Sunday, December 4, 2016

Dove: On "Withdrawing from Representation of WUaS" re UC Berkeley Law Prof. W.K.'s recent email, Thank you very much for your UC Berkeley Law "New Business Practicum" course help with WUaS, As a Quaker developing Friendly-informed WUaS ..., I apologize again, Thank you again for representing WUaS, Harvard Law Professor Charlie Nesson's words ... "Without Fear or Rancor"


Dear Prof. W.K. (and L.V.), 

Thank you very much for your UC Berkeley Law "New Business Practicum" course help with World University and School thus far. Thanks, too, to the Berkeley law students who have helped thus far. 

As a Quaker developing Friendly-informed World University and School (CC MIT OpenCourseWare- and CC Yale OYC-centric), I hope WUaS can grow further, and legally and communications-wise, from within the Quaker circles. In the interest of a kind of Quaker "speaking truth to power" I hope WUaS can speak its truth to the power of online education. 

Thank you again for representing World University and School over this semester and a half (Jan-May and Sep-Nov). 

Sincerely, 
Scott

President and Founder

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I'm inspired to write and share this publicly partly by Harvard Law Professor Charlie Nesson's HarvardX JuryX online course I'm in (https://courses.edx.org/courses/course-v1:HarvardX+HLS3x+3T2016/) and his talks therein.

For example, here are Harvard Law Professor Charlie Nesson's words ...


"Without Fear or Rancor"
https://courses.edx.org/courses/course-v1:HarvardX+HLS3x+3T2016/courseware/537f3150b78c4049a2deb6b46aecce75/882f3b02e6a846f9ae119b27b2a502ae/?child=first


CHARLES NESSON: Let me talk to you for a moment-- a few moments, perhaps--
about what I see it as the problem of diversity
from the viewpoint of the person who's diverse.
You come into a group filled with people who you don't know, many of whom
may be very different from you.
You are obliged to relate to them in a way that
comes to decision about something on which you have feeling.
You have some sense of right and wrong.
You may feel even some sense of outrage in the way the issue strikes you.
How do you deal with your own emotions?
How do you avoid getting angry with someone
who expresses something that just doesn't seem
like can have been said in good faith?
How could one think that?
Well, this is the tinderbox of face-to-face confrontation.
This is the opportunity to see how corrosive attack on another person's
character can be, how provocative dismissal of another person's viewpoint
can be.
When you ask yourself, what is respect in the context of conversation,
you confront the challenge of listening, of actually coming
to understand that the truth is an ambiguous object.
Litigators sometimes say that truth lies at the bottom of a bottomless pit.
And in fact, the Socratic process for approaching truth is one of polite,
civil give and take.
You know yourself that whenever you win an argument
by expressing anger and overpowering your opponent, you lose.
It doesn't work.
You actually win an argument when the other
sees you listen and sees a softening in your eye that signals understanding.
One of my heroes in law, one of my teachers at Harvard Law School, a man
named Archibald Cox, he argued as the Solicitor General of the United States
the first of the affirmative action cases in the Supreme
Court of the United States.
I watched him many times argue.
His method of argument to the Supreme Court
would start by his statement of the case that court was required to consider.
And he would make his statement of the case so fair to his opponent.
He would be willing to allow the court to see his opponent's
view from the opponent's point of view in a way that showed that he understood
it, with the result that the judges would sit back and listen to his wisdom
as to how the problem could best be addressed.
This was listening.
This was active, anticipatory listening, listening to understand,
not listening to find the hole, not listening to trump,
but actually listening to feel the softening in your own self
and to watch the result in the eyes of the others with whom you speak.





