Thursday, November 15, 2018

Broadbarred firefish: traveling Re: Stanford - "Africa Table: Scaling Decolonial Consciousness? The Reinvention of 'Africa' in an emergent 21st century Neoliberal University," Appreciating too the realism in your talk re questions of emergent online education, corporate culture, and leadership in Africa - and in multiple African countries, including Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, Accreditation and Consciousness questions, Actual-virtual, physical-digital ethnographic project, see - Visit the Harbin gate in Google Street View here ~ http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg ~ https://twitter.com/HarbinBook ~


Hi Jess, (am including Laura, Jim and Krish here, since they as Stanford faculty were at your great talk),  

Thanks for your brilliant ethnographic talk about education in Africa re the ALU (https://www.alueducation.com/) especially ... https://events.stanford.edu/events/813/81356/ ... "Africa Table: Scaling Decolonial Consciousness? The Reinvention of 'Africa' in an emergent 21st century Neoliberal University." Appreciating too the realism in your talk re questions of emergent online education, corporate culture, and leadership in Africa - and in multiple African countries, including Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. (While I've visited both Mauritius and South Africa - both on an university on a ship, Semester at Sea - I haven't been to any other sub-Saharan countries in Africa). I also appreciate the great somehow "grounded" knowledge of African education you shared today, - especially since you grew up in South Africa, Jess.  

The questions I wanted to ask have to do with both accreditation and consciousness which you talked about in a variety of ways (and partly with regard to MIT OCW-centric online World University and School - which is like Wikipedia in ~300 languages with MIT OCW in 5 languages - and with which your talk resonated in amazing ways).

Am curious, how the accreditation processes you touched on for ALU in Mauritius (and Africa too), with regards to Scotland and Glasgow Caledonia University, and accreditation, might compare with Stanford's accreditation and re California's BPPE and WASC senior, (as accrediting agencies) - and for which degrees. Accreditation can be a remarkable way of developing highest quality education. So the question I wanted to ask of the people at your talk, and you - particularly the African students in the room - was to what degree did they matriculate at Stanford for explicit reasons of Stanford's accreditation (or implicitly, because of the link between Stanford's quality and its accreditation via WASC senior - https://wasc.stanford.edu/ - somehow re Stanford's reputation) . 

Am also curious re questions of de-colonial consciousness, and from your role as ethnographer. and professor, in Africa, what implicit (as you see this) or explicit plans both the ALU as well as McKinsey have for questions of online mental health services, and specifically re MD psychiatry, with regard to consciousness, and medical care (online particularly), taking into account the history of psychiatry in Africa re "decolonizing consciousness" there (intertwined with social science and political science critiques and understandings of consciousness) but also with regard to research into how consciousness works both biologically (am thinking Stanford psychiatry here) and philosophically (am thinking David Chalmers here) - and even newly in terms of a conversation between the actual and the virtual, the physical and the digital. So how are these universities planning online mental health services - perhaps also in a research vein - to help their students, and to what degree are conceptions of consciousness part of this planning by ALU and McKinsey Consulting, for example? 

I also ask this last question with regard to World University and School, which is planning the online degrees of Bachelor, Ph.D., Law, and Medicine (defining medicine anew perchance), as well as I.B. high school diplomas (in ~200 countries' official languages). And since MIT has neither a Medical School nor a Law School, WUaS is seeking to develop in collaboration with Stanford Medicine and Law for OpenCourseWare or similar. Since WUaS is planning online medical degrees, with online teaching hospitals, for online clinical care, in each of all ~55 African countries (indeed online in all ~200 countries' official and main languages) - and also with a research focus, eg re brain science and questions of consciousness (e.g. re David Chalmers' philosophy of mind work), WUaS is seeking to focus on decolonizing consciousness in a wide variety of ways (Paulo Freire-wise too). Am in communication with Robert Harrington, chair of Stanford Medicine, about questions of online WUaS medical schools as well. And WUaS would seek to accredit all of our planned online degrees with WASC senior, or similar, and potentially online in all ~200 countries' official / main languages, such as Mauritius's French and Kreole, depending partly on use. And WUaS seeks to develop online Wiki schools for open teaching and learning in each of all 7,097 living languages, and cultivate flourishing online learning communities in each of these (but not for degrees in all 8k languages). And this wiki-approach would facilitate both inclusiveness, but also importantly, facilitate everyone becoming a teacher at WUaS, eg teach to Youtube etc, and add it to a Wiki subject page at WUaS.

So, brainstorming-wise my question is how could de-colonializing consciousness in Africa, and with regard to economic development (eg re your focus on Africa developing corporate leaders) and re online education - work with regard to studying biological questions of consciousness in Africa, re language too, as WUaS develops graduates African students for each of these degrees, too?  

