Thursday, June 30, 2011

Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino, Mexico: WUaS Moving to MediaWiki probably, WUaS's Fund Raising page, WUaS Updates

In moving World Univ & Sch to a new Wiki, WUaS wonders what other wikis, besides MediaWiki (with Semantic Wiki add-ons), we should consider - for an all language, all country, wiki university & school - like Wikipedia with MIT OCW - potentially with an universal translator - where You can teach & learn.

Into the Media Wiki Sandbox to play ...


Added to WUaS's Fund Raising - -

wiki subject, Paul Jolly's insightful fund raising archive of newsletters - -

as well as MIT OCW 'Early Stage Capital' course


World Univ & Sch - like Wikipedia with MIT OCW - grows daily:

WUaS hopes it will be helpful to you, especially with the opportunity for all of us to teach to & learn from one another, as well as with planned free degrees (Bach, MD, Law, PhD, - interactively online.

( - June 30, 2011)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sian Ka'an, Mexico: Teaching & Learning wiki-resources about One Laptop per Child resources are growing, WUaS Hardware Resource Possibilities

Teaching & Learning wiki-resources about One Laptop per Child resources are growing -$100_Laptop_-_MIT

with an invitation to add.

Check out, too, related WUaS Hardware Resource Possibilities wiki, Subject page - -

World University & School, and these resources, are for the developing world & all of us :)

( - June 29, 2011)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Banc d'Arguin National Park, Mauritania: WUaS Museums - All, Math Museum, Virtual Worlds interview, Health and DNA/Gene Privacy

... will add this NY Times' article on upcoming Math Museum - - in NYC, to WUaS's Museums' - & /Mathematics' pages - $22 million dollars promised ... the photos of computer graphics suggest a digital online exhibbit component


Mic Bowman of Science Sim and Intel talking about Virtual Worlds - -will hopefully come into further conversation with Science Sim about making a virtual Harbin in Open Sim again as ethnographic field site :)


New Privacy Subject at WUaS - - with this Harvard talk with CMU professor Latanya Sweeney on "Privacy Rethinks and the Example of Privacy-Preserving Marketplaces" which will be archived ... as as basis ... How to protect our genetic information in the digital age? See related links on this page ...


endless variables here at World University and School, as idea conversation

( - June 28, 2011)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Kinabalu Park, Malaysia: World Univ & Sch plans to create online, accredited Univs. in other countries, UNESCO WHS approach, Volunteers, Contributors

As World Univ & Sch begins to create online, accredited universities in other countries

- taking a kind of UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription process approach -

it plans to build a lot of topographically-accurate, virtual land, with fascinating virtual buildings & art ...

fantastical, too :)

... lots of artistic land generation ahead, too, with creative education as a focus ...


World Univ & Sch invites volunteers & contributors to participate here - - by 'editing this page,' teaching to their web cam, contributing financially, making music in a virtual world & having fun teaching & learning. WUaS is like Wikipedia with MIT OCW.

( - June 27, 2011)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia: Curious about socioculture processes, Individuals, groups & shared code question, Agency, Singing Harmony

... curious about socioculture processes

... a musical ensemble, an online network, this assemblage of people, or that, and why some flourish, and some seem to conflict more than others?

... This is an - individuals, groups & shared code question, anthropologically -

(and ‎perhaps a psychotherapy one, as well

In what ways might it be possible to bring knowledge from these Subjects to inform a flourishing World Univ & Sch?

it's also a question about agency ...

... growing, open, teaching & learning resources at WUaS - .

I'm particularly curious how to make them very enjoyable & relevant to you.

How to develop fruitfully the 'Counseling' page

at the bottom of the SUBJECT TEMPLATE

which, right now, has a link to Re-evaluation Counseling (RC) ...

... where people at WUaS will be able to talk to each other for the same amount of time in open RC ways

(talking opens & changes things),

with the possibility of doing so anonymously online ...

Navigating socioculture processes with understanding is beneficial ... :)

especially via talking,

(which can be difficult at first)

While sociocultural processes (anthropology & ethnography), counseling & psychotherapy

(all wiki Subjects at WUaS -

may all be a hop, skip and a dance BACK AWAY from wondrous

Loving Bliss Eliciting

or the Relaxation Response,

these may OPEN the way to exploring these, as well as much else -

ah, language :)
( ?)


Folk Festival at 30th and Geary Streets in San Francisco ...

lots of musical instruments and people making music :) ....

How to get the improv jamming for ALL instruments up & running at WUaS,

instrument page by instrument page?

... where you could click through to a jam in a virtual world,

with all the related musical innovations we'll make :)


Barbershop quartet workshop (at this Folk Festival)

... with a lot of face to face singing ...

I hope WUaS can make this happen live in virtual worlds ...

I'm adding a Barber Shop quartet page at WUaS ...

click through to the Music School

... good jamming - 11 instruments - and dancing out in the parking lot ... :)

‎... lots of trippy faces here - not sure why :)

( - June 26, 2011)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Lake Malawi National Park: Questions, suggestions, additions for World Univ & Sch - like Wikipedia with MIT OCW? -

Questions, suggestions, additions for World Univ & Sch -

like Wikipedia with MIT OCW? -


which email address, you'll also find here -

WUaS is planning for free, online, virtual world degrees -

Read, also, this front page to see how it works - -

with an invitation to 'edit this page'

( - June 25, 2011)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve, Madagascar: Breathing play, yogically & naturally, Education as YOU like it at WUaS, Practicing & Metronome

is enjoying breathing play - the 'flow' (Csikszentmihalyi) of an easing, focused mind, somewhat yogically


& naturally

... feeling the wind move across the inner water lilies of the inner, left, lower body,

while softening & releasing open the right nostril to give more space for the breath ... to find its freedom flowing in

