Valuing your attention

Everywhere people handle ever more information as if it didn’t cost anything. Yet as information becomes plentiful, attention becomes scarce. The result …

Environmental history of information. . .

Histories of information, which became abundant during the web boom, emphasized long-term change in literacy, not in the environment. A comprehensive environmental …

The Ambient

The word ambient comes from ancient origins that express a cosmological embrace. For a metaphor of this embrace, imagine information technology as …

A tangible information commons?

For information, often the best solution to too much is more: metadata, opinions, histories, filters, and background documents help lead the way. …

For example, a theme in urbanism

In the literature of the commons, there exists a well-known trope on tagging, “the ‘I’ and the ‘it,’” first advanced by urban …