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Introduction to Information Ecology: A Journey from Rio to Johannesburg, April 2002

Introduction to Information Ecology: A Journey from Rio to Johannesburg, April 2002

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Presentation on information ecology to the Information Technology Special Interest Group at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in April 2002 in advance of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa in August-September, 2002
Presentation on information ecology to the Information Technology Special Interest Group at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in April 2002 in advance of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa in August-September, 2002

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Introduction to Information Ecology
A Journey from Rio to Johannesburg
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies - Information Technology SIG - 2002.04.16Information Habitat: Where Information Lives - habitat.igc.org - ecology2001@gmail.com
Premise of the Earth Summit
- 1992.06
Need for a fundamental shift in development path
Reconciliation of economic development and environmentRecognition of interdependence of human activitiesDevelopment / transfer of environmentally soundtechnologyBroad-based participation in decision-making & governance
 
Introduction to Information Ecology
A Journey from Rio to Johannesburg
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies - Information Technology SIG - 2002.04.16Information Habitat: Where Information Lives - habitat.igc.org - ecology2001@gmail.com
Key global changes since Earth Summit
Exponential growth in ICT and Internet
ICT as engine for economic developmentRapid emergence of online marketsTransition to hand-held wireless devicesConvergence of information & communication technologies
Broad-based “anti-globalization” coalitions
E-mail lists & web as primary organizing toolsTrade & investment vs. environmental agreements
 
Introduction to Information Ecology
A Journey from Rio to Johannesburg
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies - Information Technology SIG - 2002.04.16Information Habitat: Where Information Lives - habitat.igc.org - ecology2001@gmail.com
Information Ecology: An Introduction
Embryonic holistic life science
Appreciation of properties of informationRecognition of information as life formFramework for transition to knowledge-based eraInformation - common medium for transactionsLiving in an information environment

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