Monday, January 31, 2011

Natural Platform: World Univ & Sch would like to become the PLATFORM for open teaching & learning exchange with free degrees

World University & School would like,

like innovative Google, Apple & Microsoft,

to become the PLATFORM for open teaching & learning exchange with free degrees,

for which this Subject Template -

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

- is the basis.

WUaS plans to use MIT OCW for its academic standard in English, and to be in 3000-8000 languages.



‎... where the main WUaS pages -

Courses (add one),

Subjects (any),

Languages (3000-8000 - Wikipedia has about 272),

Nation States+ (200ish),

You at WUaS (secure, for credit),

Research (online MIT, Harvard-level , science),

Library Resources (all free online),

FREE Educational Software,

Museums (any with substantial online content),

Hardware Resources (OLPC-related, lowest cost, innovative, high quality),

and the WUaS Foundation


... all TOGETHER further the Subject Template PLATFORM -

with an all-instrument Music School & online interaction ...

and with Law, Medical & other schools ...


where YOU can teach, add & learn ...





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Here's a NYT's article which characterizes how Apple is a platform:

The Power of the Platform at Apple
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/30/business/30unbox.html



And here's an article which touches on how Google is:

Google Finds It Hard to Reinvent Philanthropy
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/30/business/30charity.html















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/natural-platform-world-univ-sch-would.html - January 31, 2011)

Proteins: Stanford Chemistry and the Dance of Protein Synthesis - in the era of free love - 1971 ...

Stanford Chemistry and the Dance of Protein Synthesis - in the era of free love 1971 ...


Protein synthesis: an epic on the cellular level


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9dhO0iCLww



... pretty clever & wild :)


An early form of live animation & virtual reality - of a molecule?




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Is this a new, animated version of a related process?


Translation and Transcription:











(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/stanford-chemistry-and-dance-of-protein.html - January 31, 2011)

Porcupine: How to educate consumers / us to protect our own privacy on the web

How to educate consumers / us to protect our own privacy on the web ...

See MIT-originating TOR / Vidalia Project -
http://www.torproject.org - and


Google's Celebrating Privacy Day -
http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2011/01/celebrating-data-privacy-day.html




when we're still in the Ford Model T stage of the Web ...














(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/porcupine-how-to-educate-consumers-us.html - January 31, 2011)

Waters at Harbin Domes: Claims and Reflexivity ... knowledge in this ethnography is situated in in actual and virtual Harbin ...

Harbin ethnography:


...As beneficial, ethical, ethnographic practice, I hope to extend this in multiply ways in the actual / virtual Harbin comparison.


CLAIMS AND REFLEXIVITY

Knowledge in this ethnography is situated in actual and virtual Harbin. Anthropological situated knowledge in virtual 'places,' like virtual Harbin complements a long trajectory of ethnography, drawing significantly on field work. Situated knowledge here involves interweaving narratives relating both actual and virtual Harbins at a specific time in history. Field work, or 'pool play' in actual and virtual Harbins' cases, to re-re-coin a central anthropological method, has virtual, watery qualities, and involves much time in the waters. While actual Harbin has changed a lot since 1972, when this anthropology's focus begins, it is the continuities since that time, particularly the pools-centric hippy ethos there, that further defines this ethnography's fluid situatedness; the pools, the main lodge, and the main guest buildings remain the same since 1972. And while virtual Harbin already has many braids in its woven narratives unfolding, an actual, virtual Harbin of the qualities of other Second life simulations, has not yet emerged.

The purpose of the methods I engage in this actual / virtual, Harbin, ethnographic comparison facilitate learning about 1) actual Harbin, 2) generating a virtual Harbin as ethnographic field site, 3) learning about virtual Harbin , and 4) examining qualities of the 'virtual' from these comparisons. ...

















(January 31, 2011)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Camel Mother & Son: How to get to that space of love much of the time - an abundance and a flourishing, socioculturally, Freedom, Creative Milieus

How to get to that space of a lot of love much of the time - an abundance and a flourishing, socioculturally - when human bodyminds go in so many other directions? ... Grateful Dead concerts & some Raga might be 2 real examples that touch on this.


There's a freedom, a music which moves & touches people, a different code - which is perhaps most important - dancing, at times (physical touch can be part of Dead concerts & possibly raga concerts), words & symbols that touch on love, and, at times, elicit transcendent or trippy qualities (and when these are love focused) ... where great shivers can run down your spine, and the world can become alive with love.


So, creative milieus can generate love, and people can generate creative milieus ...


‎... mothers, too, generate such loving neurophysiology ... in large measure, in my experience ... and from what I've observed ...


And we humans (we human primates) do learn - a lot ... the information technology revolution is predicated on a lot of learning ...


How to ease into learning love, and, even, learning loving bliss neurophysiology - openly, freely, with enjoyment & even naturally?

A wiki subject at WUaS on 'Loving Bliss Eliciting' is one way -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Loving_Bliss_%28eliciting_this_neurophysiology%29

accessible here, as well:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects :)


And here are the growing WUaS Grateful Dead

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

and Raga - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Raga

subjects - all accessible here: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects :) ... where such easing and learning can be very enjoyable ...


















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/camel-mother-son-how-to-get-to-that.html - January 30, 2011)

Hippo mouth: It makes me sad to say it would probably have been my father's birthday today

It makes me sad to say it would probably have been my father's birthday today, had he not had an accident, and a concussion, in Belize on December 30, 2004 (then died in late 2007). Happy birthday, in memoriam, Dad!


RJ: Happy birthday to him! He was a good man

JW: thinking of you and your family today scott!!! ♥

RS: my prayers with you Scott.

CD: I'm right there with you ...















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/hippo-mouth-it-makes-me-sad-to-say-it.html - January 30, 2011)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Ponerorchis: Art & Learning at World Univ & Sch, Examples, Added a Beethoven Master Class to WUaS Piano Subject

Arts & Learning at WUaS...


How can students enjoy (find 'flow' viz. Csik.), and skillfully play, the musical instruments of their bodyminds, to study & learn ... reading, writing & computing ... like the Grateful Dead jamming together for 30 years ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Grateful_Dead :) Let's think this through together at the editable WUaS ...


http://worlduniversity.wikia.com ... involves kids learning to focus for 'flow' - enjoyment - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Beings_Enjoying_Life


WUaS is like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware ...



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Wesleyan Virtual Instrument Museum - http://learningobjects.wesleyan.edu/vim/ - will add to WUaS Museums (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Museums) & Music School (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Music_School) :)



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Added Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn dancing Romeo & Juliet to the WUaS Dance subject page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oc_GvdFen0 ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Dance :0)





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Added "Dueling Cellos" to editable, wiki, World University and School's 'Cello' subject page: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Cello


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Added Mozart's Violin Concerto 5 (3of 5) - Janine Jansen. violin - to the WUaS Mozart page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1L55AqsFIA


So beautiful: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Wolfgang_Amadeus_Mozart#Select_Video_and_Audio



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Have you seen "3 year old Jonathan conducting to the 4th movement of Beethoven's 5th Symphony" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0REJ-lCGiKU - the music seems to be conducting him - I added it to WUaS' Beethoven subject page: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Ludwig_van_Beethoven




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Alastair and Margaret Dunn bagpiping together - quite nice - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeJxXDjGrjc



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


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'tis a lovely ballad ... Grateful Dead - Peggy-O - 4.12.78 ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_6RNldWGm4


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Grateful Dead - The Other One 8-14-71 - Berkeley Community Theater - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDmFsRntfBw&NR=1



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added the YouTube Symphony to WUaS 'Computer Music' subjects, and 'World University Music School' in videos section - here's an article: http://mashable.com/2011/01/19/youtube-symphony-orchestra/


Computer Music: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Computer_Music


World University Music School: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Music_School



Added a Beethoven Master Class, Appassionata 1st Movement, to the piano subject at World University and School (from YouTube Symphony) : Beethoven MasterClass, Lisa Yui, Appassionata 1st Movement to the Piano Subject


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









(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/ponerorchis-art-learning-at-world-univ.html - January 29, 2011)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hippopotami: If a liberal arts education is a CANDY STORE of students CHOOSING 32 courses (like computer programs?), over 4 years, of potential FLOW

If a liberal arts education is a CANDY STORE of students CHOOSING 32 courses (like computer programs?), over 4 years, of potential FLOW experiences (Csikszentmihalyi), how to ensweeten MIT OCW at World University & School for FREE Bachelor & Ph.D. degrees?

Education, ideas & 'flow' experiences can be symphonic. How?