... opening my back throat, my windpipe, ... around the breath all the way down

... pouring this water breath into the water lily pond of the your inner pelvis belly

... can you feel your breath gently move the petals of the lily flowers in your left, inner belly ? ... Nympheas (Monet:)


If education - so, teaching & learning - could be the way you want it, with the option of a MIT course standard, for free degrees (Bach, Law, MD & Ph.D.), what would you include, teach or learn? is a wiki service & platform for this ... with an invitation to edit it ... And further, how might WUaS listen ... to what people want, in all languages, and realize this, too, - even over centuries?


is re-orienting how he thinks about practicing, and with a metronome, esp., to generate & cultivate 'flow' with the beat of this 'drum,' thus new ways of getting into 'the zone' of music ( with this rhythm with resulting enjoyment (which is what flow is per Csikszentmihalyi) - et voila - practicing in a new light :)


This Friends' Dalton Letter touches on a lot of wondrous aspects of love - ...

Thinking out of the box, could these become 'practices,'

even in an improvisational way ? ...

could be/would be fun ...

( - June 24, 2011)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Jeju Volcanic Islands & Lava Tubes, Korea: WUaS will prioritize for DESIGN (think Apple) & robust info. tech. development, in hiring, esp. +

World Univ & Sch will prioritize for DESIGN (think Apple for design),

ENGINEERING (think Google & Samsung), as well as

robust information technological development,

in hiring, especially,

as we aim for a billion Universitians on the SCHOOL, idea, social network side of WUaS - -

and for around 100 undergraduate students on the UNIVERSITY, free, degree-granting side, first ...


added the free TextWrangler (for html editing) and Filezilla (for file transfer) to World Univ & Sch's wiki, free Web Page Design and Production subject page - here: - as well as - with many, other, free, web teaching & learning resources


Andre Breton's Surrealist Manifesto (1924) - read the text here - - an early instantiation of the virtual, in far-reaching, western, French ways? ... :)

‎'Drawing' wiki, Subject page at WUaS ... or - Andre Breton, how to incorporate 'psychic automatism' that Surrealistic direct link between thought/brain and expression/art? :)

- it might have been fun to have been a surreallist in Paris in the 1920s ... ... Harbinger of the freedom of the '60s? How to incorporate 'psychic automatism' in WUaS ... or - Andre Breton :)

There's much freedom & creativity in surrealist thinking & art ... :)


Omega 3 fatty acids (e.g. 1000 mgs of flax seed oil a few times per day) seem to have many beneficial effects on many people - . Here's a wiki web page at World Univ & Sch for research, teaching & learning about them, especially science. In what ways is it possible to synthesize, for example, the molecules of these fatty acids with molecules of other things?

( - June 23, 2011)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Phoenix Islands, Kiribati: Extend the medical discipline of psychiatry at WUaS?, Evolutionary biological & primatological research?, Nontheist Friends

is curious to extend the medical discipline of psychiatry

(including knowledge/narratives of the mind, pharmaceuticals, therapeutic approaches, etc.)

to include knowledge based on evolutionary biology

(esp. human, and all species)

as well as, especially,

primatological research

(eg 376 species of higher primates, most without language).

New, wiki here at WUaS



World University Medical School:


Evolutionary Biology:

(... and, in its knowledge orientation to helping people with mental illness, informed by nontheistic Friendliness?)

I think there's a dearth of focus in psychiatry from these knowledge-spheres, but please add resources to further this conversation ...

In what ways could WUaS contribute a bliss focus (how to elicit this neurophysiology?) to the medical discipline of psychiatry, as well?

By 'non-theistically Friendly,' I tend to mean biological and sociocultural, with a touch of serendipity and synchronicity, and emerging out of Silent Meeting (& Quaker discourse) as a kind of de facto group relaxation response with a specific history, for us as human primates, - ideas relatively underexplored (by us as) nontheistic Friends. 'Non-theism' as biology and culture might bring us somehow into conversation with, for example, those peoples in Herzog's recent film 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams' who lived and made cave art 30,000-40,000 years ago in what is now the south of France.


World University's beginnings of Medical School - - are growing, with new, wiki, Psychiatry Subject page - - and much innovation in research and clinical practice online ahead ...

First class of matriculating Medical Students potentially in 2017

( - June 22, 2011)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest: Intel Releasing Code for Putting 1000s of Avatars on a Single OpenSim Region, Science Sim, Virtual Harbin

Far-reaching -

'Intel Releasing Code for Putting 1000s of Avatars on a Single OpenSim Region This Month (With Cloud Deployment Too)' - - :)

Here's a possibility for making a virtual Harbin Hot Springs.

(My first one was stolen :( ).

I hope this potential virtual Harbin Hot Springs in OpenSim will also be, concurrently, a first classroom for World University and School.


"The Making of Virtual Harbin Hot Springs as Ethnographic Field Site in Second Life & Open Simulator" - by Scott MacLeod in April 2009

(Also accessible here: ).

... to come :)

( - June 21, 2011)

Lake Turkana National Parks, Kenya: Following Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Catastrophe through Dr. Helen Caldicott, Grateful Dead, Creative Commons

I continue to follow Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Catastrophe through Dr. Helen Caldicott's page - , as well as add related articles occasionally to WUaS's Nuclear Science and Engineering wiki subject page - ... Let's continue to communicate about this mess ... Abolish Nuclear !


