People

As with any large conference many people are committing their time and energy towards making this event a success. The Conference Committee is collaborating with the Executive Boards of both the American Society for Cybernetics and the Bateson Interest Group. Many volunteers are contributing their time and will be acknowledged as the work progresses.

Pille Bunnell

Pille Bunnell

Pille Bunnell

Pille is acting as conference co-chair for the ASC. A long time member of the society, she has served as President, Past President, and chair of the Nominating committee, as well as editing the ASC Column in Cybernetics and Human Knowing. In 2007 the ASC awarded Pille the Norbert Wiener Medal for her contributions to the ASC and Cybernetics.

Pille’s background is systems ecology; dealing with concerns ranging from fisheries, wildlife and forestry, to land use management, energy use, and climate change. From this base she has shifted her focus to cybernetics, particularly the systemic nature of arising and evolving systems, the manner in which we distinguish and constitute our worlds in multiple relational domains, and the ethical and durability implications of different manners of human languaging and living. Pille likes to integrate the evocative with the explanatory, and hence crosses or blurs the boundaries between art and science. Inherent in this is a desire for intricacy and depth for contextually appropriate ethical behavior.

Nora Bateson

Nora Bateson

Nora Bateson

Nora Bateson is Gregory Bateson’s youngest daughter. As a child before Gregory died in 1980, Nora absorbed Gregory’s unique epistemology and perspective, and since then she has made a life study of his ideas and work. She also studied film in college and thus a film project about Bateson’s ideas was a natural project for her to undertake. She has lectured about and discussed his work around the world, engaging audiences as participants in dialogue and discussion, in good cybernetic fashion.

 
 
 

Conference Committee

  • Philip Baron
  • Delfina Fantini
  • Thomas Fischer (webmaster)
  • Ranulph Glanville
  • Phillip Guddemi
  • Bob Helland
  • Candy Herr
  • Tim Jachna
  • Lance Nizami
  • Randy Whitaker