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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Quail eggs: Get ~ "Naked Harbin Ethnography" book here http://bit.ly/HarbinBook & via @HarbinBook, Next proposed Harbin book - The Making of Virtual Harbin Hot Springs as Comparative, Ethnographic Field Site ... “Naked, Virtual Harbin” as Ethnographic Field Site by Scott MacLeod


 You can get my book ~ "Naked Harbin Ethnography" (in the Academic Press at World Univ & Sch) ~ here http://bit.ly/HarbinBook & via http://twitter.com/HarbinBook


(Harbin Wedding in the Warm Pool in 2001 &
and "Naked Harbin Ethnography" cover photo ~
thanks to Tracy "Stormy" Edwards)

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See, too:
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2015/09/harbin-waters-interesting-wedding-dress.html


The Making of Virtual Harbin Hot Springs as Comparative, Ethnographic Field Site

“Naked, Virtual Harbin” as Ethnographic Field Site
Scott MacLeod 

I'm writing to propose a second virtual Harbin book, having just written and published a 354 page actual / virtual Harbin Hot Springs ethnographic book entitled “Naked Harbin Ethnography: Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture & Clothing-Optional, Virtual Harbin" (Academic Press at WUaS 2016). While my actual anthropological field site, Harbin Hot Springs, is in northern California – http://harbin.org - my ethnography examines both “actual” and “virtual” Harbin ethnographically as placeless in a variety of ways, including comparatively, digitally and conceptually. 
In this book I plan to develop an "ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy" approach (collaborative writing-building) in a film-realistic virtual Harbin, developing in the process a realistic virtual earth STEM field site and classroom (conceptually in something like Google Street View/Earth/Maps with TIME SLIDER with OpenSim in all 8k languages and at the atomic (nano) and cellular (neuronal) levels in addition to the street view level), with potentially its massive data streams from all over the world, some in real time, much with artificial intelligence, - as well as protect people in possible scientific experiments and social science studies in ways that would meet Internal Review Boards’ ethical and STEM standards for protection of subjects+ in the SOFTWARE itself. Collaborating with Stanford’s, and Google’s especially, networks, could make this real and happen.
In developing ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy, where researchers in all 8k languages can add their photos, videos, computer modeling, notes and other research, including co-writing wikis, (and developments from these), as a new methodology, I propose in creating a realistic virtual Harbin to study anthropologically the blurring of the real and the virtual, as well as the blurring articulations between a physical place and a corresponding multimedia game/world. 
In studying how actual Harbin emerges out of the 1960s, as 'New Age California' in ethos, into the virtual, I focus specifically on how Harbin's alternative culture emerges significantly from its clothing-optional warm pool, and from the effects of warm waters on both visitors and Harbin residents alike, - both actually and virtually. Through fieldwork, I observed at Harbin a far-reaching relaxation response meditation emerging from Harbin pool area experiences influencing Harbin's culture. I plan to study these effects on Harbin's milieu with people visiting “virtual Harbin” from their home bathtubs, for example, for the significant effects of the warm water releasing, and being, at Harbin in experiencing the “real.”
I also plan to explore building this virtual Harbin ethnographic field site as a 3D movie realistic interactive digital game in conjunction (like Google Street View with OpenSim) with an emerging film-realistic virtual earth, and so that consumers could even buy this “Naked Harbin” virtual world field site in stores around the world. And since at least 2 films have been shown daily for decades at Harbin, I plan too to outline the design of a 3D film viewing component for watching actual Harbin films in the Digital Goggles or Mask such as Google Cardboard, for example, so that we can 3D interactively “enter” these films even, and eventually with brain wave headset technologies. As a long-term academic field site project, I plan to examine approaches to studying concepts of the “real” over decades in "Naked Harbin" as digital games develop.
While the audience of readers is similar to that of “Coming of Age in Second Life” (2008) and “Naked Harbin Ethnography” (2016), including academics analyzing ARGs, the audience of game players includes Harbin visitors, meditators, people interested in alternative living and the 1960/70s, and a general audience. And “ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy,” as method, facilitates group game designing process to engineer new modes of play and participation, as well as potentially to record and interpret emergent ARG processes. The blurring of the “real” which I seek to examine particularly in this chapter will be informed by a warm water relaxation response, while playing in the developing virtual Harbin.