The U.S. has long underestimated its Nuclear risks according to this article - - and Nuke Waste continues to pile up in steel caskets in Idaho, etc. ... will add to WUaS's Nuclear Science & Engineering .... Abolish Nuclear ... Science can't get it Right because of the waste issue


Woodstock, the Dead, Lovelight - - Good footage and music


Clarence Clemons, with great sax, & the Grateful Dead - - they're rocking here :)


Harvard talk - Twitter's head of business management - - see it soon in archive


World University & School has new twitter account -!/WorldUnivandSch - like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware is open, free & wiki


World Univ & Sch will engage Creative Commons' law - -

in all languages

(3,000-8,000 -

and countries (200-ish -,

perhaps furthering Creative Commons' Law itself, as well as aboriginal, native and first nations' peoples' rights, as well


CC mission - Our mission - Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.

( - June 21, 2011)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Saryarka – Steppe & Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan: Hybrid Vehicles wiki, Scots, WUaS Member Countries, Brain science, Love, Taoism, flourishing

Here's a basic research, academic wiki-approach to Electric & Hybrid Vehicles at World Univ & Sch - - which you can edit, and where, perhaps, good ideas about energy vehicle innovation may emerge. Check out its links to other WUaS energy and technology pages, like a Solar Vehicle, part way down.

3 Hybrid Vans in Japan (all Toyota) and none in the U.S. Why? ... see Electric & Hybrid Vehicles at World Univ & Sch - - which you can edit, and where, perhaps, good ideas about energy vehicle innovation may emerge. Check out its links to other WUaS energy and technology pages, like a Solar Vehicle page, part way down ... looking for one with a shower & AWD.


Scotland 'Nation State,' wiki page at WUaS to come

Scottish Law, and World Univ & Sch's beginning, online, free Law School - - May 29, 2011 with an invitation to 'edit this page,' as wiki, at WUaS


I added the open source, far-reaching Sage Math software both to WIKI World University & School's Mathematics' page - - and to the Educational Software page - :)


Updated the Bagpipe Tutorials' wiki, Subject page at WUaS with a Piobaireachd by Patrick Og MacCrimmon called Pretty Dirk - - taught online by Bill Robertson in New Zealand with an invitation to 'wiki' at WUaS.

added BBC Pipeline with Gary West (University of Edinburgh), accessible here - -

to WUaS's Bagpipe Tutorials

... invitation to add, teach & learn :)


Tech Sector in Silicon Valley is hiring ...

WUaS hopes to hire significantly, as well ...

especially students from great universities as interns to begin ...


'Solar Panels on the White House's Roof' ... ...Will look to add to World Univ & Sch's Solar Energy wiki subject, and call, as well ... where we all can wiki teach & learn from each other ...


added John McDonald's bagpiping film "On the Day," a very well-done and inspiring film about a bunch of professional pipers coming together, from all over, for one week in Scotland to prepare and compete in the Worlds' Piping Competition, as "The Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band" - as reference to . They took 11th out of 21 Grade 1 bands, played great music and had a lot of fun. It's worth seeing. :)


The film 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams' (30,000-40,000 years' old cave art in the south of France) is worth seeing ... in what ways can WUaS's 350 wiki pages of informational technological cave art ( or my related blog anticipate, with the developing WWWeb, interpretations of WUaS 30,000 years in the future?


As wiki World Univ & Sch grows with other countries wiki-participating in genereating free, online schools, WUaS would like to engage an online process of Member Countries / nontheistically Friendly (Quaker organizational) process, parallel to UNESCO World Heritage's States' Parties' process, which apply to Paris in the inscription process to get their sites on the WHS lists.


The 'Brain and Cognitive Sciences'' Subject at WUaS is growing ... ... added Rats' Memories improved with electronic implants in the Lab - here. Online brain science will change A LOT ... with an invitation to edit ...


Love in many ways? How? What are 'practices' for cultivating the (very) positive aspects of love? How to bring together, for example, 'Loving Bliss Eliciting' (see this WUaS subject) - - as well as ideas in this Dalton Friends' Letter ? ... with a wiki-invitation to add your ideas to WUaS :) ... Great love rocks :)

In what ways can it just emerge in a flourishing (Taoist) kind of way? ... lots of listening?


Digital Public Library of America (organized at Harvard) moves forward ... ... participation opportunities in article ... DPLA process a good model for WUaS - will add to WUaS's Library Resources - invitation to 'wiki' at WUaS


How does World Univ & Sch work? ... What would you or friends like to teach & learn? Anything is possible online via WUaS. Read the front page of WUaS - - for further information, and try clicking 'edit this page,' if you'd like to add something, or teach to your web camera and add this.


US Supreme Court: Regulators, Not Courts, Should Set Greenhouse-Gas Limits - - will add to WUaS Ocean & Climate Management Plan - ... good news for science, and land loss prevention, species loss prevention, weather change uncertainty ... plus:)


Fascinating subject ... 'Loving Bliss ( Eliciting this Neurophysiology)' ... ... :) Please add your good ideas and join this conversation ... How to 'cello bow stroke' (think of Yo-yo Ma playing Bach:) this shift in neurophysiology, whenever?

( - June 20, 2011)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Shiretoko waterfall, Japan: Bliss experiments? In what ways might WUaS develop far-reaching Bliss, Love & Happiness developing scientific RESEARCH

Bliss experiments?

In what ways might WUaS develop a far-reaching,

developing set of experiments on bliss, (love) & happiness vis-a-vis

music, MDMA, & Omega 3s,

to further focus this developing World University & School

with rigorous scientific experimentation?

added to 'Ideas' here:


Fascinating, related subject ...

'Loving Bliss ( Eliciting this Neurophysiology)' subject ... ... :)

Please add your good ideas and join this conversation ... check out Yosemite Bear here

( - June 19, 2011)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Yakushima Forest, Japan: Love in many ways? How? What are 'practices' for cultivating the (very) positive aspects of love?

Love in many ways? How? What are 'practices' for cultivating the (very) positive aspects of love?

