We are excited to invite you to the Bateson Anniversaries October Conversation on Cybernetics. We would like to share the following essay with you before our session, taken from Gregory Bateson’s Steps to an Ecology of Mind—THE CYBERNETICS OF “SELF”: A THEORY OF ALCOHOLISM.
Gregory Bateson said:“I think that cybernetics is the biggest bite out of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge that mankind has taken in the last 2000 years. But most of such bites out of the apple have proved to be rather indigestible — usually for cybernetic reasons…
There is also latent in cybernetics the means of achieving a new and perhaps more human outlook, a means of changing our philosophy of control and a means of seeing our own follies in wider perspective.”(From Versailles to Cybernetics)We look forward to digesting our own follies together.
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In Gratitude & Vitality
Bateson Anniversaries October Conversation: CyberneticsDate & TimeOct 25, 2022 05:00 PM in LondonMeeting Registration