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Warm Data Lab (Australia) with Nora Bateson

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Warm Data Lab: Health

Developed by Nora Bateson, daughter of noted systems thinker and founder of cybernetics, Gregory Bateson, is an exercise for groups who are interested in strengthening their collective ability to perceive, discuss and research complex issues. The Warm Data Lab shifts perspectives through a process that increases our ability to respond to difficult or “wicked” issues.

Warm Data Labs are taking place all over the world, at Harvard (Health), San Francisco (Addiction), Singapore ( Consent), Stockholm (Cryptocurrency), and Helsinki (Future of Work).

This will be the first Warm Data Lab to occur in Australia, on the topic of health.

The challenges we face now are complex, we need approaches to meeting that complexity. Although there is a desire to reframe these complex issues in simple terms that might lend themselves to easy solutions, this usually leads to the dangers of unintended consequences of reductionism… and further problems.

Thinking in complexity requires the ability to perceive across multiple perspectives and contexts. This is not a muscle that has been trained into us in school or in the work world. It is a skill acutely needed in this era to meet our personal, professional and collective need to respond to crisis, and to improve our lives.

The Warm Data lab is a living kaleidoscope of conversation in which information and formulation of cross contextual knowing is generated. The conversational process is designed to seamlessly engage multiple theoretical principals in a practical format. The process relies on using two concepts: Transcontextual Interaction, and Symmathesy.

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Transcontextual interaction

The recognition that complex systems do not exist in single contexts but rather are formed between multiple contexts that overlap in living communication. The ways in which systemic interdependency form is through contextual interaction and mutual learning.

Symmathesy

The concept of mutual learning that encourages us to concentrate on how these contextual interactions inform one another, and generate learning.

“Biology, culture, and society are dependent at all levels upon the vitality of interaction they produce both internally and externally. A body, a family, a forest or a city can each be described as a buzzing hive of communication between and within its living, interacting ‘parts.’ Together the organs of your body allow you to make sense of the world around you. A jungle can be understood best as a conversation among its flora and fauna, including the insects, the fungi of decay, and contact with humanity. Interaction is what creates and vitalizes the integrity of the living world. Over time, the ongoing survival of the organisms in their environments requires that there be learning, and learning to learn, together. Gregory Bateson said, “The evolution is in the context.” So why don’t we have a word for those bodies, families, forests and other buzzing hives of communication—and for the mutual learning that takes place within those living contexts?”
– From Symmathesy, a word in progress Nora Bateson 2016

The Warm Data lab is a tool for revealing relationships that are integral and woven into the complexity of the issues we are working on. This process allows us to see new patterns, new causations, and to respond to them with a much broader comprehension. An important aspect of this process is that no two participants will have the same experience. Each person moves and connects their contextual framings through their own lens, in their own way.

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