How to bring together, for example, 'Loving Bliss Eliciting'

(see this WUaS subject) - -

as well as ideas in this Dalton Friends' Letter ? ...

with a wiki-invitation to add your ideas to WUaS :) ...

Great love rocks :)

( - June 18, 2011)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Shirakami Sanchi: Allan MacDonald Bagpiping, Select Bagpiping Competitions, An emergent college of pipng at WUaS?

Wow ...

MacDonald, Allan. 2010. [ Allan MacDonald St. Laurence O'Toole Concert Glascow 11 Aug 2010]. Glasgow, Scotland: St. Laurence O'Toole.

(added this & much more just now to


I also added these 'Select Competitions,' mostly individual Piping Competitions, all in Scotland:

Argyllshire Gathering, Oban -

The Bratach Gorm (Highland Society of London Competition) -

The Dan Reid Memorial (San Francisco) -

Donald MacDonald Quaich (Skye) -

Donald MacLeod Memorial Piping Competition (Stornoway, Isle of Lewis)

Glenfiddich Piping Championship -

The Homecoming Gathering (Edinburgh) -

The Metro Cup (NY) -

Northern Meeting, Inverness -

Piping Live! Masters (Glasgow) -

Uist & Barra Piping Competition -

Scots Guards Knockout Competitions -

Scottish Pipers Association Knockout -

Silver Chanter Dunvegan Medal -


as well as some outstanding piping videos, including of Piobaireachd


Will this WUaS Bagpipe Tutorials' page become its own college of piping, with time?

( - June 17, 2011)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Dolomites: A startup University & School? Like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware? Where You can teach (& learn)? ... which we all make?

A startup University & School?

Like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware?

Where You can teach (& learn)?

... which we all make?

Yes, it's happening ...

Edit this page, or a different one at WUaS -

and with incorporation?

Tax-exempt status?


And free degrees are coming ...

Great universities rock :)

( - June 16, 2011)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

del Monte San Giorgio, Italy: World Unviersity & School Critiques and Responses, Calif Incorporation & 501 (c) (3) status, Accreditation is Next

Hi J,

Thanks for your critiques. The argument that if these other entities scaled large (e.g. WWW, University, Wikipedia in 281 languages, MIT OCW, Intel), the startup World University and School can, too, has probably an 1 in 7 chance of success - per UC Berkeley Professor Manuel Castells' observation in a course in 2000 at Berkeley, - which is the rate that I.T. startups in the '60s, '70s and '80s succeeded. Startups have been a risky adventure for venture capitalists, but WUaS is a nonprofit. And WUaS has both incorporated (in April 2010), and gotten 501 (c) (3) status, about 2 weeks ago, so as I see it, we're on our way.

World University & School has 2 main aspects. First, it's a wiki-meta-directory and second, WUaS is working to become a degree-granting university (Bachelors, Ph.D., Law and Medicine) with matriculating classes beginning in 2014. Remember, I've been the main aggregator over the past 3-4 years, and it's been a long haul; there are an amazing number of open, free, high quality resources here, which continue to wiki-grow. Students will, in general, select from MIT OCW / Berkeley Webcast / Yale OYC courses online, as they do form the Cal Berkeley catalog.

As monies begin to come in, we hope to hire, first, interns, especially from great universities, using this list of 34 or so, especially also for their open course ware - Please keep this in mind for your UC Berkeley students. See the very beginnings of the intern job list here: Each academic 'Subject' page may well become its own academic department over time. Jobs are needed in academia, and WUaS hopes to be able to provide them, in significant numbers, too. And these wiki pages will grow significantly. And, remember, you or anyone can edit them now, as wiki pages, which is how Wikipedia took off. The volunteer aspect of Wikipedia is remarkable and what the web makes possible due to its distributedness. One of our first main hires will be the Head of Information Technology at WUaS, whom I think will facilitate a lot that's not here now, including responses to your criticisms.

In many ways, MIT OCW is the focus for degree granting, and the rest of the subject pages are for open, free references, and idea-sharing (at the bottom of the subject template). Here's the basis for most WUaS 'Subject' pages at present - A main idea at WUaS is education as conversation, which wiki facilitates. (Reed College has at its core the conference-method, which WUaS will emulate and cultivate online). I think that interns who may become faculty, and faculty to come (e.g. at great universities like MIT, who may come to collaborate with WUaS), will find the MIT OCW to be a helpful, clear, course structure, and they'll be able to add their own resources, as they focus the WUaS wiki, academic pages, with MIT OCW as the standard. These people will become the curators, in part. WUaS has been a little short-handed thus far, to say the least.

We haven't had to deal with vandalism thus far, and there's amazing value in openness for sharing ideas, but Wikipedia, which has become very rule bound, is our model if vandalism, etc., emerges. And for the academic side, MIT OCW is the standard. Finding faculty to teach this - for this is what WUaS plans to accredit on - is what WUaS is beginning to think through at present.

Fortunately, people are creating their own universities and schools at the same time online, which allows all of us to complement each other. It's a great time of creativity in online education. MIT OCW is one example, and a high academic standard, however, so finding overachievers for our free degrees, (those who might otherwise go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, Stanford, etc.), may indeed be difficult, in that WASC offers a kind of provisional accreditation for degrees only, until the first class graduates four years.

If individual faculty members who are teaching in the WUaS Computer Science subject - - or related, need data portability, I suspect they'll make it happen, with WUaS's support. Transcripts via a secure registrar may well become portable to other universities, but remember we're in the very beginnings of this university, and, in some ways, of the web, itself. WUaS lists links at this point, and data portability may be best handled through these links external to WUaS in the beginning, but of course this will change as the need arises per faculty members. There are a lot! of changes ahead for World University and School. Thanks so much to MIT OCW for the course standard - now to find the monies and the interns, and, if only in the name of job creation and academic excellence online, I think WUaS will find them. But I think this seed of some 350 WUaS wiki pages, with MIT OCW, the conversation-approach to education, via wiki, multiple Skype windows, and in virtual worlds, for example, will even transform education, in some respects, while complementing all the great on-the-ground universities. And WUaS would like to lead the way for robust, open, free online technologies for teaching and learning, which other great universities will of course be able to use, as WUaS is Creative Commons.

