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    Role: Facilitator
    The development of a open source curriculum on DataPerfect Digital Engines, based on the MS-DOS classic, DataPerfect 2.6F - a companion program to the word processing class, WordPerfect 5.1+ - and the application of information ecology principles and protocols. The DataPerfect Digital Engine is being designed as a prototype digital engine designed to make available the wealth - to the extent that information can be wealth - that the zero-based properties of information - zero mass, zero physical size and virtually zero travel-time - offer since digital information is free from the historical constraints on wealth imposed by the laws of conservation of mass and energy.
          projects.takingitglobal.org/perfection
New York, NY
2004.02-          
    Documents
    Alternative Press Index
    A Quarterly index of articles from alternative publications, generated from the APC DataPerfect relational database.
          www.altpress.org

Baltimore, MD
1982.06
    Report Card on Baltimore City Elementary Schools
    Systematic compilation and presentation of data in easy-to-read tables, on measures of performance and characteristics of all the elementary schools in Baltimore City. Prepared for the Education Committee of the Citizens Housing and Planning Assocation, in preparation for the City's compliance with the Maryland State Performance Standards. The data were compiled from multiple sources and imported into a DataPerfect relational database; the entire body of the report was generated from an exported file merged into a WordPerfect 5.1 table.

Baltimore, MD
1990.11
    Who Is Who: People, Projects and Organizations In Service to the Earth
    Cross-referenced, indexed database-generated directory of people, projects and organizations in service to the Earth.

Waynesville, NC
1991.05
    The Rio Agreements: A Full Text Database
    The official Rio agreements -- Agenda 21, Climate and Biodiversity Conventions, the Forest Principles and the Rio de Janeiro Declaration -- are combined with the Alternative Treaties from the International NGO Forum and the Women's Action Agenda 21 in a DataPerfect database format with built-in menus that permits easy search and retrieval of all section of these historic agreements that include any specified word or phrase.

Cowden, UK
1993.03
    Agenda 21, Other UNCED Agreements and the NGO Alternative Treaties
    The first - and for a long time, the only - web-based version of Agenda 21 and the other agreements of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development - the Earth Summit - held in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992, including the NGO Alternative Treaties.
          habitat.igc.org/agenda21/index.htm

New York, NY
1995.08
    Information Ecology: Holistic Framework for Empowerment & Transformation
    A holistic perspective on information flows, recognizing three fundamental dimensions of information space - content / substance, personal / community relationships, and the nature of information technology - and three basic phases of information processing - compilation / organization, communication / dissemination, and reception / utilisation. Powerpoint presentation.
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-ie-hf.ppt

Turin, Italy
1998.12
    Swords into Plowshares: Peace Park at the UN
    A slide show of photographs that focus on the Ralph Bunch Peace Park opposite the entrance to the UN Secreariat - beginning with the "Isaiah Wall" with the verse" "They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nations; neither shall they study war any more."
          habitat.igc.org/peace-park/index.htm

New York, NY
1999.05
    Huntington Beach: Life, Death, Rebirth, Light and Water
    Photographic slide show - leaves and new growth in a wooded garden and pebbles, shells and more on Huntington Beach.
          habitat.igc.org/huntington/index.htm

Huntington Beach, NY
2000.03
    Spring Waters at Saratoga Springs
    A set of three photographic slide shows, taken in Saratoga Springs, NY - center of perhaps the most important mineral resource waters in the world. The s;ide shows are: Congress Park near the center of town, An unconventional set of images from the Congress Springs, at the edge of the Park; and the Saratoga Surf and Spa Motel - a very reasonably priced motel - outside the racing season - with a mineral water hot tub where one can soak to one's heart's content.
          habitat.igc.org/saratoga/index.htm

Saratoga Springs, NY
2000.04
    United Nations Through the Trees
    A set of photographic slide shows taken from outside and inside the United Nations Garden at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The first set is of U.N. buildings seen though trees; and some of the sculptures in the garden.

