(1) What is your understanding on the concepts of “information ecology”?
(2) Should there be an “ecological methodology” in information studies?
(3) What are the advantages, that “ecological methodology” would possess over the one of reductionism (divide and conquer) method in information studies?
(4) We have been facing numerous, and different, descriptions and understandings over the fundamental concept information, like “Neither matter nor energy”, “Negative entropy”, and “The difference that makes difference”, etc. This is an evident obstacle for achieving a “unified theory of information”. What will happen if the methodology of “divide and conquer” is replaced by “ecological methodology”?
(5) Up to now, we have been facing various kinds of “information studies” (in education, society, economy, management, engineering, technology, science and philosophy) carried out worldwide in a manner of almost mutually independent to each other. What would happen in the information studies field if the “divide and conquer” methodology were replaced by the “ecological methodology”? What would be the effect to the implementation of “information society” or “informationalization” (which indeed is the other side of “digitalization”)?
(6) What are the specific experiences you have made in your practice in information studies by employing the “ecological methodology”? Give your own example(s) as showcase in any one of the following areas:
— Studies on information education,
— Studies on information philosophy,
— Studies on information science,
— Studies of information technology,
— Studies of information engineering,
— Studies of information management,
— Studies of information economy,
— Studies of information society, etc.