Monday, February 28, 2011

Orangutan traveling forest: Travel seems to focus the mind ('flow' experiences) in ways more sedentary life doesn't, WUaS Library Travel

Travel seems to focus the mind ('flow' experiences) in ways more sedentary life doesn't, for example, driving, getting from Pt A to Pt B - e.g the hippie trail from Massachusetts to India.

How would one program a robot avatar in a Second Life landscape, for example, to do 'Tourism things'?

An interesting project for a course?

Pick a wonderful, virtual destination and visit it ...

... What are discrete, specific, programmable and scriptable aspects to this?

For example, how would script dancing the limbo in virtual Trinidad, or virtual head stand in India, if the script didn't already exist in Second Life, so the end user had a rich experience of this in their bodymind, as one kind of discrete, scriptable touristic behavior, ?



('Robotics,'
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Robotics

'Beings Enjoying Life,'
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Beings_Enjoying_Life

'Tourism Studies,'
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Tourism_Studies

subjects at http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects?)



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For further traveling:

Here's World University & School's growing library resources' page -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Library_Resources -

potentially with all online (with some focus on academic) libraries

in ALL languages,

to which we can add links,

or create our own library even -

click 'edit this page.'














(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/orangutan-traveling-forest-travel-seems.html - February 28, 2011)

Elephant trunks entwined: With symbols {and tones}, How to cultivate a flourishing, loving bliss ecology, of human primates, over 10,000 seasons?'

With symbols {and tones} ...

'How to cultivate
a flourishing,
loving bliss ecology,
of human primates,
...over 10,000 seasons?'

(from the poem '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)

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


offers an opportunity ...












(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/elephant-trunks-entwined-with-symbols.html - February 28, 2011)

Pied avocet: In its warm pool and valley as place, Harbin's counterculture, as sociocultural processes, involves connecting in the pool area

Harbin ethnography:


... The central Harbin Hot Springs' Mainside area, while natural, countercultural-emergent and Bohemian, in many ways, is a hippy-human-constructed environment where human decisions about technologies, informed by a kind of Harbin vision, give shape to ways of life and ease in all of Harbin's immersive and generative beauty as place.

In its warm pool and valley as place, Harbin's 'counterculture,' as 'social' sociocultural processes, involves connecting and interactions between more than one person (as a defining characteristic, too, of emergent virtual worlds like Second Life these days - Boellstorff 2008:92), in the pool area, particularly, which is very visually oriented. Harbin's warm pool adds and complements many familiar and normative sociocultural processes in modernity, with clothing-optionalness, an warm aqueous environment, and a counter-culture, where people are free to cuddle and love each other, naked, outside and in a beautiful, natural place, or simply soak alone together with others in the Harbin warm pool, also all very visual, partly because talking doesn't occur, for example, in the wary pool. And in many ways, people see their own stuff at Harbin, that is, they see people they are uniquely attracted to, for example, or natural aspects of Harbin such as (what I call) the Dragon ridge-line from the warm pool on the other side of the valley, or the fig-tree-over-the-warm-pool's little jeweled treasures suspended from its branches. But Harbin in its hippy and Gestalt-Center-with-hot-springs' origins is about seeing the whole, and, even more, living this in the now (e.g. Ishvara, “Living the Future,” Harbin publications, 1996). To know Harbin involves all visitors and residents being (anthropological?) participant-observers – Seers (with a capital S in the Upanishads?) - in the pool area, for example, - in the going into and out of the pools, naked ,and in the now. And this visuality informs, socioculturally, the Harbin-family, the Harbin property as land and territory for this tribe of residents and visitors. In this interpretation, Harbin is partly about seeing/being our naked, attractive, natural selves, as well as seeing our own stuff, as human primates (an idea which not many people have at the fore of their minds) in the New Age, at ease in the pools, which the 1960s significantly opened the way for, counterculturally.

The ways in which the Harbin pool area, vision and nudity, or more accurately clothing-optionalness, are linked at Harbin, emerging out of a resistance to mostly Western, but also including many or most spiritual, cultural and religious traditions, hang ups and concerns about a covered body – of the 1960s, counterculture and the New Age. ...

















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/pied-avocet-in-its-warm-pool-and-valley.html - February 28, 2011)

Asian Beetle: Remember the comedy 'All in the Family'? w Archie Bunker & Mike, as white conservative, working class father and long hair son-in-law

Remember the comedy 'All in the Family'?