New York, NY
2000.04
    Peace Cubes - Gifts of Light
    Home for the Peace Cubes - Virtual Light and Colour Cubes that are at the centre of a three-dimensional mathematics of colour and light and that can transform our understanding of the nature and dimensions of light and colour. The Peace Cubes can also serve as vital elements in a new global curriculum on mathematics, colour and light, as symbols for the One Light in all of Creation, and as teaching tools on the properties of knowledge-based economies, and as an introduction to the properties of zero-based economy. All of the images are computer-generated, the most recent images based on HTML tables generated from a DataPerfect database, as were most of the sets of web pages of images.
          habitat.igc.org/peace-cubes/index.html

Brooklyn, NY
2000.10
    Peace Tiles - Gifts of Light
    A set of the ninety-six peace tiles - based on mirror images of the faces and the cycles of all possible pairs of contiguous faces of the Peace Cubes. Each colourful tile is framed below a frieze of the corresponding faces. The bottom frieze contains the photographic negative of the tile. Below that are the sixteen "cycle tiles" corresponding to the faces of the main tile. Sound complicated? In practice it is easy - and fun if you let your eyes and feelings guide you. Virtually no words, yet simple to grasp visually.

    The web site for the Peace Tiles was launched on October 24, United Nations Day, 2000.
          habitat.igc.org/tiles/index.htm


Brooklyn, NY
2000.10
    Peace Faces - Faces of the Peace Cubes
    A meditation on the forty-eight faces of the light and colour cubes. Each face represents a meeting place of four primary colours and may evoke a unique feeling. Each face is framed below a frieze of the eight rotations and reflections of itself. At the loer right of the face is its photographic negative. A bottom frieze contains small icons of the forty eight faces. Easy - and enjoyable; forget about words; let your eyes and feelings guide you.
          habitat.igc.org/faces/index.htm

Brooklyn, NY
2000.10
    Meditations on One Light in All: Rainbow Cubic Sine Waves
    An endless sequence of cycling "rainbow cubic sine waves" - based on a mapping of the colours of the Light and Colour Cubes onto the shape of a sine wave in a quest to reconcile and connect the cubes and the rainbow, as well as to bridge the gulf between the square and cube and the circle and sphere.
          habitat.igc.org/reconcile/rcsw.htm

New York, NY
2001.12
    Meditations on One Light in All: Reconciliation in Primary Colours
    A set of eight cycling images with the principal protagonists in a War of - President George W. Bush, Vice-President Dick Cheney, and Secretary of State Colin Powell and Osama bin Laden - against backgrounds of the Light and Colour Cubes and of the six non-zero primary colours.
          habitat.igc.org/reconcile/primary.htm

New York, NY
2001.12
    Meditations on One Light in All: Reconciliation in 16 Colour Palettes
    A set of seventy-two images with the primary representatives of the September 11 protagonists - President George W. Bush, Vice-President Dick Cheney, and Secretary of State Colin Powell and Osama bin Laden against backgrounds of the Light and Colour Cubes transposed into sixteen colour images, and serving as visual metaphors for ways that our perception of our enemies can be distorted when we see them from a limited palette, and one in which our enemies' colours are only partially represented.
          habitat.igc.org/reconcile/16colour.htm

New York, NY
2001.12
    Information, Data and Communication in Agenda 21
    A systematic hypertext-based compilation and organization of all references in Agenda 21 to the words: information, data and communication. The set of 38 web pages were generated from the TREATIES database using a web-page generating report allowing the selection of any three words of phrases.
          habitat.igc.org/agenda21/idc.htm

New York, NY
2002.02
    Access, Participate and Participation in Agenda 21
    A systematic hypertext-based compilation and organization of all references in Agenda 21 to the words: access, participate and participation. The set of 37 web pages were generated from the TREATIES database using a web-page generating report allowing the selection of any three words of phrases.
          habitat.igc.org/agenda21/app.htm

New York, NY
2002.02
    Educate, Education and Aware in Agenda 21
    A systematic hypertext-based compilation and organization of all references in Agenda 21 to the words: educate, education and awareness. The set of 35 web pages were generated from the TREATIES database using a web-page generating report allowing the selection of any three words of phrases.
          habitat.igc.org/agenda21/eea.htm

New York, NY
2002.03
    The Ark of Hope at the Hudson River Clearwater Revival Festival
    A set of nine slide shows, with photos taken in conjunction with the exhibition of the Ark of Hope, the Earth Charter, Temenos Books and the light and Colour Cubes during the 2002 Great Hudson River Clearwater Festival at Croton Park, in New York, on the banks of the Huson River. series are titled: The Ark of Hope at Clearwater, Light and Colour Cubes, Around and About the Booth, Fair Grounds - Fair People, Green Energy, Water Views, Trees and Skies, Shore Lines and Closing Skies.
          habitat.igc.org/clearwater/index.htm

Croton Park, NY
2002.06
    A Castle Retreat: CCC/UN Communication & Decision-Making Project
    A set of two slide shows: one of the participants in a retreat for the CCC/UN Communication & Decision-Making Project at Beth Lamont's Castle in Ossining, NY; the second slide show offers images from a brief walk aroud the castle, and in the castle grounds.
          habitat.igc.org/cdmp/rp01.htm

Ossining, NY
2002.07
    Elements of Information Ecology - An Open Source Curriculum
    A home - on the TakingITGlobal platform - for an initiative to release a prototype curriculum in the elements of information globally, in the form of a broadly accessible and undertandable curriculum in information ecology for people of all ages - from birth to death.

