Infophilia (info = information and philia = love), love of information can be powerful or problematic in the Age of Information, Creator Economy, and Artificial Intelligence. We are producing and consuming more information than ever. What are the human-information connections? Are humans just encoded information? Is information power? Is information a drug? How does information affect health? Does a love of and for information help us live happier, smarter, stronger, and longer? These are just some of the questions that I explore in writings that draw from the arts, sciences, social sciences, and technologies of information beyond its production, creation, and use. Infophilia topics range from Artificial Intelligence to Zero Day exploits and their impact on human potential, such as the rise of the digerati and polymaths. Infophilia bridges the gap between information realities and digs into misinformation, disinformation, information anxiety, information warfare, infodemics, and more. Subscribe to get full access to my writings and archive website.
Infophilia publishes once a week for those who financially support it, and occasional free posts for all subscribers.
Infophilia topics range from Artificial Intelligence to Zero Day exploits and their impact on human potential, such as the rise of the digerati and polymaths.
I am a library and information science professor, trained in interdisciplinary research, specialized in both sides of the information coin, knowledge organization and human information behaviors, and an experienced and critical participant of information and communication technologies. I’m a naturalized American who’s lived most of her life in a highly planned, technological, coastal, southern California city, founded in the 1970s; ancestral lands of the Acjachemen who believe they’ve lived here since the beginning of time. Archaeological evidence shows human settlement for 10,000 years. I grew up on the shores of another beach, part of a large metropolitan area in south India, the second most ancient city in the world, founded almost 400 years ago. The archaeological evidence shows human settlement for 80,000 years.
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Information is critical for well-being and information and communication technologies are changing humanity. The abundance of information on the Internet means we’re also increasingly living in separate information realities. Be part of a community with shared interests. The human love of information is transformative. Send me questions and topics that you’d like me to research and write. As the Infophilia community grows I will do more. Meanwhile, I am glad you’re here, that we’re connected, and look forward to our journey together.
Infophilia publishes once a week for those who financially support it, and occasional posts for all subscribers.