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Friday, December 2, 2016

Sierra Nevada (snowy range): Quakers, Money, Work -- Reminder, Hoping WUaS's "Peace and Social Justice" and I.T.-centric "Law Schools at WUaS" planned in all ~200 countries' main languages can be both Stanford-excellent and serene, as well as very helpful to and caring toward people, How, furthermore, to generate many, many "good faith" university and high school institutions online seems uniquely possible in big, unfolding ways with WUaS, I'm glad to say, Would like too for WUaS to be very ethical, impeccable even (and also profitable - 11% per year and as we grow centuries ahead), and may seek to file as a Benefit Corporation too, as we file the for-profit papers


Hi Mari and Donald,

Had hoped to see you in WF Meeting online from Stanford yesterday, Mari, but was actually on the road there for a Stanford Law event re Friendly-informed WUaS.

Would be great, if WUaS gets funding, to hire the SF FM Meeting room space /kitchen (below WUaS's M/W mornings' hive meeting space at AFSC/SFFM) to welcome volunteers (with free soup at lunch), orient them to editing and developing wiki CC OCW-centric WUaS (in all countries' main languages), and even begin the all-languages' bookstore and Academic Press at WUaS (with homeless folks eventually doing order fulfillment and warehouse work).

See you in Meeting another time online.

Friendly cheers,
Scott


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Hi M,

Happy December and Advent!

I got some first gifties for you the other day in SF, which I think you'll enjoy (but I'm not telling you what they are - or even where they are, even though that wouldn't really matter). You can be surprised on Christmas. :)

Social media can be very generative (except perhaps in the hands of "bad faith" actors, in my experience) ... hoping my "Peace and Social Justice" {http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Peace_and_Social_Justice_Studies} and Information Technology-centric "Law Schools at WUaS" planned in all ~200 countries' main languages can be both Stanford-excellent and (seemingly) serene, as well as very helpful to and caring toward people. In my experience I don't often do well working with "bad faith" actors ... and hope to learn from this, as well as navigate away from this - and perhaps help students at WUaS do the same in navigating away from "bad faith" actors as well as institutions. How to navigate away from such folks, and toward caring good folks in work and life is a question I'll focus on as well. How, furthermore, to generate many, many "good faith" university and high school institutions online seems uniquely possible in big, unfolding ways with WUaS, I'm glad to say.

I hope you have a great day, and thanks again for talking yesterday evening.

L, Scott

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Continuing to take the high road (which includes both hippie-wise and Harbin-wise in this construing, but also in a Scottish / British Isles' ethical sense), and also in a Yogic sense (of seeking to be impeccable - re Iyengar Yoga's aspirations), as well as in a Quaker sense ... I'd like too for WUaS to be very ethical, impeccable even (and also profitable - 11% per year and as we grow centuries ahead), and may seek to file as a Benefit Corporation too, as we file the for-profit papers.

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http://worlduniversityandschool.org




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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sea level rise: Will the armies of the world fight climate change building massive 20 feet+ high continuous sea walls around their coastlines (learning from Holland?) to preserve precious and valuable land against sea level rise, Hope the European "clean energy route" as response to Global Warming is more and more yogic in the reversal approach, (US dept of Defense, China's and India's armies are supposed to be the biggest, and they all have very large coastlines). What's the plan here?




Will the armies of the world eventually be sent to fight climate change building massive 20 feet+ high continuous sea walls around their coastlines (learning from Holland?) to preserve precious and valuable land against sea level rise http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Ocean_%26_Climate_Management_Plan (US dept of Defense, China's and India's armies are supposed to be the biggest, and they all have very large coastlines). What's the plan here?
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“The signal that the EU is sending is that there is political consensus to go down the clean energy route... "

A plan herein ... to http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Ocean_%26_Climate_Management_Plan ... hope it's more and more yogic in the reversal approach (re Dean Ornish's and other researcher MDs who proved that heart disease is reversible, clinically; Ornish began his research from a Yoga perspective, in part).
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A further plan herein ... re http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Ocean_%26_Climate_Management_Plan ...





https://plus.google.com/+InfoWorldUniversityinEnglish/posts/eAdx8t56f3Q



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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dusky Leaf Monkey: There don't appear to be many comtemporary schools of psychoanalysis other than Freudian and Lacanian ones, Opportunity here too to create an online California School of Psychoanalysis, for example, and in many languages (and re WUaS especially), Opportunity too especially to engage brain research, language as information technology and primatological research in developing such a California School (think Stanford University), See, too, for example, this blog and its Jacques Lacan and Quaker Psychiatry (re the oldest psychiatric hospital in the US - Friends Hospital in Philadelphia) blog entries.


