Rhythms of Communication: An introduction to my research
Born: Pittsburg, Kansas, March 14, 1920. Married. Two children. Before Academic Life 1937-38 Undergraduate, Kansas State Teachers College. 1938-49 Undergraduate, University of Chicago. 1940 Residence (6 months) in Mexico. Writing. 1940-41 Reporter, City Press, Chicago. Six months. 1942-46 U.S. Navy. Communication Specialist. Cryptanalyst in Washington, D.C. and Melbourne, Australia. 1946-53 Residence in Australia (with family). 1946-50 Full time music study (piano) in Melbourne. 1950-51 Editor, Adult Education Publications, Commonwealth Office of Education,Commonwealth of Australia, Sydney. Job description: "to plan and execute a programme of Australianization for European migrants to Australia." 1951-52 Staff Writer, People Magazine. Sydney, Australia. 1952-53 Free-lance photographer in Australia. 1953 Residence in Belgrade, Jugoslavia. Photographer with Jugo-Foto. Six months. 1953-64 Free-lance photographer in U.S. with emphasis on work with behavioral scientists. Higher Education ________________ 1959-61 Three courses in Communication at Teachers College, Columbia University. 1961-64 Three intensive teaching seminars in Linguistic-Kinesic Context Analysis. Taught by Ray L. Birdwhistell and Albert E. Scheflen at Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1964-72 Graduate Study of Anthropology at Columbia University. Ph.D., Spring, 1972. -------------- Teaching Experience 1962-68 Lecturer, Columbia University School of the Arts. Course: Photography of Human Behavior. 1962-65 Lecturer, Columbia University, Department of Anthropology. Course: Techniques of Micro-cultural Analysis. 1966 Trainer, Peace Corps Training Conference. Summer. For Scientific Resources, Inc. 1970-72 Field Faculty, Goddard College graduate degree program. 1970-72 Appointment as Instructor, Department of Family and Community Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. Courses: Interdisciplinary Study of the Family Future Alternatives for Marriage and the Family Communication with Families Across Culture, Class, and Race Research Methods: Structural Analysis and Systems Theory 1971-72 Conducted workshops at second and third annual conference on Anthropological Films, Temple University. 1971- Special lectures and/or workshops at: present Bank Street College of Education Yale University, Department of Anthropology Harvard University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bennington College Rochester Institute of Technology Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, N.Y. School of Visual Arts, N.Y. Goddard Collge Hampshire College, Amherst, Mass. Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, N.Y. Michigan State University Hunter College Rockland Community College (N.Y.) Queensboro Community College (N.Y.) Kingsboro Community College (N.Y.) New School for Social Research (N.Y.) Queens College (N.Y.) Fordham University Brooklyn College (N.Y.) New York University 1972 Present academic appointment: Adjunct Associate Professor of Education, Department of Family and Community Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. ------------------------------ Miscellaneous Involvements 1963 Consultant to research: "Interethnic Encounters." (Dr. Edward T. Hall, Principal Investigator. Chicago.) 1964 Brief Expedition to Cayo Santiago, Puerto Rico, to film monkey interaction. 1970 Member, Forum 14 (Changing Family) for White House Conference on Children and Youth. 1972 Appointed to editorial board of the Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 1972 Appointed Research Associate, Institute for Intercultural Studies. 1976 Appointed to Board of Directors, The Dance Notation Bureau, New York City. -------------------------------- Memberships and Awards 1965 Grant from The Edward W. Hazen Foundation for preparation of The Small Conference. See publications._ 1965-67 Teaching Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University. 1967-71 Pre-Doctoral Fellow, National Institute of Mental Health. 1970-71 Research grant: N.I.M.H. 2F01 MH 29,086 - 04. Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Fellow, Society for Applied Anthropology. Member, American Anthropological Association. Member, Society for Transpersonal Psychology. Charter member, Eastern Biofeedback Research Society. ------------------------------- Publications (science related only) 1963 "Photography in the University." In Infinity (journal of the Society of Magazine Photographers), Vol. XII, No. 1. 1964 "Still Photography in the Systematic Recording and Analysis of Behavioral Data." In Human Organization, Vol. 25, No. 1. Reprinted in Afterimage, (publication of the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, N.Y.), Vol. 4, No. 10, April 1977.