So, further, re teaching MIT OCW-centric Robotics - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Robotics - at WUaS, for example, WUaS would seek to build up from the ground for this, and with inspiring Lego robotics - and as way to de-colonize consciousness (and both physically and digitally, actually and virtually, too eg think physical Lego robotics eventually in a realistic virtual earth).  And as an example of how robotics' schools in Africa might work in these regards in each of all of Africa's countries, do you happen to know, or know of, Claudia Mueller in South Africa, who teaches Lego Robotics - using Lego WeDo 2 & Mindstorms' EV3 robotics - to elementary age children at the Redhill School, by any chance? https://twitter.com/Claudannmul/status/1055510264311934976 ... WUaS will seek eventually to cultivate a kind of de-colonizing consciousness, by facilitating the opportunity for all African countries to develop their own Robotics' schools with even potentially WUaS educational services' stores (like the Stanford Bookstore) for what they create eventually on-the-ground. Robotics is actually a great way to teach programming as well, and beginning in January 2019, Lego Robotics will work with the Scratch 3.0 drag and drop programming language, which I just learned is also planned in potentially many/ even all languages. See, this Harvard GSE Scratch 3 meetup video 
Scratch 3.0 Webinar | 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
November 8, 2018
with Eric Schlling and other Harvard / MIT Scratch folks

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Scratch 3 Tutorials? today's 3 webinars are great in this regard - here's the 9am PT / 12 noon ET video - https://youtu.be/OblR5TEErFE  - #Scratch3Webinar ... https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1060583944029069312 … & https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1060589494837989376 … ... https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Subjects   /Programming /Languages /Robotics @WUaSPress ~

World Univ & Sch is seeking too high achieving African students ... and defines high achieving here as those who might apply to and get into Stanford or UC Berkeley, both of which are accredited by WASC senior, from African and other countries, or MIT ... and perhaps newly online ... and I'd think that you would have great ideas about how to reach out to high achieving African students for free-to-students' online MIT OCW-centric and Stanford-centric degrees - with regard to the Stanford African students in your talk especially. And WUaS seeks too to create major online universities in each of all 55 African countries' official / main languages, and eventually hiring tens of thousands of African faculty members (potentially graduates of WUaS), and also staff in our robotics' school and educational services' stores. 

Re WUaS accreditation too, WUaS may seek to get 100-500 online undergraduate students, beginning in autumn 2019, who might have applied to UC Berkeley or the 10 University of Califonria's and Africans would be welcome to apply as well. Classes would be taken from home online in Africa. See, in these regards,
UC Berkeley: "Well said! We encourage veterans to share their life experiences and lessons learned in the Personal Insight Questions section on the @UofCalifornia application. These experiences are what make you unique as an applicant and help our readers get to know you."

Jess, I also just blogged about fellow Reedie Katherine Verdery's talk about Romania in the Stanford Anthropology department on Monday - (Katherine went to Reed College graduating in 1970 - where I graduated in '85, - and then she got a Stanford Anthropology Ph.D. in 1977) - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/11/oregano-stanford-anthro-talk-my-life-as.html - as perhaps a parallel to your Mauritius and Southern Africa ethnographic approaches. 

So some somewhat lengthy questions, Jess, but your excellent, timely and topical talk which dovetailed in so many ways with online MIT OCW-centric accrediting World University and School, - and even WUaS's plans to collaborate with Stanford - bring them out :) Thank you.

All the best, Scott


About my actual-virtual, physical-digital ethnographic project, see -
Visit the Harbin gate in Google Street View here ~ http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg ~ https://twitter.com/HarbinBook ~ where you can "walk" down the road '4 miles' to Middletown and 'amble' around the streets there, if inclined. And add some photos or videos if you have them - re a new social science method I'm developing called ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy. (Have also explored related some Stanford history questions here - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/02/wild-boar-carols-music-singing-boars.html - and - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/02/biological-organisation-do-you-recall.html - only a bit, for ex.).

Best regards, and thanks again for your very informative and interesting talk, Jess, 
Scott



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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Valerian (herb): People vs Machines/Computers, Went into an independent Mac store yesterday in Berkeley, She was encouraging folks, and me in our conversation, to cultivate the people side of life, vis-a-vis computers and machines, Would face-to-face group video bridge the people-machine questions?, Would TEACHING loving kindness online - that is friendly people skills - be a possibility, and also re how Quakers have long taught a related kind of friendliness?, What I appreciate also about Quaker Meeting is the centering down (a kind of inner releasing action - what I think of as a de facto relaxation response), the attuning, the community, friends ... the sharing ... the connecting, Just adding my 2 cents to this NtFriendly conversation, Friendly SPICES (simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, stewardship) - newly online, and non-theistically re NtFs?


