A Daughter's Portrait of Gregory Bateson: An Ecology of Mind
Film screening in Arne Næss' Auditorium, Georg Morgenstiernes Building, University of Oslo
11 September 2013 at 19.00
Gregory Bateson (1904-1980) is often named as one of the 20th century's most important thinkers. This film gives a unique insight into his original, multidisciplinary approach to everything from dolphin communication and schizophrenia to ecology and the sacred.
The film will be presented by his daughter, filmmaker Nora Bateson, and in the plenary discussion afterwards, Fred Steier (University of South Florida), Thomas Hylland Eriksen (University of Oslo), Randi Kaarhus (Norwegian University of Life Sciences), Tian Sørhaug (University of Oslo) and Terrence Deacon (University of California, Berkley) will be leading the conversation.