An important part of this music lies with students enjoying (finding flow), and skillfully playing, the musical instruments of their bodyminds ...

reading, writing & computing ...

which may happen more readily with students who choose to go to great universities.

The web & WUaS can make such opportunities available to all. ...
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses


And how can students enjoy (finding flow), and skillfully play, the musical instruments of their bodyminds, to study & learn ... reading, writing & computing ... like the Grateful Dead jamming for 30 years together ... :) http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Grateful_Dead



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In what ways will World Univ & Sch be accessible on laptop computer screens, smartphones, in virtual worlds, but also in the classroom, and in places like Egypt, in a flash?

MIT OCW & Khan Academy, for example, in Arabic on Egyptian classroom projectors (even on little Pica projectors:) through World University & School ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Languages.

Each language at WUaS will become its own ONLINE Univ or Sch.


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How far away is great university bodymind music (for students) from the evolutionary biologically-informed environments of our primate ancestors?

Far: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Evolutionary_Biology ...

And not so far: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Psychotherapy ...

... because we human primates can produce symbols, talk rationally, and learn :)


... and do yogasana:)

Yoga subject page: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Yoga and Primates' subject page, at WUaS: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Primates


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I'd love to see a lot of great courses on raga at World Univ & Sch, with so much great, online music by Ravi Shankar :) ...

There's already a MIT OCW course here at WUAS on North Indian Music ...http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/India , with only a little music by Ravi Shankar from YouTube ...

Check out his Three Ragas CD from 1957 :))


Explore 'singing with' (and improvising with) Ravi ...


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There's something about articulating sounds which is creative & generative, and which changes things - your 'cultural reality' - even in far reaching ways :)

Talk (with a counselor) and sing ... and produce symbols

!!


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Try singing with the Dead, too .... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Grateful_Dead .



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Singing can be a wonderful practice ... and singing is so easy ... ease into singing? ... a lot?



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How to invent, or apply, something like the patented PageRank (R) algorithm to World University & School ... as WUaS moves to the next WUaS Wiki ... #StanfordLaw How, too, to develop patents vis-a-vis the WUaS Research page: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Research


Is WUaS potentially patentable because it creates a new use, with FREE degrees ?


















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/hippopotami-if-liberal-arts-education.html - January 28, 2011)

Hippopotamus in green: Advantages of protecting people's privacy for ethnography include ongoing access to information & narratives, Building trust

Harbin ethnography:


... As a consequence of such practices, it will be nearly impossible to ever know for certain the identities of any avatar or individual entity in this book (Boellstorff 2008: 83).

The advantages of protecting people's privacy for ethnography might include ongoing access to information and narratives, of increasing sensitivity, fascination and edifying qualities. Such confidentiality practices may also further develop trust, rich, communicative networks, as well as relationships. And while disguised, actual avatar and individual identities might lead to some loss, in terms of social scientific rigor, as well as misunderstandings of sociocultural situations, temporalities and processes, at the same time, qualities of cultural logic may well emerge, in unexpected ways. With so many actual Harbin, spiritual names, and the potential for even more virtual Harbin avatar names, confidentiality and privacy is on a sound footing to begin with, vis-a-vis 'legal' names. As beneficial, ethical, ethnographic practice, I hope to extend this in multiply ways in the actual / virtual Harbin comparison.


CLAIMS AND REFLEXIVITY

Knowledge in this ethnography is situated in actual and virtual Harbin. Anthropological situated knowledge in virtual 'places,' like virtual Harbin complements a long trajectory of ethnography, drawing significantly on field work. …














(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/hippopotamus-in-green-advantages-of.html - January 28, 2011)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

African wild dogs: In addition to educating individual avatars, as well as actual people, about their virtual and actual privacy

Harbin ethnography:


... For all of us, in general, to learn privacy and anonymizing practices - vis-a-vis language as well as computer languages - as a form of ethics, is part of what I hope to educate for in relation to actual and virtual Harbin ethnographic practices.

In addition to educating individual avatars, as well as people, about practices for their virtual and actual privacy, as ethnographic practice, I not only will combine identities, but also narratives, to further protect their identities, in the course of writing this ethnography, and potentially co-generating virtual Harbin. While avatars' self-selected names may obviously have particular meaning and significance in relation to end users' generative, or emerging, identities, especially vis-a-vis virtual Harbin - if an end user has created an avatar to explore this 'place' – I will change such names, too, as ethnographic, ethical practice, to protect identities here, too. As a consequence of such practices, it will be nearly impossible to ever know for certain the identities of any avatar or individual entity in this book (Boellstorff 2008: 83).

The advantages of protecting people's privacy for ethnography might include ongoing access to information and narratives, of increasing sensitivity, fascination and edifying qualities. ...











(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/african-wild-dogs-n-addition-to.html - January 27, 2011)

Tigers: WUaS UNIQUENESSES, Real-time online CONVERSATION in virtual worlds, Ever-improving, educational information technologies, Free degrees

The possibilities for real-time online CONVERSATION in virtual worlds about ideas (in courses, too - in voice and text chat),

ever improving educational information technologies, &

FREE, highest quality degrees e.g. MIT OCW (K-12 is free in the U.S.)

that makes World University & School unique.

Free, on-the-ground Harvard doctoral degree at WUaS's FREE DEGREE SECTION on the Courses' page, for example: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#Free_Degree_Programs .



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We're kind of at the Ford Model T stage of the Web ...

Here's an high school level example of learning about the Immune System as video game: http://www.fas.org/immuneattack.

And there's also so much more FREE Educational Software here: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Educational_Software. The internet is going to continue to become wilder and greater for decades ahead.


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As we move to our next wiki from http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/, search technologies to aggregate the WEALTH of TEACHING & LEARNING RESOURCES here, such as MIT OCW, Khan Academy, and all these Great Universities - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#University_course_listings - as well as the Library Resources & Museum pages, et al. will become KEY.


















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/tiger-talk-unique-wuas-real-time-online.html - January 27, 2011)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Seals together: anthropological confidentiality practices are ethical keys in this actual / virtual Harbin ethnography vis-a-vis identities

Harbin ethnography:


... In general, for the purposes of ethnographic ethics, I will treat actual (including actual name from spiritual name at actual Harbin, if I know them) and avatar identities as distinct, and seek consent for research, both actually and virtually.

While anthropological confidentiality practices are ethical keys in this actual / virtual Harbin ethnography vis-a-vis identities, I've tried to employ as many methods to ensure this as I can, especially given the relative openness of, and possibilities to record, the World Wide Web and virtual worlds. A key aspect of this is education and disclosure. For example, for you, the reader, to develop anonymizing practices in terms of developing avatar and email identities, for example, has great merit. While many social scientific researchers of the Web do engage in ethical research practices, the Web, companies, and applications, also have a history of not acting in the interests of their clients or end users' privacy (http://). While it is very sensible for virtual Harbin subjects, for example, to develop end user practices of anonymity - which the MIT-originating Tor/Vidalia project (http://www.torproject.org), for example, has made possible for Web communication which in part involves changing your own Wb-surfing practices and involving proxy-servers - this isn't always possible in virtual worlds like Second Life. So, in this virtual world ethnography, while virtual Harbin avatar residents and visitors may well know “that anything they say can be recorded by Linden Lab (the company which produces Second Life), by residents nearby, or by a scripted object hidden on a piece of land, and that such recorded information” (Boellstorff 2008: 82), I'll post signs, and inform avatars, liberally about the importance, as well as how-to, protect their own privacy, as a form of virtual, ethical, ethnographic practice. For all of us, in general, to learn privacy and anonymizing practices - vis-a-vis language as well as computer languages - as a form of ethics, is part of what I hope to educate for in relation to actual and virtual Harbin ethnographic practices.

In addition to educating individual avatars, as well as people, about practices for their virtual and actual privacy, as ethnographic practice, I not only will combine identities, but also narratives, to further protect their identities, in the course of writing this ethnography, and potentially co-generating virtual Harbin. ...




















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/seals-together-anthropological.html - January 26, 2011)

Melon headed whales: What are the steps for innovative World University & School to become like innovative Google (with 24,000 people)?

What are the steps for innovative World University & School to become like innovative Google (with 24,000 people)?

WUAS is like Wikipedia with MIT OCW with OLPC, potentially in all languages with people-to-people teaching & learning.


Some fundraising letters have gone out.


WUAS is walking well, but will probably network further & fulsomely with innovtive companies like Google, Apple, HP & so many more through GRANT WRITING, as well as with innovative Universities, especially Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Yale & Princeton ...

