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Information Ecology Curriculum
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    Role: Convenor & Information Ecologist
    Development of framework and outline for an open source curriculum in the elements of information ecology, with the goal of cultivating awareness of the nature and dynamics of information ecosystems and of the evolving information age based on an appreciation of the fundamental properties of information, information systems and networks and an appreciation of the one light in all of creation.
          www.information-ecology.net
New York, NY
1998.02-          
    Documents
    The First Step
    "To have no thought and put forth no effort is the first step towards understanding the tao ..." From the Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine, circa 300 B.C.E.
          habitat.igc.org/first/index.htm

    Queries on Opening to the Light
    An inspiring set of Quaker Queries on Opening to the Light, presented by Barry Morley at Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1988.
          habitat.igc.org/queries/index.html

1988.08
    Queries on Unity with Nature
    Queries, or probing questions, representing a compilation and synthesis of queries on Unity with Nature that had been developed by Friends (Quakers) at Monthly and Yearly meetings across the U.S.A., from a perspective that sees people in unity with nature, not apart from it. These queries were subsequently published as the Quaker contribution to the 1989 Environmental Sabbath resource guide developed by the U.N. Environment Programme.
          habitat.igc.org/queries/uwn.htm

Baltimore, MD
1989.04
    Foundations for a Sustainable Common Future
    Identification of value issues that are key to a transition to a sustainable future; need for holistic approaches, interfaith cooperation, integrating faith and practice, networking skills, and participation in UNCED preparations. Testimony presented at the Globescope Pacific Assembly, Los Angeles, November 1989.
          habitat.igc.org/values/fscf.htm

Baltimore, MD
1989.08
    Queries on Environment and Development
    A set of queries developed for Friends Committee on Unity with Nature for submission as testimony to the Globescope Pacific Assembly in Los Angeles with the intention of examining spiritual dimensions of environment and development. The Queries were later used as key themes by the organizers of The Other Economic Summit in 1997 (TOES-97).
          habitat.igc.org/queries/qed.htm

Baltimore, MD
1989.08
    Balance with Nature
    Identification of an imbalance with nature as a central theme underlying the major global crises we face, and the need for a spiritual response. Testimony presented at the Globescope Pacific Assembly, Los Angeles, 1989.11
          habitat.igc.org/values/balance.htm

Los Angeles, CA
1989.11
    Oh Say Can You See By the One Light in All!
    "Oh Say Can You See By the One Light in All!" was dedicated as the Fifth Verse of the US National Anthem at an Interfaith Sunrise service at Fort McHenry, home of the Star-Spangled Banner and a brief description of how the Star Spangled Banner became adopted - through a grassroots process - as the U.S. National Anthem.
          habitat.igc.org/oh-say-can-you-see/index.htm

Baltimore, MD
1990.04
    United Nations Conference on Environment & Development: Information, Public Participation & Comunication System: A Preliminary Proposal & Discussion of the Proposal
    Discussion of NGO communication and information needs as they relate to effective participation in the process of preparing for the 1992 UNCED; recommendations for design and structuring on-line electronic conferences to facilitate communications and access to information.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/ippcs.htm

Baltimore, MD
1990.06
    Environment & Development Information Institute & Clearinghouse
    Draft proposal for the establishment of an Institute & Clearinghouse on the application of information technology to environment and development issues.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/ediic.htm

Baltimore, MD
1990.07
    Information, Environment & Development
    Proposal for the development of a cooperative U.S. initiative for the application of information technology resources in support of addressing environment and development issues.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/ied.htm

Baltimore, MD
1990.11
    Communication Protocols for Keeping Information Alive
    Identification of formatting considerations that enhance clarity and readability when sending electronic mail and posting messages to online conferences.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/protocol.htm

