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Episode 4 Featuring Corey Anton, Nora Bateson, Eva Berger, Thom Gencarelli, & Lance Strate

Semantic Reactions

Release Date: 12/27/2022

Episode 19 Featuring a Discussion With Laura Trujillo-Liñán, Gustavo Navarro, Thom Gencarelli, and Lance Strate show art Episode 19 Featuring a Discussion With Laura Trujillo-Liñán, Gustavo Navarro, Thom Gencarelli, and Lance Strate

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Our March 2024 episode features a discussion held in the media lab at Panamericana University in Mexico City with Panamericana's Media Lab Director Gustavo Navarro, IGS Trustee and Panamericana Philosophy Professor Laura Trujillo-Liñán, and visiting IGS Trustees Thom Gencarelli and Lance Strate. Their conversation covers media ecology, new media, education, general semantics, and more.

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Episode 18 Featuring an Interview With Michelle Shocked Part 2 show art Episode 18 Featuring an Interview With Michelle Shocked Part 2

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Our February 2024 episode features the second part of an interview with singer-songwriter and activist Michelle Shocked. In conversation with IGS trustees Lance Strate and Thom Gencarelli, they discuss Michelle's career and music, and issues regarding copyright, media and technology, artists' rights, and human dignity (and includes a bit of salty language). The episode concludes with a live performance and a prerecorded song. If you haven't heard episode 17, you may want to listen to that one first.   

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Episode 17 Featuring an Interview With Michelle Shocked show art Episode 17 Featuring an Interview With Michelle Shocked

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Our January 2024 episode features an interview with singer-songwriter and activist Michelle Shocked. In conversation with IGS trustees Lance Strate and Thom Gencarelli, they discuss Michelle's background and music, and issues regarding copyright, media and technology, artists' rights, and human dignity, and concludes with a live performance.

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Episode 16 Featuring an Interview With Steve Stockdale show art Episode 16 Featuring an Interview With Steve Stockdale

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Our December 2023 episode features an interview with former IGS Executive Director and Trustee Steve Stockdale. In conversation with IGS President Lance Strate, Stockdale discusses his background and connection to general semantics, his experiences setting up a MOOC and teaching a course on general semantics online, and his initiative known as “calling out the symbol rulers”. 

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Episode 15 Featuring an Interview With Marcy Axelrod show art Episode 15 Featuring an Interview With Marcy Axelrod

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Our November 2023 episode features an interview with author, public speaker, and strategy management consultant Marcy Axelrod. The interview, conducted by IGS President Lance Strate, focuses on her new book, entitled How We Choose to Show Up, her work as a business consultant, and the importance of speech, relationships, and personal presence.

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Episode 14 Featuring An Interview With Nora Bateson show art Episode 14 Featuring An Interview With Nora Bateson

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Our October 2023 episode features an interview with Nora Bateson, who is an IGS Trustee and President of the International Bateson Institute. The interview, conducted by IGS President Lance Strate, focuses on her new book, entitled Combining, a volume that includes essays, poems, and artwork. Their conversation touches on topics such as systems theory, the ecology of communication, learning and interdependence, relationships and contexts, and poetry and forms of expression.

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Episode 13 Featuring a Roundtable Discussion With Eva Berger, Susan Drucker, Thom Gencarelli, Michael Plugh, and Lance Strate show art Episode 13 Featuring a Roundtable Discussion With Eva Berger, Susan Drucker, Thom Gencarelli, Michael Plugh, and Lance Strate

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Celebrating the one year anniversary of the launch of our podcast, our September 2023 episode features a roundtable discussion with IGS trustees Eva Berger, Susan Drucker, Thom Gencarelli, Michael Plugh, and Lance Strate, as they take up the one of the most basic questions for the discipline of general semantics: What is going on? Their discussion touches on problems such as racism and retribalization, information overload and political polarization, chaos and complexity, AI and regulation, and how to make things better.

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Episode 12 Featuring An Interview With Paul Soukup show art Episode 12 Featuring An Interview With Paul Soukup

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The twelfth episode of Semantic Reactions, the official podcast of the Institute of General Semantics, features an interview with Paul Soukup, SJ, a professor of communication at Santa Clara University, and the author of seven books, including Communication and Theology; Christian Communication; Media, Culture and Catholicism; Mass Media and the Moral Imagination; Fidelity and Translation: Communicating the Bible in New Media; Out of Eden; and most recently, A Media Ecology of Theology. The interview is conducted by IGS president Lance Strate, and their discussion ranges across topics such as...

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Episode 11 Featuring An Interview With Marleen Barr show art Episode 11 Featuring An Interview With Marleen Barr

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The eleventh episode of Semantic Reactions, the official podcast of the Institute of General Semantics, features an interview with novelist, literary scholar, and science fiction critic Marleen Barr. Dr. Barr is the author of two novels, Oy Pioneer! and Oy Feminist Planets, and a number of works of feminist science fiction, including Alien to Femininity: Speculative Fiction and Feminist Theory; Lost in Space: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond; Feminist Fabulation: Space/Postmodern Fiction; and Genre Fission: A New Discourse Practice for Cultural Studies. Her most recent book, just...

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Episode 10 Featuring an Interview with Mary P.. Lahman show art Episode 10 Featuring an Interview with Mary P.. Lahman

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The tenth episode of Semantic Reactions, the official podcast of the Institute of General Semantics, features an interview with writer, educator and general semantics expert Mary P. Lahman.  Dr. Lahman is Professor Emerita of Communication Studies at Manchester University in Indiana, and the author of Awareness and Action, published by the Institute of General Semantics. She is also a member of the IGS Board of Trustees. The discussion deals with communication as a field of study, the theory and practice of listening, and teaching on the topic of general semantics.

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The fourth episode of Semantic Reactions, the official podcast of the Institute of General Semantics, features a freewheeling discussion with IGS trustees Corey Anton, Nora Bateson, Eva Berger, Corey Anton, and Lance Strate, on media and technology in general, and especially computers, artificial intelligence, and Chat GPT, and their effects on human communication, consciousness, and culture.