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


How can WUAS help you with its free, open university & school resources?




World University & School is becoming a virtual world like a real university - so, about knowledge - so, like MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Princeton & Wikipedia, where WoW & SL-like spaces are the 'physical' and will be used for representations & simulacra ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/











(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/melon-headed-whales-what-are-steps-for.html - January 25, 2011)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Nanga Parbat: WUaS is exploring becoming a Tier 1 ISP to facilitate making WUaS available in all 3,000-8000 languages, & because ISP's make money

World University & School is exploring becoming a 'Tier 1' Internet Service Provider to facilitate making WUaS available in all 3,000-8000 languages, and because ISPs make money.


This Harvard online talk on 'Distributed Denial of Service Attacks,' specifically against Human Rights sites, explores questions of how networks stop and the role Tier 1 networks play:

http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2011/01/zuckerman_roberts

(the video from this morning will be posted here)


Here are a list of possible tier 1 networks:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tier_1_network#List_of_tier_1_networks.


Making some worldwide bandwidth possible is also part of the WUaS mission, as well.

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
















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/nanga-parbat-wuas-is-exploring-becoming.html - January 25, 2011)

Marble Canyon: In this actual-virtual Harbin comparison, Interviewing the same individual in both 'places,' Ethics

Harbin ethnography:


... Amount of time spent at virtual Harbin and what one does there will be very different from visiting the 'place' of actual Harbin, yet such parallels are important.

In this actual-virtual Harbin comparison, I haven't come to a situation in any of the virtual Harbins thus far, (e.g. in the OpenSim, virtual Harbin which was stolen, in the Tribe.com Harbin group, in various, online Watsu (School of Shiatsu and Massage) groups or lists, in the Facebook Harbin groups, on the Yahoo.com Harbin rideshare email list, where I've interviewed the same individual in both 'places,' one as avatar, yet I can envisioin this happening. Similarly, I can envision hypothetical students interviewing two different avatars, each with their own identities and social networks, operated by the same end user, (Boellstorff 2008:82). Similarly, I can imagine a small Watsu class at actual Harbin, all operating the same Watsu teacher-avatar, for pedagogical purposes, it would be right to treat the avatar as one identity. When an actual Harbin resident, using her or his spiritual name at actual Harbin, came into virtual Harbin and used their spiritual name for their avatar, it would be appropriate for me to treat them as separate identities, as well, exploring the similarities and differences, ethnographically, an the intent of this ethnography. In general, for the purposes of ethnographic ethics, I will treat identities as distinct, and seek consent for research, both actually and virtually. ...
















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/marble-canyon-in-this-actual-virtual.html - January 25, 2011)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sierra lily: Here's Herbert Benson MD's Relaxation Response, He's at the Mass General Hospital in Boston, New Meditation subject

Here's Herbert Benson MD's Relaxation Response ... http://relaxationresponse.org/steps

He's at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston


... and check out the new bud of editable World Univ & Sch's Meditation subject:

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

where you'l also find the WUas Relaxation Response open subject

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


... these can be delicious :)



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And here's the WUaS subject "Beings Enjoying Life" http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Beings_Enjoying_Life




















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/sierra-lily-heres-herbert-benson-mds.html - January 24, 2011)

Healthy ecosystem: I've added a few national health care insurance references and videos to the Economics' subject page

I've added a few national health care insurance references and videos to the World Univ & Sch Economics' subject page: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Economics.

What do you think about this prospect?


Check out the article by Harvard's Judith Palfrey (before the plan was voted against)

Palfrey, Judith. 2010. The Ballot Box and Health - http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2010/11/1/year-students-act-house/. (With some cost estimates). November 01. Cambridge, MA: The Harvard Crimson.


and the interview with Vermont governor Shumlin, who says Vermont is going ahead with an universal plan anyway.


Goodman, Amy. 2011. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin Moves to Create Single-Payer Healthcare System. http://www.democracynow.org/2011/1/21/vermont_governor_peter_shumlin_moves_to DemocracyNow.org













(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/healthy-ecosystem-ive-added-few.html - January 24, 2011)

Hatchling: Invitation to HACK this university & school - There was a time when hackers didn't wait for invitations :)

Invitation to HACK this university & school -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com



There was a time when hackers didn't wait for invitations :)




Group knowledge production makes Wikipedia outstanding ...











(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/hatchling-invitation-to-hack-this.html - January 24, 2011)

Water falls: World Univ & Sch is becoming a virtual world - like SL and WOW which emerged from writings, WUaS is about knowing emerging from THIS blog

World University & School is becoming a virtual world -

like SL (Second Life) and WOW (World of Warcraft) - which emerged from writings

but this one is about knowing - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com.



Second Life emerged out of Neil Stephenson's novel "Snowcrash" (all of about 7 pages),

and World of Warcraft emerged out of "Warcraft Archives," I think,


and I think WUaS is emerging out of this blog: http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/global%20university :) - in the category 'global university'


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Want to know? - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/

World University & School opens possibilities for the statement: "I want to know."

Has this idea given rise, worldwide, to the University? :)








(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/water-falls-world-univ-sch-is-becoming.html - January 24, 2011)

Ruby throat: The WUaS Robotics' subject page is interesting with growing resources & great examples, wiki make & program our own

The WUaS Robotics' subject page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Robotics is interesting

... Growing resources & great examples

... I hope we'll all get to wiki make & program our own robots here, as avatar robotics develops ...


Second Life avatars are forms of robots, I think.

















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/ruby-throat-wuas-robotics-subject-page.html - January 24. 2011)

Pollination: This main Research page at WUaS, is for actual research, including clinical trials, finding sample populations, research projects, WIKI

This main Research page at WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Research - is for actual research, including clinical trials, finding sample populations, research projects, as well as courses, and teaching & learning resources ... as wiki and collaborative as possible - WUaS is like Wikipedia with the rigorous research approaches of Harvard & MIT, for example.



















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/pollination-this-main-research-page-at.html - January 24, 2011)

Gate on Palisade: Like actual Harbin, where, in addition to being a member of Heart Consciousness Church, Virtual Harbin Entry

Harbin ethnography:


... If students of mine start also to study in virtual Harbin, I may include this on the sign. Like Tom Boellstorff (Boellstorff 2008:81), I plan also to develop a consent form for interviews in virtual Harbin, which my hypothetical students could also use there.

Like actual Harbin, where, in addition to being a member of Heart Consciousness Church, or having someone in your party who is, and where you pay anywhere from U.S. $25 for 24 hours for one to camp on a weekday, to $300 for the most expensive cottage for two, to stay, on a weekend, I may also charge a very nominal fee in Linden dollars for entry to virtual Harbin – on the order of U.S. pennies – since this virtual Harbin is becoming a parallel-to-actual virtual Harbin field site. Amount of time spent at virtual Harbin and what one does there will be very different from visiting the 'place' of actual Harbin, yet such parallels are important.

In this actual-virtual Harbin comparison, I haven't come to a situation in any of the virtual Harbins thus far, (e.g. in the OpenSim, virtual Harbin which was stolen, in the Tribe.com Harbin group, in various, online Watsu (School of Shiatsu and Massage) groups or lists, in the Facebook Harbin groups, on the Yahoo.com Harbin rideshare email list, where I've interviewed the same individual in both 'places,' one as avatar, yet I can envisioin this happening. ...












(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/gate-on-palisade-like-actual-harbin.html - January 24, 2011)

Au naturel: ah, clothes, you so get in the way - in the shower, ah, Harbin

Ah, clothes, you so get in the way - in the shower

... ah, Harbin - http://harbin.org

... what a long strange trip it's been



















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/au-naturel-ah-clothes-you-so-get-in-way.html - January 24, 2011)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Freshwater ecosystem: World University & School's wiki-openness keeps hacking & experimentalism alive ..., Main academic, WUaS RESEARCH page

What would you like to teach?

World University & School's wiki-openness contributes to keeping hacking & experimentalism alive ...

And its main Research page furthers online, academic research
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Research ...

Each of the 3000-8000 languages becomes its own school (in interactive virtual worlds) -

each a teaching & learning wiki school ...


Free













(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/freshwater-ecosystem-world-university.html - January 23, 2011)

Freshet: Two aspects to World Univ & Sch: 1 Open, teaching & learning wiki where WE ALL can Wikipedia-like share, 2 Free, MIT-level degree

Two aspects to World University & School:


1. an open, teaching & learning wiki where WE ALL can Wikipedia-like share, interactively in virtual worlds in 3000-8000 languages,


2. free, degree-granting with MIT-level teaching resources - Bachelors, Law, MD, Ph.D. degrees - with some matriculating classes in 2014.




