World University and School is a creative startup for creative, developing approaches to education using MIT OCW as an academic basis, and where people can teach to each other, (e.g. Salman Khan's Khan Academy). It's hard to say what WUaS will look like in 5 years, let alone 50. But WUaS seeks to be a leader in information technological innovation, as a great university. (And I've only outlined part of WUaS in this email).

You write: "I think this sort of task has to be massively distributed, with distributed ownership and control of collections of links. Something much more like the delicious data model, with tagging etc. " I agree. Delicious is part of the SUBJECT TEMPLATE Navigation section, and WUaS's Library Resources ( and Museums (, potentially all of both, in all languages (Wikipedia is in 281 languages) are all distributed and owned by the museums and libraries that put their collections on the web. WUaS will synthesize some of this with time.

Here are 571 blog entries, all relating to World University and School, if you'd like to peruse specifics further:

Accreditation is next with matriculating classes beginning in 2014.

With best wishes,

( - June 15, 2011)

Hippo in Lake Turkana: World Univ and Sch's Probability, Statistics and Mathematics wiki subjects are growing with MIT OCW plus, University-at-Large

WUaS Probability -,

Statistics -,

and Mathematics -

are growing, with many, new, MIT OCW courses ...

opening further research & creative possibilities in these subjects :)

as well as new, open journals from UC Berkeley Statistics & Probability Professor Jim Pitman - thank you, Jim


The University-at-large: Harvard talk (May 17, 2011) on "The Post-Humboldtian University: Re-thinking the University's Role in Society in the Network Age" - - with Juan Carlos de Martin and Harvard Law Professor Charlie Nesson ... added to "Education" subject - - at wiki ...

( - June 15, 2011)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Aeolian Islands (Isole Eolie), Italy: What's happening in the natural world in your back yard, local national forest, a nearby creek? Beautiful campus

What's happening in the natural world in your back yard,

or over in that national forest,

or in this creek?

Might we study, teach and learn about this with laptops at World University & School - -

why not, - yes. WUaS is a wiki -

birding and wild-flowering, too -

{and bliss -,

as well:}.


There's something about beautiful, green, natural, university campuses that facilitate idea-exchange

(I'm thinking of Reed College's, for one) ...

WUaS would like to create developing, beautiful, natural spaces in virtual worlds,

for World Univ & Sch's -

developing, online campus:

lots of in-world, WUaS building ahead.

(This will get virtually wild with time, and potentially flourishing).


( - June 14, 2011)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Villa d'Este, Tivoli: WUaS already is a Media/Language Lab, like MIT's Media Lab, as WIKI, WUaS as Language Lab for academic exploration & creativity

WUaS already is a Media/Language Lab,

like MIT's,

as WIKI,

because you can edit it -

please edit :).

WUaS as Language Lab for exploration & creativity,

academically, too,

is wild.

In what ways,

when voice recognition develops,

can WUaS plan for this for flourishing,

and experimentation?

Editing WUaS is an opportunity.

( - June 13, 2011)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Val d'Orcia: How to turn the WUaS Music School into a rock & roll band to jam with the great band I'm listening to now on my laptop? Yes ,

How to turn the WUaS Music School -

into a rock & roll band,

so I can jam with the great band I'm listening to live right now here on my laptop ...

hit a few keys and begin to rif into my headphones ... :) ...

and, when the jamming comes,

eventually pipe it to the stage,

to play with ...

from a seat nearby :)

(At a Reed College Saturday centennial live music ... )

( - June 12, 2011)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta, Italy: Could WUaS focus its Nuclear Science and Engineering page to abolishing nuclear power?

Could WUaS focus its Nuclear Science and Engineering page - -

which may eventually become an academic department,

to abolishing nuclear power, in all forms and worldwide, legally?

(Germany is abolishing nuclear forever by 2022).

Just toured a nuclear reactor -

nuclear WASTE issue is FOREVER.

Here's WUaS's related Ocean & Climate Change Change Management plan -

... Some university with faculty should be dedicated to this?

WUaS, MIT and the Open Course Ware movement need a course entitled something like "How to Close a Nuclear Facility: Ecological Implications"

( - June 11, 2011)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto): At least 3-4 virtual worlds for WUaS to build in? Conference-method Learning

At least 3-4 virtual worlds for WUaS to build in

(and an online bookstore / publisher for course material)

OpenSim, Second Life, World of Warcraft and XBox Kinect

(each with different properties,

but all having at least 2 communication channels -

group text & voice chat)

but somewhat similar in general ...

with developing multiple-Skype windows, as well

need to start a WUaS building page besides the Navigation Subject section of the SUBJECT TEMPLATE


as a start for conference-method (think Reed College's Hum 110) WUaS Teaching & Learning

flourishing, online interactivity (conference-method) rocks

( - June 10, 2011)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Costiera Amalfitana: Just linked together the WUaS "Subjects' - Cooperatives, Finding a Job You Love, Job Hunting, Increasing, great resources

Just linked together the WUaS "Subjects'

and added ever-increasing, great resources -


'Finding / creating a job you really love':

'WUaS Job hunting':

(All on the '/Subjects' page:

Check them out and engage them :)

( - June 9, 2011)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Orto Botanico (Gardens), Padua, Italy: SO MANY MORE POTENTIAL FASCINATING WUaS 'SUBJECTS,' where we can teach to & learn from each other

There are SO many fascinating wiki-subjects here

at World Univ & Sch's 'Subjects' page -

('Finding / Creating a Job you Love,'

'Loving Bliss Eliciting,'

'Music School'

and many more here) -

in addition to the equally fascinating Academic Subjects

(MIT OCW standard -


and CAN BE

‎- where we can teach to & learn from each other.

