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Nora Bateson
Nora Bateson
Filmmaker | Writer | Facilitator | Educator | President of the International Bateson Institute
Filmmaker | Writer | Facilitator | Educator | President of the International Bateson Institute
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Nora Bateson, is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, facilitator and educator, as well as President of the International Bateson Institute based in Sweden. Her work asks the question “How we can improve our perception of the complexity we live within, so we may improve our interaction with the world?”

An international lecturer, researcher and writer, Nora wrote, directed and produced the award-winning documentary, An Ecology of Mind.

Nora Bateson is also credited with the innovation of the neologism “symmathesy,” and the corresponding theoretical essay bearing the same title. Bateson defines this neologism as “An entity composed by contextual mutual learning through interaction. This process of interaction and mutual learning takes place in living entities at larger or smaller scales of symmathesy.”[5]

As an educator, she has developed curricula for schools in Northern California and produced and directed award-winning multimedia projects on intercultural and ecological understanding. Her work, which has been presented at the world’s top universities, is described as “offering audiences a lens through which to see the world that affects not only the way we see but also the way we think”. Nora’s work in facilitating cross-disciplinary discussions is part of her research into what she calls, “the ecology of the conversation”. Her speaking engagements include keynote addresses and lectures at international conferences and universities on a wide range of topics that span the fields of anti-fascism, ecology, education, the arts, family therapy, leadership and many more aspects of advocacy for living systems– she travels between conversations in different fields bringing multiple perspectives into view to reveal larger patterns.

She also developed the idea of Warm Data

 

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Campus Coevolve
Campus CoEvolve
Education for Transformation

A more beautiful and just world

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The “campus” metaphor signifies a place where people come to learn, gain experience, interact with others, make friends, and initiate projects.

Campus Co-Evolve is a virtual learning environment designed to support the same functions, online. It consists of a rich and evolving set of learning resources and tools, organized around the familiar, spatial metaphor of “campus” with an easy-to-navigate interface. 

They include, for example, live sessions via video conferencing with break-out rooms for small group exchanges, online forums, chats, a Knowledge Garden, sessions in residential retreats in inspiring natural settings, a virtual café, glossaries, and co-creation spaces. All that will allow for various self-organizing forms and unpredictable patterns of collaborative learning to emerge.

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The International Bateseon Institute
The International Bateson Institute
A Social-Benefit Thinking Group

How interactions in complex, living systems can be understood and positively influenced

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The International Bateson Institute is a non-profit foundation for transcontextual research in ecology, economy, social change, health, education, and art. It supports a new kind of research to increase our ability to take into account the many relationships that coexist in any context of living things. In addition to providing much-needed perspective to existing research institutions, the findings of the International Bateson Institute projects are presented as seminars, media, and artistic exhibitions, which engage culture and education simultaneously in public spaces, for all ages.

The IBI research involves recognizing how patterns repeat and reflect each other across multiple contexts and across multiple systems – understanding these systems’ maintenance and renewal will be critical in the coming decades.

The underlying premise of the IBI is to address and experiment with how we perceive. Our mandate is to look in other ways so that we might find other species of information and new patterns of connection not visible though current methodologies. We call this information “Warm Data.”

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Last 50 posts on own channels (YouTube, Podcast, Medium or Website/Blog):

Self Portrait
Published on: 2 Jul 22 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Self Portrait
Published on: 2 Jul 22 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Finding a Way —  Warmly
Published on: 29 Mar 22 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Symmathesy
Published on: 13 Feb 22 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

A Quick Look at 4 Films that Address Systems Change
Published on: 2 Jan 22 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Aphanipoiesis
Published on: 4 Nov 21 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Aphanipoiesis
Published on: 4 Nov 21 in Nora Bateson – Blog by Nora Bateson

Something New
Published on: 30 Mar 21 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

What is Submerging?
Published on: 18 Feb 21 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

What is Submerging?
Published on: 18 Feb 21 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Family is Where We Live
Published on: 29 Jan 21 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Family is Where We Live
Published on: 29 Jan 21 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Warm Dat too…!
Published on: 3 Jan 21 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

It is me who is inspired… in fact your account was the spark that got me to finally write out a…
Published on: 6 Dec 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

lovely Gemma
Published on: 5 Dec 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

The Squishy Mud of Warm Data — Where Senses Find Senses
Published on: 5 Dec 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

The Squishy Mud of Warm Data — Where Senses Find Senses
Published on: 5 Dec 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

This is a lovely account of your Warm Data experience.
Published on: 5 Dec 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

That is it. That is why. That is warm data.
Published on: 27 Oct 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

What Now?
Published on: 15 Oct 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

What Now?
Published on: 15 Oct 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Hallway of Hallways
Published on: 9 Sep 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Hallway of Hallways
Published on: 9 Sep 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Divided We Fall Together
Published on: 8 Sep 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Divided We Fall Together
Published on: 8 Sep 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Finding A Way
Published on: 18 Jul 20 in Nora Bateson – Blog by Nora Bateson

