Info/Eco

Selected References & Resources (Historic - Current)

The following list of books, papers, articles, tools and web sites is selective and incomplete. Numerous additions and updates could be made. Contact and suggestions are most welcome.

The Use of Knowledge in Society, F.A. Hayek, American Economic Review, 1945
http://www.econlib.org/library/essays/hykknw1.html

Science and Information Theory, L. Brillouin, Academic Press, 1956

What is Life, Mind and Matter, Edwin Schrodinger, 1967

Energy and Information, Myron Tribus & Edward C. McIrvine, Scientific American, Sept. 1971

The Entropy Law and the Economic Process, Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, Harvard U. Press, 1971

The Value and Demand for Information, Kenneth Arrow, in Decision and Organization, McGuire and Radner, eds, 1971

Steps to an Ecology of Mind, Gregory Bateson, Chandler Pub., 1972

Capitalism and Material Life: 1400-1800, F. Braudel, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1973

The Social Framework of the Information Society, Daniel Bell, (in) The Computer Age: A Twenty Year View, MIT Press, 1979

The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property, Lewis Hyde, Vintage Books, 1979

From Being to Becoming, Ilya Prigogine, W.H. Freeman & Co., NYC, 1980

Economics, Ecology, Ethics, Herman E. Daly, Ed., Freeman, Pubís., 1980

Communication and Information Economics, Meheroo Jussawalla and Helene Ebenfield, edís., North & Holland/Elsevier Pubís., 1984

Information and the Crisis Economy, Herbert I. Schiller, Oxford U. Press, 1986

Evolution, Thermodynamics and Information, Jeffrey S. Wicken, Oxford U. Press, NYC, 1987

Evolution as an Entropy Driven Process: An Economic Model, Joseph H. Vogel, Systems Research, Vol. 5, No. 4, (Economics Depít, U. of Southern MS), 1988

The Politics of the Solar Age: Alternatives to Economics, Hazel Henderson, 1988

Ecology, Community and Lifestyle, Arne Naess, (translation/ed., David Rothenberg), Cambridge U. Press, 1989

Defining Information, An Approach for Policymakers, Sandra Braman, Telecommunications Policy, Sept. 1989

Complexity, Entropy and the Physics of Information: The Proceedings of the 1988 Workshop, Wojciech Zurek, Ed., Santa Fe Institute Bulletin, 1989

Towards an Information Ecology, Rafael Capurro, 1989
http://www.capurro.de/nordinf.htm

Information Economics: Threatened Wreckage or New Paradigm?, Donald Lamberton, Working Paper, CIRCIT, AU, 1989/90

Bionomics, Michael Rothschild, Holt, Pubís., 1990

Information and the Internal Structure of the Universe, Tom Stonier, Springer-Verlag, 1990

Information and the Origin of Life, Bernd-Olaf Kuppers, MIT Press, 1990

Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action, Elinor Ostrom, Cambridge University Press, 1990

The Tree of Knowledge, H.R. Maturana and F.J. Varela, Shambala, 1992

Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology, Neil Postman, Alfred A. Knopf, 1992

The Way: An Ecological World View (Appendix 2: What is Information?), Edward Goldsmith, U. of GA Press, 1992/1998

The Epistemological Revolution: Competitive strategies and tactics in a time of innocent conspiracies, Thomas A. Robertson, DC, 1992/2000
http://dieoff.org/page139.htm

Economic Values and the Natural World, David W. Pearce, MIT Press, 1993

Quantum Communication, David Deutsch, Center for Quantum Computation, Oxford U., Physics World, June 1993
http://www.qubit.org/library/intros/comm/comm.html

The Economics of Information: A Users Guide, Roger G. Noll, (Economics Depít, Stanford U.), Annual Review of Institute for Information Studies, 1993-94

The Economy of Ideas: Selling Wine Without Bottles on the Global Net, John Perry Barlow, Wired, March 1994
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/2.03/economy.ideas_pr.html

Information, Entropy and Progress: A New Evolutionary Paradigm, Robert U. Ayers, AIP Press, NYC, 1994

Public and Private Domains of Information: Defining the Legal Boundaries, Anne Wells Branscomb, ASIS, 1994

The Genesis of Infotoxin, Jeff Phillips, 1996
http://www.zmag.org/interactive/content/display_item.cfm?itemID=3124

Economics and Information: Toward a New (and More Sustainable) Worldview, Robert E. Babe, U. of Ottawa & Concordia U., Canadian Journal of Communications, 1996
http://www.wlu.ca/~wwwpress/jrls/cjc/backissues/21.2/babe.html

The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture (vol. 1-3), Manuel Castells, Blackwell Pubís., 1996

