Gary Chapman (CPSR)

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Gary Chapman (1952 – 14 December 2010[1]) was the first executive director of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR).[2]

Chapman lectured at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs in Austin, Texas[3] where he was Director of The 21st Century Project.[4]

He was the last recipient of the Norbert Wiener Award for Social and Professional Responsibility when the CPSR was dissolved in May 2013.[5]

He died of a heart attack while on a kayaking trip in Guatemala.[1]


  • Chapman, Gary (editor) (1987), Computers in Battle: Will They Work, Harcourt, ISBN 978-0151212323
  • Chapman, Gary (1993), The 21st Century Project: Setting a New Course for Science and Technology Policy, CPSR, ASIN B0006F5IGK
  • Chapman, Gary, "The Good Life", Public Sphere Project, Schuler, retrieved 26 October 2015


  1. ^ a b "Gary Chapman, Internet Ethicist, Dies at 58" by Katie Hafner, The New York Times, December 17, 2010
  2. ^ Richards, Evelyn (28 August 1989). "Americans Conducting 'Computer Diplomacy'; Goal Is to Liberate Soviets, Promote Peace". The Washington Post. Retrieved 16 May 2013.  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
  3. ^ "Lyndon B. Johnson School Faculty Member, Renowned Internet Policy Expert Gary Chapman Suffers Fatal Heart Attack". US Fed News Service. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 16 May 2013.  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
  4. ^ "Bio page for Gary Chapman". The University of Texas at Austin. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  5. ^ "CPSR Dissolution and Gary Chapman, Winner of CPSR's Norbert Wiener Award" by Doug Schuler, Public Sphere Project, May 2013