ERIC Number: ED031089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-28
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Cybernation and Man--A Course Development Project; Report Number 2. Final Report.
Dionne, Edward A.; Parkman, Ralph
Transportation, Agriculture, and Art are used as examples to establish how technology, especially computer-based technology, is involved in the life of man. Cities grow in population very rapidly; motor vehicles grow in number even more rapidly; both citcumstances raise problems--traffic congestion, economic loss, air pollution, urban planning--which necessitate information gathering, prediction, evaluation, and decision making. The computer comes into its own, not only in these areas, but also in some of the research planning. A good example is the San Jose traffic control system. Technology has brought prodigious productive efficiency to agriculture, where the problems are even more complex, more urgent, and the options numerous. The computer plays a big role here, too. In Art, technology has always played a part--in the manufacture of materials. Nowadays that part has been expanded, and even the computer is sometimes used in the process of creation in the visual arts and in music; although in literature the computer's role is as yet vestigial. An introduction to computers and computer programing using the FORTRAN language is also given in this guide as part of a course in cybernetics. A bibliography brings to an end this concluding half of a two-part report. (Part I is EM006096). (GO)
Descriptors: Agricultural Machinery, Agriculture, Agronomy, Art, Art Activities, Artists, Automation, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Computers, Cybernetics, Demography, Digital Computers, Electromechanical Technology, Farm Management, Programing, Programing Languages, Systems Analysis, Transportation
Dr. Ralph Parkman, Chairman, Dept. of Materials Science, San Jose State College, San Jose, Calif. 95114
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: San Jose State Coll., CA. School of Engineering.