(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/freshet-two-aspects-to-world-univ-sch-1.html - January 23, 2011)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Bracken fiddlehead: World Univ & Sch is creating OPPORTUNITIES - Teaching & learning-wise with wiki, free-Degree-wise, & Job-wise, Step-By-Step

World University & School is creating OPPORTUNITIES -

teaching & learning-wise with wiki,

degree-wise with free degrees planned,

and job-wise ... WUaS would like to hire a lot for this World University



See the FREE Harvard doctoral degree in education on the WUaS courses' page. ...

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#Free_Degree_Programs



How great can we make WUaS together?


*

35,000 applicants to Harvard College for class of '15 -
http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2011/01/record-applications-to-harvard-college/ - World University & School would/will WELCOME some of these great students ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/

I think a Freshman Harvard class these days is around 1700 students.


*

World Univ & Sch ... step by step ...

WUaS incorporated last April 2010,

received its Federal Employer ID # in July ...

Some matriculating classes planned for 2014 (BA, BS, Law, MD, PhD) in interactive, virtual worlds

- and it is open, free, editable like Wikipedia with MIT OCW -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses ... with enjoyment










(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/bracken-fiddlehead-world-univ-sch-is.html - January 22, 2011)

Friday, January 21, 2011

North New Zealand: Only one virtual world presentation in a Tourism Studies' conference with Second Life 'build' called the Gardens of Bliss

Harbin ethnography:


... As ethnographer, where confidentiality protects informants' identities, I choose to follow fairly well-established confidentiality guidelines (here: http://www.aaanet.org/committees/ethics/ethcode.htm), with respect to avatar identities, as well. Such guidelines are in development vis-a-vis the anthropological ethics of online research.

I've thus far only given one virtual world presentation where I showed people in a tourism conference a Second Life 'build' called the Gardens of Bliss (this build has been taken down), with its beautiful mountainous landscape as well as its pools. In giving this demonstration, I showed more how avatars work and how virtual Harbin would appear, than interact with other avatars. I thus didn't raise confidentiality issues in this demonstration. In the machinima “The Making of Virtual Harbin Hot Springs as Ethnographic Field Site in Second Life and Open Simulator” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nhvcHw54GE), I, as ethnographer, also only conversed with a friend helping me make this machinima, and not with any one else, not raising questions of confidentiality. Unlike Tom Boellstorff, who eventually banned … I think I'll choose to invite other avatars I know, and who have consented, for any public presentation or conversation I, or others, may give. Like actual Harbin, I may place a sign at the virtual Harbin gate house, that ethnographic study, and possible presentations-to-the actual-world occur in this virtual space, and that by entering, an end user will grant consent for his or her avatar. On this sign, I will mention that virtual Harbin is clothing optional and that Watsu occurs between two avatars, for example. I'll also mention that ethnographic study occurs here, including interviews. I may include a check box with this information as an avatar enters, as a kind of consent form. If students of mine start also to study in virtual Harbin, I may include this on the sign. Like Tom Boellstorff (Boellstorff 2008:81), I plan also to develop a consent form for interviews in virtual Harbin, which my hypothetical students could also use there.

Like actual Harbin, where, in addition to being a member of Heart Consciousness Church, or having someone in your party who is, and where you pay anywhere from U.S. $25 for 24 hours for one to camp on a weekday, to $300 for the most expensive cottage for two, to stay, on a weekend, I may also charge a very nominal fee in Linden dollars for entry to virtual Harbin – on the order of U.S. pennies – since this virtual Harbin is becoming a parallel-to-actual virtual Harbin field site. ...













(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/north-new-zealand-only-one-virtual.html - January 21, 2011)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Quetzal: Ethical questions vis-a-vis virtual Harbin will emerge as ethnographer in front of my own computer screen in relation to clothing-optional

Harbin ethnography:


... The implications for alternate identities both at actual Harbin and in virtual Harbin have improtant-ethnographic ethical implications, and for both ethnographer and people/interviewees/Harbinites, in this reading of virtuality and Harbin Hot Springs.

Ethical questions vis-a-vis virtual Harbin will emerge in my role as ethnographer in front of my own computer screen in relation to clothing-optionalness, for example, in virtual Harbin. For example, if I am at my computer screen, in virtual Harbin, and two avatars from different places on planet earth are doing virtual watsu together naked, and a friend walks up behind me and sees this, I, as ethnographer, would try to avoid my friend seeing this to protect these naked avatars' identities, even if I didn't know their actual-world or real-life, identities. As ethnographer, where confidentiality protects informants' identities, I choose to follow fairly well-established confidentiality guidelines (here: http://www.aaanet.org/committees/ethics/ethcode.htm), with respect to avatar identities, as well. Such guidelines are in development vis-a-vis the anthropological ethics of online research.

I've thus far only given one virtual world presentation where I showed people in a tourism conference a Second Life 'build' called the Gardens of Bliss (this build has been taken down), with its beautiful mountainous landscape as well as its pools. ...













(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/quetzal-ethical-questions-vis-vis.html - January 20, 2011)

Andean Condor: A DIGITAL UNIVERSITY, potentially in ALL languages, How to focus potential teaching & learning creativity

A DIGITAL UNIVERSITY, potentially in ALL languages

(Wikipedia is in around 272 languages, and we all did it)

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com ...


How to focus the potential teaching & learning creativity beyond a vibrant WUaS wiki, as people in different languages start to engage it?


It's the group knowledge production aspect which is exciting ...















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/andean-condor-digital-university.html - January 20, 2011)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hummingbird pollination: Generating a culture of good engineers for innovating, ‎Developing a tradition of hiring MIT graduates, Conversation w Top 5

Similarly to Google, World University & School would like to generate a culture of good engineers for innovating, information technologically, in an ongoing way ... through millennia, even.


‎Developing a tradition of hiring MIT graduates would make sense ...


(WUaS is planning for a lot of collaboration with MIT)


and also generate a rich tradition of WUaS Research ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Research

... which comes particularly into conversation with so-called top 5 universities in the U.S.

... Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT & Stanford



WUaS has the bud of an engineering school, as well ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses ... first faculty from MIT, eventually? And begin with MIT OCW, in collaboration with MIT, for B.S. and Ph.D. engineering majors?



Some of this OPEN teaching & learning conversation (e.g. Research, especially among top 5 universities - Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT & Stanford ) will take place in WUaS's Library Resources http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Library_Resources











(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/hummingbird-pollination-generating.html - January 19, 2011)

Cheetah Mother & Cub: Visionary TED MED (2010) videos, Bud of a World University Medical School, Planning ONLINE CLINICAL CARE

Visionary TED MED (2010) videos - http://www.tedmed.com/videos - at the bud of a World University Medical School ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Medical_School ... At least the first 2 years in virtual worlds of Med Sch are very doable online.There's so much potential for digital innovation in medicine - visit the SL virtual hospital.


Have you visited the hospital in Second Life (made by Imperial College London) linked here?


World University & School is planning a virttual teaching hospital and ONLINE CLINICAL CARE.


What would you like to add, to teach, and to learn at the W.U. Med Sch ? .... 'edit this page'...



















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/cheetah-mother-cub-visionary-ted-med.html - January 19, 2011)

Arctic Cedar: In conducting my ethnographic research at actual Harbin, I never hid from residents that I was interested in writing an ethnography

Harbin ethnography:


... In terms of ethics, my ethnographic research focuses primarily on these kinds of cultural exchanges, or gift exchanges, at actual and virtual Harbin.]