When I checked last night, there don't appear to be many comtemporary schools of psychoanalysis other than Freudian and Lacanian ones. There's an opportunity here too to create an online California School of Psychoanalysis, for example, and in many languages, cultures and nation states (and re World University and School especially).

There's an opportunity too, especially, to engage brain research, language as information technology, and primatological research in developing such a California School of Psychoanalysis (think Stanford University, and its Medical School, too, as reference schools).

See, too, for example, this blog and its Jacques Lacan and Quakers and mental health (re the oldest psychiatric hospital in the US - Friends' Hospital in Philadelphia, for example) blog entries.

Now to find and found a great WUaS California School of Psychoanalysis MD psychoanalyst (post-Lacanian) - with a focus on joy-generation neurophysiologically in the therapeutic meeting and brain chemistry-wise.

Fondly,
Scott

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Hominidae: Wondering about sexuality as human primates ... and in modernity and the information technology age, As I return to the east coast, 50 years or so after the 1960s and 150 years after Darwin ... , There are about 376 species of higher primates, All have been sexual as mammals for many millions of years ... In my thinking, humans are most like common chimpanzees, all 7 billion of us, since we do war (with the many tragedies that ensue from this) ...

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2016/06/hominids-wondering-about-sexuality-as.html

Arctic hare: Re Freud's "Jenseits des Lustprinzips" ("Beyond the Pleasure Principle"), much appreciating John Money's Concepts of Determinism+, In reading the Yale summary: while "Freud (1st edition cover) doesn't provide a language whatsoever for the eliciting of loving bliss neurophysiology in a biological way, I'll riff a little with his translated title into English, Cover to Karl Marx's 1st edition of "Das Kapital," Probably heading to Stanford today and will try to set some goals in getting my Harbin ethnography index done yet after Stanford's Anne Austin's talk on Friday evening, and re creating a 1st edition, I have further reasons to finish my Harbin index, Hope to develop further research approaches and clinical approaches to the medical practice of online psychiatry at World University out of the above and multi-lingually, and re eliciting loving bliss biology

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2016/05/arctic-hare-re-freuds-jenseits-des.html

Rosa multiflora: G's understanding and reading of Jacques Lacan ... and using language, When feeling disconnected or alienated ... not necessarily as the on-off switch leading to great happiness neurophysiology but nevertheless language use can help facilitate "weather" changes in those directions

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2016/02/rosa-multiflora-gs-understanding-and.html

Sequoiadendron giganteum: Theorizing and Thinking about Psychology and Therapeutically, Evolutionary Biology?, Re-evaluation Counseling, DSM, Quakers/Friends?, Lacan, Language, Meditation

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2015/10/sequoiadendron-giganteum-theorizing-and.html

Swiss mountains: Dr. Raul Moncayo interviews on Jacques Lacan ... John Money ... Primatology ... HAI ... Harbin Hot Springs ... virtual HAI at Harbin ... intellectually interesting ... Theorizing psychotherapy / psychoanalysis anew, and in the information age, and re WUaS, Virtual Harbin, France WUaS as Harvard of the Internet in French?, Quakers and Pyschoanalysis, Caring and love ... as neurophysiology?

