User:Information Habitat

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Green-winged orchid
Orchis morio

St. Andrew's Convent
Edenbridge, Kent

* A Wikibook on Information Ecology

Much of the development that had been takin place on the sub-pages of Information Habitat has now been moved to a new Wikibook on Information Ecology - please visit Information Ecology for more information.

* Restoration project

* Information species & information habitat

Please note: there have been two recent deletions - of information habitat & information species - attributable to beginner's errors in learning the ways of Wikpedia, compounded with a lack of familiarity and ease with Wikipedian communication culture, and process of the voting for deletion of Wikipedia entries.
Information habitat and information species are both core concepts in information ecology, and while there may have been serious shortcomings in the earier pages, these concepts are too important to be banished from Wikipedia.
Also note that a large number of subpages Information Habitat has contributed have also been threatened with votes for deletion. While many of these pages have been vacated and transfered to the corresponding subpage of Information Habitat, some of wikipedians voting for deletion also appear to be supporting deletions of the Information Habitat subpages - even though no votes for deletion have been directly places on these subpages.
Please consider casting a vote to undelete & restore information habitat & information species and participating in the discussion of the survival of Information Habitat's subpages at Template:VfD-User Information-Habitat subpages.

* Temporary transplants

The following pages have been created as temporary homes for recovery and self-healing in response to the deletion of the root entries for information habitat and information species.

* What's new

Template:VfD-Intelligent machines * vote to keep as revised
Information Habitat/Common links
Information Habitat/Table codes
Bonnie Nardi
Habitat II
Consultative Status
Brundtland Commission

* Under cultivation

Information Habitat/Seed bed

* Recent revisions / edits

Wikipedia:IRC channels - made IRC channels clickable
Cell - disambiguation for table cell
Information Habitat/Common code
Information Habitat/Red links
Image:Y-b-0360.jpg - Learning from a mis-named image
Information ecology
Aldo Leopold
Earth Summit
Agenda 21
Gro Harlem Brundtland

* Welcome

Spring is underway and Information Habitat's elaborate networks of Taoist information gardens within which the equivalent of wildflowers - frequently considered as weeds - are beginning to flower in the wonderful, rich and fertile wiki landscape.
Please explore these digital gardens and the information species - e.g. the wildflower watercolours and the fascinating Virtual light & colour cubes that are springing up along the paths, borders and edges of the gardens. Watch these species grow and reveal themselves in their full glory; and consider planting a few wildflowers, hedges, bushes and trees that are close to your heart. Or be a virtual honey bee, and cross-fertilize the information living in the different niches of this rapidly evolving information ecosystem.
Please revisit this page soon, as there is much on Information Habitat's web sites - as well as in heretofore unreleased images and documents that has not yet been planted in Wikipedia's interactive global digital commons.
Please invite your family, friends, co-workers and colleagues to explore who and what lives in these gardens - and in their currents - and their progressively cascading styles - in deep and barely charted conceptual forests - mindful that almost all are best compared to small drops in the vast oceans of digital knowledge.
If you are a budding information ecologist, you may want to pay particular attention to some of the newly evolving species, eg the googlie - as well as evolving conceptual landscapes and languages and to the fertile borders between ecosystems - the equivalents of hedges, river banks, marshes and wetlands in a digital environments - for example, the increasingly fluid boundaries and borders between words and images, as well as the red links - each a gateway to digital territory as yet undefined in Wikipedia.

Original Peace cube
Yellow center
black below

United Nations
New York, NY. 1997.03.20

Red campion
Silene dioica

Friendly Green
Cowden, Kent. 1987.07.16

* Taoist garden of information

The development of the set of pages for Information Habitat on Wikipedia may best be understood as a Taoist garden of information guided by holistic approaches and principles & practices of organic & biodynamic gardening & agriculture and permaculture, and inspired by the CSS Zen garden, an that is being transplanted for fuller public access and use from its current home -
Information Habitat's discovery of Wikipedia came at a very propitious time as Spring was approaching, five days before the dedication of the Information Habitat/Light cubes at the United Nations Peace Bell at 1:49 am (EST), on Saturday, March 20, 2004, as the Peace Bell was rung by John McConnell - founder of Earth Day "think globally, act locally, rang the Peace Bell.
Most of the information elements have been gatheed by Information Habitat in the course of a Journey through Rio, Istanbul and Johannesburg guided by an evolving information ecology framework that reflected the Taoist/Quaker & Pythagorean approaches of its Founder and Information-Ecologist and the systematic application of information & commuications technologies in support of broad-based participation and access to & exchange of information in the series of United Nations conferences of the 1990s, beginnining with the 1992 Earth Summit / UNCED and with a focus on the 1996 Habitat II - the 2nd UN Conference on Human Settlements - in Istanbul, culminating in virtual participation in the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002.
The collection also includes a substantial focus on the Information Habitat/Light cubes that were discovered in the follow up to Habitat II, in response to a suggestion from the Secretary-General of Habitat II, Dr. Wally N'dow, to explore the use of color to highlight the role and contribution of non-governmental partners in developing an online framework for follow-up to Habitat II.

