Apr 14 2009
I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon talking with Gregory Bateson’s daughter Nora Bateson yesterday. I got to see a sneak preview of the documentary she is working on called An Ecology of Mind. One of Gregory’s quotes:
“What pattern connects the crab to the lobster and the orchid to the primrose and all the four of them to me? And me to you?”
I guess if we think of connections and dots, Bateson focused on the connectors – the relationships between things – rather than the dots. I think that this is an extremely critical message to get across nowadays. It’s too early to talk about the film, other than to say that she has a unique story to tell. So good luck on your film, Nora. Here’s how folks can support the film.