... with Archie Bunker and Mike, as white, conservative, working class father and long-hair son-in-law

... insight into a generational divide and long hair culture of the 70s

... funny,too :)

... will add as reference to WUaS counterculture


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

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/1960s page.

(originally broadcast on the CBS television network from January 12, 1971 to April 8, 1979 ...)




All In The Family - Archie and the Editorial 1-3



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YvA67iKDZk




All in the Family - Archie Bunker Meets Sammy Davis



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_UBgkFHm8o









(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/asian-beetle-remember-comedy-all-in.html - February 28, 2011)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Elephants in Kenya: World University & School is Wiki-planning an online, virtual Law School - begin now - and an online Medical School

World University & School is Wiki-planning an online, virtual Law School -

begin now -

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


Here are the Wiki-beginnings of WUaS's Medical School and Hospital: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#Medical_School_and_Hospital. You can visit the hospital in Second Life with a free, SL avatar.


You'll find both here

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


Some foci are internet law and medicine. How else might wiki-WUaS contribute to this conversation?

...'edit this page,' make an edit, and add something












(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/elephants-in-kenya-world-university.html - February 27, 2011)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Peruvian Corn: Fascinating conversation on the 'Human Genome Project: Ten Years After' w Harvard President Drew Faust (mod.), WUaS Genetics, Science

Fascinating, overview conversation (Feb. 22, 2011) on the

'Human Genome Project: Ten Years After'

with Harvard President Drew Faust (moderator)

and Harvard / MIT genetics' scientists posted here at wiki WUaS -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Genetics

- where you can wiki-engage the conversation

and which you can also access from this page -
http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2011/02/the-map-of-us/




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Here are new groupings of WUaS SCIENCE subjects -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Science,

accessible from WUaS Subjects:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects.


Like MIT OCW which you'll find here, these are resources, but where you can wiki-engage to teach & learn

- with a wiki-opportunity to conceive these anew.












(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/peruvian-corn-fascinating-conversation.html - February 26, 2011)

Cuillin Mountains: How to co-generate a similar kind of bliss among a group of bagpipers, - that the Grateful Dead created with each other, Deadheads

How to co-generate a similar kind of bliss among a group of bagpipers, - that the Grateful Dead created with each other, as a kind of rock ensemble, and for Deadheads?

Learn from the 'Grateful Dead,'
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Grateful_Dead


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


in this, and other, WUaS Music subjects
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Music


(and in the World University Music School),
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Music_School


and Loving Bliss here -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Loving_Bliss_%28eliciting_this_neurophysiology%29


(http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects ?)

... could be fun :)


And it will be possible to jam with each other via these web sites digitally with other people or with music in video there, for example ...


I've heard very little improvisational (or privy or kitchen) bagpiping, especially as a group, but I'd like to (Erin Shaw in the Wicked Tinkers comes closest), especially Scottish.

... Gordon Duncan as solo player may be one great example of virtuosic privy / improvisational piping?
(See Bagpipe Tutorials' videos).

... Pipe music rarely improvises on a theme within a tune like the Grateful Dead do.


‎... How to improvise within a tune in Scottish piping (like the Grateful Dead do) - as practice, and 'ensemble'?

I'll post any videos you know of to WUaS Bagpipe Tutorials - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Bagpipe_Tutorials :)











(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/cuillin-mountains-how-to-co-generate.html - February 26, 2011)

PolarCub: Bliss, let alone loving bliss, seems relatively unexplored in our knowledge- and freedom- oriented society, Conversation leads to innovation

Bliss, let alone loving bliss, (neurophysiologically, as you like it) seems relatively unexplored in our (quite) knowledge- and freedom- oriented society.

Conversation leads to innovation in knowledge generation, from ancient Greek philosophical dialogues to present day libraries and 'big university.'


‎... Given MDMA, let's bring bliss and conversation together to wiki-innovate here at 'Loving Bliss Eliciting' :
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Loving_Bliss_%28eliciting_this_neurophysiology%29


‎... and potentially in many other subjects ... :)
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects, for example.




Academic subjects can offer 'flow' - (an absorbed mind - which many report as 'enjoyment' per Csikszentmihalyi) - experiences, in so many ways.