Original Peace cube
Cyan center
yellow below

United Nations
New York, NY. 1997.03.20

Common mallow
Malva sylvestris
Friendly Green
Cowden, Kent

* Information ecology[edit]

information ecology, Information Habitat/Information ecology, information ecosystem, Information Habitat/Information ecosystem.

* Elements of information ecology[edit]

Information ecology/Elements
Information Habitat

* Information economics[edit]

information economics, Information Habitat/Information economics, Nash equilibrium, information economy, Information Habitat/Information economy.

Original Peace cube
Blue center
cyan below

United Nations
New York, NY. 1997.03.20

Rosebay willow herb
Chiddingstone, Kent

* Information species[edit]

information species, Information Habitat/Information species information, species, varieties, hybrid.

* Common information species[edit]

* Self-organizing information species[edit]

human beings, families, libraries, organizations, universities, intentional communities.

* Digital information species[edit]

Digital information species are are a form of pure information species - able to realize - or harness the freedom from the laws of conservation of mass and energy that is made possible by fundamental properties of information: zero mass, clearly the most rapidly evolving species
* A preliminary taxonomy[edit]
The file type - see also file extension, file format - appears to be the logical starting point for a taxonomy of digital information species that follows the form of Carl Linnaeus's Scientific classification of living organisms, within which such species can be considered to be classified as belonging to the information Kingdom, and the digital Phylum.

The groupings (taxa) of taxonomy from most general to most specific are:

Several acronym mnemonics have been made for these, for instance King Phillip called out for good soup, or Kings Play Chess On Funny Green Squares. Intermediate ranks may be created by adding prefixes, for instance:

  • Superorder
  • Order
  • Suborder
  • Infraorder
  • Microorder
  • Nanoorder
  • etc.
The headings below - for initial purposes, at least - may be considered as Classes, with the file types defining the Family in which the species is classified.
* Documents[edit]
txt, doc, PDF, htm, rtf, wpd, wp5, ...
* Graphics[edit]
jpg, gif, png, bmp, pcx, ...
* Databases[edit]
dbf, str, xls.
* Presentations[edit]
* Streaming media[edit]
To be elaborated.

Original Peace cube
Red center
green below

United Nations
New York, NY. 1997.03.20

Marsh mallow
Althaea officinalis
River Rother, Sussex

* Information habitat[edit]

The nature of information habitats - where information lives - have experienced remarkable growth and evolution in the context of developments in the realms of information & communications technology and relational database design and development and database-generated web sites.
Of particular significance as a form of emerging information habitats are interactive information habitats powered by database web-servers - of which Wikipedia is a prime example. Such interactive habitats permit:
  • unprecedented direct access to relationship among and between the information elements that live in them
  • significant cross-species interaction between information elements and human beingss - that may involve transformative changes in both species
  • complex relationships betwen and among human beings - particularly for people who live in the interactive habitat for much of their waking hours, and sometimes also in their dreams.
See information ecology, information habitat, Information Habitat/Information habitat

* Personal[edit]

* Organizational[edit]

* Governmental[edit]

* Academic & scientific[edit]

* Environmental[edit]

* Public[edit]

* Relational databases[edit]

* Information ecology domains[edit]

Information ecology/Domains

* Digital engine - dynamic information habitats[edit]

Information Habitat/Digital engines

* DataPerfect digital engine[edit]

Information Habitat/DataPerfect

* Shell 4.0[edit]

Information Habitat/Shell 4.0

* WordPerfect 5.1+[edit]

WordPerfect, Information Habitat/WordPerfect 5.1

* Style libraries[edit]

* Outline styles[edit]
* Wiki outline style[edit]
* Open styles[edit]
* Paired styles[edit]
* HTML style library[edit]

* Keyboard macros[edit]

* Acronym expander[edit]

* Methodology[edit]

* Conceptual framework[edit]

* Holistic approaches[edit]

* Intermedia synergy[edit]

* Common code[edit]

Information Habitat/Common code

* Detailed table of contents[edit]

Information Habitat/Table of contents

* Wiki contributions[edit]

See Information Habitat's recent wiki contributions.

Original Peace cube
Magenta center
cyan below

United Nations
New York, NY. 1997.03.20