There are SO MANY, and so many ways to be creative with them, as well :)

Invitation to teach, learn, add and create at WUaS ...

( - June 8, 2011)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Nanda Devi and the Valley of Flowers, India: A milieu where the conference style of teaching & learning become music as 'flow,' WUaS Primatology

How to cultivate / create a milieu

such that the conference style of teaching & learning

(with roots in ancient Greece)

becomes music -

(building on Reed College's Hum 110, profoundly) ...

so that classes become remarkable

and ongoing far-reaching 'flow' experiences,

inviting all the different individuals in the class richly into the idea-sharing?


Cambridge, Harvard, Cornell, Wisconsin, Duke, Emory universities,

among other great universities,

all offer degrees in the field of Primatology, I think - ...

Do you happen to know of any MIT OCW-like primatology courses that I might add to WUaS?

WUaS may eventually offer a course of study in primatology,

in addition to its MIT OCW academic standard for degrees.

Check out the interesting videos on this WUaS Primatology page -

the Jane Goodall retrospective, for example ...

( - June 7, 2011)

Pannonhalma, Hungary: World University & School just received 501 (c) (3) U.S. charitable tax-exempt status, Great news! Meeting Houses as WUaS Places

World University & School just received 501 (c) (3) U.S. charitable tax-exempt status yesterday

(effective April 26, 2010, when WUaS incorporated in the state of California as an educational nonprofit) -

Great news for open education and WUaS ! ...

Added giving information & mailing address to

page & will add Fidelity Charitable Giving contact information & credit card giving info etc., soon!

Please donate generously to WUaS,

- it's like Wikipedia with MIT OCW!

It will help so many people worldwide.


If secular, academic, wiki World University & School

( w MIT OCW as academic standard) -

for people-to-people teaching & learning -

needs 'places'

for initial introductions to WUaS,

for WUaS Business Meetings,

for recycled hardware re-distribution, etc.,

there are unprogrammed Friendly meeting houses around the world,

often not busy mid-week,

that might welcome the synergies, ideas & modest rents etc.,

from WUaS and become schools ...

WUaS seeks to be quite place-less, so virtual, however.

( - June 7, 2011)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Copan, Honduras: Beginnings of (organic) Agriculture School at WUaS, Helpful in Developing World as Wiki w Video on Handhelds, Jobs

Have you checked out the beginnings of the (organic) Agriculture School -

also at -

at WUaS? ...

This online organic agriculture school will be very, very helpful in the developing world,

as wiki with video even on handheld computers,

and for illiterate peoples' teaching to each other, too ...

WUaS is potentially in ALL languages.

‎... and in your garden or on your farm...


Check out this related video which mentions how farming in Africa helps avoid the risk of markets:


Check out the 'Conservation' wiki subject at World Univ & Sch ... ...

And see, too, the WUaS 'Primatology' subject page ...

WUaS is looking for open course ware (Cambridge Univ?) online, free Primatology courses

(say, for the equivalent of a Master's Degree),

like MIT OCW. ...


thinks that the people &

first interns that WUaS hires

will all be engaged learners & teachers themselves,

perhaps by
having edited,
taught to,
learned from,
volunteered at, or
contributed to

the WUaS wiki themselves,

and found this fun or enjoyable.


In what ways could World Univ & Sch become a significant job creator -

as Romney claims universal health care in Massachusetts has been - ?

In what ways could World Univ & Sch become a significant job creator - -

WUaS has the potential to create so many great,

academic jobs with schools & degrees

in ALL languages & countries.

( - June 6, 2011)

Haiti National History Park: World University and School just learned today in the mail that it has 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status, Since April 2010

World University and School just learned today in the mail that it has 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status

(U.S. charitable tax status, - effective since April 26, 2010, but the final, notification letter came today).

WUaS incorporated in April 2010 in the state of California.

This is great news for open, free, worldwide education, and WUaS :)

WUaS has added this tax-exempt information, and how to contribute monies, here:

and here:


World University & School is like Wikipedia (editable) with MIT Open Course Ware (as an academic standard), where you can teach and learn to the web. WUaS also aggregates, as a kind of meta-directory, free, open course ware especially from great universities such as MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cambridge, and so many more.

World University & School is like Wikipedia (editable) with MIT Open Course Ware (as an academic standard), where you can teach and learn to the web. WUaS also aggregates, as a kind of meta-directory, free, open course ware especially from great universities such as MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cambridge, and so many more. Free, online degrees (B.A., M.D., Law and Ph.D.) are planned for matriculating classes beginning in 2014. WUaS is also planning to wiki-facilitate teaching and learning in ALL 3,000-8,000 languages, and 200-ish countries. WUaS's main pages include 'Courses,' Subjects,' 'Nation States,' 'Languages,' 'Research,' 'You at World University,' 'Library Resources,' 'Museums, and 'Hardware Resource Possibilities.' Please edit World University and School with your ideas.

( - June 6, 2011)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Mt. Nimba, Guinea: How can WUaS improve on free video hosting for education?, Developing a robust WUaS interface, Computer Backups?, Human Primates?

