Overheating has its own website with links to blogs (including videoblogs), interviews, publications, invitations for seminars and so on. Go to the website for updates and background!
A couple of years before the Overheating project was developed into a programme for research, I wrote this article introducing the term and arguing its broad relevance in the attempt to come to terms with the 21st century.
Some other recent and current research in which I'm involved may be mentioned:
The economy in Europe is marked by crisis and the European welfare state provides insufficient protection for its citizens. Is the European integration built on fragile compromises that only work in times of prosperity or will European institutions show more stability once they pass the phase of trial and error? Overheating collaborates with European Strains, and has a postdoctoral researcher (tba) engaged in comparative research on responses to the European crisis as it is perceived locally in communities in three European countries.
• The Bateson institute
Gregory Bateson (1904–1980), a Renaissance man and one of the most original thinkers of the 20th century, left a rich intellectual legacy, which today can serve as a crucial source of inspiration for coming to terms with, understanding and dealing with the crises of the contemporary world and mind. I am involved in the establishment of a Bateson institute aiming to organise interdisciplinary activities, defined as collective learning processes where the ultimate outcome should be to make ‘stuck’ systems become ‘unstuck’. The driving force behind the institute is Bateson's daughter Nora Bateson, whose acclaimed film ‘An Ecology of Mind’ presents Bateson's thought and enduring legacy.