Baltimore, MD
1991.03
    On The Line: Interactive Preparations for the First Earth Summit. A Project Proposal
    Successful proposal for a project of Econet / Institute of Global Communications -- funded by the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation -- with a conceptual framework and overview of methodology for On The Line, a publication to facilitate interactive preparation for the Earth Summit (UNCED), and designed for global electronic distribution as a typeset microcomputer document.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/otl-prop.htm

Baltimore & San Francisco,
1991.04
    On The Line: Interactive Preparations for the First Earth Summit
    Guide to on-line communication issues and resources related to the UNCED / Earth Summit preparations; highlights some key issues for PrepCom 3; overview of PrepCom 3 documents and UNCED-related electronic conferences.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/otl-1.htm

Geneva, Switzerland
1991.08
    Da Zi Bao: An Interactive Process
    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. A total of nine issues were published during the four days of the conference.
          habitat.igc.org/dazibao/index.htm

Paris, France
1991.12
    Bulletin de Liaison Interactif
    Four issues - one French-English, two English-French, and one French-Castellano - eighteen pages, using "Da Zi Bao" style processes for participant interactive message systems.

New York, NY
1992.03
    Da Zi Bao in Rio
    Proposal for the implementation of the Da Zi Bao interactive bulletin system at the '92 Global Forum in Rio.
          habitat.igc.org/docs/dzb-rio.htm

Baltimore, MD
1992.04
    Da Zi Bao
    Fifty-eight issues of the Da Zi Bao interactive bulletin 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. 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
    Alternative Treaty-Making Process: Education in Sustainability and Global Responsibility (Pre-Publication edition)
    A compilation of the Alternative Treaties developed by non-government organizations at the '92 Global Forum in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992. (An earlier version was published in September 1992)

Toronto, Canada
1992.10
    Manual for Participant Interactive Message System
    A manual - in HTML format - for the management of participant interactive message systems growing out of the inital work of Anthony Judge, and its subsequent development under the auspices of the process, a project of what was the International Synergy Institute, and is now Information Habitat: Where Information Lives,
          habitat.igc.org/pims/manual/index.html

Brussels, Belgium
1993.01
    Your Voice
    Twelve issues of Your Voice -- an interactive bulletin based on the Da Zi Bao model -- were published during the 1993 Parliament of World Religions. Three of the issues were dedicated to the proceedings of a "Parliament of the People" and one issue was a report based on the meetings of the Assembly of Religious and Spiritual Leaders.
          habitat.igc.org/your-voice/index.htm

Chicago, IL
1993.08
    Model Process for Interactive Participation
    Description of the interactive participation process used at the Parliament of the People at the 1993 Parliament of World Religions - a grassroots parallel process to the Assembly of Spiritual and Religious Leaders.
          habitat.igc.org/your-voice/process.htm

Chicago, IL
1993.09
    Habitat II Online: Invitation to a Journey
    Statement at 1996 Earth Day celebration at the Peace Bell at United Nations Headquarters, extending an invitation to participate in a journey - to Istanbul and beyond; a journey of recommitment to the principles and values of Earth Day; a journey of discovery and exploration of new ways and tools with which we can work together in fulfilling the vision of Earth Day.
          habitat.igc.org/journey/index.html

New York, NY
1996.03
    Habitat II Online: An Ecological Design Process
    An overview of ecological design considerations in the development of the Habitat II Online initiative to enable coherent, intelligent response to the agenda of the Habitat II conference incorporating an ecology of information, an ecology of education, and an ecology of participation.
          habitat.igc.org/h2o/design.htm

New York, NY
1996.05
    Village Meetings on the Internet: Theory and Practice of Information Ecology
    Conference presentation on the use of Internet Relay Chat as a simple, accessible and viable methodology for holding online "village meetings".

Vienna, Austria
1997.02
    The Digital Date Clock as a Universal Date Format
    Proposes the adoption of the digital date clock as a universal format for recording dates - using yyyy.mm.dd - eg 1998.12.20 - format that eliminates ambiguity and cultural variation in recording dates, uses characters compatible with prevailing standards for file names, exhibits the properties of an ordinal number and as a result promotes orderliness, and is not only fully year 2000 compliant but can also be used as a public awareness learning mechanism in preparing for the millennium bug / crisis / bomb - Y2K.

