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An Interview with Graham Powell on Dr. Florian Schröder, Owen Cosby, Genius 2 Genius Manifest, and WIN ONE Editorial Direction Set in the Past (Part Four)


Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2019/07/22


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: the first three issues of WIN ONE under the aegis of Florian Schröder and the formats of the issues; the issue under the editorial leadership of Owen Cosby; and the influence of the prior issues on the editorial guardianship of Powell.

Keywords: AtlantIQ Society, editor, Florian Schröder, Graham Powell, intelligence, IQ, Owen Cosby, WIN ONE, World Intelligence Network.

An Interview with Graham Powell on Florian Schröder, Owen Cosby, Genius 2 Genius Manifest, and WIN ONE Editorial Direction Set in the Past: Editor, WIN ONE & Vice President, AtlantIQ Society (Part Four)[1],[2]

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

1. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: If we look at the ways in which the publications have changed over time for the World Intelligence Network, or WIN, one of the more noticeable changes has been the transition from the previous title of Genius 2 Genius Manifest to WIN ONE

The first three issues were under the auspices of Florian Schröder. The fourth issue was under the aegis of Owen Cosby. Now, the formats remained relatively similar for Genius 2 Genius Manifest with a word from the editor, art, poetry, essays, riddles, and then one change with the inclusion of a section for photos. Any idea as to the reason for this specific format to the publication in its prior manifestations?

Graham Powell: Dr. Florian Schröder would have to definitively answer that question, Scott, though the format may have been influenced by Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis as well. Evangelos supervised the early editions I produced, as one might expect from the Founder and President of the WIN. The impression I got from the early magazines was that they were akin to research papers, the origin of some of them coming from research, so I hypothesize that this origin influenced the layout and format.

2. Jacobsen: Also, following from the previous question, we can note the content with Pascal’s Wager and Kraïtchik’s Paradox, Martin Gardner, IQ and EQ, intercultural competence, phenomenology and theology, nonverbal communication, haikus, analysis of the early demographics of WIN (findings: mostly male members in several societies), and intelligence and competence (highly in-depth). 

When Cosby took over as the main editor, the content, for his one issue of editorial leadership, contained some photographs with Chris Chsioufis, Julie Tribes, Thomas Baumer, and Evangelos Katsioulis, part two of the content on intelligence and competence, an interesting take on the ontological status of “GOD” through smushing the lines of epistemology into an penultimate and eternal agnostic epistemic state on the question (can’t say one way or the other), on the work of Descartes, Baruch de Spinoza, and some commentary on intelligence tests in a framework of logical art.

Prior to working on the fifth issue as the editor for WIN ONE, as the name changed – as noted, how did this prior work and content inform the fifth issue?

Powell: I wanted the WIN ONE to be more like a magazine, not a collection of research papers. In May 2010 I helped Beatrice Rescazzi produce the first magazine for the AtlantIQ Society, the layout and colourfulness of the design appealing to me. Beatrice was largely responsible for that, plus I was interested in putting more artistic elements into the WIN ONE. After a near four-year gap in production, I eagerly contacted my friends in the WIN and put advertisements on the website. In a short time, many publications were supplied, most notably, a paper on mathematics in Italian, which I decided to translate. I only had 15 or so days to do that translation, but I liaised with Marco Ripà and we got it done. This increased the content significantly. Evangelos also volunteered to supply an overview of the WIN, largely due to the increase in society membership during the first half of 2010. The average IQ of the meta-society was now lower than before, which also influenced my approach to the design. I wanted it to appeal to a broader spectrum of membership.

3. Jacobsen: Continuing from the last question, how did this begin to inform future issues past the fifth? How did you adapt the content and the format into something entirely personal while within the framework of the World Intelligence Network for WIN ONE?

Powell: In 2011 I took a year out from work, my interests in creativity and innovation occupying my days. I read The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker and extrapolated from it thoughts and ideas which I later found to be aligned with concepts in Positive Psychology and philosophy, the essay by Paul Edgeworth on Contemplation strongly influencing my approach to didactic planning, for example. This was reflected in the WIN ONE production as I wanted creativity to be featured within it much more, the overall layout and design also being quite simple, yet visually appealing, as well as duly stimulating cognitively.

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: July 22, 2019:; Full Issue Publication Date: September 1, 2019:


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