How to 'build' on, and cultivate these, for bliss explicitly, in academia? Again: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects ...


This might help a lot of people!

... some academics are 'there' already.















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/polarcub-bliss-let-alone-loving-bliss.html - February 26, 2011)

Five-headed Cobra: Yoga in a warm pool in virtual Harbin at home?

Yoga in a warm pool in virtual Harbin at home?

Asana in the bath tub while visiting the virtual Harbin warm pools?

World University & School is Wiki-developing a virtual Yoga School/Subject,

where we'll be able to wiki learn & teach delicious yoga movements in our own home -
ttp://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Yoga.

Will Angela & Victor's yoga, for example, or yours, become easily and wonderfully accessible here

- inviting us inwardly and home?



















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/five-headed-cobra-yoga-in-warm-pool-in.html - February 26, 2011)

Vineyard: Harbin as place as immersive, both watery & culturally, and in terms of attraction, a warm-water relaxation response, oneness, the natural

Harbin ethnography:


... Time for more Watsu to generate connectivity in oneness, now, in the warm pool, ethnographically.

While one starting point for this ethnography of Harbin as place is the 'visual,' as this chapter began, I understand Harbin as place in richly immersive ways, both watery and culturally, as well as in terms of attraction, as well as in terms of its warm-water relaxation response and related oneness, and, in some ways, as the natural. Harbin is beautiful in all these ways, and can be very erotic. Not only does 'visuality' play a significant role at Harbin, but so do many other qualities of the other four senses (some of which I examined, vis-a-vis the five senses in digital form, for example, in my “Gazing at the Box: Tourism in the Context of the Internet and Globalization” - MacLeod 2000 paper: http://scottmacleod.com/papers.htm). While walking to the pool area along the village path to the pool area, you can smell the daphne (?), feel the fresh air, or rain, on your face, taste the ripe pear you had in your pocket, hear the creek, way below, rushing in winter, - all qualia of Harbin as place for me; sometimes while walking along this path I experience a kind of quality of trippiness – heightened, alive, imaginative and even somehow perception- and thought-transforming - in the wholeness of this trail, and walk, as I anticipate soaking in the warm pool with naked, cuddling Harbinites. And in the Harbin warm pool, a) seeing naked visitors and friends come in and out of the pool, most of whom are at ease and content, b) being among the fulsomely cuddling couples, of puddles or circles of friends, or cuddling or doing Watsu myself, c) smelling the daphne at pool's edge, or the Australian eucalyptus (?) leaves that occasionally drift into the pools, d) occasionally tasting ripe, brown figs that fall, or are picked, from the tree above, e) hearing the occasional sounds of enjoyment between cuddling couples, listening to the whisper of the wind, or the fall of a heavy rain in the warm pool, or the quiet exclamation of 'this is almost-too-hot' when people are going into the hot pool for the first time. Many of these are experienced in the easing warmth of the warm water which, for me, facilitates a kind of oneness. When the about 7 inches of snow fell on Thursday, February 17, 2011, and much clean, plant debris fell into the warm pool where the drains filled up quickly, with trees popping and cracking all over from the weight of the unusual snow, - all a form of naturalness, I and a handful of other folks hung out in the heart pool, heading into the warm pool after all the snow started to melt, - and I came to appreciate the clean, blue (sometimes green-ish, sometimes yellow or even a light bracken) color and naturalness of Harbin's warm pool, in contrast to the twig-filled, browning water, still clean and natural, but less-so than with Harbin's simple technologies of keeping the water lovely. The central Harbin Hot Springs' Mainside area, while natural, countercultural-emergent and Bohemian, in many ways, is a hippy-human-constructed environment where human decisions about technologies, informed by a kind of Harbin vision, give shape to ways of life and ease in all of Harbin's immersive and generative beauty as place.

In its warm pool and valley as place, Harbin's 'counterculture,' as 'social' sociocultural processes, involves connecting and interactions between more than one person (as a defining characteristic, too, of emergent virtual worlds like Second Life these days - Boellstorff 2008:92), in the pool area, particularly, which is very visually oriented. ...













(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/vineyard-harbin-as-place-as-immersive.html - February 26, 2011)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Primates on land: Place, in this ethnography, is actual Harbin's valley, its Mainside area, its pools, - physical, material and experienceable

Harbin ethnography:


... In many ways, the physical place of the Harbin valley gave rise to new expressions of creativity and freedom, such as Watsu, as well as to Harbin identity and practices.

