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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.

2021 AKML & Symposium


2020 AKML & Symposium


2019 AKML & Symposium

Videos of presentations from the Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture and 2-Day General Semantics Symposium titled “The Tyranny of Words,” held at the Princeton Club in New York City, October 11-13, 2019.


2018 AKML & Symposium

Videos of presentations from the Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture and 2-Day General Semantics Symposium titled “Language & Meaning in the 21st Century,” held at the Princeton Club in New York City, October 26-28, 2018.


2017 AKML & Symposium

Videos of presentations from the Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture and 2-Day General Semantics Symposium titled “Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk,” held at the Princeton Club in New York City, October 27-29, 2017.


2016 AKML & Symposium

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.


2015 AKML & Symposium

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.


2014 AKML & Symposium

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.


2013 AKML & Symposium

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.


2012 AKML & Symposium

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.


2011 AKML & Symposium

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.


2005 AKML & Symposium

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.

Talking Sense Lectures by Irving J. Lee

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.


Sense and Nonsense Lectures by Alfred Fleishman

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.

Bob Pula Interview

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.

New Ways of Thinking That Lead to Success Seminar

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.

Archival Footage

Footage of Alfred Korzybski and past seminars held by 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.

Homepage Videos

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.

Assorted Lectures

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


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