ERIC Number: ED368391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Promise and Perils of Emerging Information Technologies. Forum Report. A Report of the Annual Roundtable on Information Technology (2nd, Aspen, Colorado, August 4-8, 1993).
This report summarizes the roundtable on information technology which brought together leaders from business, government, the non-profit sector, and academia to explore the use of complex adaptive systems as a model for determining information technology's role in both the workplace and diverse societal settings. Topics covered in this document are: new perspectives for understanding information technology; information technology in the workplace; information technology and its affects on democratic values and culture; and constructing a vision for information technology. Also included is a paper developed from the roundtable: "Towards Informed Participation: Six Scenarios in Search of Democracy in the Electronic Age" (John Seely Brown, Paul Duguid, and Susan Haviland). A list of conference participants and the Communications and Society Program Statement are appended. (JLB)
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Democracy, Futures (of Society), Information Networks, Information Systems, Information Technology, Information Theory, Models, Participation, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications, Work Environment
Aspen Institute, Publications Office, P.O. Box 150, 109 Houghton Lab Lane, Queenstown, MD 21658.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Aspen Inst. for Humanistic Studies, Palo Alto, CA. Program on Communications and Society.