In conducting my ethnographic research at actual Harbin, I never hid from Harbin residents (I was one) that I was interested in writing an ethnography, even in 2005, when I was a Harbin candidate and resident, and, as I recall, did mention the idea of writing such an ethnography about Harbin occasionally. I also never misrepresented this intention, or used any kind of alternative name while talking with actual Harbin visitors, with this ethnographic project in the back of my mind. In the virtual Harbins so far, for example, in OpenSim, or on the “Harbin Hot Springs :)” Facebook page, which I started, and which now has nearly 1,000 members (people clicked 'join' very quickly on their own, in contrast to “World University and School's” Facebook group, which has had a relatively unchanging, approximate 300 members for a long time), I've engaged in relatively little ethnographic interaction, which I would call participant observation. In OpenSim, I only went virtually onto my friend's computer in Massachusetts and built a box as a virtual harbin warm pool, and got into it, as if to soak. My friend, who was particularly helpful in setting up the somewhat buggy OpenSim at the time, and networking them, didn't come onto my machine in some coffeeshops in Middletown, California, near Harbin, where I was at the time we created both the virtual Harbin regions on my machine, and the very first, what I would call, virtual, Harbin warm pool on an OpenSim island on his machine. While I was able to operate my OpenSim avatar (not named Aphilo Aarde, which is my Second Life avatar's name) on his machine, he wasn't able to get onto my machine at the time we were networking and developing these 2 separate islands on his and my computer hard drives, - and we didn't develop this process further. Later my computer was stolen. In terms of the ethics of alternative identities either at actual Harbin or in virtual worlds (Boellstorff 2008:80), and participant observation, I've engaged a relatively straightforward approach. In Second Life, many end users have multiple avatars which would allow, for example, any anthropologist to engage a variety of identities / approaches to participant observation. Actual Harbin, itself, is fascinating because many residents have spiritual names, which are alternative names in many cases. Many of these names are Hindu in origin, and, as I see it, come out of a mostly Western interpretation of Eastern religious traditions, in the context of northern California and the 1960s; some of these Hindu-originating names may have been given them by spiritual teachers – possibly at Harbin. Therapy, workshops and spiritual teachings are important traditions at sometimes irreverent Harbin. While this might provide a kind of anonymity for residents and visitors over time, in the pool area, for example, such spiritual names are also an expression of vision, and even a kind of alternate, virtual reality, which such Hindu, New Age spiritual, and even most spiritual traditions offer, of something better, more real at least mentally, and possibly offering more possibilities for intimacy, especially at Harbin, in this ethnography's interpretation. In writing this ethnography, I generally have changed spiritual names of Harbinites, even if I know a person's 'pre-spiritual name,' to protect them. The implications for alternate identities both at actual Harbin and in virtual Harbin have improtant-ethnographic ethical implications, and for both ethnographer and people/interviewees/Harbinites, in this reading of virtuality and Harbin Hot Springs.

Ethical questions vis-a-vis virtual Harbin will emerge in my role as ethnographer in front of my own computer screen in relation to clothing-optionalness, for example, in virtual Harbin. ...












(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/arctic-cedar-in-conducting-my.html - January 19, 2011)

The blueness of the sky at night: I do choose to write the muse of bliss unfolding

I do choose to write the muse of bliss unfolding


I do choose to write the muse
of bliss unfolding,
Grateful Dead jamming,
{of raga, too},
a departure from
Pan troglodytes' fighting,
that common chimp-like,
human wont, -
and eat the flax seed
oil oft for omegas,
and revel in their
harmonies & brightnesses,
of this vegetarian lack,
which, with flax,
an egg or two,
regular, good nights' sleep,
and a multi-vitamin
for B12 and iron,
is balanced out,
and accounted for,
with wellness and
via movement.
O, nonharming,
and goodness!

And so I head for
Harbin,
in its freedom ...
and for contact improv,
and dance,
and back country wilderness,
and world travel,
and the extraordinary,
and music-making,
and loving bliss,
and look to generate
friends, in time,
with fulsome,
social interaction
of & with children,
mine and hers, -
to be.
Affection!


Leaving loneliness
behind, - and freedom, too? -
we talk sympathetically, &
I, too, open to the music of
here & now,
and 'flow,' ...
and all this also, ahead,
still singly,
yet more with friends.
The warmth
of loving,
of trusting,
of familiar bodyminds
in proximity,
who use language
with care,
draws me out of
my solitary freedoms,
from people's upsets
and irrationalities,
and tirednesses,
and my own, -
while seeking
to generate
a freshet of love.
Ah, music, raga,
and the Grateful Dead.

In community,
with friends,
how generate we
both engaged and calm,
raga-like, warm, human,
social interaction?

Writing the muse
of bliss unfolding ...

30 years-playing-together -
having fun -
Grateful Dead improvisations
of their own,
psychedelic music,
with Deadheads who
find ongoing,
communal bliss, -
all together, now.

How grow we
- and practice -
this wonder,
this loving bliss code,
of which the Dead's music
is one example, -
in so many,
new ways?
This seems
noble & worthy, yes, -
and sensible & wondrous, too.
But how, and with whom,
and with which different musics,
both communally & creatively?
Really.

Guidelines for Practicing
Loving Bliss Like
Practicing a Musical Instrument
,
to begin?

Traveling on farther now,
through the north end
of the Napa valley,
I play again that
1969 Grateful Dead,
Fillmore music, which
peaks & rises
in, oh, such
hippy-
{almost India-like}
illuminated,
color-filled,
sparkling ways,
emanating forth
from sound speakers.
Coming inwardly &
homeward with music,
I travel on
toward Harbin ...

Intimacy yes,
Bonobos
{Pan paniscus}
not, for me, -
love, yes,
and with words,
awareness & chemistry ...
- a 50 year, Grateful Dead,
fun duet,
I'll cultivate.
Let's innovate,
with pairbonding ...
two hours a day
of massage &
love-making,
much wondrous coitus,
with each other,
for decades ahead -
far less than Bonobos -
... as bodymind,
musical instruments,
practicing and playing ~
with lots of lingering
in contact, together.
MMmmm ...


The eve is warm,
the night is light, -
it's wintertime
in Napa's valley ...
& up over the hill
I go
to Harbin.
These words
do point
to bliss,
yet, as words,
they don't go
unfoldingly -
explicatus -
into this ongoing,
exploratory jam,
which the Dead play,
so enjoyably, -
musicians
communicating
together,
responsively & reciprocally -
listening all the while
to one another -
as their generative voices,
and electric instruments,
in tone, weave a beauty,
for we who listen.
What sounds!
I want to write with -
rock and roll poetry -
synthesizing
into togetherness.
I, writing, writing, writing,
by the side of the road,
on the way
to Harbin,
with the Dead
in my head,
travel on.

Shall we make
music of this poem?

In, on, in, on,
finding that inner
togetherness with
this music,
that inner synchronicity, -
with sounds -
he starts to sing:
'ice petal flowers revolving ...
shall we go, you and I,
while we can ...
through the transitive
night fall of
diamonds' -
what a trip -
and, that word,
sung with harmony ...
harmonizes me further.

Tones in a sequence,
created by
these musicians -
bliss-communicating
with each other,
and us -
lead me to bliss.
Tones in a sequence
are an opening way
for you and I
to realize bliss,
when and as you want it.
Ah, serial tones!
Choose the music you love,
{and help the poor,
and disadvantaged,
as well},
and turn it on.
What music would you
substitute for the
Grateful Dead,
in which bliss rises
- for you -
and with which
to jam together?
The Beatles?
The Doors?
J.S. Bach, four-hands?
... Bliss now, and,
grow this glowingly.


Shall I start singing,
to come more in synch,
by myself, -
as by harmonizing with, -
and, at the same time,
move away
from only their words,
to co-create bliss?

'St. Stephen' ...
and I drive on,
on this trip
... MMmmm :)

This poem is
just one example
of learning how
to explore
bliss elicitation,
in words,
with music, here, next ...

Here, now -
I arrive at Harbin,
walk along the village path -
and, voila, everbody is out
in the sun
on the sleeping deck,
in January,
mid-week -
maybe 20 people -
in northern California,
naked ...
A little haven,
and nest,
of human primates,
and freedom,
in modernity,
high on a redwood deck,
- regenerating -
through ongoing travel to,
and journeying in,
this hot springs,
in the California winter.
With symbols, touch and tones,
how to cultivate
a flourishing,
loving bliss ecology
of human primates,
over 10,000 seasons?


My bliss neurophysiology
is so imprecise! ...
Alas!
Yet, with warm pool, and release,
practice offers ways
to attune it ...
Let's learn to bliss
with language's and
musical scores' sophistication,
from a space of learned
ease, skill & excellence.
Ah, the relaxation response ...

So I turn on again
the Grateful Dead,
or find my way
to these kinds of
natural highs,
naturally,
exploring awareness,
and the musical score
of the Harbin pool area ...

- or via Scottish bagpipe playing,
which I do, ...
to produce tones
that generate bliss,
at times, myself -
We can do this ourselves ...
O, for focused, easing,
bliss practices.
Is the 'loving,'
in loving bliss,
neurophysiology elicitation,
the limitation?
The ease of
soaking in the warm pool,
of listening to the Dead,
of practicing bliss,
is unfoldingly
written here now.

When 'flow' comes,
and then more ...
Lift off
... as if in this sunlit world
of warm~water release,
with couples cuddling all around -
naked, free, with a friend,
and, in ease, together -
we might play bliss,
and - especially - love.