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2015/05/swiss-mountains-dr-paul-moncayo.html

Artocarpus - Breadfruit: Making WUaS successful, my father, and opening a new chapter, My father Gordon K MacLeod MD as PA Secretary of Health during TMI, Place-wise, I hope World University will become a big success globally (BBC?), Spelling out the WUaS details blog post by blog post here in interesting ways, Appreciating your interests in psychoanalytic thinking / psychiatry, esp Lacan and re success

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2015/04/artocarpus-breadfruit-making-wuas.html

Flax Nectar: Jacques Lacan parle, "What Does Lacan Say About… Desire?", Freedom, Psychiatry at WUaS, Lacan video from 1972 with the French hippie in front of a large audience, Wonder what Lacan would do too with the idea of eliciting loving bliss neurophysiology - In the film he talks about transference as love, but seems to be a little limited by the discourse of psychiatry with which he is coming into conversation, Curious to articulate with time John Money's thinking in these regards with Lacan's, Meditation

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2015/04/flax-nectar-jacques-lacan-parle-what.html


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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Biological neural network: Each time Piano savant Derek Paravicini does something a light bulb turns on is the way I think of it, Scientists probably know and could hypothesize pretty well about some of this, but "a read" on overall brain circuitry with a neural net hat some years in the future would be fascinating, How to apply such knowledge to learning to play and practice the piano, Like especially to extrapolate more about how this piano learning as social experience could work re Derek's sociality


The way I think of Piano savant Derek Paravicini - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak2jxmhCH1M (from 2010 from 60 Minutes) is that each time he does something a light bulb turns on, or doesn't (e.g. play a tune, so light bulb on, then play a tune in ragtime style, another light bulb on).

It's like circuits in the brain which are nearly immediate.

When Derek can't hold up 3 fingers or say his age, the light bulb doesn't go on - maybe those circuits don't exist, and maybe they didn't develop even in utero ... since he was born 3 months early.

Scientists probably know and could hypothesize pretty well about some of this, but "a read" on overall brain circuitry with a neural net hat some years in the future would be fascinating (and even now for baseline). Now what would I like to know re feelings, meaning and significance in terms of planning for such read outs.

And how to apply such knowledge to learning to play and practice the piano (for people in general and for me, as well - find a long-term teacher per these Guidelines -  - and sit beside them)?

And I'd like especially to extrapolate more about how this piano learning as social experience could work re Derek's sociality too.


Practicing - Playing a Musical Instrument -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Practicing_-_Playing_a_Musical_Instrument


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Hopetoun Falls, Australia: Example here of savant pianist Derek Paravicini is fascinating re thinking about the brain as computer, Great model also of sociality in my thinking, and very English, (less so Italian re his last name), and his sociality and warmth are also examples to aspire to, Piano, Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Brain Computer Interface wiki subjects at WUaS, The language and culture of psychology is opening ... and possibly liberating ... Oliver Sacks' "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For His Hat," Derek's brain differentiates music and counting and friendliness and connection with his piano tutor, nearly lifelong, in unique ways that provide a basis for understanding brain processes in human behavior, Derek seems very very happy, (In a way this is a model for a quality, or code even, of loving bliss for me), Another fascinating thing is his sociality, How to incorporate this sociality, and happiness too, into online piano learning? "Playing/Practicing a musical instrument" and "Loving Bliss" wiki subjects, Prof. Alia Crum at Stanford and Prof. Ed Boyden at MIT

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2016/11/hopetoun-falls-australia-example-here.html




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Monday, November 28, 2016

Hopetoun Falls, Australia: Example here of savant pianist Derek Paravicini is fascinating re thinking about the brain as computer, Great model also of sociality in my thinking, and very English, (less so Italian re his last name), and his sociality and warmth are also examples to aspire to, Piano, Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Brain Computer Interface wiki subjects at WUaS, The language and culture of psychology is opening ... and possibly liberating ... Oliver Sacks' "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For His Hat," Derek's brain differentiates music and counting and friendliness and connection with his piano tutor, nearly lifelong, in unique ways that provide a basis for understanding brain processes in human behavior, Derek seems very very happy, (In a way this is a model for a quality, or code even, of loving bliss for me), Another fascinating thing is his sociality, How to incorporate this sociality, and happiness too, into online piano learning? "Playing/Practicing a musical instrument" and "Loving Bliss" wiki subjects, Prof. Alia Crum at Stanford and Prof. Ed Boyden at MIT


Hi M,

"The Man Who Mistook His Wife For His Hat" (1985) is interesting in video (below) and story by neurologist and creative researcher Oliver Sacks ... and opens up the language and culture of psychology, psychiatry and even brain studies for me in new ways ... 

