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An Interview with Graham Powell on Issue VI and Issue VII, Production Methodology and Design, and Published Content of WIN ONE (Part Six)

August 8, 2019

Interviewer: Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Numbering: Issue 20.A, Idea: Outliers & Outsiders (Part Sixteen)

Place of Publication: Langley, British Columbia, Canada

Title: In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal

Web Domain: http://www.in-sightjournal.com

Individual Publication Date: August 8, 2019

Issue Publication Date: September 1, 2019

Name of Publisher: In-Sight Publishing

Frequency: Three Times Per Year

Words: 1,758

ISSN 2369-6885

Abstract 

His Lordship of Roscelines, Graham Powell,earned the “best mark ever given for acting during his” B.A. (Hons.) degree in “Drama and Theatre Studies at Middlesex University in 1990” and the “Best Dissertation Prize” for an M.A. in Human Resource Management from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England in 1994. Powell is an Honorary Member of STHIQ Society, Former President of sPIqr Society, Vice President of Atlantiq Society, and a member ofBritish MensaIHIQSIngeniumMysteriumHigh Potentials SocietyElateneosMilenijaLogiq, and Epida. He is the Full-Time Co-Editor of WIN ONE (WIN-ON-line Edition) since 2010 or nearly a decade. He represents World Intelligence Network Italia. He is the Public Relations Co-Supervisor, Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and a Member of the European Council for High Ability. He discusses: issues VI and VII; the production methodology and design of WIN ONE; and more content of the publication issues.

Keywords: AtlantIQ Society, editor, Graham Powell, WIN ONE, World Intelligence Network.

An Interview with Graham Powell on Issue VI and Issue VII, Production Methodology and Design, and Published Content of WIN ONE: Editor, WIN ONE & Vice President, AtlantIQ Society (Part Six)[1],[2]

*Please see the footnotes, bibliography, and citation style listing after the interview.*

1. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: We examined, in part or in brief, issues I (Florian Schröder)II (Florian Schröder)III (Florian Schröder)IV (Owen Cosby), and V (Graham Powell). Let’s move the sixth issue and the seventh issue, all editorial work in future issues done by you, so no parenthetical explicit mentions needed now. Issue VI was about half the size of the bumper issue, but substantially larger than the other editors’ issues too. 

By the sixth issue, WIN reached a staggering 170 countries. The content included commentary on different strengths of learners in different areas including verbal and visualization, auditory and visual, awareness of space and time, whole versus sequential apprehension, eureka versus linear learning, and more. It’s a nice point-by-point breakdown. 

Other parts included a nice homage Sudoku puzzle, different forms of visual art productions, announcement of a prize winner, poetry, commentary on signification and African-American or black literary expression in America in addition to the Afro-American culture, and concluding with more work on contemplation and eudaimonia (well-being or happiness in the broadest sense, which was another long think piece).

What was the frame of mind for this issue?

Graham Powell: The new format and layout was proving popular, for the reasons already stated. The sixth edition was entirely my own work, as far as editor and illustrator was concerned, plus I put in an essay based on Dr. Elisabetta Basciu’s research, which I had access to. I translated it and made a summary, the sub-motive being a piece which was primarily about literature which had not been discussed previously within the magazine. I wanted to appeal to a broader ethnic group and be didactic too. Your comment about the WIN reaching 170 countries at that point gives credence to this notion of appealing to a broad audience, especially as anyone can access the magazines on the WIN website!

2. Jacobsen: For issue six and seven, what is the production methodology for these issues? How did you produce the design – e.g., the color scheme, the font, font size, and so on – for these issues? Why choose those as the format and that as the production methodology?

Powell: The fundamental colour scheme derives from the cover, the subsequent pages taking on the background colour used for it. I like to use my own photos, especially for the cover, or, as used for the sixth Edition, a beautiful writing paper design which I bought in England. The font has generally been size 12, which is quite easy to read. I also set my target to have at least 40 pages, this being achieved during most of the WIN ONE productions. This is in line with the AtlantIQ Society magazine, which is now called Leonardo. It also has at least 40 pages to each edition. I find the inclusion of photos during essays makes the magazine very much better to read. It also clarifies matters from time to time, or at least makes it more ‘human’ – the reader can see the person being talked about, or who has produced the primary source. The choice of font is usually for clarity, or it combines well with the cover design. Occasionally the font is varied slightly due to typesetting considerations, basically, a case of ‘fitting it all on the page’. Laying it all out on a contents page has also been appreciated, according to feedback. Feedback has also meant encouraging debate, some people contacting me to ask if they can discuss, even dispute things in the magazine. Of course, as long as it is ‘civil’, I encourage that.

3. Jacobsen: Issue VII covered a different set of topics. These were intended to “incite people to comment on the opinions offered.” As can be seen, the content ranges from an argument against “at least one type of God,” two poems by you, a psychological self-analysis, a series of 50-word stories, a “neoclassical criticism method” applied to the Second Gulf War “Ultimatum Speech,” a scholarly look at the conceptualization of truth by Heidegger, and more. 

