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Towards a Curriculum in Information Ecology
Partnership, Informatics and Paticipation

Publications and documents developed as a Virtual Visiting Scholar
at the Development Planning Unit, University College, London




Y2K

Y2K Countdown Digital Date Clock
Pollard, Robert, Information Habitat: Where Information Lives.

1999.10
Brooklyn, NY
Presentation of the basis for the use of the Digital Date Clock - with yyyy.mm.dd format - as the ideal solution for a universal format for recording dates of transactions. pdf file from an HTML page.
  • www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/y2k-counting.pdf



  • Information Ecology - Elements of a Curriculum

    Properties of Information
    Pollard, Robert, Information Habitat: Where Information Lives.

    1999.11
    Brooklyn, NY
    Properties of information - zero mass, zero physical size, speed of light, common access to properties of the whole; principles governing information. Outline in pdf format, generated in Inspiration.
  • www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-informat.pdf

  • ngos@un Database - An Outline
    Pollard, Robert, Information Habitat: Where Information Lives.

    1999.10
    Brooklyn, NY
    Sketch of major areas of database elements in ngos@un - a comprehensive relational database of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) at the United Nations. Inspiration-generated file, in pdf format.
  • www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-ngosun-db.pdf

  • Information Ecology Networks for a New Millennium
    Pollard, Robert, Information Habitat: Where Information Lives.

    1999.10
    Brooklyn, NY
    Outline of conceptual basis of Information Ecology networks and Information Ecology domains.
  • www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-nmn.htm

  • Information Ecology Partners for a Sustainable Millennium
    Pollard, Robert, Information Habitat: Where Information Lives.

    1999.10
    Brooklyn, NY
    Partnership initiatives using information and communication technologies to support orderly broad-based public participation in local, national, regional, and global decision-making processes relating to sustainability, equity, human rights & peace.
  • www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-iepsm.txt

  • Network Properties
    Pollard, Robert, Information Habitat: Where Information Lives.

    1999.10
    Brooklyn, NY
    Fundamental properties and characteristics of networks, including integrity, connectivity, governance and groundedness. Outline, generated in Inspiration(r) in pdf format.
  • www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-network.pdf

  • Information Ecology of Electronic Mail
    Pollard, Robert, Information Habitat: Where Information Lives.

    1999.10
    Brooklyn, NY
    Key material, economic, social and practical factors, in the context of electronic mail as a common and economical medium for communication and information exchange. Outline, generated in Inspiration(r), in pdf format.
  • www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-ieem.pdf

  • Information Ecology - Heritage
    Pollard, Robert, Information Habitat: Where Information Lives.

    1999.10
    Brooklyn, NY
    Sketch of the conceptual, practical and spiritual heritage of Information Ecology. Generated in Inspiration(r) software; pdf format.
  • www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-heritage.pdf

  • Habitat Online Partnership Plan of Action - An Outline
    Pollard, Robert, Information Habitat: Where Information Lives.

    1999.10
    Brooklyn, NY
    Sketch of a framework for monitoring and implementing the Habitat Agenda. Outline generated in Inspiration(r), in pdf format.
  • www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-hoppa.pdf

  • Full Cost Electronic Market
    Pollard, Robert, Information Habitat: Where Information Lives.

    1999.10
    Brooklyn, NY
    Schematic outline of key characteristics and relationships, and elements of the ecological properties relational database - engine of the market, incorporating "double entry bookkeeping for the earth". Outline, generated in Inspiration(r), in pdf format.
  • www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-fullcost.pdf

  • Domains of Nature
    Pollard, Robert, Information Habitat: Where Information Lives.

    1999.10
    Brooklyn, NY
    Sketch of some key domains of nature - rainforest domains, island domains, wildflower domains and more. Generated in Inspiration(r), in pdf format.
  • www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-domains.pdf

  • ngos@un - Non-Governmental Organizations at the United Nations
    Pollard, Robert, Information Habitat: Where Information Lives.

