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Derived from the word information. Informationist and informationism are first known to have arisen in the work of a group of Scottish poets in the 1994 book Contraflow on the SuperHighway.[1] Since then use of the term has become progressively greater.


informationist ‎(plural informationists)

  1. One who gathers, analyzes, interprets and uses information. This can be used as a job title.
  2. One who practices informationism.


  1. ^ Price 1993
  • The Informationist Discipline. Copyright © 1999-2005 Workhorse Systems Australia Pty Ltd. [1]
  • The informationists (Overview Contraflow on the SuperHighway), by Richard Price. 1993.[2]