Saw this English piano-playing savant along somehow related brain-studies' lines earlier today ... Derek Paravicini ...

Derek Paravicini
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak2jxmhCH1M (from 2010 from 60 Minutes).

I think the example here of Derek is fascinating re thinking about the brain as computer ... and British savant Derek Paravicini is also wonderful and warm as a person and pianist, and all vis-a-vis -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Piano ...

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Brain_and_Cognitive_Sciences ...

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Brain_Computer_Interface

Derek above is a great model also of sociality in my thinking, and very English, (less so Italian re his last name), and his sociality and warmth are also examples for me to aspire to - but/and is specific to his British-ness too) ... 


Ah the language and culture of psychology is opening ... and possibly liberating ...

Watch "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For His Hat" - and re your own brain questions, as well as vis-a-vis beginning to conceive of understanding what's happening in Derek's brain +

L, Scott

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Here's the "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For His Hat" in video ...

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat


Focusing one's brain (and re Derek Paravicini too - whose brain focuses in very specific ways, and doesn't in other ways at all) ... raises questions of agency (action or intentional causation for me).

In what ways could neural nets, placed on the head like a hat, be used to make a complete "read" of Derek's brain for, for example, what circuits do what musically and counting-wise, since he can't hold up the number of fingers he's asked to (after some decades)? Derek's brain differentiates music and counting and friendliness and connection with his piano tutor, nearly lifelong, in unique ways that provide a basis for understanding brain processes in human behavior.

Curious too where Reed College students would go with understanding and studying brain questions re Derek, in the context of a course on the brain. 

Just trying to express some of this in language, and wondering how WUaS's students around the world could eventually study related questions for the comfort of their homes?

How to get further into benefits of the freedom of talking engaging psychology and psychological language? 

scottmacleod.com
worlduniversityandschool.org

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And re Stanford Prof Alia Crum and MIT Prof Ed Boyden's research ...

Sandhill crane: Great talk this morning by Dr. Alia Crum at Stanford Medicine's Grand Rounds 

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2016/11/sandhill-crane-great-talk-this-morning.html

Koala bear: I found Stanford Professor Alia Crum's 

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2016/11/koala-bear-i-found-stanford-professor.html

Jaldapara National Park: How to set mind on eliciting 

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2016/11/jaldapara-national-park-how-to-set-mind.html

... and MIT Prof Ed Boyden's research (see, for example)...

Yellow-winged darter: Very small nano and neuronal DIAPERS for brain research at the Google Street View level

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2016/06/yellow-winged-darter-very-small-nano.html


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One interesting thing about Derek Paravicini https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak2jxmhCH1M (from 2010 from 60 Minutes) - have you had time to see this fascinating video clip? - is that 

1) he seems very very happy, in the views of his life we see. 

(In a way this is a model for a quality, or code even, of loving bliss for me).

Another fascinating thing is 

2) his connection with his social tutor / teacher who seems to have been working with him since around age 5 or so. Derek has wonderful uniquely British social support - and this sociality and happiness are models for me in thinking about practicing. 

These are part of the codes of his brain, complementing the piano playing.

How to incorporate this sociality, and happiness too, into online piano learning?  






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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Protea cynaroides: Science & Humanities' paths in India for an accrediting free CC MIT OCW Bachelor online degree at WUaS, WUaS Letter of Agreement - Facilitation Resources to Board + friends, Prasanna, do you have specific students in mind who might be interested in these free WUaS CC MIT OCW online degrees?, Monetisation, What Next? at Platinum Chambers of Society of Auditors,TNHB Complex, Luz


Thanks, Prasanna! 