I'm curious, how WUaS could improve on free video hosting,

like Youtube's and primarily for related educational videos -

you teaching to your web camera,

or teaching your 2 year course to a web cam -

and so that it develops and improves over decades and longer ...

with just simply a 'World University & School' logo at the bottom (no ads)

& lots of room on the laptop or mobile screen interface to share ideas :)

... a simple 'World University & School' logo at the bottom (no ads) in one of 3,000-8,000 languages, or no logo at all, in the name of simplicity

Could World University and School make free, interactive, 3-D virtual hosting possible, and in virtual worlds, for teaching and learning?

... with faster and faster web servers over time, for much growing, unlimited, educational content in the world, kind of like Youtube's openness, and over decades ...


A more Wikipedia-like-plus, and robustly interactive (with time), interface at World University & School - -

in ALL languages,

will be very welcoming to VOLUNTEERS,

and to web teachers around the world,

and especially for idea exchange and learning conversations,

but that will involve financial resources ...


Have you backed up your computer recently?

Two years ago, my knapsack with laptop, 2 manuscripts, & a virtual Harbin in OpenSim was stolen, and I'm 99 % sure I made backups.

$7500 and no manuscripts later, I continue to make backups.

Stop thievery and vandalism in the world!

Thieves and theft are cruel -

but human primates are human primates -

Here's the wiki WUaS Primatology subject

which you can edit ...

with an opportunity to explore these aspects (i.e. theft, vandalism, harming others) of human primatology

which may help show how to change this human pattern, -

evolutionary biologically.

Unfortunately I don't see any of this (harming, etc.) reversing itself in the near future.

How to analyze and reverse these sociocultural processes?

Is all of these a form of common chimpanzee-ness?

What are the best strategies for antidotes to this?

Bonobo-chimpanzee-ness is out of the question for me.

( - June 5, 2011)

Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos, Greece: Five, new Musical Instrument wiki subject pages at WUaS, Organ, Mandolin, & 3 Classical Indian Music instr.

Five new Musical Instrument wiki subject pages at WUaS ...

Organ, Mandolin, and 3 Classical Indian Music instruments






(also here: ...

You'll find the World University Music School here -

and also at the bottom of most pages, including here -

( - June 5, 2011)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Mycenae and Tiryns, Greece: Relaxation Response & Loving Bliss Eliciting, Two very enjoyable ways of being & experiences in life that are elicitable

Relaxation Response & Loving Bliss Eliciting ...

two very enjoyable ways of being,

and experiences in life,

that are elicitable ...

You can find these subjects here at WUaS ... ...

think I'll elicit the Relaxation Response where I am now ...

it's a focusing and releasing process ...

Loving Bliss later ... :)

( - June 4, 2011)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Mt Perdu, Pyrennees, France: Recent updates, Head of MIT OCW User Experience Team, Studying when Finding WUaS in your own interests, MORE :)

Recent updates to World University and School - -

and it's open for all of us ...


An interview with Kate James,

who heads the User Experience team for the MIT OCW team:

"The Future of OpenCourseWare: Kate James Talks About The Next Decade of OCW at MIT"

... Metadata is king :)


just added this Jimmy Wales' Business Week article to WUaS Wiki subject page -

Brady, Diane. 2011. [ Jimmy Wales's Wikipedia Balancing Act: The Wikipedia founder on empowering his army of volunteers while still maintaining control of the site—and not selling out]. June 2. Business Week.

People will start studying more in depth at FREE World University & School - -

when they find it's in their own interest ...

WUaS is wiki-open for all of us - -

Learning & Teaching open so many potentially FUN opportunities


Scott MacLeod:

World University & School would like to create SO MANY great academic jobs,

in all 3000-8000 languages and vis-a-vis accreditation in 100-ish countries,

in a time when hiring is slowing - .

Friend EMC:

One Laptop Per Child and Sugar Labs would like to create about a hundred million jobs a year as a result of giving a billion children at a time a world-class education and access to each other online. My current focus as Sugar Labs Project Manager for Replacing Textbooks is on creating digital educational materials under Free licenses, allowing students and teachers to improve them, remix them, translate them, and so on.

Scott MacLeod:

(Let's talk further ... WUaS has been aggregating all the free, open, text books it finds to its Library Resources' page - ... and Kate James, a manager at MIT OCW in a recent article - - mentioned a textbook component to it, as well. WUaS is planning to be in all 3000-8000 languages (Wikipedia is in 281 langs.), each a wiki-school, which will facilitate open textbooks).


Google has around 25,000 employees, and Intel, HP, Microsoft, Apple, and so many other great high tech companies,

may all have between 50,000 and 100,000 employees.

WUaS can envision around 1 million people earning a living

at this free, online university & school

but needs your, as well as societal and world, financial support.

And WUaS needs to get to the Wikipedia phase of possibly around 40 full time equivalents (ftes), first :)


Hippies who want to create a new society? ... a news clip from '67 :) The Grateful Dead 1967 (pre- Garcia Beard) ... News' Anchor, at the time, Harry Reasoner speaks ... :)


World University & School is a growing, key, meta-directory standard


where YOU can teach, create, add, edit and learn,

potentially in ALL languages,

because we all are making it ...

FREE degrees (Bachelors, Law, MD , PhD)

in many countries to come :) -

WUaS is like Wikipedia with MIT OCW.


Knowing things (like this or that aspect of medicine) can be, and is, FUN ...

check out the bud of a Medical School at WUaS -

also at -

where you can learn, and teach, even when not enrolled ...

How to facilitate more explicitly the FUN of Knowing Things :)?


World University & School is

a Makers' Faire,

a Doers' Faire,

a Musical Gathering,

a Rainbow Festival of Thinking ...

Add a thought, an idea, a conception to the wiki Subjects' page - -

or to the Museums' wiki Subjects' page -

or where you'd like ...

this Open Ideas' Faire is Freee! :)

Rif a little ...

in any language you wish ...