My evolutionary biological,
nontheistically friendly,
bodymind neurophysiology
is so imprecise.
A las!

And still I find
this connectedness
at Harbin
all so easy.

A friend to jam with,
who generates bliss for me,
to which I respond, in kind,
I welcome.

So, yes ...
how, further, to get to the
neurophysiology of loving bliss ...
like Ma's cello bow strokes,
playing sweet Bach?
... or 30 years of
Grateful Dead jamming -
a bunch of guys
improvising, playing,
and having fun
with one another,
which Deadheads love -
and making money.
Life is good.

It wasn't always bliss
for them, the Dead,
- they were sometimes 'off' -
or for me,
in this conceiving,
not always ...
- relaxation response,
regularly, ... yes, for
in-tuning our biologies -
but what a lot of
we-create-music-together
bliss ...
and when the Dead
are dialed in,
Jerry and Brent, yes ~
Going Down the Road Feeling Bad ~
they'd rock,
naturally,
happily,
communally, and
creatively,
all of which we, oui,
can grow.

How, now, does the
MDMA-like, cello bow stroke
of loving bliss,
neurophysiology elicitation
work? ...

for I do choose to write the muse
of bliss unfolding.












(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/blueness-of-sky-at-night-i-do-choose-to.html - January 19, 2011)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Clarno Palisades: Index investing as a mutual fund strategy, World Univ & Sch, Will make YOU richest, as I understand the argument & evidence ....

Index investing as a mutual fund strategy around 1973

(per Vanguard Mutual Funds, Jack Bogle, Borton, Malkiel et al.)

didn't catch on for a long time

... editable World Univ & Sch like Wikipedia w MIT OCW will catch on

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

is a great WUaS subject example


... & will make YOU richest, as I understand the argument & evidence ....

See Bogle's and Malkiel's videos on this subject page ...













(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/clarno-palisades-index-investing-as.html - January 18, 2011)

Orange nature: There's an editable, conversation-open subject about Loving Bliss Eliciting at WUaS which is pretty wonderful neurophysiology

There's an editable, conversation-open subject about Loving Bliss Eliciting at WUaS

- http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Loving_Bliss_%28eliciting_this_neurophysiology%29

... which is pretty wonderful neurophysiology

... In what ways is it possible to play one's bodymind as a musical instrument?

What are the ever so many 'musical scores' for this?




Here's beautiful music & an example of Loving Bliss Eliciting (for me ... & for you?)

...Guitar four-hands? Now, wait a minute ... cross-handed, too :) Lovely music, as well

... http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1107177801715&ref=mf ....

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xaavt9_yyte-gitary-konuyturmak-ben-buna-de_music ... :)



JM:

Scott, just keep putting this stuff up. I ain't gonna get it nowhere else. Rock on, sir.



Scott:

JM, which of the music examples on the Loving Bliss Eliciting page, accessible from here - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects

takes you 'there,' if any, and if you go 'there'?

What would add?



I can easily construe this music as (replicable & old) information technology for bliss

... how might people engage other forms of I.T. for bliss elicitation (free, open source audio software and the recording industry, for two)
















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/orange-nature-theres-editable.html - January 18, 2011)

Salt Marsh: Eyes on the Prize -a great World Univ & Sch, All Nation States & Languages, TED MED videos, Bud of WUaS Medical School, Population Subject

Eyes on the Prize ... a great World Univ & Sch ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/ - like Wikipedia with MIT OCW (& with a loving bliss subject)

and planned for all languages ...


World University and School (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University)

- like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware, and with a focus on One Laptop per Child countries -

eventually hopes to facilitate an open, free teaching and learning wiki in all Nation States and Languages.

Wikipedia, by way of comparison, is in around 272 languages.


Added TED MED (2010) videos - http://www.tedmed.com/videos

- to the bud of a World University Medical School ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Medical_School




Population subject at World Univ & Sch http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Population ... Education is an important part of the solution to world overpopulation: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Education and WUAS in all 3000-8000 languages ...



*

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.














(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/salt-marsh-eyes-on-prize-great-world.html - January 18, 2011)

Old Growth Doug Firs: While Harbin's, and Heart Consciousness Church's, financial success has made it possible to build

Harbin ethnography:


... Ethnographic study of virtual Harbin will involve both description of the process as it continues to emerge, as well as forms of prescription, in the sense above, in characterizing what will be built, and perhaps what in-world signage to put up around the virtual pool area, for example, but all emerging from the milieu of actual Harbin.

[?Emerging as a response to modernity, hippies in the 1960s (this book's argument), questioned in a far-reaching way, and were resistant, to both the prescriptions and descriptions of main-stream culture. Harbin, too, … ?

While Harbin's, and Heart Consciousness Church's, financial success has made it possible to build the Harbin Conference Center in the early 1980s, and the Harbin Domes in the late 1990s?, as well as the Temple in 2004 and 2005, for example, residents and visitors have engaged in many kinds of gift exchange and barter, for example, especially in the context of the Harbin-families' tribe-like thinking, as well as its hippy-informed counterculture. As a kind of place for hippies, gift-exchange and barter are practices at actual Harbin, as an organization; Heart Consciousness Church (Harbin) as retreat center is run as a business, and Harbin residents and visitors barter and exchange things in relation to their housing and with each other. For example, people might meet in the kitchen and offer to exchange Watsus (water shiatsus). Barter and gift-exchange, too, have played a role in the building of virtual Harbin in Open Simulator, which got stolen, and in the Making of Virtual Harbin as Ethnographic Field Site in this machinima: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nhvcHw54GE, too. At New Age Harbin, 'giving it up' for Ganesh, and the free box in the Fern community kitchen, donations at one of the 3-times-a-day yoga classes, and service through generosity, all inform the gift-exchange and barter ethos at Harbin, as well. The relationship between actual Harbin as business and actual Harbin as community, from the renters' strike in around 1977 (Klages 1993) to the longevity of certain residents, is a theme that Harbin residents have reflexively explore; this was a key theme in Chloe Conger's Stanford undergraduate thesis, in 2000, as well. The relationship between gift-exchange at actual Harbin and in virtual Harbin will unfold in fascinating ways if Harbin residents come in-world and participate in building the virtual world, as well as in the community there. In terms of ethics, my ethnographic research focuses primarily on these kinds of cultural exchanges, or gift exchanges, at actual and virtual Harbin.]

In conducting my ethnographic research at actual Harbin, I never hid from Harbin residents that I was interested in writing an ethnography, even in 2005, when I was a Harbin candidate and resident, and, as I recall, did mention the idea of writing such an ethnography about Harbin occasionally. ...








(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/old-growth-doug-firs-while-harbins-and.html - January 18, 2011)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Lupine Blue: Bliss elicitation is a sustained focus of inquiry for me, Posting is a way of exploring related ideas & generating conversation bliss

Bliss elicitation is a sustained focus of inquiry for me ... and posting (to my blog, to FB, etc.) is a way of exploring related ideas, and generating conversation vis-a-vis bliss ...


There's an editable, conversation-open, subject for this at WUaS about Loving Bliss Eliciting - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Loving_Bliss_%28eliciting_this_neurophysiology%29 ...


... In the same way that music can transport, and maybe whiskey or ceilidhs, and MDMA, if you've tried it, I think of all of these great experiences as biological, and I want to think through how to get to bliss naturally, and fulsomely, in a way not yet thought of (MDMA was first synthesized at Merck around 1912).

Focus and practice are part of the answer, and posting helps me develop thoughts further, and is a way of focusing, not as good though as music :)



How do you, or would you, elicit bliss naturally?
















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/lupine-blue-bliss-elicitation-is.html - January 17, 2011)

Roseate spoonbill chicks: Appreciators of how ideas can rock, WUaS ENCOURAGES you to edit these WUAS pages

Appreciators of how ideas can rock


- for example, the open, great, people-to-people teaching & learning HERE -


... WUaS ENCOURAGES you to


... edit any of these pages ...


http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects or

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses ... :)













(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/roseate-spoonbill-chicks-appreciators.html - January 17, 2011)

Mangrove tree: Harbin, as an ethos & milieu, seems to develop through time doing what it wants, regardless ways an ethnographer might describe it

Harbin ethnography:


... With virtual Harbin, there are more possibilities, for example, for anonymity as avatars, in terms of ethics, and perhaps therefore more opportunities for exploring in flourishing ways the hippy ethos and ethics of Harbin, ethically as a kind of hippy ethnographer of the virtual.