New York, NY
1997.06
    Holistic Approaches to Freshwater Vitality: An Information Ecology Approach
    Outline framework for the use of an information ecology approach - focussing on watershed-based interactive public access to freshwater information - developed on the basis of NGO recommendations from the Freshwater Caucus and the Informaton Ecology Cacus of the NGO/CSD Ste fering Committee in response to "Integrated Management of Freshwater Resources" recommendations from a 1998.01 Expert Group meeting in Harare.
          habitat.igc.org/h2o-partners/hafv.pdf

New York, NY
1998.03
    Information Ecology and Information Society
    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

Vienna, Austria
1998.11
    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
    Istanbul + 2.5 - Half Way on a Journey to Istanbul + 5: A Status Report
    Case study / report on a partnership-based information ecology framework for integrated follow-up to the Habitat Agenda and the global agreements of the 1990s. Presented at the "New Partnerships for Action" conference at the United Nations Staff College. Powerpoint presentation.
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/ien-wepip.ppt

Turin, Italy
1998.12
    Introduction to Information Ecology
    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

Brooklyn, NY
1998.12
    Soesterberg Declaration
    Declaration adopted at a Conference in Soesterberg, The Netherlands, by Non-Governmental Organizations preparing for participation in the European Ministerial Conference on Environment & Health organized World Health Organization that includes recommendations on protocols for public participation and access to information based on the principles of the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters.
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk/files/dpu-pip/99soesterberg.txt

Soesterberg, The Netherlands
1999.01
    The Internet: A Powerful Organizing Tool
    Outline of presentation made at the 1999 DPI / NGO Conference at United Nations Heaquarters providing an overview of fundamental properties of the Internet and information and communications technologies and of some of the key power tools for the nuts and bolts of using the Internet for local, national and international organizing.
          habitat.igc.org/ie/dpi-1999.htm

New York, NY
1999.09
    Full Cost Electronic Market
    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

Brooklyn, NY
1999.10

Brooklyn, NY
1999.10
    Information Ecology of Electronic Mail
    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

Brooklyn, NY
1999.10
    Network Properties
    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

Brooklyn, NY
1999.10
    The Evolving Knowledge-Based Global Economy
    An outline of background and context relating to cosideration of the Ministerial Declaration of the high-level segment of ECOSOC on "Development and international cooperation in the twenty-first century: the role of information technology in the context of a knowledge-based global economy" submitted by Information Habitat at the meeting of the High-Level Panel of Experts at the United Nations in preparation for the High-level segment of ECOSOC.
          habitat.igc.org/ie/nonpaper.htm

New York, NY
2000.04
    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
    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
    Financing for Development and Transition to the Knowledge-Based Economy
    An analysis of the critical need for the Financing for Development (FfD) process at the United Nations to focus attention on the need for financing development that enables participation of developing countries in the new knowledge-based economy, and an identification of some of the key issues that need to be considered in the transition to a knowledge-based economy. Prepared for the FfD Business Hearings.
          habitat.igc.org/ffd-kbe/index.htm

New York, NY
2000.12
    A Journey of Light, Reconciliation and Peace
    Interfaith journey invoking light, reconciliation and peace in response to the World Trade Center bombings of September 11 and the aftermath of the bombings. The journey is a series of eight brief passages: Queries on Opneing to the Light; Twin Beacons of Light; Twin Light and Colour Cubes; Tsited Pairs of Cubes; Oh Say Can You See By the One Light in All; Reconciliation in Primary Colours; Reconciliation in 16 Colour Palettes; and The Great Invocation.

