Log in
Log in

Science, Sanity, and the Semantic Environment II: An Online Symposium

  • 25 Jun 2022
  • 8:45 AM - 5:45 PM
  • Zoom


Registration is closed

Join us on Saturday, June 25th for Science, Sanity, and the Semantic Environment II: An Online Symposium. As the title indicates, this is a continuation of the Science, Sanity and the Semantic Environment Symposium held in person following the 2021 Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture in New York City. 

Our online symposium is free and open to members and non-members alike, but registration is required. The symposium will be held via Zoom, with the information for signing on to be distributed in advance of the event. Please note that sessions will be recorded for later distribution online. 

Science, Sanity, and the Semantic Environment II

An Online Symposium

June 25th, 2022

All times listed are Eastern Daylight Savings Time

Greetings and Welcoming Remarks  8:45 AM 

Session I Semantic Environments 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM

  Chair: Eva Berger, College of Management and Academic Studies, Israel

How are Celebrities Navigating Their Contemporary Media Environment?

  Renée Peterson, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia

“The Subject of Knowledge: Reading Manhood of Humanity as an Identity Project”

  Tonisha Guin, Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, India

“‘Dead Men’s Labour’: Reading Alfred Korzybski’s Manhood of Humanity

  Anomitra Biswas, Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, India

Severance and Scary Numbers: Mapping the Territory of Contemporary Digital Labor on the Apple TV+ Series”

  Katarina Drogowska, Independent Scholar, Poland

Session II   The Power of Words 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM

  Chair: Lance Strate, Fordham University, USA

“The Buried History Within the Buried History”

  Eleni Chatzi, Independent Scholar, Greece

“The Anthropomorphic Profile of War in the Mass Media”

  Olena Materynska, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine

“The (In)sanity of the Creative Semantic Environments: In-between Covid-19 and Military Conflict in Ukraine”

  Olena Marina, Kyiv National Linguistic University, Ukraine, and 

  Igor Korolyov, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine

“General Semantics: A Transcendental Meta-System”

  Milton Dawes, Independent Scholar, Canada

Session III Philosophical Investigations 12:o0 Noon to 1:15 PM

  Chair: Susan J. Drucker, Hofstra University, USA

“Time-Binding and Art/Time-Binding in Art”

  Thom Gencarelli, Manhattan College, USA

“Bridging General Semantics and American Pragmatism”

  Zhenbin Sun, Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA

“The Truth Is Not Out There: A Korzybskian Theme in the Work of Richard Rorty”

  Chris Mayer, Independent Scholar, USA

“The Notion of the Human in a Post-Human Age”

  Laura Trujillo Liñan, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico

Lunch Break 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Session IV The Meaning of Meaning 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM

  Chair: Thom GencarelliManhattan College, USA


“The Influence of Language on the Way We Think”

  Ricardo Meneses, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico

“A General Semantics Perspective on Language and Reality: Implications for Therapy”

  Carmine Giordano, Independent Scholar, USA

“Art as a Counter-Environment During Lockdown”

  Gina Valenti, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina

“What the Fuck: Examining an ‘Obscene’ Term”

  Martin H. Levinson, Institute of General Semantics, USA

Session V The Open Society and Its Enemies 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM

  Chair: Corey Anton, Grand Valley State University, USA

“The Prophet Ignored: Vladimir Ze’ev Jabotinsky and the Coming of the Holocaust”

  Diane Cypkin, Pace University, USA

“Democracy After the End of the Image”

  Zac Gershberg, Idaho State University, USA

“Coincidence: Orwell, the Labyrinth, and the End of Times”

  Carol Matthews, Vancouver Island University, Canada

“Alfred Korzybski and Thorstein Veblen: Parallels in Progressive Visions”

  Lance Strate, Fordham University, USA


Concluding Remarks 5:30 PM


Institute of General Semantics
401 Park Avenue South
Ste. 873
New York, NY 10016

Phone: +1 (201) 745-3693
Contact IGS

Quarterly Journal ETC: A Review of General Semantics

ETC contributes to and advances the understanding of language, thought, and behavior. Each issue of ETC provides the latest research and discourse on general semantics.

Enter the IGS Store

The Institute of General Semantics is a qualified 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation established in 1938.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software