Actual Harbin, as an ethos and milieu, seems to develop through time doing what it wants, regardless of any possible ways an ethnographer, such as myself, might describe it, or even want for it to be different, thus potentially prescribing possible changes. What I understand as Harbin's remarkable singularity is its unique, open, hot springs' retreat center with clothing-optional, pool-centric, loosely-hippy culture (with many free agents, in some senses of hippies having agency), which seems rooted in a kind of 1960's resistance of people doing what they want, and exploring. People head up to Harbin and often have a party, which is now 40 years in the making. [? which is somewhat at odds with perhaps a more normative understanding of workaday life in northern California in 2010, even in the context of a kind of northern California's libertarian ethos. ?] As ethical practice, “Anthropologists generally subscribe to some form of cultural relativism, meaning that we believe that there is no one standpoint from which to judge all cultures and ways of being in the world. Because of this, we are conditioned to see various perspectives as "positioned" (Abu-Lughod 1991), and the things that we learn in the field as "partial truths" (Clifford 1986). Therefore, there is not one single truth in a research situation to be uncovered; there are many” (Hall 1999?). This doesn't mean that anthropologists don't try to change problems they see in the societies they study. For example, as a marginally, financially successful hot springs' retreat center (Heart Consciousness Church), Harbin's housing for residents could be better. When I proposed as a resident to develop a fundraising department in 2005 at Harbin, that is, for Heart Consciousness Church, and the Watsu Center as school, in a new role of managing director, it seemed to me that with more monies at Harbin, which even then (it was bought in 1972) seemed to have elements of an culture of scarcity, housing for residents could improve. While Harbin wasn't interested, this was a way that I could have prescribed ways of improving the standard of living at Harbin; I had Pendle Hill, a Quaker Center for Study and Contemplation, which provides good housing, or a stipend for this, in mind as an example of something of a similar place, and possible model. While I had finished a Master's Degree in anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2003, and a Diploma of Research in Ethnology (with a focus on information technology at both places) at the University of Edinburgh in 2004, and had writing a (descriptive) ethnography of Harbin in mind when I applied to work there beginning in January 2005, I found that Harbin's culture didn't take on my (possibly prescriptive, and also innovative) proposal for starting a fundraising department at Harbin, despite Harbin being quite money-focused, in some ways. While I would have worked within the Harbin 'system' to change it for the better for the residents by contributing to Harbin something that they needed and wanted (money), this opportunity didn't present itself. While I didn't change Harbin, and while I also learned about Harbin's culture as a consequence – they focus on generating revenue through ways they know work – I found that Harbin's culture is different, unique and has a kind of cohesiveness. What fascinates me at Harbin is its ongoing freedom-orientation for visitors, and its continuity of business practices vis-a-vis its culture emerging from the 1960s (which I'll examine in a later chapter). As anthropologist, I've come to further respect Harbin's culture as unique, despite Harbin not entertaining my fundraising department proposal to complement and build on the beauty of Harbin as it was at the time. My concern for Harbin residents' housing, as anthropologist, didn't mean that I judged the housing as bad or wrong, but rather that I came to further understand how residents' housing emerging out of a kind of hippie culture with not enough money around, with roots in the 60s, and that Harbin would have a long road toward financial comfort, and possible, eventual improvement of Harbin's housing. Ethnographic study of virtual Harbin will involve both description of the process as it continues to emerge, as well as forms of prescription, in the sense above, in characterizing what will be built, and perhaps what in-world signage to put up around the virtual pool area, for example, but all emerging from the milieu of actual Harbin.

[?Emerging as a response to modernity, hippies in the 1960s (this book's argument), questioned in a far-reaching way, and were resistant, to both the prescriptions and descriptions of main-stream culture. Harbin, too, … ?

While Harbin's, and Heart Consciousness Church's, financial success has made it possible to build the Harbin Conference Center in the early 1980s, and the Harbin Domes in the late 1990s?, as well as the Temple in 2004 and 2005, for example, residents and visitors have engaged in many kinds of gift exchange and barter, for example, especially in the context of the Harbin-families' tribe-like thinking, as well as its hippy-informed counterculture. ...












(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/mangrove-tree-harbin-as-ethos-milieu.html - January 17, 2011)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Nurse Shark with Remoras: New PBS's David Brancaccio's film 'Fixing the Future' added to both the WUaS Economics' & the NEW 'Cooperatives' Subjects

PBS's David Brancaccio's new film 'Fixing the Future"

http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/fixing-the-future


is here at the new 'Cooperatives' subject at World Univ & Sch ...

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


(with a MIT OCW course on Cooperatives)


... and Brancaccio's video is also at the WUaS Economics' subject:

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Economics :)















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/nurse-shark-with-remoras-new-pbss-david.html - January 16, 2011)

Nudibranch: Great! interview with Jerry Garcia from 1987, Posted at WUaS's Grateful Dead subject

Great! interview with Jerry Garcia from 1987:
http://www.hulu.com/watch/11363/nbc-news-on-stage-grateful-dead-jerry-garcia-speaks-vol-1





‎... posted this here at WUaS Grateful Dead subject:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Grateful_Dead

... psychedelic rock band, Deadhead recordings, Monterey Pop Festival, Mickey Hart enters the interview, and much more ... :)

















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/great-interview-with-jerry-nudibranch.html - January 16, 2011)

Nudibranchi: WUaS Planned Degrees, in English - B.A. Law, MD., PhD, Some matriculating classes starting in 2014, Open, WUaS SUBJECTS ' for CREATIVITY

WUaS is first planning 4 online degrees in English - B.A. Law, M.D., Ph.D. - with some matriculating classes starting in 2014, with interaction in virtual worlds (with MIT OCW).


A big vision, WUAS is also planning to be a meta wiki directory of free, (great), online teaching and learning resources in ALL 3000-8000 languages, with some degrees in these languages (50-100 other medical and law schools, also in virtual worlds). As wiki, WUaS facilitates people teaching to people, via Youtube, for example.


‎... and also focuses on great universities' open course ware - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses


The open, WUaS SUBJECTS' page offers a LOT of possibilities for CREATIVITY ... add a new subject you're interested in, want to teach or learn about ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects ...

















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/nudibranchi-wuas-planned-degrees-in.html - January 16, 2011)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Otter with flat stone: Science will develop in fascinating directions at WUaS - an internet university - in all 3000-8000 languages

Science will develop in fascinating directions at WUaS - an internet university - in all 3000-8000 languages

... a rich, potential conversation


http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Science#Select_World_University_and_School_Wiki_Pages

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


WUaS is like Wikipedia with MIT OCW (with its 2000 FREE courses), which has just begun to focus on its MIT OCW Scholar science subjects for the independent learner: chemistry, physics, calculus, etc ...


‎... will add 5 new, OCW Scholar courses to the Individual Courses' section -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#Individual_courses

... see, too, the FREE doctoral degree at Harvard in education on this courses' page ...


MIT OCW Scholar article: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/new_mit_opencourseware_initiative_aims_to_improve.php


Here are these five courses, all from MIT OCW Scholar:

Calculus - Single Variable Calculus
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-01sc-single-variable-calculus-fall-2010


Calculus - Multivariable Calculus
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-02sc-multivariable-calculus-fall-2010


Introduction to Solid State Chemistry
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/materials-science-and-engineering/3-091sc-introduction-to-solid-state-chemistry-fall-2010


Physics I: Classical Mechanics
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-01sc-physics-i-classical-mechanics-fall-2010



Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-02sc-physics-ii-electricity-and-magnetism-fall-2010




... all available here on the WUaS' Courses' page under 'Individual Courses':
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#Individual_courses














(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/otter-with-flat-stone-science-will.html - January 15, 2011)

Lepanthes calodictyon: WUaS will help a lot of One Laptop per Child countries, For illiterate peoples, SO many RATIONALES for helpful for ALL

World University & School in all 3000-8000 languages will help a lot of One Laptop per Child countries with an open teaching & learning wiki, which also has potentially GREAT, developing course curricula (MIT?, WUaS?)


... Even illiterate peoples will be able to teach & learn with handheld computers orally, using video for example, at WUaS.


Here's the bud of the ALL languages page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Languages - with an invitation to teach, add and learn ...




As the internet continues to spread around the world to all languages, open, free, no-advertising World Univ & Sch will provide SO many RATIONALES for making it very helpful for ALL

... especially with BROADBAND for OLPC countries as part of WUaS's mission ...