Thanks, Claire, Pamela, Amanda, KayR, JohnM, Anita, and Non-theist Friends,

As a further leading in this f/Friendly conversation ...

I went into an independent Apple Mac Computer store yesterday in Berkeley to get a replacement electrical cord since mine has two holes in it which I had patched with electrical tape, and in talking with the person who worked there, she mentioned - in a Mac store - how computers still weren't very friendly (e.g. the file structure etc). I asked about whether she thought voice technologies would change this, but she thought that interacting more with people was the important thing re computing and the internet, and machines. She was encouraging folks, and me in our conversation, to cultivate the people side of life, vis-a-vis computers and machines. I appreciated her perspective (and even teach about inquiring about this social scientifically - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/InfoTechNetworkSocGlobalUniv.html - with a focus on the 1990s when computing was becoming widespread due much to the graphical user interface in browsers, re questions of alienation vs sociality, where, in a Castellian vein, many sociological studies were showing that sociality was increasing online, but in a very decentralized way - think the plethora of social media sites with email today, s well as the distributed information technologies of the internet.

So then I asked the lady, whom I was getting the power cord from, about whether face-to-face group video would bridge the people-machine questions she was addressing. (I also asked whether she felt the same about cars as about computers, re machines and people). And she said she hadn't been in group video before. But that she, working in a Mac store, had gone to meditation workshops in Berkeley on loving kindness (and peoples in the SF Bay Area in 2018 have their own relationships with questions of alienation re work, post the freedom-seeking movements of the 1960s/1970s and related envisioning of a better world / new society) with her partner (a man, she said explicitly), and thought with regards to this loving kindness workshop that people (i.e. people skills, soft skills?) re computing were what are important in life, again re the ubiquitous machines in our lives. In this day and age, who'd a thunk? :) I mentioned something about developing World University and School ( https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nontheist_Friends_(atheist_Quakers%3F) ), and how even re the workshop she had taken, that TEACHING loving kindness online - that is people skills - would be a possibility, and also thought to myself how Quakers have long somehow taught a related kind of friendliness, which they / we sometimes capitalize as Friendliness, and to which we NtFs perhaps add non-theistic thinking to (but different from a Buddhist practice of teaching loving kindness). (I think the owner of this store is both Asian and quite 'Berkeley,' and possibly attuned to the 'spirituality' of Berkeley - re meditation - which has a quite long history itself).

It also occurred to me that Quaker Meeting and Quaker schools have a long history together. Kids sit in Quaker Meeting at Westtown School, and Sidwell Friends' School in DC, for example, and most all of the other Quaker Schools as well. It's part of Friends' education. And I think Quaker Meetings in school settings are learning opportunities for both adults and kids as well.

What I appreciate also about Quaker Meeting - and online especially, having now participated in, and sat in Meeting in, a fair number of online Quaker Meetings - is very similar to what I appreciate about on-the-ground Quaker Meetings / Silent Meetings ... the centering down (a kind of inner releasing action - what I think of a de facto relaxation response), the attuning, the community, friends ... the sharing ... the connecting. And I see, re this woman's thoughts, an opportunity in online N-t Quaker Meetings to even teach or explore further kinds of

Quaker Meeting
Satori experiences
meditation - relaxation response
meditative courses - eg on loving kindness, and other Quaker and NtF themes
Friendly SPICES (simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, stewardship)
... as well as centering down, plus.

(As I've mentioned in the past, I have challenges with the 'worship' word re Quaker Meeting, and not only with my NtF leanings).

I also think if an online NTQuaker Meeting were held regularly - Sundays at 9am Pacific Time, for example? - that a few people and NtFs would begin to participate in this, and that this would grow with time. (I'd perhaps do some Yoga asana and breath explorations during this while online as well, unobtrusively). And re World University and School, too, it might be an opportunity even with regard to teaching about NtFs, in and around NtF Quaker Meetings online ... as well as and especially for teaching online friendliness re computing / the machine world we live in ... in group video, for example ... simply by beginning to sit in Quaker Meeting together online, for example, but this could also be a way to bring NtFs together more fulsomely and harmoniously, for those who might be interested. (I'd eventually like to explore facilitating music-making online ... parts' singing in real time, for example, with related learning, and where IT might help ... and as a far-out way to increase friendliness - singing together in parts - SATB - as human information technology itself).

Just adding my 2 cents to this NtFriendly conversation.

Friendly cheers,
Scott
- https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nontheist_Friends_(atheist_Quakers%3F)
- https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Quakers_-_Religious_Society_of_Friends
- https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/nontheist%20Friend
- https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/Quaker


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Hi Pamela, KayR, Amanda, JohnM, and NtFs,

Am not sensing a lot of interest in an online Nontheistic Friends' face-to-face Silent Meeting in the manner of Quakers on this list. If you wanted to explore facilitating one, click on the "New Live Event" from your gmail account here - https://www.youtube.com/my_live_events?filter=scheduled - in the top right of this page, and explore getting into a free Google group video Hangout yourself. Then when you'd like to invite NtFs (Nontheist Friends), send out an email to this list.

