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ARCHIVE:   Self-Organization, Autopoiesis, and Enterprises (Whitaker, 1995) Enola Gaia
This is an archive edition of a web publication no longer accessible at its original location.

At the 1995 European CSCW Conference in Stockholm, I was asked to create an online essay to be hosted by ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) SIGOIS (Organizational Information Systems special interest group). The resultant set of webpages went online circa December 1995. Since then, the SIGOIS web resource that contained this material was discontinued.


Randall Whitaker
 
 

The Author

Randall Whitaker is an information and social systems researcher originally trained in anthropology and psychology. Some of his recent 'instantiations' include:

  • Office of Naval Research Doctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Consultant: Human factors and organizational impacts of information technology
  • Knowledge engineer / Senior systems analyst: Swedish Agency for Administrative Development (Statskontoret)
  • Postdoctoral researcher: Department of Informatics, Umea University, Sweden
  • CSCW researcher: USAF Armstrong Laboratory, Human Engineering Division

He is currently employed by Logicon Technical Services, Inc., as a senior human factors engineer with the Armstrong Laboratory's Crew-Aiding and Information Warfare Analysis Lab at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Current research interests focus on applications of autopoeitic theory to:

  • Systemic modelling of human (inter-)action
  • Human-computer interaction (HCI)
  • Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW)
  • Enterprise and process (re-)design
  • Information warfare (IW)

Dr. Whitaker is also:

  • Editor of The Observer -- an electronic newsletter on autopoietic theory and enactive cognitive science
  • Adjunct Researcher with the Department of Informatics, Umea University (Sweden)


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