    In conjunction with Project Information Habitat - based on a prototype information ecology platform, the curriculum - and related structures and processes - would be developed in a participatory open source framework.

    Major project elements have separate homes on the TakingITGlobal and Information Ecology platforms - with the goal of strengthening the global reach of the projects with a partcular focus on engaging the interest and participation of young people.


New York, NY
2002.12
    DataPerfect Digital Engine - 2004 Gandhi-King Season: Compassionate Action for Global Healing
    A preliminary and evolving outline of the structure, design and characteristics of the DataPerfect Digital Engine, with links to available resources and examples. The outline - and virtually the entire web site for the Gandhi-King Season - was generated by the DIGITAL DataPerfect Digital Engine and represents one element of an Open Source Curriculum in Compassionate Activism for Global Healing.
          habitat.igc.org/gksnv/about/ci02.htm

New York, NY
2003.01
    Elements of Light and Colour - An Open Souce Curriculum
    Design, development and implementation of an open source curriculum in the elements of light and colour, based on the properties of the Virtual Light and Colour Cubes, incorporating an elementary three-dimensional mathematics of light and colour and a new appreciation and understanding of the nature and characteristics of the primary colours of light and pigment.

New York, NY
2003.04
    Information Ecology Archives
    Evolving set of classified compilation of archival information on projects, documents, databases and electronic mailing lists associated with the development of Information Ecology by Information Habitat: Where Information Lives. The web pages, currently totalling pages, were generated by the HABITAT3 DataPerfect Digital Engine.

New York, NY
2003.12
    2004 Gandhi-King Season - An open source curriculum in Compassionate Activism for Global Healing
    The 2004 web site for the Gandhi-King Season incorporates a design for a comprehensive, accessible open source compilation of curriculum resources in compassionate activism for lobal healing, the theme of the Gandhi-King Season.
          www.gandhi-king-season.net

New York, NY
2003.12
    Welcome to DataPerfect Digital Engines
    A brief introduction and overview of DataPerfect Digital Engines with a brief history of their development, and brief descriptions - with links - to some web sites that have been generated by DataPerfect Digital Engines.
          svcs.affero.net/rm.php?&r=digitalengine&p=digital-engine

New York, NY
2004.02
    Electronic mailing lists
    [digital-engine] - DataPerfect Digital Engine Discussion Group
    A forum for describing, discussing and contributing to the development of prototYpe Digital Engines based on DataPerfect relational database software and principles and practices of information ecology. Active.

2004.02-
    [dpudg] - DataPerfect Users Discussion Group
    An invaluable and helpful users discussion group or DataPerfect designers and developers. Active.

1998.08-

    Databases
    APC - Alternative Press Centre
    Database for the Alternative Press Index, a quarterly index of alternative publications. APC directly generated the body of the Index, creating massive secondary merge files - based on a multiple classification of the articles included in the index. The output from APC was merged into WordPerfect 4.0, and with the application of a few keystroke macros and the use of styles, generated the final, camera-ready copy for the body of the Index.

Baltimore, MD
1984.01
    SCHOOLS - Report Card on Baltimore City Elementary Schools
    Data compiled on measures of academic achievement and student behavior, in response to an initiative of the Education Committee of the Citizens Planning and Housing Association in Baltimore. The data were made available by the Baltimore City Public Schools Department and were used to generate a Report Card on Elementary Schools with clearly presented table format. The Report Card served to focus public attention on schools with records of poor performance and behavior.

Baltimore, MD
1990.02
    WHOISWHO - Who Is Who: People, Projects and Organizations in Service to the Earth
    Database designed and developed to enable the publication of Who Is Who: People, Projects and Organizations in Service to the Earth. WHOISWHO enabled the compilation, classification and organization of the people and projects, abd the directory - the core of the book - was directly created though WordPerfect 5.0 from a file generated from WHOISWHO.