These move into a puzzle, a cutesy introduction to literary terms in a sketch-based cartoon, reflections on Aristotle and Martin Luther King, Jr., some further commentary on Ishmael Reed, clips of dialogue over coffee at the el Lugar Stop & Shop. What particular articles or publications produced the most waves based on the introductory letter at the outset of the seventh issue?

Powell: It is said to be the sign of intelligence that different views can be held in the mind whilst not agreeing with any of them. There were some contentious opinions raised, in my opinion, from the content commissioned for this Edition, so I anticipated responses by ‘opening the door’ to further comment. I was also beginning to write more and more of the magazine using my own material, or I had to create some in order to achieve the target 40 pages of content. I was trying to encourage more people to give opinions, and hence, give content. In the end, it took a couple more editions to stimulate a little dialogue between Phil Elauria and Claus-Dieter Volko. The ‘waves’ produced were really more of a personal nature, the production of the magazine stimulating me to research more and more and to broaden my intellectual horizons. This edition also forged my friendships with Tahawar Khan, Paul Edgeworth and Eric Trowbridge. Much of this edition went on to appear in the WIN book “The Ingenious Time Machine” – which came out on Amazon this year. That was the biggest post-publication ‘wave’, alongside the presence of the WIN at the 12th Asia-Paciic Conference on Giftedness, which I helped organise in Dubai in 2012. Much of the credence for the WIN’s presence at the conference stemmed from the production of the WIN ONE. Evangelos gave a presentation about the WIN; I spoke specifically about the WIN with reference to the WIN ONE production. It also gave us more opportunities for photos, which had not been the case since Owen Cosby’s edition. These photos appeared in subsequent editions of the WIN ONE and the hierarchy of the WIN increased via the addition of Dr. Manahel Thabet as Vice President. By the end of July 2012, we had a revamped WIN which was looking to expand its influence on the high IQ milieu.

Appendix I: Footnotes

[1] Editor, WIN ONE; Text Editor, Leonardo (AtlantIQ Society); Joint Public Relations Officer, World Intelligence Network; Vice President, AtlantIQ Society.

[2] Individual Publication Date: August 8, 2019: http://www.in-sightjournal.com/powell-six; Full Issue Publication Date: September 1, 2019: https://in-sightjournal.com/insight-issues/.

Appendix II: Citation Style Listing

American Medical Association (AMA): Jacobsen S. An Interview with Graham Powell on Issue VI and Issue VII, Production Methodology and Design, and Published Content of WIN ONE (Part Six) [Online].August 2019; 20(A). Available from: http://www.in-sightjournal.com/powell-six.

American Psychological Association (APA, 6th Edition, 2010): Jacobsen, S.D. (2019, August 8). An Interview with Graham Powell on Issue VI and Issue VII, Production Methodology and Design, and Published Content of WIN ONE (Part Six)Retrieved from http://www.in-sightjournal.com/powell-six.

Brazilian National Standards (ABNT): JACOBSEN, S. An Interview with Graham Powell on Issue VI and Issue VII, Production Methodology and Design, and Published Content of WIN ONE (Part Six). In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal. 20.A, August. 2019. <http://www.in-sightjournal.com/powell-six>.

Chicago/Turabian, Author-Date (16th Edition): Jacobsen, Scott. 2019. “An Interview with Graham Powell on Issue VI and Issue VII, Production Methodology and Design, and Published Content of WIN ONE (Part Six).” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal. 20.A. http://www.in-sightjournal.com/powell-six.

Chicago/Turabian, Humanities (16th Edition): Jacobsen, Scott “An Interview with Graham Powell on Issue VI and Issue VII, Production Methodology and Design, and Published Content of WIN ONE (Part Six).” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal. 20.A (August 2019). http://www.in-sightjournal.com/powell-six.

Harvard: Jacobsen, S. 2019, ‘An Interview with Graham Powell on Issue VI and Issue VII, Production Methodology and Design, and Published Content of WIN ONE (Part Six)In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal, vol. 20.A. Available from: <http://www.in-sightjournal.com/powell-six>.

Harvard, Australian: Jacobsen, S. 2019, ‘An Interview with Graham Powell on Issue VI and Issue VII, Production Methodology and Design, and Published Content of WIN ONE (Part Six)In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal, vol. 20.A., http://www.in-sightjournal.com/powell-six.

Modern Language Association (MLA, 7th Edition, 2009): Scott D. Jacobsen. “An Interview with Graham Powell on Issue VI and Issue VII, Production Methodology and Design, and Published Content of WIN ONE (Part Six).” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal 20.A (2019):August. 2019. Web. <http://www.in-sightjournal.com/powell-six>.

Vancouver/ICMJE: Jacobsen S. An Interview with Graham Powell on Issue VI and Issue VII, Production Methodology and Design, and Published Content of WIN ONE (Part Six) [Internet]. (2019, August 20(A). Available from: http://www.in-sightjournal.com/powell-six.

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