The speaker will endeavor to convey his views on this subject by using examples from specific consulting projects. Issues include:
The presentation will focus on practical applications rather than on philosophy or theory. Analogous issues in media design and production will be encountered. The desire for a notational system for media that incorporates purpose and observer relationships will be outlined.
Paul Pangaro (BS Humanities, MIT 1974; PhD Cybernetics, Brunel University 1988) has served on the Research Staff at the MIT Research Lab of Electronics and the MIT Architecture Machine Group. He rounded PANGARO Incorporated of Washington DC in 1981 as a vehicle for application of cybernetics to problems in software research and consulting. Clients have included Johnson Controls, Pacific Bell, Admiralty Research Establishment (UK), Symbolics Inc., and NYNEX; current consultancies are with Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation and Du Pont. SOLITON, Inc., was founded with Walter Lee in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1987 for commercialization of this work. Pangaro was Vice-Chairman of the Gordon Research Conference in Cybernetics for 1988, and was Associate Editor of “Cybernetic” Magazine, published by the American Society for Cybernetics.