Teaching fascinating ideas in "Information Technology and Society" today in Second Life on Harvard's virtual island today, as I was listening to the 'Friends of Old Puppy' music at Nabaloms Bakery Collective in Berkeley, lead to great 'flow: the psychology of optimal experience' experiences, akin to music. This is how I'd like life to be, and also a kind of focus for me. How might people get to this kind of 'flow' when and as they want it.
Wholeness of the body as a biological system which we don't fully understand yet as bodymind - input/output system like computer - Examples of wholeness? How to conceive of wholeness?
Some Harbin scenes:
And then I saw a long hair man drive by near the meadow building - a visitor - with a grateful dead sticker on his bumper. There are a lot of long hair folks who visit Harbin.
At Harbin maintenance men ride in pickups, and this in a county - Lake County is ranching country - where many men ride in pickups and do worky work (Monty Python-esque). Just saw someone who could be from a SE Asia country (Thailand?) ride by in Harbin maintenance vehicle.
To provide some perspective on Harbin today: I told some folks about world university and school in the Harbin Stonefront Lodge library yesterday. One person, a relatively new Harbin resident, had just awoke from a nap, and was lying on one of the two inner window seats. Another woman, a visitor from surrounding Lake County, said she would tell her kids about WUaS.
Harbin is the emergence of a village; there's a large literature on villages in anthropology, but is there a literature on emerging villages, since this Harbin starts in 1972, in many ways (although Harbin has been a Hot Springs for visitors for centuries)?
There are so many teachers at Harbin. Is there a production of a kind of northern California wisdom tradition cum Harbin openness?
Culture: Inference to other people's minds in the empathy sympathy primate creativity process?
In many ways neurophysiology - and with MDMA-ecstasy experiences as an example - may be what many writers, hippies, folks in the 1960s, Hindus, and New England Transcendentalists refer to as 'consciousness.'
(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2010/02/cassia-alata-teaching-ideas-with-music.html - February 13, 2010)