Originally published at: https://www.metapsychosis.com/events/bateson-reading-group-2019-01-31/
Bateson Reading Group - Video Dialogue - Week 4
Gregory Bateson Steps to an Ecology of Mind
Nora Bateson Smaller Arcs of Larger Circles
Readers Underground participants:
Recorded 31 January 2019
Reading discussed this week:
Gregory Bateson: Metalogue: Why do Frenchmen? and Morale and National Character
Nora Bateson: Identity with an I (poem) and We are wine (poem)
Ryan Dexter introduces the reading to be discussed in week 4, honing in on national and international relations, individuals organized in communities; language as a ballet of gestures; evolving grammar. Ryan also elaborates upon telepresence as weaving memory + engagement + immersion.
The discussion ranges from personal anecdotes to cultural polarities; the law of the excluded middle and coordinating rhythms; responses to our ecological situation with out-of-this-world solutions vs grounded in Earth creativity.
Video Conference Link: https://zoom.us/j/529874104
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Legend : GB=Gregory Bateson’s “Steps to an Ecology of Mind” ; NB=Nora Bateson’s “Small Arcs of Larger Circles”
GB: Metalogue : Why do Frenchmen?
GB: Moral and National Character
NB: Identity with an I (poem)
NB: We are wine (poem)