New York, NY
2001.12
    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
    Towards a Curriculum in Information Ecology: Partnership, Informatics and Participation
    A compilation of documents and images relating to the development of a curriculum in Information Ecology in cooperation with the Development Planning Unit - Partnership, Informatics and Participation University College, London
          habitat.igc.org/docs/dpu-docs.htm

New York, NY
2002.03
    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
    Introduction to Information Ecology: A Journey from Rio to Johannesburg
    Overview of key concepts and issues in information ecology as it evolved in the course of a focus on information and communications technology in the context of NGO participation in UN Conferences and related NGO and intergovernmental proceedings beginning with preparations for the 1992 Earth Summit and leading into the 10 year review of the Earth Summit in Johannesburg. Presented to the Information Technology SIG at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies,
          www.jiscmail.ac.uk.edu/files/dpu-pip/ien-iie-jrj.ppt

New Haven, CT
2002.04
    Open Source Curriculum in DataPerfect and Firestorm
    DataPerfect and Firestorm - an Open Source Curriculum - is at the heart of the Digital Engine - a key element in Information Ecology - for the development of a set of curriculum and learning resources for the use of DataPerfect:
    • The most brilliant, elegant, versatile, robust relational database that has ever been created;
    • Can be freely downloaded
    • Effortless installation and operation on a local area network
    • Readily programmable to generate multiple sets of interlinked web pages, in clear and consistent format.
    • Existence of a very supportive DataPerfect User Group that generally generates quick and helpful responses to anyone who asks for help.
    • Macintosh version on its way - beta test by late 2003?


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
    Digital Bridges in Peace
    Installation in the Digital Bridges exhibit at the Westbeth Gallery, with Reconciliation in 16 Colour Palettes as the centrepiece, framed by sets of images based on the Peace Cubes and highlighting the Peace Cubes as vital building blocks.

New York, NY
2003.08
    Journey of the Peace Cubes
    An illustrated journey through documents and web sites relating to the conception, emergence, growth, dissemination and development of the Peace Cubes / Light and Colour Cubes. The journey also represents a key new step in the journey - as a prototype database-generated web page that incorporates snippets of java code for custom-sized pop-up windows, and integrates thumbnails images of web-based documents.
          habitat.igc.org/bridges/cubes.htm

New York, NY
2003.10
    Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence - TakingITGlobal
    Creation and development of a globally-accessible Information Habitat for the Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence - a database-generated web site and interactive information resources in support of participation in the upcoming Season - in conjunction with an undeniable need for a timely expression of support for ways of nonviolence, peace and justice - and for ways in which creative and cooperative uses of information technology, based on an appreciation of fundamental properties of information, information systems and networks - can offer transformative opportunities for sustainability, justice and peace.

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
    Electronic mailing lists
    [gandhi-king] - Gandhi-King Season
    General discussion and exchange of information relating to the Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence and the life and teachings of Gandhi and King. Active.

2004.01-
    [ufp-drafting] - Uniting for Peace Coalition - Drafting Group
    Electronic mailing list for members of the Steering Committee / Drafting Group of the Uniting for Peace Coalition. Active.

2003.04-
    [unitingforpeace] - Uniting for Peace Coalition
    Open electronic mailing list for news and exchange of information relating to the Uniting for Peace Coalition and the War on Iraq. Active.

2003.02-
    [np-nyc] - Nonviolent Peaceforce - New York City Chapter
    Electronic maiing list for members of the New York City Chapter of the Nonviolent Peaceforce. Active.

2003.02-

2002.05-
    [cccun-board] - Board Members of CCC/UN
    Electronic mailing list for the Board Members of the Communications Coordinating Committee for the United Nations (CCC/UN). Active.

2002.03-
    [season-for-nonviolence] - Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence
    Electronic mailing list for sending daily message on Nonviolence during the sixty-five days of the Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence - January 30 through April 4. Active.

2002.01-
    [information-ecology] - Information Ecology Caucus
    Lightly used electronic mailing list for the Information Ecology Caucus. Active.

2001.12-
    [snv-task-force] - New York City Task Force for the Gandhi-King Season
    The electronic mailing list for the New York City Task Force for the Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence. Discontinued.