Friendly greetings,
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Oregano: Stanford Anthro talk - "My Life as a Spy: Investigations in a Secret Police File," What role did possibly being a hippy play in your time in Romania with regard to your book?, Reed College and Stanford's Katherine Verdery - (Professor), Romania World University and School, Concerned here too about democracy, social justice and human rights (see wiki subjects below with MIT OCW) in all ~200 countries and their official and main languages, and am thinking that WUaS will be able to hire the faculty online, hopefully Stanford and Reedie graduate students for example, to teach this as graduate student instructors, to begin



Dear Katherine, (and Nancy),

Thanks for your excellent Stanford Anthropology talk yesterday: "My Life as a Spy: Investigations in a Secret Police File" - https://anthropology.stanford.edu/events/colloquium/my-life-spy-investigations-secret-police-file - and great to meet you right before your talk. (I went to Reed from '79-85 and lived in Portland until '87, majoring in Religion, and to some degree in German too). What did you major in at Reed? (I just noticed in Reed's Iris directory that you majored in Anthropology in '70 - a fascinating time in Oregon, I'd think ... https://iris.reed.edu/directory/alum/130781 - and your Ph.D. from Stanford in Anthropology in 1977, also a fascinating time and place).

What role did possibly being a hippy play in your time in Romania with regard to your book, and especially inter-culturally in a sense?

I wanted to ask you both about CC-4 MIT OpenCourseWare-centric wiki World University and School, which is like Wikipedia in ~300 languages with MIT OCW in its 5 languages, and planned in each of all 7,097 living languages, and my actual-virtual Harbin Hot Springs' ethnographic project re your talk, but the opportunity didn't present itself, so I hope to ask you further about these when we meet again.

Here, by the way, is where you'll find the Romania World University and School - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States - as well as the Romanian language wiki subject for open teaching and learning - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Languages - planned in Romanian, when they begin.

Julian Dumitrascu in Transylvania / Romania is the named CEO of the WUaS Press / Co as well - https://twitter.com/IuliuDumitrascu/status/1062408823137320961 - and it would be great to talk further about the WUaS Press / Co in Romania and Europe too.

And do you happen to know Nancy Larson (O'Sullivan) - https://iris.reed.edu/directory/alum/121899 - who spent a year, I think, in Bucharest in the early 1980s? (She's a friend from Reed, and I went to Mike and Nancy's wedding at the Quaker Meeting in Portland).

And re your talk, here are two wiki subjects at WUaS, to which, for example, we might add your book -

https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Surveillance

https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Privacy

- to give you an idea about how WUaS works, as well. Check out how MIT OCW which students will be able to take for credit, eventually in all ~200 countries' languages online in group video, and eventually in a realistic virtual earth, to give you an idea of how WUaS works.

Is this you - https://twitter.com/kmverdery1?lang=en?

Am seeking a position in the Stanford Anthropology department, and one book ahead I'm planning to write will compare the STEM innovation ethos at Stanford with that of MIT from the '60s & '70s forward. Might I possibly please talk with you at some point about Stanford in the '70s re its alternative culture aspects especially? As a child of the '60s too (I was born in 1960) - which you introduced yourself as yesterday - I'm particularly interested in the '60s and '70s' in my Harbin ethnographic project, at Stanford, and with regard to its freedom-seeking movements as (counter-)cultural influences in so many ways, in my academic work especially.

Very nice to meet you and looking forward to connecting again at some point.

All the best, Scott

- https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Anthropology
- https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Subjects (not yet in other languages)
- https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/anthropology
- https://amazon.com/author/scottmacleodworlduniversity
- https://iris.reed.edu/directory/alum/123192

Scott MacLeod - https://twitter.com/scottmacleod

World Univ and Sch Twitter - http://twitter.com/WorldUnivandSch

Languages - World Univ - http://twitter.com/sgkmacleod

WUaS Press - https://twitter.com/WUaSPress

“Naked Harbin Ethnography” book (in Academic Press at WUaS) - http://twitter.com/HarbinBook

(OpenBand (Berkeley) - https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand ) )





Visit the Harbin gate in Google Street View here ~ http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg ~ https://twitter.com/HarbinBook ~ where you can "walk" down the road '4 miles' to Middletown and 'amble' around the streets there, if inclined. And add some photos or videos if you have them - re a new social science method I'm developing called ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy. (Have also explored related Stanford history questions here - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/02/wild-boar-carols-music-singing-boars.html - and - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/02/biological-organisation-do-you-recall.html - only a bit, for ex.).