|1966||"Cameras Don't Take Pictures." The Columbia University Forum, Vol. 9, No. 1, Winter. Reprinted in Afterimage, Vol. 4, No. 10, April 1977.|
|1967||"Conference Behavior." (with Margaret Mead) The Columbia University Forum, Vol. 10, No. 2.|
1968 The Small Conference: An Innovation in Communication. (with Margaret Mead) Mouton: The Hague. 1970 "Nonverbal Communication." (with Happie Byers) In Cultural Affairs, Summer 1970. 1970 "On Rhythms." Paper delivered at 69th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropologial Association in Symposium on Film Analysis. December. 1971 "Rhythmic Relations of People in Communication." Paper delivered at 70th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in New York City. November. 1971 "Sentics, Rhythms, and a New View of Man." Paper delivered at the 138th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Philadelphia. December 30. As part of Symposium: Sentics, Brain Function, and Sources of Human Values. 1972 "Nonverbal Communication and the Education of Children." (with Happie Byers) In Functions of Language in the Classroom. Edited by Courtney Cazden, Vera John, and Dell Hymes. New York: Teachers College Press. 1972 From Biological Rhythm to Cultural Pattern. Ph.D. Dissertation. Department of Anthropology, Columbia University. 1972 Review of film "Lecture on Kinesics by Ray L. Birdwhistell at the Second Linguistic-Kinesic Conference, Nov. 4-7, 1964." American Anthropologist, Vol. 74, Nos. 1-2, pp. 192-193. 1972 "Sentics and Anthropology." Paper delivered to the American Psychiatric Association, Dallas, Texas. May. 1975 "Dimensions of Nonverbal Communication." In Dimensions of Language Experience, edited by Charlotte B. Winsor. New York: Agathon Press. 1976 "Biological Rhythms as Information Channels in Interpersonal Communication Behavior." In Perspectives in Ethology Vol. 2, edited by P.P.G. Bateson and Peter H. Klopfer. New York: Plenum Press. 1977 "A Personal View of Nonverbal Communication." In Theory into Practice (journal of the College of Education, The Ohio State University). Vol. xvi No. 3. June 1979. 1978 Review of The Silent Pulse by George Leonard. in Kinesis Vol. 2, No. 1. 1979 "Margaret Mead: A Remembrance." in Kinesis Vol. 1, No. 3. 1982 Chapter 6--"Discussion," in Interaction Rhythms, edited by Martha Davis. New York: Human Sciences Press. 1984- Yearly two-lecture series at the Gallatin Division, New York University: "Gregory Bateson." 1984 "The Fall and Redemption of Science." Paper presented at New Ecumenial Research Association conference. Seoul, Korea. Summer. 1984 Invitational lecture tour in Japan. "Universal and Nonverbal Bases of Human Communication." Four universities. 1985 "Communication: Cooperation or Negotiation." in Theory Into Practice. Vol. 24, No. 1. 1985 "Conversation: a Context for Language." in Speech and Language Learning No. 13, Nagoya, Japan. 1985 Public lecture at American Museum of Natural History. "Margaret Mead and Photography in Anthropology." May 15. 1988 "Toward a Cultural Epidemiology of Emotion." in Emotions and Psychopathology edited by Manfred Clynes and Jaak Panksepp. Plenum Press. New York 1988. 1992 "Rhythms of Vocal Sound." Appendix E in Ambiguous Harmony by Hervé Varenne. Ablex Publishing Corp. Norwood, New Jersey. 1992. 1992 "The Spiritual in the Clasroom." in Holistic Education Review Vol. 5 No. 1. Spring 1992. 1994 Review of Peripheral Visions: Learning Along the Way. by Mary Catherine Bateson. Harper Collins. New York 1994. in Holistic Education Review Vol. 7 No. 4. December 1994. 1995 "A Conversation on Multiculturalism with Paul Byers and Mary Catherine Bateson." in Holistic Education Review Vol. 8 No. 2. Summer 1995.