'Place,' in this ethnography, is actual Harbin's valley, its Mainside area, its pools and the pool area, and everything else on the the roughly 1700 acres of land which make up the Harbin valley and surroundings. Each of these four aspects, for example, as 'place,' are physical, material and experienceable, as has land been to human primates through thousands of generations of our ancestors' bodyminds, reproducing through time. Place is earth or land, and, at Harbin, its waters, too. You and I, from anywhere in this globalized world, can experience actual Harbin as place by traveling to and entering into the warm pool and doing Watsu with a friend there, or going to a dance in the Harbin conference center, or sleeping in a tent on a platform on the Meadow building side of the main Harbin road (as qualia, if you will). And Watsu, for example, emerging from Harbin's pools, has generated a network of practitioners around the world. You, the reader, however, may come to learn of Harbin Hot Springs, and its valley, as 'place,' through reading this act of ethnographic writing – this text or book - and thus symbolically, yet not physically in the sense above of Harbin as actual, material experienceable-to-bodyminds' land and waters. In this ethnography, I call this act of symbolic experiencing mediated by writing and reading, and other media, symbols or representations, experienced in your bodymind, a virtual experience. Later in this book we'll explore other aspects of virtual experiences and of the virtual, - many mediated digitally by placed-forming multimedia, that is by multimedia representations of land, physical, material landscapes, including interactive, digital depictions of material sunrise on the horizon, for example, from the virtual Harbin warm pool at the bottom of the Harbin valley. But the Harbin pools and the Harbin property are my ethnographic, grounded, place-based, field site, where I practice ethnographic field work, which I'm also calling 'water play,' or 'pool participant-observation,' in this ethnography, since this is a pools-centric interpretation of Harbin Hot Springs, which is relatively unexplored in the discipline of anthropology. In this ethnography, Harbin as place also gives new form to anthropological water play as participant-observation methodology. Time for more Watsu to generate connectivity in oneness, now, in the warm pool, ethnographically.

While one starting point for this ethnography of Harbin as place is the 'visual,' as this chapter began, I understand Harbin as place in richly immersive ways, both watery and culturally, as well as in terms of attraction, as well as in terms of its warm-water relaxation response and related oneness, and, in some ways, as the natural. ...


















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/primates-on-land-place-in-this.html - February 25, 2011)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

In rainy Napa Oregon Valley I drive through merging worlds

In rainy Napa Oregon Valley I drive through merging worlds


In rainy Napa Oregon Valley
I drive through merging worlds,
of wet and green and beautiful
fresh gray natural
toward the even more
watery world of Harbin's
non-commune, communal pools.
(Bring this home yourself :)

Smiling while traveling
hair is soft
yet smiles
aren't
frequent enough.

What will emerge
this time
in Harbin world?









(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/in-rainy-napa-oregon-valley-i-drive.html - February 24, 2011)

Foxglove: Candide? Delightful tale :) of the Enlightenment by Voltaire (scandalous, too!), Auden's Labyrinth, A nontheistically friendly Bliss poem

Literature:


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Candide? Delightful tale :) of the Enlightenment by Voltaire (scandalous, too!)

(http://www.literature.org/authors/voltaire/candide)

... (but with a little Pan troglodytes' violence, too?)

Literature.org is at WUaS's Library Resources:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Library_Resources

which invite you to add to them ...


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A nontheistically friendly poem :)

'The Labyrinth' by WH Auden http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-labyrinth-2

... Read this with another nontheistically friendly poem, my 'I do choose to write the muse of bliss unfolding' below

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

... let's explore growing this biss :)














(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/foxglove-candide-delightful-tale-of.html - February 24, 2011)

Gray wolves: Here are new groupings of World Univ & Sch SOCIAL SCIENCE subjects, and WUaS SCIENCE subjects

Here are new groupings of WUaS SOCIAL SCIENCE subjects -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Social_Science -

and WUaS SCIENCE subjects -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Science -

under WUaS links part way down

(here:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Social_Science#World_University_and_School_Links

and here:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Science#World_University_and_School_Links).

Like MIT OCW which you'll find here, these are resources, but where you can wiki-engage to teach & learn.


... with a wiki-opportunity to conceive & create these anew ...









