An Ecology of Ideas- Meeting of the American Society for Cybernetics



Organised jointly by the American Society for Cybernetics and the Bateson Idea Group, “An Ecology of Ideas” offers a chance to develop ideas that connect to those of Gregory Bateson and his “Ecology of Mind”. Bateson died in 1980, and was one of the widest ranging, deepest and most inclusive thinkers of C20: his work merits re-animation.


The conference brings students of Bateson and of Cybernetics (of which he was a founder) together with a more general public who are intrigued and interested to learn from and extend key concepts of both. To facilitate this, there will be workshops and conversational presentations under the theme headings of Paradigm, Recursion and Praxis.


Asilomar is a State Park and Conference Centre on the Pacific Coast, a site of Architectural excellence, and a place closely associated with Gregory Bateson, and the early years of Cybernetics.


We invite you to explore the website for the conference at


If you are interested to attend, there are a few places still available. Please apply directly from the website for both accommodation and board, and the conference fee:


(The process is a little complex because of various deals that are



If you wish to contact the conference co-ordinator, Dr Pille Bunnell is at


We hope to welcome you there.


Best Wishes,


Ranulph Glanville

President, American Society for Cybernetics.