Greetings on Thanksgiving day from Canyon, where we spent Thanksgiving 5 years ago, I think, in 2011.  It was very nice to share Thanksgiving dinner with you and Kathrin here in Canyon in the San Francisco Bay Area then.

I'm attaching the 2 page letter you suggested I email you. Thank you. WUaS is planning to offer free online accrediting MIT education beginning in 2017, first in English. 

Greetings too to Anand Parthasarathy, a Head of the Chennai Society of Auditors who also visited me in Canyon with his wife and son after your visit, and very enjoyably. 

Greetings too to Ganesh, and your friend in mutual funds who has an office across the road from where you live, and in whose beautiful home I visited, meeting his wife and 2 children!

Happy Diwali and Thanksgiving! 

With very best wishes,
Scott



Oct. 27, 2016
hi Scott, you are great doing greatwork!
keep it up! We are with you
Hoping we can invite you. forour Mega Conclave,
'Learn, learn, learn free ONLINE', in 2017.
Join us in our festival of lights Deepavali, to bring you, light in life, light at the end of the tunnel,to prosperity!😂
All the best, to All, Always, Prasanna.



Sept. 14, 2016

Pl. Send me, addressed to me as India head, WUS, a short profile of 1-2 pages, about you and the work you do and the courses offered free by you.
I will try to get some grant and funding.

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World University and School


November 24, 2016


R. Prasanna Venkatesan,
Head of India World University and School
14/4 North Mada Street,
Srinigar, Chennai, India, 600015
Tel: +91-44-2235-1785
Mobile: +91-9383-777-665
rpv.sankari@gmail.com


Dear Prasanna,

Thank you for your email inviting me to send you, as Head of India World University and School, a short profile of World University and School, the work we do, and the free courses we offer. Thank you especially for your offer to try to get some grant monies and funding for WUaS. WUaS is planning to offer free online accrediting CC MIT OCW-centirc undergraduate education beginning in autumn 2017, first in English. 

World University and School plans to create major universities in all ~206 countries' main languages, as well as wiki schools for open teaching and learning in all 7,097+ living languages, developing in Wikidata (CC Wikipedia's 4 year old database with AI, machine learning and machine translation in its 358 languages). CC WUaS seeks to accredit on CC MIT OCW in 7 languages and CC Yale OYC to begin, and to offer online CC Bachelor, Ph.D., law, and M.D. degrees, as well as I.B. high school diplomas, also in all countries' main languages, beginning with our first undergraduate class in the autumn of 2017 in English, and with matriculated students studying from their homes via the internet potentially in all countries in the world. Classes will take place interactively in videoconferences (e.g. Google Hangouts, MIT UnHangouts, +), with WUaS hiring graduate students from great universities in many languages who are learning to become faculty.  WUaS plans to move into a new wiki emerging from Wikidata soon. 

Here, for example, is India World University and School - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/India - not yet in Hindi or any of its other 21 official languages (again before World University moves to a new wiki emerging from Wikidata). If sensible, WUaS will seek to create online major universities for many of these official languages in India as well.  

Here are the Creative Commons’ licensed courses we will offer, accredit upon, and build on to become the online “MIT/Harvard/Stanfords of the Internet” again potentially in all official languages in India:

MIT OpenCourseWare (about 2300 courses, both undergraduate and graduate)

MIT OpenCourseWare Translated Courses (currently with courses in 6 languages, but which are licensed to develop further into other languages)
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/

Yale OpenYale Courses

Not only are MIT”s SLOAN School of Management’s courses available at CC MIT OpenCourseWare, but WUaS plans to offer online undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees in business focusing on the country’s language (s) in which they are offered.

In addition, World University seeks to create a Music School with courses for online Indian music and instruments, which will be interactive via group video.

And lastly, on the Wiki side (like Wikipedia), people can add the open free courses they know of, or develop, such that apart from the matriculated side, there will be open learning, and teaching, opportunities with many potential related courses, in any subject.

            Thank you for this opportunity, and I look forward to hearing from you about funding and grant monies and possibilities in these regards.