Finding a Way
Published on: 16 Jul 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Finding a Way
Published on: 16 Jul 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

disagree…
Published on: 9 Jul 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

When a numb limb has sensation again.
Published on: 8 Jul 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

probably much longer…colonial,
Published on: 8 Jul 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Thank you Steven. It seems to me the future is going to require a lot
Published on: 5 Jul 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

What I learned
Published on: 5 Jul 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

What I learned
Published on: 5 Jul 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Just Doing Our Job
Published on: 5 Jul 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Just Doing Our Job
Published on: 5 Jul 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Forgiveness
Published on: 4 Jul 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Find a way  Where there isn’t one
Published on: 4 Jul 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Worth Evertyhing
Published on: 4 Jul 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Idea Nest
Published on: 4 Jul 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Salt and Iron
Published on: 17 Jun 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

My Health Is Not My Own
Published on: 5 May 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Preparing for a Confusing Future Complexity, Warm Data and Education
Published on: 20 Mar 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Preparing for a Confusing Future  Complexity, Warm Data and Education
Published on: 20 Mar 20 in Nora Bateson – Blog by Nora Bateson

Please Contact me.
Published on: 4 Mar 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Love this…. an extension of Warm Data! So glad to see the idea continuing.
Published on: 18 Feb 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Hindsight is 20/20
Published on: 1 Jan 20 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Hindsight
Published on: 20 Dec 19 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Eating Sand
Published on: 6 May 19 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

There is a paradox to be sure… but the general scope of who we are
Published on: 28 Apr 19 in Nora Bateson – Medium by Nora Bateson

Small Arcs of Large Circles
Small Arcs of Larger Circles
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This is a collection of essays, reflections and poems by Nora Bateson, the noted research designer, film-maker, writer and lecturer. She is the daughter of Gregory Bateson and president of the International Bateson Institute (IBI). Building on Gregory Bateson’s famous book Towards an Ecology of Mind and her own film on the subject, Nora Bateson here updates our thinking on systems and ecosystems, applying her own insights and those of her team at IBI to education, organisations, complexity, academia, and the way that society organizes itself. She also introduces the term symmathesy to describe the contextual mutual learning through interaction that takes place in living entities at larger or smaller scales. While she retains her father’s rigorous attention to definition, observation and academic precision, she also moves well beyond that frame of reference to incorporate more embodied ways of knowing and understanding. These are reflected in her essays and poems on food, Christmas, love, honesty, environmentalism and leadership. [Subject: Systems thinking, education, social anthropology, environmentalism, Bateson, symmathesy]

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Recent Videos and Podcasts where Nora Bateson has been interviewed