2001.12-2004.01
    [earth-values-caucus] - Earth Values Caucus
    Electronic mailing list for members of the Earth Values Caucus that was established in preparation for the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in September, 2002, and that continues to play an active role in the Commission on Sustainable Development. Active.

2001.11-
    [cccun] - Communications Coordinating Committee for the United Nations
    Electronic mailing list for the Communications Coordinating Committee for the United Nations (CCC/UN). Active.

1999.01-
    [dpu-pip] - Development Planning Unit - Partnership, Informatics, Participation
    The [dpu-pip] mailing list has not been used for email messages, however, extensive use has been made of the "files" feature on what was originally a Mailbase platform to make available, via email, a collection of documents relating to the Partnership, Informatics and Participation (PIP) initiative in partnership with the Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College, London. Inactive.

1999.01-
    [values] - NGO Values Caucus
    Primary electronic mailing list for the NGO Values Caucus. Active.

1998.10-
    [earth-trustees] - Earth Trustees Program
    A lightly used electronic mailing list in support of the work of Earth Day Founder John McConnell's Earth Trustees program. Inactive.

1998.10-
    [mpan-steer] - Steering Committee of the Millennium Peoples Assembly Network
    Had served as the principal electronic mailing list for the Steering Committee of the Millennium Peoples Assembly Network. Inactive.

1998.10-
    [ngo-tfc] - NGO Taskforce on Communications
    Forum for members of the Task Force on Communications of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Status (CONGO) that was established following the passage of a Resolution on Information and Communications at the CONGO General Assembly in November 1997. Inactive.

1998.10-1998.12
    [mf] - Millennium Forum
    Primary electronic mailing list for preparations for the Millennium Forum held at UN Headquarters in June 2000. Currently ony occasional messages. Active.
      To subscribe to [mf], send an email message to majordomo@undp.org
      with the following one-line message:
      subscribe mngof-l

1998.08-
    [eh99] - 1999 European Ministerial Conference on Environment & Health
    List for NGO participants in the European Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, including distribution and provision of e-mail access to drafts of official documents for the Conference. Inactive.

1998.03-1999.09
    [socdev] - NGO Committee on Social Development
    Had served as the primary electronic mailing list for the NGO Committee on Social Development. Currently only occasional messages. Active.
      To subscribe to [socdev], send an email message to majordomo@undp.org
      with the following one-line message:
      subscribe socdev-L

1997.12-
    [mai] - Ad Hoc Working Group on the MAI
    A vital electronic mailing list for NGOs and NGO networks that worked in opposition to the Multilateral Agreement on Investment - MAI. Low volume. Active.
      To subscribe to [adhoc-L], send an email message to majordomo@undp.org
      with the following one-line message:
      subscribe adhoc-L

1997.12-
    [pip] - Partnership, Informatics and Participation
      To subscribe to [pip], send an email message to majordomo@undp.org
      with the following one-line message:
      subscribe pip-L

1997.10-
    [passem] - Millennium Peoples Assembly Network
    Electronic mailing list of the Millennium Peoples Assembly Network in preparation for a grassroots Millennium Assembly held in preparation for the Millennum Forum. Inactive.

1997.09-2000.09
    [csdsteer] - CSD/NGO Steering Committee Members
    The principal elecronic mailing list for the members of the NGO Steering Committee to the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development. Inactive.

1997.08-2001.06
    [ngochs] - NGO Committee on Human Settlements
    An electronic mailing list for members of the NGO Committee on Human Settlements in the context of follow up to the Habitat Agenda. Inactive.

1997.03-
    [ngocsd] - NGO Committee on Sustainable Development
    An electronic mailing list for the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development. Inactive.

