Tag Archives: Gregory Bateson

Re-Markable Brussels

A transcript of my remarks at the McLuhan Centennial Conference in Brussels, based on my paper Total Involvement: Channeling Education through McLuhan: Good afternoon. I’m very pleased and honored to be here with you all to celebrate and pay respect … Continue reading

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Hardening of the Categories

One way we might examine the dynamic and complex environments around us is by breaking those environments down as systems and subsystems. Much can be revealed about the structures that constitute our environments, their interplay with other structures, and the … Continue reading

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The Music of the New (Fuller) Life

[A hypertext-enhanced post based on a paper I wrote a short while back] Buckminster Fuller was known especially for his viewpoint of the human condition, rooted in the sustainable and ecological, and certainly alternative to the more linear mode of … Continue reading

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Systems Thinking and Sustainability

In my prior post, “We are Air,” I introduced the idea of systems thinking via the duo of Gregory Bateson (with a hat tip to his daughter Nora) and the biologist David Suzuki. The driving force behind my scholarship and … Continue reading

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We are Air

One of the most influential thinkers in my life and in my academic career is the exceptional Gregory Bateson. Many people know of his work though his connection to anthropologist Margaret Mead, to whom he was married for a period … Continue reading

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