Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants

Title

General Semantics and Youtube Vlogging

Authors

Corey Anton

Department

School of Communications

College

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Abstract

In this presentation, I overview youtube vlogging to illustrate the many ways that youtube provides an ideal arena for observing, learning about, practicing, and teaching various insights of General Semantics. I first talk a little bit about youtube, the culture of youtube vlogging, and then, I address how basic concepts and orientations from General Semantics can be usefully brought to bear, including: semantic reaction, consciousness of abstracting, to me-ness, frozen evaluation, dating, bypassing, intensional vs. extensional thinking, etc. I also try to spell out some of the unique opportunities and challenges that youtube vlogging poses for 21st century discourse and time-binding.

Conference Name

Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture and Symposium

Conference Location

New York, NY

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