New York, NY
1990.06
    DZB-1 - Da Zi Bao - Roots of the Future
    The database for a "participant interactive message system" that was based on a compilation of concise (50 words or less) messages from the participants of the Roots of the Future International NGO Conference in Paris. The issues of Da Zi Bao were generated from WP5.1 secondary merge files generated from the database and the use of WP5.1 macros and styles. A total of nine issues were published during the four days of the conference, and a compilation of all the messages, organized by key word, was generated from DZB-1.

Paris, France
1991.12
    DZB-GH - Da Zi Bao - Global Heart Convocation
    Four single page issues of Da Zi Bao were published in a small-scale, informal implementation of the Da Zi Bao process at the gathering of people on the basis of a Heart-centered concern for the issues of the upcoming Earth Summit.

Tucson, AZ
1992.02
    DZB-GS - Da Zi Bao - Second Global Structures Convocation
    A simplifed version of DZB-1 database, with seven issues published in the two-day conference including one hundred and three messages from seventy-six participants.

Washington, DC
1992.02
    DZB-PC4 - Da Zi Bao - UNCED PrepCom 4
    Full-text database of all the Da Zi Bao issues during the final Preparatory Committee for UNCED (the Earth Summit). 17 issues, 175 messages published.

New York, NY
1992.03
    DZB-RIO - Da Zi Bao - '92 Global Forum
    Full text database containing the fifty-eight issues of the Da Zi Bao interactive bulletin that were published during the '92 Global Forum in Rio; 21 issues were in English, 25 in Portuguese, 8 in Spanish and 4 in French. More than 2,200 separate messages in all were published - more than 2,800 records were gathered. An additional 10 issues of Da Zi Bao were published in conjunction with the Inter-Sectoral Dialogue meetings at the Global Forum.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1992.06
    NGOUNCED - NGOs Accredited to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
    Documentation of information pertaining to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) accredited to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) Conference - and made available by the NGIO Liaison Office of the UNCED Secretariat. NGOUNCED incorporated information on NGO representatives, relevance, sectors, key words, accreditation dates and record of the official Conference document approving the accreditation.

Baltimore, MD
1992.08
    TREATIES - Rio Agreements: Agenda 21, Biodiversity & Climate Conventions, etc.
    Full text searchable database of all the Rio Agreements: Agenda 21, Rio Declaration, Biodiversity & Climate Conventions, Forest Principles, Alternative Treates and Women's Action Agenda 21. TREATIES was used to generate the first version of Agenda 21 to be published in HTML format on the World Wide Web, in June 1995.

    Based on recent revisions, TREATIES is able to generate an interlinked set of web pages with the identification of all the occurrences in Agenda 21 and the Rio Declaration of selected words and phrases - presently for up to three words or phrases.


Millbrook, UK
1993.01
    HAB2-NGO - NGOs Accredited to Habitat II
    Accreditation and participation relational database for NGOs oarticipating in the Second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and in the meetings of the Preparatory Committees for the conference.

New York, NY
1995.09
    NGOS@UN - ngos@un - Non-Governmental Organizations at the United Nations
    NGOS@UN was designed as a catalyst for a cooperative information ecology framework to work with the Secretary-General of the United Nations in response to a request from the Economic and Social Council to make every effort to enhance and streamline, as appropriate, practical arrangements to facilitate the participation of non-governmental organizations in the work of the United Nations - and specifically to make effective use of database technology.

    NGOS@UN grew out of the INFOHAB database, and integrated extensive information - from disparate sources - of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) accredited to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and to the Global Conferences of the 1990s. As it developed, NGOS@UN grew significantly in size and structure incorporating major new sections, including record of NGOs in the process of seeking accreditation with ECOSOC, historical data on NGO accreditation, and information on official United Nations documents pertaining to NGO Accreditation and the work of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations.


Brooklyn, NY
1999.02
    DPMANAGE - Managing DataPerfect Databases
    An initial effort to integrate DATABASE with MANAGER, intended to serve as a greatly expanded database of databases to document the growing number of DataPerfect databases being developed.

Brooklyn, NY
1999.05
    DPMANUAL - DataPerfect Digital Engine Reference Manual
    Revision of MANUAL database, initially to rename panels - as DPMANUAL.* - and in 2004.09 to reorganize the manual with each subsection of the manual as a separate record, incorporating a five-level table of contents, and the FORMULA database adding a more complex indexing system for sections, using it to generate a hyperlinked set of web pages for the Reference Manual, and making provisions for updating the maual with features added since Dataperfect 2.3, and hints and examples offered by DataPerfect Users.