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- Scott MacLeod - Founder, President & Professor

- World University and School
- http://worlduniversityandschool.org

- 415 480 4577
- http://scottmacleod.com

- CC World University and School - like CC Wikipedia with best STEM-centric CC OpenCourseWare - incorporated as a nonprofit university and school in California, and is a U.S. 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt educational organization.



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Hi, Scott and Katherine,

It’s nice to hear from you. I recently checked Katherine’s book out of the library, as recent political events have raised memories of living in Bucharest and fears for our democracy. I worked at the American School of Bucharest from December 1981 to June 1982, between my second and third years of Reed.

Katherine, if you are ever in San Diego, I’d love to take you out for dinner or coffee, and if you speak in San Diego I would love to hear your talk. I’d love for more people to know what’s at stake when we edge away from democracy, the rule of law and a commitment to civil rights. 

All the best,
Nancy 




Hi, Nancy and Katherine, 

Thanks so much for your note, Nancy. And likewise, Katherine, if you are ever in the San Francisco Bay area again, I’d love to take you out for dinner or coffee, and if you speak at Berkeley or another university in the SF Bay Area, I would love to hear your talk. World University and Schools is planning to offer online Bachelor, Ph.D., Law, and M.D. degrees, as well as I.B. high school diplomas online, accrediting on MIT OCW - https://ocw.mit.edu/ - and MIT High School - https://ocw.mit.edu/about/media-coverage/press-releases/highlights/ and https://ocw.mit.edu/high-school/. Is the American School in Bucharest I.B. Nancy? 

Concerned here too about democracy, social justice and human rights (see wiki subjects below with MIT OCW) in all ~200 countries and their official and main languages, and am thinking that WUaS will be able to hire the faculty online, hopefully Stanford and Reedie graduate students for example, to teach this as graduate student instructors, to begin.

Thank you again so much, Katherine, for your Stanford talk. 

All the best, 
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Monday, November 12, 2018

Maypop: World University and School - Law and Law Schools, Talking about planned Law Schools at World University and School this morning at 10am Pacific Time in an online live Hangout on Air and re other law questions at WUaS - potentially in conversation, as well. This will get recorded to the WUaS Youtube channel too - youtube.com/WorldUnivandSch, Creative Commons' law is like author's ownership for sharing, Copyright law is about who owns what, Community Data License Agreement (CDLA) has a broader focus on laws protecting data, both copyrighted information (& contracts too) & factual information (e.g., temperature or GPS)


World University and School - Law and Law Schools


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Glad to have video conferenced with Ajit Mishra directly after this in West Bengal, India, and about his students, where he has the link to this video recording. He's interested in 'how to join' World University and School for both himself and his students, who are now in many cities in India and south Asia. I mentioned the form here - http://worlduniversityandschool.org - which invites people interested in WUaS to add their names. ...

World University Sign Up - Free & CC

Bachelor, Ph.D., Law, M.D. & I.B. degrees planned in many large languages and all ~ 200 countries
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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Hi Chris,

Thank you, Chris - (Scott MacLeod, World University and School here, which is like Wikipedia in 300 languages with CC-4 MIT OCW in 5 languages). CC-4 licensing allows for A) sharing, B) adapting, but C) non-commercially re MIT OCW (Ex. Dir. Cecilia d’Oliveira). Am curious about the ‘adapting’ aspect re MIT OCW. With regard to the CDLA, is adapting of MIT OCW with machine learning, say, hypothetically, via voice technologies (e.g. Google Voice, Siri, Echo ... and especially with machine translation emerging) … a copyright question … and does CC therefore refer to data too … like CDLA’s focus? Thank you for your excellent presentation!

Can you talk a little further about data (re related definitions as 'coding,' or 'material' ... https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/), CDLA and CC-4 licensing (re MIT OCW) -  with regard to data and machine learning, please?

Am curious, hypothetically and brainstorming-wise, (and Jim went to MIT as undergrad), could WUaS use machine translation to "adapt" a MIT OCW course in English into a course in another language, and then subsequently license this with CDLA per your slide 6 - http://cognitive-science.info/community/weekly-update/ ?

Thank you,
Scott



Monday, November 12, 2018

Chris,

Yes, thank you again very much! Here's a Twitter post about this -

https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1060599146397093888.

Am talking about planned Law Schools at World University and School this morning at 10am Pacific Time in an online live Hangout on Air and re other law questions at WUaS - https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1061843297025441793 - potentially in conversation, as well. This will get recorded to the WUaS Youtube channel too - youtube.com/WorldUnivandSch.