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













(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/lepanthes-calodictyon-wuas-will-help.html - January 15, 2011)

Big wave ... surfing with handheld computer while driving in California ... YAHOO! :) ... would be so easy with a brain-computer interface

... surfing with a handheld computer while driving in California ... YAHOO! :)

... would be so easy with a brain-computer interface

... e.g. http://brainfingers.com/

or Tan Le's brainwave device - see this TED Talk)


... and especially on a surfboard

... or while blissing, making music together, for example



... Where is the pragmatic, GREAT brain-computer interface?




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World University and School is a big wave ..













(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/surfing-with-handheld-computer-while.html - January 15, 2011)

Panda roll: Yoga competitions exist in India, other places, Which are the best yoga competitions, Satire of Yoga competitions, Yoga subject at WUaS

Yoga competitions exist in India, and other places, ...

(Angela & Victor left 'Iyengar yoga' partly due to Iyengar's anger/sense of self, and partly due to the un-freedom oriented Iyengar certification process in the works around 1984, as well as certification processes, in general)

but which are the best yoga competitions around - as reference for http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Yoga ?


... and, further, are their 'best competitions' for bliss elicitation? :)



MK:

http://dananau.com/wabe/humor/monkgloats.pdf


Scott:

very funny :)


Two new Yoga references subsections here: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Yoga#Select_References 'Yoga Humor' and 'Yoga Competitions' :)


















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/panda-roll-yoga-competitions-exist-in.html - January 15, 2011)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Rock roots: Rock band poetry? How would this work? 4-8 poet-singers, with clear rock & roll roots, jamming together on the web

Rock band poetry? How would this work? 4-8 poet-singers, with clear rock & roll roots, jamming together on the web ... e.g. a bass poet, a lead guitar poet, lyricists, with touchstones in the Grateful Dead, etc. ... and teaching, learning & jamming this online at WUaS http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Poetry or http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Rock_and_Roll?


















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/rock-roots-rock-band-poetry-how-would.html - January 14, 2011)

Schools: WUaS is looking for a TEAM, particularly for 3000-8000 different language speakers (YOU & anthropologists?) & volunteers to grow this

World Univ & Sch - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com - is looking for a TEAM, particularly for 3000-8000 different language speakers (YOU & anthropologists?) & volunteers to grow this open, internet, teaching & learning opportunity - like Wikipedia with MIT OCW - with planned, free degrees ... invitation to adopt a Subject & 'edit this page' at WUaS.



















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/schools-wuas-is-looking-for-team.html - January 14, 2011)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Bighorn sheep: ... called the cops when I saw all this violence between some indians and cowboys fighting in some box on a wall in a bar :)

... called the cops when I saw all this violence between some indians and cowboys fighting in some box on a wall in a bar :)


(... where do these amazing robots come from? How does culture produce such fine training (professional athletes, for example), and pay them so well ... and classical musicians at the symphony-level, too? And what's with all the spectators? ... mighty strange doings these days ... )


'officer,' I said, ... 'it looks like war, and total, team violence ... they're going at each other head on .... one gets wounded right after another' ... and then I looked at a different box on the wall in that bar ....

officer said, 'son, that's normal around here ... we only go in when a spectator walks onto the field ... they aren't beating each other up ... they're creating pleasure for each other and the onlookers. Thing is, they like to hit and get hit hard, real hard ... the harder the better ...

That's why society makes guns so easily available, but not toys, or cars - it makes our jobs as officers more fun - I mean around 160 officers die every year - and we know it when we go into the job ... but we like it, and ' course we get to carry guns - and legally, too ... son, our culture produces violence, and we're the proud bearers of the gun ... son, we can't stop those cowboys and indians from whacking each other ... '



(Me: Why so much 'robotic' behavior in society, which doesn't revolve around bliss, for example? Are these football players more Pan troglodytes {common chimps} than Pan paniscus (Bonobo chimps)-like to recall species (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Primatology) that are closest to us? Does culture produce kinds of robots ... e.g. classical musicians in great orchestras and professional football players (http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d80c8d214/NFL-GameDay-Cowboys-vs-Redskins-highlights?r_src=ramp)? What are similar, sophisticated techniques for bliss elicitation ... MDMA like ... for wonderful mixes of oxytocins, endorphins, seratonins, dopamine, heightened levels of four neurotrophins, - i.e. NGF, BDNF, NT-3, and NT-4, associated with Romantic love (Emanuele et al., 2005) ... naturally and knowledge-based? Can we develop as sophisticated techniques for eliciting loving bliss as skillful classical musicans and football players learn, and more so?)



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The Primatology subject at WUaS is growing - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Primatology.


Sue Savage-Rumbaugh's Bonobo research is particularly fascinating (videos, TED Talk, papers) ... invitation to edit & teach at WUaS.









(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/bighorn-sheep-called-cops-when-i-saw.html - January 13, 2011)

Ripples: GROW the Web's greatness, W.U. Music School on the Here Now Web, Invite people from a Subject page into interactive virtual world

World University & School invites you to GROW the Web's greatness, by adding teaching & learning resources ... here are recent additions - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Special:WikiActivity. There's a budding W.U. Music School on the Here Now Web.


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One fun, creative goal of WUAS could be to invite people from a Subject page into an interactive virtual world for regular (because fun), serious conversation, riffing and new idea generation - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects ... (e.g. in economics, ancient greek philosophy, loving bliss, rock & roll, or solid state chemistry ... WUaS pretty open-ended here with a slight academic focus, and degrees to come)


... research positions for interns - especially for building their CVs, and for learning and teaching opportunities - when monies begin to come in ?

WUaS needs monies (significant and soon) ...



*

We're growing a World University & School gardening chorus ... I'm still looking for ways to learn online to 'Sing walking bass lines' rockingly - a subject at http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects with a lot of other fascinating subjects.


At WUAS there's the possibility to plant a seed, taste the vegetables or smell the flowers, teach, learn, add & sing while we create all of this :) WUAS can be a very creative process for you.


WUaS is like Wikipedia with MIT OCW, Berkeley Webcast, Yale OYC where you can teach, learn, add and more ... potentially in all 3000-8000 languages ... and there's a budding W.U. Music School (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Music_School) potentially with all instruments :) ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com.









(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/ripples-grow-webs-greatness-wu-music.html - January 13, 2011)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Beehive in tree: Harbin is very alive, culturally

Harbin is very alive -
culturally -
beehive in kind ...





















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/beehive-in-tree-harbin-is-very-alive.html - January 12, 2011)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Acanalonia conica: At Harbin, 'groups,' workshops, in the pool area, in the Harbin office, in the Residents' Center, at the Temple

Harbin ethnography:


... In so doing, I articulate a kind of comparative, pragmatic ethics of actual and virtual Harbin field work.

At Harbin, I didn't identify with any of 'groups,' or even workshops, in general. In the pool area, in the Harbin office, in the Residents' Center, which was new in 2005, along with the also-new-then Temple, I didn't identify with a specific groups, such as the managing directors, puddles of friends in the warm pool, human awareness institute workshops, or Paul Lowe group workshops. In general, I took what I would call a fairly independent direction, which, while making friends, didn't lead me to identify with any identifies, cliques, workshops, or groups. Recalling the opening paragraphs of this book, what I might call the ethics of play at Harbin Hot Springs, of hippie play, for many of the people who visit or are residents - but not for me as a resident or an anthropologist - involves 'engaging' at Harbin, sometimes with intimacy, in the pools for example, and sometimes in quirky ways. My independence partly involved a reflexive sense of my personal, developing ethics in relation to Harbin, and I also had, concurrently, writing this actual / virtual Harbin ethnography in mind, which made me a little careful about how I engaged people. Harbin's openness, its milieu emerging from the 60s, the possibilities for intimacy, and its clothing-optionalness can attract some pretty wild people, in my experience, so part of my ethics, personally and anthropologically, involved more observation than participation, to explicitly engage a key methodology in ethnography. The ethics of pool play (a development on anthropological field work) at Harbin Hot Springs, anthropologically, might welcome more engagement, yet I've held back some. Ethically and ethnographically, I may engage more such opportunities in order to learn about Harbin's ethics.

With virtual Harbin, I've ...











(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/acanalonia-conica-at-harbin-groups-or.html - January 12, 2011)

Black Kite: Invitation to adopt & develop a World University & School SUBJECT page

Invitation to adopt & develop a World University & School Subject page:

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

to have fun with generating new teaching and learning resources, or create your own.


... WUaS is like Wikipedia with MIT OCW



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Here's one, good, academic example (Economics):

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



Here's a great, creative example (Loving Bliss Eliciting):

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Loving_Bliss_(eliciting_this_neurophysiology)


















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/01/black-kite-invitation-to-adopt-develop.html - January 11, 2011)