I am interested in applying systems theory, as developed for use in studying inter actional behavior in dyads, families and groups (small and large), to a specific subsystem in a large educational institution i.e. Cable Television at M.I.T. The three basic types of systems are examined - Open, Closed, and Random systems and their typical structural arrangements, boundaries, purposes, flaws, and ideals are presented. The spatial metaphor is used to describe Euclidean space, as well as psycho-political space, which includes the dimensions of power, affect and meaning. A discussion of systems invariably entails a discussion of subsystems (in this case the Cable Television subsystem) , and interface phenomena, which is the interaction at the meeting ground of two or more subsystems, each with its own boundaries, rules, etc. My thesis is that conflict, together with conflict resolution, negotiation, access, and change, can be observed at the interface of systems. M.I.T. as a whole is a closed system, with the characteristic closed-system rules for decision-making, access and control of space, facilities and resources. The Cable Television system, located in M.I.T. classrooms, dormitories, libraries, offices, public locations and connected to Harvard University via a micro-wave linkup, is an open system of communication. Conflict arises at the interface of these two systems, and conflict resolution can occur most successfully if the assumptions and values of the inter facing systems are addressed.