Brooklyn, NY
2000.12
    HABITAT3 - Habitat Three
    An evolution from the ECOLOGY database, Habitat Three is conceived of both as a preliminary organizing database for an anticipated Habitat III Conference to be held in 2016, and as a prototype digital habitat for the Third Millennium. The HABITAT3 database serves as the primary database of Information Habitat and remains one of the principle vehicles for the development of the DataPerfect Digital Engine that has become a central focus of Information Habitat: Where Information Lives.

Brooklyn, NY
2001.03
    MEMORIAL - Memorial Database Rebuilding at World Trade Center
    The MEMORIAL database incorporates a database of public comments at Listening to the City on the original designs for the World Trade Center site. The database incorporates a coding system incorporating a database of key elements of the site, within an overall structured conceptual framework, and linked to appropriate views from the original designs.

New York, NY
2002.08
    DIGITAL - Digital Engine
    The Digital Engine is a prototype for an open source digital engine based on information ecology design principles. The digital engine incorporates a set of related databases designed to enable the establishment and maintenance of interactive public fora, and incorporates an evolving set of protocols for the structure, field formats of data files, and a rule-based framework for relationships between data files.

    DIGITAL is being created using DataPerfect 2.6F - a remarkably powerful, versatile, robust and elegant remarkable DOS-based relational database that was released in 1985 as a key element of the WordPerfect Library - a library that included WordPerfect 3.0, and a powerful menu driven Shell program that allows rapid switching and data exchange between Shell-compatible programs.

    The use of WordPerfect Shell 4.0 - the latest version - is integral to the design and development of the DIGITAL database, for example through the use of Shell macros that can, for example, automatically generate a set of data fields and set up formulas that define the field values; through the screen capture feature that is invaluable in documentation of the database; and enable full integration with WordPerfect 5.1+ - the still unrivalled classic of word-processing software.


New York, NY
2002.08
    LIGHT - Let there be Light
    The success to the COLOURS database, LIGHT is evolving as an engine to generate light - through the generation of sets of web pages - for images based on the Light and Colour Cubes, and for sets of digital or digitized photos - and the integration of the images with text, documents, web sites, and relevant links.

New York, NY
2003.01
    MESO-SUM - Mesopotamian Summer Digital Engine
    The MESO-SUM engine came into being on the eve of Mesopotamian Summer, 2004 - just before the Summer Solstice that marked the beginning of the season. MESO-SUM represented a transformation of HABITAT3, through the incorporation of key panels / files, structure and data from the DIGITAL and AIDA databases, in a process that took more than two weeks. In the process of reviewing the structure of MESO-SUM, a decision was made to rename it as the DIGITAL database, Mark II, to simplify references to the DIGITAL engine, and to balance the focus on Meospotamia with the acknowledgment of the power of the digital dimension of information space.

New York, NY
2004.06
    DP-VIEW - DataPerfect - Viewing the Engine's Structure
    DP-VIEW is based on modifications to the MANAGER database, expanded to include reports that present the structure of DataPerfect databases through a set of linked web pages. DP-VIEW embodies a revival and elaboration of the idea behind the DPMANAGE database.

New York, NY
2004.07
    DIGITAL - Digital Engine, Mark II
    The Digital Engine, Mark II, grew out of the short-lived transformative MESO-SUM digital engine. MESO-SUM had been created on the Eve of the 2004 Summer Solstice in support of the Mesopotamian Summer initiative that began on the Solstice, as a culmination of major integration and replacement of panels and data from the original DIGITAL database into HABITAT3 as well as the incorporation of panels from AIDA.

New York, NY
2004.07
    DP-FRAS - DataPerfect French Revolution Analytic Study
    A database for the organization and analysis of coded records of grievances recorded in the Cahiers de Doléances in conjunction with the Convocation of the Estates General on the eve of the French Revolution.

New York, NY
2004.08
    ENGINE - DataPerfect Digital Engine Operating Manual
    Successor to DPMANUAL database ENGINE is being developed to serve as an operating manual for the DataPerfect Digital Engine. ENGINE incorporates the ACCENTS databases along with additional panels for the various elements of the design of DataPerfect with the goal of portraying DataPerfect through the relational database of its elements, and to generate an open source curriculum in the DataPerfect Digital Engine in HTML format.

New York, NY
2004.10
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