Here are some of the beginning law schools and law related wiki pages at WUaS ones:

- https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/World_University_Law_School


Law Schools at World University and School (planned in main languages in them)

Afghanistan Law School at WUaS: https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Afghanistan_Law_School_at_WUaS

Brazil Law School at WUaS: https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Brazil_Law_School_at_WUaS

China Law School at WUaS: https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/China_Law_School_at_WUaS

Egypt Law School at WUaS: https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Egypt_Law_School_at_WUaS

India Law School at WUaS: https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/India_Law_School_at_WUaS

Jamaica Law School at WUaS: https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Jamaica_Law_School_at_WUaS

Mexico Law School at WUaS: https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Mexico_Law_School_at_WUaS

World University Law School: https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/World_University_Law_School


And some other related wiki subject pages:

- https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Law
- https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Creative_Commons_Law

Many of these are accessible from - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Subjects

And although I don't do this WUaS daily newspaper, this is an interesting CC chart  -

https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1061070070389112832 - and this paper lists daily the licensing clarifications that MIT OCW's Exec Dir. Cecilia d'Oliveira asked WUaS to include when we mention MIT OCW, which you can also see on our front page - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/ - in addition to the CC-4 licensing which, per Cecilia, allows for A) sharing, B) adapting, but C) non-commercially. WUaS is seeking to engage CC-0 licensing as well. How WUaS might engage CDLA licensing ahead to complement CC-4 MIT OCW licensing is still unclear to me at this point.

Looking forward to further communication about all of this with time.

Regards,
Scott


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https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1062385106482999296

https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1062384981949874176

https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1062386975460577281



Creative Commons' law is like author's ownership for sharing
https://creativecommons.org/faq/

Copyright law is about who owns what
https://fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/faqs/copyright-ownership/


Community Data License Agreement (CDLA) has a broader focus on laws protecting data, both copyrighted information (& contracts too) & factual information (e.g., temperature or GPS)
https://www.linuxfoundation.org/press-release/2017/10/linux-foundation-debuts-community-data-license-agreement/




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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Alpine plant: Just created my Philosophy CV, and uploaded it newly to https://philpeople.org/profiles/scott-gk-macleod :


Just created a Philosophy CV, and uploaded it newly to https://philpeople.org/profiles/scott-gk-macleod :


Scott Gordon Kenneth MacLeod, III, M.A., D.R.

P.O. Box 442 (670A Ridgecrest Road), Canyon, CA 94516 USA
412 478 0116 – sgkmacleod@worlduniversityandschool.org


Philosophy areas of focus

Scott GK MacLeod
Philosophy at World University and School +

MacLeod, Scott. 2002. Anthropology, Representation and Reality In online UNESCO World Heritage Sites. http://scottmacleod.com/2002Apr15HarveyRealityRepresentation.htm . Santa Barbara, CA: University of California.

MacLeod, Scott. 2001. Epistemology and Anthropology. https://www.academia.edu/37746497/Epistemology_and_Anthropology_Culture_the_Individual_and_Knowledge_in_Malinowski_and_Evans-Pritchard . Santa Barbara, CA: University of California.


Philosophy at World University and School

Philosophy –

Consciousness –


Philosophy of Science -

Planned in all ~200 countries' official languages, with WUaS accrediting on CC-4 MIT OCW’s Linguistics and Philosophy OCW - https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/linguistics-and-philosophy/ - and Philosophy people can add wiki subjects they’re interested in, in any language.

See, too –


My areas of interest include -

Epistemology and Anthropology (I've long asked epistemological questions about anthropology, and continue to do so ... and my new method, ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy (https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy , is a radical approach to addressing such questions in new ways).

Am interested too in the conversation between western analytic philosophy and eastern philosophy, and this video of David Chalmers, with the Question and Answer at the end with Deepak Chopra and David Chalmers is one beginning point for me in this inquiry

David Chalmers on the Virtual and the Real
TSC 2016 Tuscon
The Science of Consciousness
https://youtu.be/QMLojOcOJFI -
April 25-30, 2016
http://www.consciousness.arizona.edu/documents/CCS_TSC2016_RegistrationBroch_15.8125x9_proof10.pdf
(accessible from here - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/11/jaguarundi-scots-history-hear-ye-hear.html)

Yoga philosophy ... and these "Hippy-anjali Yoga Notations" - http://www.scottmacleod.com/yoganotations.html ... academically too ... (I began writing a book about Angela & Victor's Yoga years ago, and it's in draft form on my hard drive).


And ... 

