eBook // Listener’s Guide for IGS 1948 Summer Seminar-Workshop

Today, the Institute of General Semantics published on its website version 2 of my ebook, Listener’s Guide for IGS 1948 Summer Seminar-Workshop.

The ebook is included within a newly expanded MP3 collection of audio recordings I digitized from the IGS archives. The ebook helps lay out what happened at the 1948 course at Millbrook School in New York and provides valuable historical insight into the lectures contained in the collection.

My interest in general semantics goes back to my freshman year of college. I am a long-time board member for IGS and am also its […]

Essay // “What Can You Do for General Semantics? (J. Talbot Winchell Award Acceptance Speech) // ETC: A Review of General Semantics

My acceptance speech for the 2018 J. Talbot Winchell Award, given by the Institute of General Semantics, was recently published in the institute’s journal, ETC: A Review of General Semantics.

The speech is titled “What Can You Do for General Semantics?”  The issue in which the speech appears is ETC 75:3-4.

Video of the acceptance speech is online on IGS’s YouTube channel. An introduction by IGS treasurer Jacqueline Rudig is also online.

eBook // Listener’s Guide for IGS 1948 Summer Seminar-Workshop

Today, the Institute of General Semantics published on its website my new ebook, Listener’s Guide for IGS 1948 Summer Seminar-Workshop.

The ebook is included within an MP3 collection of audio recordings I recently digitized from the IGS archives. The ebook helps lay out what happened at the 1948 course at Millbrook School in New York and provides valuable historical insight into the lectures contained in the collection.

My interest in general semantics goes back to my freshman year of college. I am a long-time board member for IGS and am also its webmaster.

Award // 2018 J. Talbot Winchell Award // Institute of General Semantics

This evening at the Princeton Club in New York City, I accepted the 2018 J. Talbot Winchell Award, given by the Institute of General Semantics.

The award was given as part of the annual Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture event sponsored by IGS.

Upon receiving the award, I presented an acceptance speech titled “What Can You Do for General Semantics?”

Video of the acceptance speech is online on IGS’s YouTube channel. An introduction by IGS treasurer Jacqueline Rudig is also online.

New Essay Published in “ETC: A Review of General Semantics” // “The Challenges Facing General Semantics”

etc-70-3-coverEarlier this year as a board member for the Institute of General Semantics, I was posed three questions:

  1. In what ways and to what extent can GS continue to assist in the development of society in the contemporary (e.g. PTSD)?
  2. What are the primary challenges currently facing GS?
  3. What should be/ could be the future direction of the GS?

My response became an essay just published in our journal, ETC: A Review of General Semantics. The essay is the first for the new column titled “Perspectives.”

The essay — titled […]

New Essay Published in “ETC: A Review of General Semantics”

etc-70-3-coverAn essay I wrote this year redefining the field of semantics to better understand and define the field of general semantics was recently published in the journal ETC: A Review of General Semantics.

The essay — titled “On Semantics and General Semantics: Redefining the Former to Understand the Latter” — appears in ETC Volume 70, Issue 3 and kicks off the issue as the lead article.

Improvised Music Recording // With Angie Atkinson

Yesterday into early this morning I prompted singer/songwriter Angie Atkinson with suggestions for songs as she improvised vocally and with ukelele.  I also filmed the entire 40-minute engagement.

Not sure if someday the film will make it online fully or in pieces, but Angie created some pretty moving songs on the fly.

By |2017-12-08T01:50:51-05:00January 18th, 2013|Categories: Writing News, Videos, Music|Tags: |0 Comments

New Video Series // “Reading ‘Long-Form Improv'” with Ben Hauck

Today I released the first videos of my new series supplementing the chapters of my book Long-Form Improv.  The series is titled “Reading Long-Form Improv and it’s viewable on my YouTube channel.

Each video is dedicated to a chapter in my book, and each fleshes out the topics in the chapter for even better understanding.

I’ll be releasing videos periodically, so subscribe to my YouTube channel to be emailed updated!

 

Ben’s Book “Long-Form Improv” Mentioned in Otterbein Towers Magazine

In the Fall 2012 issue of Otterbein Towers, my book received a mention in the Otterbein Book Corner section on page 27, where four other authors connected to Otterbein are also listed.

It reads:

Ben Hauck ’98 recently published LongForm Improv: The Complete Guide to Creating Characters, Sustaining Scenes and Performing Extraordinary Harolds.  He also produced and co-starred in the comedic improvised web series, The Infinite Need.  The series is about casting workshops in Los Angeles and New York City.

Mentions of the other authors can be found online by clicking here.

Interview on “Long-Form Improv” with Lucy-Jade Norris // “On Deck with Lucy” Web Series

The über-talented Lucy-Jade Norris hosts On Deck with Lucy, an interview series that features talent, trends, and tastes of New York City.  She interviewed me for Episode 3, and here’s the video which just came out.

In the video we cover my book Long-Form Improv, my all-improvised web series The Infinite Need, and the improvised sermons I do as the Reverend Raymond Nader.  Have a watch!

Interview // “Improvised New York” Podcast

This morning I did an interview with Elizabeth Quinn for her Improvised New York podcast. The interview will be the substance for Episode 47.

Subscribe to her fantastic podcast which interviews all kinds of improvisers on iTunes or listen on Podbean when it’s released a little later this month.

By |2016-10-14T13:45:11-04:00October 5th, 2012|Categories: Acting News, Writing News, General News, Teaching News, Performances|Tags: |0 Comments

Two Twitterplays // New York Neo-Futurists Challenge

Last night on Twitter, the New York Neo-Futurists (@NYNeoFuturists) put up a challenge to write a one-tweet play that included an impossible stage direction.

I wrote two, and they were reposted on the New York Neo-Futurists website.

Click here to view the entries (look under @benhauck):

http://nyneofuturists.tumblr.com/post/29482405229/twitter-plays-part-clxxvi

By |2016-10-14T13:45:42-04:00August 15th, 2012|Categories: Writing News|Tags: |0 Comments
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