What are the most amazing and innovative Museums, with substantial, free, open, interactive content that you've found on the Web?

Please add to, or WUaS will look to add to wiki

Let's see if WUaS can generate 'Make your own Museum' information technologies here :)

After writing this, I found the Intel's 'Museum of Me' online ...


With all the art on the Web, things on the WUaS Museums' page -

with upcoming programming & creativity possibilities -

could begin to get really wild ...

think hands-on, creative, kids' museums

like the Children's Museum in Boston,

or the Exploratorium in SF ...

all on the web :) ...

and with interactivity with a headband like

again, ... added a whole series of 'Learning Networks' - -


which will also be found in the Navigation Sections at the bottom of most pages over time.

For example, there is now

a Twitter World University and School page,

an World University and School page,

and a World University and School page

to extend the WUaS conversations ...

with an invitation to contribute to this WUaS conversation in multiple places ...

( - June 3, 2011)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Canal-du-midi, France: Going beyond MIT OCW, its Media Lab, and Reed College, Academics, Happiness, and even Flourishing? Virtual TEXT, Counterculture

In what ways might it be possible to go beyond MIT OCW

(over 2,050 courses - & Media Lab, etc.)

and Reed College

(critical thinking, undergraduate teaching excellence, Hum 110, distribution reqs., junior qualifying exams, thesis for everyone)

in terms of Happiness & even Bliss

via Wiki ... ... Study ...

‎... Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, Stanford, Cambridge, and so many more,

undergraduates who flourish / thrive sublimely for 4 years,

in 32 15 week courses? :)

Papers/Studies about this?

... and share this process with everyone ...

I hypothesize that some flourishing undergraduate overachieving

(at a H.Y.P.M.S.C. and so many more great universities)

has to do with their qualities of focus in critical thinking ...

and that this emerges from their families ...

.. in the mileu of their families, as a conversation ...

Thoughts about Happiness in Learning?

Studies, with implications for everyone ? ...

How do kids flourish in learning environs or with critical thinking?

A great relationship with 'the text'?

To find 'flow' with 'the text,'

you have to animate it,

or virtualize it,

in your bodymind ('active reading').

... what are some of the best ways for kids to find their ways to this naturally, accurately and easily? ...

'animated flow/focus' ... ...

Beings Enjoying Life subject? :)


Beyond the beneficial movement and well-being,

in what ways is it possible to engage yoga for secular, bodymind, bliss neurophysiology ... ? ...

haven't come across too many books about, or practices for, this interesting question and related possibilities .... :)

I find a kind of alternative freedom from cultural processes in yoga.

The movement, and well-being, frees one up from all kinds of stresses that might,

and do,

emerge from sociocultural processes,

especially in modernities ...

how to "yoga- (connect) virtualize" toward loving bliss bodymind neurophysiology are fascinating questions & processes - -

invitation ... to edit this page/practice yoga :)


would like to digitize the world, or facilitate this ... google earth in 3 D with realistic/fantastic avatars ... to complement the place and movement thing ... a virtual book/film extensibility thing :) ... and vis-a-vis the navigation section of World Univ & Sch's SUBJECT TEMPLATE - :)


New 'Learning Networking' section in WUaS's Navigation sections, with many, new World University and School Social Networking Groups on the 'Subject Template' - - e.g. Academia, Delicious, Twitter and so many more ... :)

( - June 2, 2011)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mt Nimba, Africa: Both Bachelors, MD, Law and PhD tracks as a MIT/Reed on the Web AND a 'drop out' track for folks to think, Counterculture, Bliss

Could World University & School create both Bachelors, MD, Law and PhD tracks

as a kind of MIT / Reed College on the Web

with robust developing information technologies


a 'drop out' track for folks who just want to hang out in and drop into a cool, thoughtful space,

and think ...

Yes, WUaS already is

and potentially in all languages :)


Agency - or individual, free choice - is at the center of World University and School, where both degree-oriented thinkers, and 'drop out' thinkers, can continue ...

to think ...


sm: "... wondering whether one key sense of 'counterculture' emerges from the idea that cultures themselves are 'other' to each other so that counter could refer to 'alternative,' 'different' or 'other,' and hippies with so much world travel just tripped out on this and flew into counterculture's other realm :) ... looking for references and etymologies that rock anthropologically."

bw: 'Back in the day, "counter" (as in "counterculture") meant active opposition to the powers-that-be and the majority culture seen as fronting for them.'


There are so many bliss channels 'out there' -

talk to your best friend,

talk with your love,

turn on the Grateful Dead,

turn on Yo yo Ma playing Bach Cello Suites,

turn on to Mozart ...

with Youtube and the Web with its INFINITE URLs (web site addresses),

you could spend much of your life listening to your favorite musics ...

HMmm :)?

Yes ...


wonders if poeple have or develop Harbin 'maps,' that are somehow analagous to John Money's (1988) Lovemap idea (a template in the bodymind ...), especially vis-a-vis the Harbin pools :)

( - June 1, 2011)

San Pedro Beach: Cote d'Ivoire, Africa: Harbin is very much a place for, and of, the people, Unique, diverse and sometimes funky, and often hippy

Harbin is very much a place for, and of, the people .... Harbin folks, especially - which is great ... But 'the people' here at Harbin are unique, diverse and sometimes funky, and often hippy folks from northern California ... Has Harbin come to define its 'the people' in its own way emerging out of its milieu, coming out of the '60s, and as visitors?


In the hot pool room, I saw, coming out of the bust of the woman's head (someone told me this spring that the woman after whom this bust is modeled was 'Tara Strachan' or 'Tara Strong') above the whale spout, flowers that made her look like the 'statue of liberty,' with a kind of palmate frond behind the many other flowers ... kind of wild. :)

( - June 1, 2011)