Anthropology of philosophy

Philosophy of anthropology

Philosophy of Actual < > Virtual, and Physical < > Digital

Ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy


Philosophy of Harbin Hot Springs
- the Philosophy of ACTUAL Harbin Hot Springs
- the Philosophy of VIRTUAL Harbin Hot Springs
- WHERE an ethnography of these is an expression of philosophy in some senses

Epistemology
Metaphilosophy
Metaphysics
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Agency




Curriculum Vitae


WORLD UNIVERSITY AND SCHOOL (like Wikipedia with best STEM CC OpenCourseWare; a 501(c)(3) non profit educational organization)
- Academic & Leadership Positions
2007-2018 - Founder, Professor, Developer, CEO, President, Presiding Clerk, Librarian
- https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States - for online Universities in all ~200 countries’ official languages
- Planning to offer Bachelor, Ph.D., Law, M.D. & I.B. high school degrees online in all ~200 countries’ official languages

WUaS CORPORATION (a for profit general stock company), planned as academic markets in all 7,097 living languages with machine translation
2017-2018 - Founder, Developer, Acting President, Presiding Clerk, Publisher
- Educational Services


TEACHING POSITIONS

World University & School (in Google + Hangout)
2018 - Society, Information Society and the Global University
(First matriculated undergraduate class of WUaS)

World University & School (in Second Life (Harvard’s virtual island) and Google + Hangouts)
2013-2017 – Network Society, Information Society and the Global University

Harvard's Virtual Island (not on Harvard’s faculty) (in Second Life)
2007-2013 - Society and Information Technology

Penn State University
2007 (Summer) – Society and Information Technology (in Second Life)
2007 (Spring) – Introduction to Sociology (in actual life)

University of Pittsburgh (OSHER Program)
2007 (Spring) – Society and Information Technology (in actual life)

Chatham University
2007 (Spring) Society and Information Technology (in actual life)

Penn State University
2006 (Fall) – Introduction to Sociology (in actual life)



2018 - "Harbin & Avatar Bots: Robotics & Tourism" UC Berkeley Anthropology TSWG presentation (slides) - 10/26/18 Fr ~ https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RSWzevDqjDXZQsLShnWKp-R76GkIcy18-wzQfMtu1oA/edit?usp=sharing  (new slides, video to come) ~ http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html

2018 - Freedom: Rainbow Gathering To Harbin this Day ~ Poetry of Loving Bliss –
http://www.scottmacleod.com/HaikuishPoetryBook.html (Forthcoming in Poetry Press at World University and School)

2018 - "Harbin & Avatar Bots: Robotics & Tourism" UC Berkeley Anthropology TSWG presentation (slides) - 2/23/18 Fr ~ RESCHEDULED ~

2017 - Haiku-ish and Other Loving Hippie Harbin Poetry –
http://www.scottmacleod.com/HaikuishPoetryBook.html (Poetry Press at World University and School)

2017 - ACTUAL-VIRTUAL HARBIN HOT SPRINGS AND TOURISM: "Naked Harbin Ethnography." UC Berkeley Anthropology TSWG presentation (slides) -http://www.tourismstudies.org/news_archive/SMacLeod2017.htm (https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/05/astrapia-birds-of-paradise-actual.html)

2017 - MacLeod, Scott G.K. Hippy-anjali Yoga Notations. Canyon, CA: www.scottmacleod.com/yoganotations.html

2017 - MacLeod, Scott, and Mark Judkins Helpsmeet (interviewer). Free Universal School. http://northernspiritradio.org/episode/free-universal-school. Eau Claire, Wisconsin: Northern Spirit Radio

2017 – Developing realistic virtual Harbin/earth/universe ~ http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg (accessible from https://twitter.com/HarbinBook) - (Think Google Streetview / Maps / Earth with TIME SLIDER married conceptually with Minecraft/OpenSim/Second Life for group build-ability with physical world, but realistic, with species' AVATAR BOTS - and at the cellular and atomic levels too) 

2016 – Naked Harbin Ethnography: Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture & Clothing-Optional, Virtual Harbin - http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html and https://twitter.com/HarbinBook (https://www.amazon.com/Naked-Harbin-Ethnography-Counterculture-Clothing-Optionality/dp/0692646132) in Academic Press at World University and School, planned in all 8k languages, with machine translation - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html

2016 - IBM CSIG talk “A Universal Translator as a Cognitive System, beginning as a Guidebook with Test” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f48b0Z4VffQ (http://cognitive-science.info/community/weekly-update/)

2016 – “14 planned WUaS revenue streams, Business plan update” - http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2016/01/14-planned-wuas-revenue-streams.html

2015 – “Naked Harbin and Ethno-Wiki-Virtual-World-Graphy: Sharing a New Digital Methodology with Tourism Studies, Science & the Social Sciences” - UC Berkeley Anthropology TSWG presentation (slides) – http://www.tourismstudies.org/news_archive/MacLeod2015.htm (http://scott-macleod. spot.com/2015/11/waters-36-slides-from-uc-berkeley-talk.html)

2015 - WUaS-1000 Proposed ISSIP Grand Challenge: An Universal Translator, beginning as a Guidebook with Test - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2015/03/beluga-whale-course-in-1000-languages.html

