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Gaia University
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    Role: Information Ecologist; Interim President
    Design and development of knowledge-based curriculum, structure, information architecture and administrative framework - incorporating an extensive network of .net domains - for an Earth-centred, holistic approach to learning and teaching based on the science of Information Ecology and a recognition of One Light in all that exists - symbolized by the Light and Colour Cubes. Conceived as a key element in an evolving collaborative proof of the Gaia Mind / Global Mind hypothesis, Gaia University seeks to restore the essence of the Pythagorean / Hippocratic Oath - "First do no harm" - as a central commitment of education, and to serve as a model for a general framework for a knowledge-based economy and society based on appreciation of the fundamental properties of information, information systems and networks.
          www.gaia-university.net
New York, NY
2000.04-          
    Documents
    Gaia University - A Mid-Summer Night's Surprise Preview
    Celebration of the Summer Solstice with a presentation of a preview of plans for a Gaia University at Saratoga Springs - intended to serve as the hub of a global learning and teaching network - with an integrated online framework incorporating the Gaia Mind Hypothesis and Information Ecology principles and including the registration of an extensive set of Internet domains intended to serve as hosts for key elements of a holistic curriculum.
          habitat.igc.org/gaia-university/saratoga.pdf

Saratoga Springs, NY
2000.06

Brooklyn, NY
2000.06
    Housing Court of Kings: A framework for information ecology and the administration of Justice
    Information ecology, justice and the law. A framework and a test case / case study in an information ecology-enabled transformation of the Housing Part of the Civil Court of the City of New York, Kings County - better known as Brooklyn. Housing Court of kings is also intended to serve as a model framework to strengthen the role of Housing Courts to do justice to the rights of tenants, and to the responsibilities of landlords to maintain their properties in a lawful, ecologically-sound manner in keeping with the language and the spirit of international agreements on sustainable housing and sustainable communities and cities, and on sustainable, participatory development.
          habitat.igc.org/housing-court-of-kings/overview.pdf

Brooklyn, NY
2000.07

    Databases
    INTERNET - Networked knowledge and information
    The Internet database is the successor to the NGOS@UN database, incorporating a significant number of new data files - now totalling 99, including the water-body oriented geographic data structure that were developed in preparation for Y2K contingency planning, and a set of data files for Internet domain names, the registration of which was a major focus of activity in the year 2000, and that are central components in the design of Gaia University and in an evolving proof of the Gaia Mind hypothesis.

Brooklyn, NY
2000.06
    COLOURS - Light & Colour Cube Engine
    Database engine of light and colour for the Virtual Light and Colour Cubes, and of more than a thousand images based on the Cubes. COLOURS was used to generate the set of images of the faces of the Light and Colour Cubes, as well as to generate many sets of web pages with images based on the cubes.

Brooklyn, NY
2000.09
    ECOLOGY - Gaia University network of knowledge, information ecology database
    ECOLOGY was the successor to the INTERNET database, renamed to focus attention on its ecological properties, and incorporating minor revisions and updates to its structure, in addition to the conceptual shift associated with the change of name.

Brooklyn, NY
2000.11
    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
    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
    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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