Discussion and Q&A about Earth Regeneration and Smart Villages with Nora Bateson, author and founder of the International Bateson Institute, Joe Brewer, founder of the Earth Regenerators Study Group, and …Read more
How do you prepare your children to not fail in the existing system, but to be able to create a new one, and not be attached to the current system? …Read more
Jim talks with Nora Bateson about ecologies of communication and the value of earnestness. They discuss simple irony, dramatic irony, post-irony, & meta-irony; irony & the ecology of communication, the …Read more
Playing for Team Human today, filmmaker, writer, educator, and systems thinker, Nora Bateson.Bateson and Rushkoff interrogate our moment of global crisis to challenge the very systems that drive human behavior …Read more
Nora Bateson is a Filmmaker, writer, educator, lecturer and President of the International Bateson Institute. In this conversation we discuss how systems learn and evolve, the importance of moving between …Read more
Playing for Team Human today is systems thinker, writer, and filmmaker Nora Bateson. Nora will be telling us how to stop looking at things as objects and begin seeing the …Read more
Nora Bateson International Bateson Institute Author Note Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Nora Bateson, International Bateson Institute. Email: norabateson@aol.com If you would like to cite this paper …Read more
Will Peoples’ Response to the Emergencies of the Coming Decades be Warm? Or Cold? Will Peoples’ Response to the Emergencies of the Coming Decades Be Warm? Or Cold? Find a …Read more
I published this piece Sept 2018 in the World Academy of Arts and Sciences Journal special issue on Education. As we enter this confusing moment of Covid-19 isolation and systems …Read more
Nora Bateson 2019 For years I have written about the systemic crises of our times in terms of tenderness, and rawness. I have exposed my inner world in its morphing …Read more
sense making sneaking in  If place makes me Then maybe I don’t exist. And if the memory of redwood dust is enough to find outlines Then maybe I am still …Read more
(This is a chapter from my book Small Arcs of Larger Circles, published by Triarchy Press, 2016) I would love you as a bird loves flight, as meat loves salt, …Read more
Written Feb 1 2019 Is there space in the keyboard strokes for the pink of life? Assembling letters into words into images that reach into feelings, –inviting memories, things once …Read more
The work of the coming decades is not the work of manufacturing, of software development, or of retail seduction, it is the work of caring. Caring for each other and …Read more
By Nora Bateson 2018 *This is a small piece that was written for the document presented for the General Assembly 2019 Global Risk Assessment. The problems the world is facing …Read more
“If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room would you trust it?” -Kendrick Lamar The revolution, the evolution is not going to be found in conference …Read more
Nora Bateson, Filmmaker, writer, educator, lecturer and President of the International Bateson Institute, Sweden, USA   I am very honored to announce that this paper recently received the award for …Read more
Slicing open the screen, Possibility drenches in colors sluice through the gap A bubble of my own making, and instead of climbing through I mend the portal, And I am …Read more
If I were a mathematical formula I would be a chalkboard full of symbols and arrows. No. I would be many such chalkboards.Continue reading on Medium » …Read more
I could be an ink on paper where the ink soaked through to where we meetContinue reading on Human Parts » …Read more
People Need Peopleto-gather. (photo n.bateson)Nora Bateson 2022“We have been lost to each other for so long. My name means nothing to you. My memory is dust.This is not your fault, or mine.” — Anita …Read more
(the poem)Continue reading on Medium » …Read more
What does system change look like?Continue reading on Medium » …Read more
Nora Bateson, President, International Bateson InstituteContinue reading on Medium » …Read more
Nora Bateson March, 2021Continue reading on Medium » …Read more
Nora Bateson, Jan 2021Continue reading on Medium » …Read more
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(This is a piece that I wrote as a forward for a French book on family therapy called Les défis des familles d’aujourd’hui: Approche…Continue reading on Medium » …Read more
(This is a piece that I wrote as a forward for a French book on family therapy called Les défis des familles d’aujourd’hui: Approche…Continue reading on Medium » …Read more
Warm Dat too…! …Read more
It is me who is inspired… in fact your account was the spark that got me to finally write out a small piece yesterday. I have been so apologetic, always …Read more
lovely Gemma …Read more
Warm Data is not an artifact.Continue reading on Medium » …Read more
Warm Data is not an artifact.Continue reading on Medium » …Read more
This is a lovely account of your Warm Data experience. When you do the next one I think you may notice a shifting from your attention on what is said, …Read more
That is it. That is why. That is warm data. …Read more
In the forest, boots crunching, tree tops sweeping in wind. Silence is not silent. The season is revealed in the wet soil and yellowed…Continue reading on Medium » …Read more
In the forest, boots crunching, tree tops sweeping in wind. Silence is not silent. The season is revealed in the wet soil and yellowed…Continue reading on Medium » …Read more
Trying to fix the wrong context of broken is a hallway of hallways.Continue reading on Medium » …Read more
Trying to fix the wrong context of broken is a hallway of hallways.Continue reading on Medium » …Read more
I dropped it.Continue reading on Medium » …Read more
I dropped it.Continue reading on Medium » …Read more
Yikes… That one was hard. Wordle 421 4/6 ⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜ ⬜⬜🟩🟨⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 …Read more
@ComplexWales 🤪😊🤪 …Read more
@ComplexWales Noun is to sentence as actor is to movie. …Read more
@ComplexWales It is 2 abstractions. 😊 …Read more
@ComplexWales If you look at the senence… ‘Go is a verb’ you will see that “go- is not a verb. 😊 Action in context is very different to the idea of action. …Read more
@IdentifyingActs That’s not the point here… But of course we are life-ing.❤️ This is attention to abstraction levels. The map is not the territory. 😊 …Read more
@csageland @ComplexWales That is the point. …Read more
@csageland @ComplexWales …Read more
@csageland @ComplexWales …Read more
@gregory_landua @lifesmyth @carolsanford @cognitivepolicy @Seleyn @Ethan_Soloviev @cognazor 😊 …Read more
@fluffbuster It means … Watch out for levels of abstraction. The action one envisions is never the action in context. …Read more
@EmmaMBearman The right… To see adults learn, change their minds, search for words, not-know. …Read more
@spiral_virus Are u in sweden now? …Read more
@snowded I think you & I might be abductionists. Lol. The issue for me that transcontexual abductive process get misunderstood as postmodernism. Because it gets understood as a collection of fragments & not seen thru the relation between the contexts. This is not Mism, or PMism or MMism. …Read more
Noun is to sentence as action is to context of action. …Read more
@amicusadastra Nouning. 😊 …Read more
@Brett21225264 @andersenske Growth has been conflated with life. …Read more
I am seeing so many versions of fragmentation & fissure tearing apart peoples’ ability to relate to each other with warmth. How we attend each other now, in our most difficult moments, will define future possibilities of society, family & community. #PeopleNeedPeople #WarmData …Read more
@profBury @TomAsacker that is for sure. …Read more
@wwjimd Lol… …Read more
I find I am more nervous about the ‘known’ (what ever that is) than the ‘unknown.’ The known is self confirming. The unknown isnt an empty void, but FULL of potential possibilities, like undergrowth, composting soil, the place where pathways brew, overlapping,steeping, stewing. …Read more
@RachelHentsch Yes… Exactly. …Read more
@regencrypto Yes! …Read more
@bemoreyou_uk ❤️❤️❤️ …Read more
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