2012 – “Naked, Virtual Harbin” - UC Berkeley Anthropology TSWG presentation (video) – http://www.tourismstudies.org/news_archive/MacLeod2012.htm (http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2012/11/titan-arum-complete-uc-berkeley-tourism.html)

2011–2018 – World University and School’s Monthly Business Meeting and Blog - http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/

2008-2018 – http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com - Scott Macleod's anthropology of information technology & counterculture: To a global, virtual, free, open, {future degree- & credit-granting}, multilingual University & School for the developing world and everyone, as well as loving bliss

2006 “Digital Spatial Representations: New Communication Processes and ‘Middle Eastern’ UNESCO World Heritage Sites Online,” Peer reviewed chapter, in Tourism in the Middle East: Continuity, Change and Transformation. Channel View Publications. https://www.amazon.com/Tourism-Middle-East-Continuity-Transformation/dp/1845410505/

1998-2018 – http://scottmacleod.com/papers.htm Scott MacLeod's Research: World University & School, Courses, Papers, and Media


COURSES TAUGHT AS A GRADUATE STUDENT            

University of California, Santa Barbara
2003 (Spring) Communication Research Methods, Department of Communication
2002 (Fall) Anthropological Approaches to the Law, Dept. of Law and Society (Head TA)
2002 (Winter) Technology and Culture, Department of Anthropology
2001 (Fall) Anthropological Approaches to the Law, Department of Law and Society


EDUCATION

2010 (Spring) UC Berkeley Anthropology graduate coursework with Professor Nelson Graburn (Tourism, Art and Modernity)

2008-2009 (Autumn/Spring) UC Berkeley Anthropology graduate coursework with Professors Bill Hanks (Linguistics), Charles Briggs (Theories of Modernity), and Paul Rabinow (Foucault & Anthropology of the Contemporary–related)

2003-2004 Diploma of Research, University of Edinburgh, Celtic & Scottish Studies – Thesis Topic: UNESCO World Heritage Tourism to St. Kilda: How Computer Users Visit Online ‘Place’

2001-2003 M.A. in Sociocultural Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara, focusing on sociocultural anthropological theory and information technology

2000-2001 UC Berkeley Anthropology graduate coursework with Professors Laura Nader (Classic Ethnographies), Nelson Graburn (Tourism, Art and Modernity), Rebecca Stein (Politics of Consumption), and Professor Manuel Castells (Society and Information Technology)

1998-2000 City College of San Francisco (CCSF), full time undergraduate student in Anthropology, Multimedia, and Computer Science

1985 - B.A. in Social Science of Religion, German, Reed College, Portland, Oregon

1981-1982 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit√§t M√ľnchen, (University of Munich), Munich, Germany

1979 – Diploma, Shady Side Academy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1976 – 1977 1st year 6th form (year studying in Scotland), Fettes College, Edinburgh, Scotland


ACADEMIC SOCIETIES

Deutschklub: Deutsche Sprachen Community mit Peter Bothe in Google group video Hangout -

Tourism Studies’ Working Group (TSWG), Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley - http://www.tourismstudies.org/


MUSIC & MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Scottish small pipes - http://scottmacleod.com/piping.htm 

Baselines on keyboard (piano)

Musician in Open Band (Berkeley). Scottish Country Dancers and Musicians Welcome - https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand


RESEARCH GRANTS

2003 – (Summer) University of California, Santa Barbara, Graduate Division Humanities / Social Sciences Pre-Dissertation Research Grant Award ($2,000)

2002 University of California, Santa Barbara, Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research (ISBER) grant to study “UNESCO online: Information Technology and the Middle East” ($7,000)


GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE)

2000 Verbal score 99th Percentile


LANGUAGES

English, German (Good – Reading, Speaking)

Languages-World Univ @sgkmacleod - https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod
All 7,097 living languages' foci, each a WIKI school, @WorldUnivandSch is like CC Wikipedia (in ~300 languages) & accrediting on best CC-4 MIT OCW (in 7) & CC Yale OCW

sgkmacleod@worlduniversityandschool.org


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- http://tourismstudies.org/People.htm#SM

- https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Philosophy
- the main Subjects' wiki page - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Subjects (not yet in other languages)

- https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/philosophy

- https://amazon.com/author/scottmacleodworlduniversity

Scott MacLeod - https://twitter.com/scottmacleod

World Univ and Sch Twitter - http://twitter.com/WorldUnivandSch

Languages - World Univ - http://twitter.com/sgkmacleod

WUaS Press - https://twitter.com/WUaSPress

“Naked Harbin Ethnography” book (in Academic Press at WUaS) - http://twitter.com/HarbinBook

(OpenBand (Berkeley) - https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand ) )



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