics Debate to Face Uncertainty" by Isabel Caro Gabalda
"Culture: An Alternative Conception of Space-Binding" by Thom Gencarelli
"'We Don’t Need No Education': Language or Logic?" by Michael Moore
"The Height of Identification: Metaphorizing Corporeality and Illness" by Bini B. S.
"General Semantics for Babies and Their Parents" by Vanessa Biard-Schaeffer
"Origins of Popaganda" by Paul Lippert
"Literary Applications of General Textual Semantics: New Sources and Understandings of Hamlet (Part I)" by Stan Kozikowski
"Waze’s Impact on Ways" by Michaela Lynch
"Hashtag’s Impact on the News" by Sajani Mantri
"Communication: Three Pedagogical Paradigms" by Peter Zhang
"The London Effect as We Know It" by Peter Zhang
"Consciousness Revisited: A Buddhist Perspective, Offered as a Response to Lance Strate" by Tim Lyons
"Arguing Semantics" by Spencer Arnault
"An Action Plan for Nonidentity" by Courtney Zentz and Mary Lahman
"Feminist1 Isn’t Feminist2; Anti-feminist1 Isn’t Anti-feminist2" by Alex Cote and Mary Lahman
"Miscommunication in the Egyptian Museum: A Case Study" by Destinee Boutwell and Mary Lahman
"Time-Binding Plan: Journey to Recovery" by Mikaylie Whybrew and Mary Lahman
"Time-Binding Plan for Truth and Identity Triggers" by Brandon Burgess and Mary Lahman
"Fraught" by Jane Blanchard
"To the End of the Age" by Jane Blanchard
Plus Letter from the Editor and Book Reviews
“Carry on Painting” by Dom Heffer (2018, Oil on Canvas, 148 × 125 cm).
From the artist: “‘Carry on Painting’ is an ironic look at the famous British comedy genre, with its seemingly innocuous bawdy humour. The painting emerged after a family Christmas spent
with the ‘Carry On’s’ playing back to back on a UK TV channel, much to the delight of the older generations of the family.”
Dom Heffer (b.1978, London) is an artist, based in Hull. His work often involves paintings that are large scale and colorful, and carry a hint of anarchy. The intent is to investigate infrastructure: hidden, mechanical, or psychological. Recent works focus on the infrastructure or “semantics” of painting. They depict communications networks intruding on our visual world; canvases are netted with transmission beams, figures (or “stooges”) are distorted by interference, and visual devices called “creative blocks” disrupt the scenes.
Dom has worked with many arts and research organizations, some of which include the Institute of General Semantics; the Media Ecology Association; UK City of Culture; 20/21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe; Arts Council England; and the Estate of Francis Bacon, London.
Further information about Dom’s work is available at ideasinthevoid.com.