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Sunday, February 19, 2012

An Ecology of Mind Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Minto House
Thursday, 23 February 2012 17:30 until 20:00

An Ecology of Mind is a film portrait of Gregory Bateson, celebrated anthropologist, philosopher, author, naturalist, systems theorist, and filmmaker, produced and directed by his daughter, Nora Bateson.

Trailer - here
The discussion at the Glasgow screening covered a wide range of topics including the possibility of interdisciplinarity in higher education at the moment, systems theory and its history in the military industrial complex, as well as spirituality and love.
The film includes footage from Bateson’s own films shot in the 1930s in Bali (with Margaret Mead) and New Guinea, along with photographs, filmed lectures, and interviews. His youngest child, Nora, depicts him as a man who studied the interrelationships of the complex systems in which we live with a depth motivated by scientific rigor and caring integrity.

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