    1999.02
    Brooklyn, NY
    Non-Governmental Organizations at the United Nations - a partnership to assist the UN Secretary-General in responding to the decision 1996/31 of the Economic and Social Council on Consultative Arangements for Non-Governmental Organizations" through a comprehensive approach to the application of modern information and communications technology in support of facilitation and documentation of NGOs in the work of the United Nations.
  • www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-ngosun.txt

  • Mailbase Online Micro-Library Service
    Pollard, Robert, Information Habitat: Where Information Lives.

    1998.12
    Brooklyn, NY
    An overview of the design of an online micro-library service, using the mailbase electronic mailing list system developed by and for British universities. Documents would be maintained in plain text, WordPerfect 5.1, and portable document format, and would be accessible by electronic mail as well as via the world wide web. (Draft, in progress)
  • www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-mmls.ppt

  • Introduction to Information Ecology
    Pollard, Robert, Information Habitat: Where Information Lives.

    1998.12
    Brooklyn, NY
    A preliminary overview of some basics of information ecology and the relationship between information systems and other ecosystems; the nature of key properties of information and information flows and exchanges, including implications of physical properties of information - zero mass and size, light-speed; and overview of the application of information technology in support of the participation of NGOs in the preparation for and follow-up to the agreements of the global conferences of the 1990s. (Draft, in progress)
  • www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-iie.ppt

  • Information Ecology and Information Society
    Pollard, Robert, Information Habitat: Where Information Lives.

    1998.11
    Vienna, Austria
    A brief overview of information ecology focussing on the emerging significance of information space, of the need for public information space and the development of such spaces through the use of information and communications technology in the course of the series of global conferences of the 1990, and of the electronic mailing list as the key tool in support of non-governmental participation in the global conferences, with an overview of properties of electronic mailing lists and recommendations. Presented at "The Challenges of Information Technology for the Non-Profit Sector". Powerpoint presentation.
  • www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-ie-is.ppt

  • Essential Economics: Towards a Holistic Framework
    Pollard, Robert, Information Habitat: Where Information Lives.

    1998.04
    Brooklyn, NY
    Preliminary schematic representation for "Essential Economics". The model, developed in the context of "Holistic approaches to freshwater" and the consideration of the nature of water as an economic good at the 6th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, describes an economic transaction as a process at the intersection of flows of labour, money, knowledge, material resources, energy, infrastructure, etc.
  • www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-essence.pdf



  • One Light - Light and Colour Cubes

    Faces of the Peace Cube
    Pollard, Robert, Information Habitat: Where Information Lives.

    1999.10
    Brooklyn, NY
    Introduction to the faces of the light and colour cubes - and to a three-dimensional mathematics of light and colour. 10 slides / pages. Generated in Powerpoint; pdf format.
  • www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/cop-lcc-faces.pdf

  • Light and Colour Cubes
    Pollard, Robert, Information Habitat: Where Information Lives.

    1999.10
    Brooklyn, NY
    Introduction to the virtual light and colour cubes - gateway to new dimensions of light and colour. Generated in Powerpoint; pdf format.
  • www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/cop-lcc-.pdf

  • Images of the Peace Cube
    Pollard, Robert, Information Habitat: Where Information Lives.

    1999.10
    Brooklyn, NY
    Presentation of images from the 1997 Equinox Earthday dedication of the Light and Colour Cubes as Peace Cubes. pdf format, generated in PowerPoint (r).
  • www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/cop-lcc-images.pdf

  • Light and Colour Cubes - Template
    Pollard, Robert, Information Habitat: Where Information Lives.

    1999.01
    Brooklyn, NY
    For building 5cm / 2" models of the light and colour cubes, and creating sets of the twelve "face cards" of the cubes - the surfaces of colour.
  • www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/cop-lcc-template.htm

  • Virtual Light & Colour Cubes - Properties of Light, Gifts of Nature, Catalysts of Peace
    Pollard, Robert, Information Habitat: Where Information Lives.

    1998.07
    Brooklyn, NY
    An introduction to the Virtual Light & Colour Cubes. (Draft, in progress)
  • www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/cop-llc-cubes.ppt
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