Wednesday, May 14, 2008

From Poetry to Information Architecture


By the way of mathematics, lest we forget, I have traveled from poetry to Information Architecture. The story itself is long and meandering, but the end (as of now) is quite clear. But, as much I have faith in myself and my journey, it is nice to know that someone out there helped pave the way and wrote a nice little quote to cover it. For those of you who know me personally, this quote I believe will sum everything up quite nicely. Hence, I here the call:

I see the field of library and information science (L&IS) highly centrifugal and greatly in need of high-quality syntheses.
…I would give warm encouragement to writers who show a talent for creative integration and criticism of ideas …I would particularly like to see books that attempt to organize whole segments of L&IS through some single, powerful metaphor …
…I would like critical explications of noted individual authors…by some-one who reads them in full…… I am calling for persons who add the skills of a poet to whatever training we can give them as scholars or scientists —

scientist-poets, if you will...


(This is also posted and cited on my new homepage at http://www.rosakranse.com)