Information Ecology (position paper for the PROBE think tank at the McLuhan Program, UofT), Felix Stalder, 1997; w/ reply by Blake Harris
http://www.mcluhan.utoronto.ca/infoeco.html

Information Ecology (section for the Recommendations for Actions and Commitments at Earth Summit II: NGO background paper), 1997
http://www.infohabitat.org/csd-97

The Value of the Worldís Ecosystem Services & Natural Capital, Robert Costanza, et al, Nature, Vol. 387, No. 6230, 1997

Places to Intervene in a System, Donella H. Meadows, Whole Earth Review, Winter 1997
http://www-dev.wholeearthmag.com/ArticleBin/109.html

Information Ecology: Mastering the Information and Knowledge Environment, Thomas Davenport, Oxford U. Press, NYC, 1997

New Rules for the New Economy, Kevin Kelly, Viking, 1998

Ecology of Information Exchanges, Rene Passet, Prof. Emerite díEconomie, U. Paris-I Sorbonne, 1998

Information Ecologies: Using Technology with Heart, Bonnie Nardi and Vicki OíDay, MIT Press, 1999
http://www.calterra.com/infoecologies

The Touchstone of Life: Molecular Information, Cell Communication and the Foundations of Life, Werner R. Loewenstein, Oxford U. Press, 1999

Agents in Decentralised Information Ecosystems: The DIET Approach, P. Marrow, et. al. 1999

How Much Information?, School of Information Management and Systems, UC Berkeley, 2000
http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/how-much-info/summary.html

The Social Life of Information, John Seely Brown & Paul Duguid, Harvard Business School Press, 2000
http://www.sociallifeofinformation.com

Eco-Economy, Lester Brown, Earth Policy Inst., W.W. Norton & Co., 2001

Economics and Culture, David Trosby, Cambridge U. Press, 2001

Who Owns the Sky: Our Common Assets and the Future of Capitalism, Peter Barnes, Island Press, 2001

The Laws of the Web: Patterns in the Ecology of Information, B. Huberman, MIT Press, 2001

The Battle Over the Institutional Ecosystem of the Digital Environment, Yoshai Benkler, Communications of the ACM, Vol. 44, No. 2, Feb. 2001
http://www.benkler.org/cacm.pdf

Silent Theft: The Private Plunder of Our Common Wealth, David Bollier, Routledge, 2002
http://www.silenttheft.com

What is Life: The Evolution of Information from Quantum Flux to the Self, Ernest Rossi, 2002
http://www.ernestrossi.com/what_is_life.htm

Denationalization: Economy and Polity in a Global Digital Age, Saskia Sassen, Princeton U. Press, 2003

Information: The New Language of Science, Hans Christian von Baeyer, 2004

Valuing Ecosystem Services: Toward Better Environmental Decisionmaking, National Research Council, 2004
http://books.nap.edu/catalog/11139.html

Lords of Cyberspace: The Return of the Rentier, Roberto Verzola, (Philipines), World Social Forum, Mumbai, India (from Towards a Political Economy of Information, FNS Pubís), 2004

Information Ecology: Open System Environment for Data, Memories and Knowing, Karen S. Baker and Geffrey C. Bowker, 2005

Time, Money and Biodiversity, Geoffrey Bowker, 2005
http://weber.ucsd.edu/~gbowker

The Origins of Value: The Financial Innovations that Created Modern Capital Markets, Goetzmann and Reuwenhorst, Edís., Oxford U. Press, NYC, 2005

Media Ecologies: Material Energies in Art and Technoculture, Matthew Fuller, MIT Press, 2005

CODE: Collaborative Ownership and the Digital Economy, R.A. Ghosh, Ed., MIT Press, 2005

Information Ecologies, Nathan Shedroff
http://www.nathan.com/projects/current/ie.html

Information Ecology, Robert Pollard
http://www.information-ecology.net

Conjoint Analysis (What is?)
http://www.dssresearch.com/toolkit/resource/papers/CR01.asp

Agent-Based Modeling, Marco A Janssen, Internet Encyclopaedia of Ecological Economics
http://www.ecoeco.org/publica/encyc.html

EcoSwarm (ecological modeling software), Humboldt State U.
http://wwwhumboldt.edu/~ecomodel/software.htm

SAGE-P (System for Accounting for Global Entropy Production), Anthony Friend, 2005
http://www.cansee.org/cdocs/2005/19/SAGE-P.pdf

Ecoinformatics Collaboratory, Gund Institute of Ecological Economics, U. of VT
http://ecoinformatics.uvm.edu/projects/projects.html

Ecosystem Valuation
http://www.ecosystemvaluation.org

Information Ecology, Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_ecology

Information Economics, Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_economics