- Charlie Rose Brain Series, All Summaries (October 2009 - October 2010)
- Charlie Rose Brain Series, Episode 2 (Highlights, November 2009)
- Charlie Rose Brain Series, Episode 1 (Highlights, October 2009)
- D.David Bourland, Jr. on GS and E-Prime (1993)
- Alfred Korzybski: Fan-Disk Demonstration; on Abstracting; on the Structural Differential; overview of Korzybski and GS by Steve Stockdale
- Lay Off of My PERSUADE Shoes: Steve Stockdale's 2009 Presentation to the Amarillo Ad Club
- Irving J. Lee Stories and Anecdotes: 6 examples
- Irving J. Lee Lectures: 6 examples
- Reminiscing about Alfred Korzybski: D. David Bourland, Jr.; Charlotte S. Read
- Reminiscing about Alfred Korzybski: S.I. Hayakawa; Ernie Klemme; Bernie Chalip; Dr. Bill Pemberton; Lloyd Morain
- Maya Lin: Clips from "A Clear Strong Vision"
- ** Steve Stockdale: General Semantics Course Reviews, Video Compilations
- ** Labels, Language, and Categories: Variety of clips including The Daily Show, 2008 Summer Olympics, Herbie Hancock, and more
- Herbie Hancock: Possibilities: Lessons from the jazz legend's collaborations with artists from other genres.
- ** Regarding Prejudice: Roots and Mechanics of Prejudice; 1950s Battle for Desegregation and Civil Rights, Effects of Stereotypical Attitudes, Overcoming Stereotypes and Genres
- On Context: Lessons from George Carlin, Chris Rock, the Beatles and Jesus, the Dixie Chicks and George Bush
- ** Fall 2006 Semester Review, by Steve Stockdale: in six short segments
- ** Videos by Steve Stockdale: 2004 Berman Lecture at UNLV; "Where is Obscenity?"; a trifling bit of walking wisdom
Here's Something About General Semantics:
A Primer for Making Sense of Your World
ISBN 978-0-9824645-0-2; 290 pages. FREE!
Available in eBook format (PDF) for immediate purchase and download.
Hereís Something About GS provides a thorough yet accessible overview of this misunderstood and under-appreciated discipline, reflecting work Iíve done in learning, teaching, and writing about general semantics for more than 13 years. It explains and demonstrates principles that promote an ongoing awareness of differences that make a difference. Learn how language and other symbols influence how you perceive your world, how you respond to your perceptions, and how you think-and-talk about your responses.
As a former student wrote: "This class was so much different from any class I've taken in college thus far. In my opinion, it was a class teaching us how to think, rather than what to think."
For example, some of the topics commented on include:
- A fence sieve language
- Eating menus
- Definitions vs. meanings
- Tips for playing roulette
- Defending the swastika (ooh, controversy!)
- Making a federal case out of bad words (ooh, more blanking controversy!)
- Word magic
- Calling out the symbol rulers
- Lay off of my persuade shoes
- Symptoms of language misbehaviors
- Semantic pollution
- The bridge at Neverwas
The book is filled with examples, quotes, and has over 50 illustrations. It includes 13 pages of Notes and Sources and an Index of Names with over 250 entries. It has links to additional online material to augment the content, including links to more than 150 video clips. Itís written for a general audience, but could be especially useful for teachers who want to introduce GS principles to supplement a secondary school curriculum, or even as a module in a college-level humanities or social sciences course. Iíve included some introductory materials for those who know nothing about GS; some more in-depth explanations and descriptions including published articles, newspaper columns, and presentations I've made; and some history about the people and organizations that have been involved with GS over the years. Click here to read an excerpt, review the Contents, order, and download now!
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