1997.02-
    [csdgen] - NGO Steering Committee to the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development
    The primary electronic mailing list for the NGO Steering Committee to the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development. Active.
      To subscribe to [csdgen], send an email message to majordomo@undp.org
      with the following one-line message:
      subscribe csdgen

1997.01-
    [partners] - Habitat Partners Network
    The principal electronic mailing list for Non-Governmental Organizations engaged in monitoring, implementation and follow up to the Habitat Agenda agreed to at the June 1996 Habitat II Conference in Istanbul. Active.
      To subscribe to [partners], send an email message to majordomo@undp.org
      with the following one-line message:
      subscribe h2o-L

1996.12-
    [peace] - Habitat Peace Caucus / Peace Odyssey 2001
    An electronic mailing list for the Habitat Peace Caucus and Peace Odyssey 2001, superceded by the [peace-caucus-un]>/p> mailing list. Inactive.

1996.05-2001.04
    [light-cubes] - Virtual Light and Colour Cubes
    Lightly used electronic mailing list with information and news relating to the Virtual Light and Colour Cubes - aka Peace Cubes. Active.

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    [solar-system-ambassador] - Solar System Ambassador
    An electronic mailing list for reports from Solar System Ambassador Christine Fye, Alternate UN Representative for Information Habitat: Where Information Lives. Active.

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    Databases
    BALANCE - Balancing Checking Accounts & Cash Flow
    Checking account balance; elaboration of an original DataPerfect template with increased detail, including provision for multiple bank accounts, Petty Cash accounts, vendor information, etc.

Baltimore, MD
1986.09
    PARIS - Participants in Roots of the Future, International NGO Conference, Paris
    Organizational affiliation, addresses, etc. of participants in the International NGO Conference in Paris in December 1991. Source of directory of conference participants.

Paris, France
1991.09
    DAZIBAO - First Draft of Da Zi Bao Database Design
    First draft of the database for participant interactive message system

Paris, France
1991.11
    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
    SYNERGY - International Synergy Institute
    Primary database for the International Synergy Institute, successor to EIN, and served as a database of NGOs participating in the final stages of preparation for the Earth Summit and the followup to the Summit, and participation in subsequent UN Conferences, especially for the World Summit on Sustainable Development, held in Copenhagen in 1995.

Baltimore, MD
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
    INGOF - International NGO Forum
    Registrants for and Signatories of the Alternative Treaties at the '92 Global Forum

Millbrook, UK
1992.09
    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
    ACCENT - Accent variations
    A database of alternative character sets and their correspondences, ACCENT allows easy lookup of alternative represntation of non-ASCII characters used under different protocols - e.g. ASCII, ANSI/Windows, HTML-N, HTML-A, IBASCII, etc. ACCENT can generate conversion files to be used in conjunction with CNV-41, a simple DOS-based program - made available on line and by e-mail request - that can convert between any two sets of character representations.

New York, NY
1994.01
    INFOHAB - Information Habitat: Where Information Lives
    The initial database for Information Habitat: Where Information Lives; succeeded by the NGOS@UN database. During the active life of INFOHAB, it was the locus of major growth in its structure and contents, and was used to manage, inter alia, databases for key NGO Committees - on Human Settlements, Social Development, Sustainable Development, the NGO Steering Committee to the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development, and the preliminry database for participants in preparations for the Millennium Forum.

New York, NY
1995.05
    DATABASE - Database of databases
    Database on the structure, contents and organization of Dataperfect databases developed by Robert Pollard, under the auspices of Information Habitat and a number of earlier organizations. Contains data on file names, descriptions, sizes, data links, reports, et cetera. Generates listings and reports of database characteristics and descriptions, including the report you are reading.

New York, NY
1995.06
    FORUM96 - NGO Forum '96
    Database created in very short order to manage schedules for the NGO Forum, input and organize details of events and event organizers and presenters, resolve time and/or room conflicts. FORUM96 was used to generate - on-demand - interim schedules for planning purposes, and to generate up-to-date daily printed schedules and event that were posted throught the NGO Forum site.

Istanbul, Turkey
1996.05
    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
    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
    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
    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
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