With very best wishes,

Scott

- Scott MacLeod - Founder & President  
- 415 480 4577
- sgkmacleod@worlduniversityandschool.org
- World University and School
- PO Box 442, (86 Ridgecrest Road), Canyon, CA 94516
- World University and School - like 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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MIT Dean Cecelia d'Oliveira asked this spring that WUaS add this to WUaS's web page -ttp://worlduniversityandschool.org - so I'm adding it here: 


(MIT OCW Creative Commons' licensing and endorsement clarifications:

a) MIT is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, World University and School b) MIT does not offer credit to WUaS students, and c) All MIT OpenCourseWare materials are available for free through http://ocw.mit.edu)

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thanq Scott, keep up the good work!
can you pl. send me 10-12 courses offered free by universities there, to pass on to my buddies here.No links pl.
Let us see, whether 2017 can bring you here.All the best, to you All, Always, Prasanna.

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Thanks, Prasanna, 
Such good news that you and your friends may be able to help find funding and grant monies for the new year for World University and School, and thank you for your emails!
I'll send you 10 - 12 courses offered free by WUaS (with planning for accreditation for free CC degrees) soon. 
Here, in the meantime, is a beginning course catalog with many of the beginning courses WUaS plans to offer - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VRHhXYsk-V9lvSh5onaU2hnEhwoapSN7HyBK1P09LIk/edit?usp=sharing - and I've just added this link to http://worlduniversityandschool.org; WUaS will add a new version of this catalog/link to WUaS's new wiki soon. 
I also changed MIT'S SLOAN School of "Business" to SLOAN School of "Management" in this letter update I'm re-attaching from what I sent you yesterday.
Happy Thanksgiving / Diwali! 
With very best wishes, Scott



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Hi Prasanna,

If one were taking a kind of science path for an accrediting CC MIT OpenCourseWare Bachelor degree in English beginning in 2017, I'd consider taking these 6 courses over 2 terms/semesters - 

Chemistry OR Biology: 5.111, 5.112, or 3.091 OR 7.012, 7.015, or 7.016
Physics I: 8.01, 8.01L, or 8.012
Physics II: 8.02, 8.022
Calculus I: 18.01, 18.01A-18.02A, or 18.014
Calculus II: 18.02 or 18.022
HASS, or Communication Intensive subject (CI-H or CI-HW)
Elective: Mission 20189 (9 unit pilot subject) or Seminar XL (3-6 units). These two subjects are the only exceptions to the Fall credit limit.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION: PE points do not count toward the credit limit


And if one were taking a kind of humanities' path for an accrediting CC MIT OpenCourseWare Bachelor degree in English beginning in 2017, I'd consider taking these 6 courses over the academic year - 

Teaching College-Level Science and Engineering
Creating Video Games
Game Design
Engineering Ethics
Making Science and Engineering Pictures



But WUaS would really like to grow out of MIT OCW's five schools, with related first year coursework -

School of Architecture and Planning
School of Engineering
School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Sloan School of Management
School of Science


(I'm including links as references only). 

The more WUaS dovetails with MIT & MIT OCW themselves, the more that WUaS's accreditation can work with MIT faculty and graduate student instructors for a great undergraduate MIT OpenCourseWare-centric education. 


Would you agree, Larry (who went to MIT in science as an undergraduate)? 

As you may know, Prasanna, WUaS has a 10% for fundraising expenses' letter - Letter of Agreement - Facilitation Resources to Board + friends - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1s_GBHW0gC1LPSbKNgwZz0_F2WVec_OgcWVK0WNtdkO0/edit?usp=sharing - which might interest you, and which I've attached. And WUaS is seeking to ask for donations along the lines of what it costs to go to MIT itself, so about $44,000 per year per student. Could various Indian governments and your friends help? Students will be studying from the comfort of their own homes, thus saving expenses for housing, travel, room and board +. (And it's expensive to live in Cambridge, MA, or Palo Alto for Stanford!)

Do you have specific students in mind who might be interested in these free WUaS CC MIT OCW online degrees?


With very best wishes, 

Scott


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