film “An Ecology of Mind”

New York City, Monday, September 12th, 6:30 PM
American Museum of Natural History
panel discussion after screening

‘The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between the way nature works and the way people think.’, this is one of the most famous sayings of Gregory Bateson (*1904 +1980), the well-known anthropologist, philosopher, author, naturalist, systems theorist and filmmaker.

His daughter Nora Bateson has produced a film portrait about her father, showing how his thinking has had influence on the work of an amazingly wide range of disciplines. It shows him challenging people to think in new ways, not looking at things only inside the disciplinary borders. His theories are highly respected, anyway his daughter shows him and his thinking from an interesting perspective, e.g. how he presented his ideas and what the framework for his theories was.

The official website of the film:
The screening in the NYC museum:
The film in the Internet Movie Database (IMDB):

By Benjamin Smith

Ben was the intern of Cultura21 from July to September 2011. He studied Environmental Sciences at the Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany.