General Semantics and Youtube Vlogging
School of Communications
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Arts and Humanities
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.
Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture and Symposium
New York, NY
Anton, Corey, "General Semantics and Youtube Vlogging" (2013). Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants. 1271.