(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/gray-wolves-here-are-new-groupings-of.html - February 24, 2011)

Great Ape and Humans: Learning about other higher primates, World Univ & Sch's Primatology subject

For those concerned with conserving Great Ape habitat (http://www.janegoodall.org/media/news/jgi-scientist-reports-congo-basin-action-plan-save-great-apes), as well as learning about other higher primates, here's a resource: the Primatology subject page at wiki World Univ & Sch - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Primatology which is academically focused and facilitates open teaching & learning resources.

Check out the Bonobo chimpanzee videos here, for example.

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Primatology#Select_Video_and_Audio



Australian researcher Vanessa Woods studies the co-operative nature of Bonobos












https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hominidae

(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/great-ape-and-humans-learning-about.html - February 24, 2011)

Old Growth: Added this Atlantic article on re-imagining the stodgy Law School to budding World Univ Law School, 1st Amendment Speech & the Environment

... Added this Atlantic article on re-imagining the stodgy Law School to World Univ & Sch's budding Law School
http://m.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2010/09/reimagining-the-stodgy-law-school-casebook-for-the-digital-age/63290/

which you'll find here at
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses

and here:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Law_School


... How else might wiki-WUaS contribute to this conversation? ...'edit this page'



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also added Joe Miller MD's self-published pamphlet 'What Good is Free Speech in the Closet' (Portland, OR) to the World University Law School. Joe, in the mid-1980s successfully used his 1st amendment rights to keep logging interests out of the Bull Run Reservoir (in Old Growth forest) which provides Portland with its water. Portland still has clean water, probably thanks to Joe Miller. Let me know if you have a copy, please -













(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/old-growth-added-this-atlantic-article.html - February 24, 2011)

Anthomastiscascade: Place significantly informs Harbin, as a kind of human technology vis-a-vis the warm pool and in contrast possibly to modernity

Harbin ethnography:


... While it may have sheltered lots of folks who didn’t want to work for long (? some) periods of time, this may not have been sustainable (i.e. worked out culturally), but it (Harbin) still may shelter some, defined partly by which residents have been on the land the longest” (MacLeod, Harbin Field Notes 2007-2008, April 13, 2008).

While this interpretation of the Harbin pools as place in contrast to 'Modernities' may seem irrelevant, or even trivial (Boellstorff 2008:91), how place significantly informs Harbin, as a kind of human technology vis-a-vis the warm pool and in contrast possibly to modernity – as a kind of technology as discourse? :) - vis-a-vis hippies, counterculture and the 1960s offers very fruitful ways to understand Harbin Hot Springs, on-the-ground and in-the-waters, I here suggest. Reg's focus on coming to Harbin to learn Watsu as kind of goal in life - but not as a Harbin resident – gives voice to one personal expression of the importance of Harbin as place for an individual, vis-a-vis modernities; Reg lived in, and experienced, both the Netherlands and California as expressions of, or milieus of, modernity before coming to Harbin for Watsu. In this interpretation, Watsu (Dull, 2008 – Watsu was created by Harold Dull, with the Water Family - see their book “Watsu: Freeing the Body in Water and with Tantsu on Land,” for example), too, is a kind of communication technology, for coming into connection with oneself and the other. And Reg came to Harbin expressly to learn Watsu, and eventually to make a living from these skills. The form of Watsu itself, as practice, healing art and dance, often done nude at Harbin, although in bathing suits in some of the rest of the places where it is practiced around the world (e.g. Italy, Goa, Switzerland, etc.), is emblematic also of a significant water and place based practice (see Waters of Life video – http://vimeo.com/338135), for example. Reg's negative reaction to modernity is perhaps emblematic of his interest in what I would call dropping out into Watsu. In many ways, the physical place of the Harbin valley gave rise to new expressions of creativity and freedom, such as Watsu, as well as to Harbin identity and practices.

'Place,' in this ethnography, is actual Harbin's valley, its Mainside area, its pools and the pool area, and everything else on the the roughly 1700 acres of land which make up the Harbin valley and surroundings. ...















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/anthomastiscascade-place-significantly.html - February 24, 2011)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Elephant: Harbin Watsu because “Modernity sucks” as Reg said, Dutch commitment to reclaim land from the sea, Harbin and the Long Term

Harbin ethnography:


... In my umbrella characterization of modernity, I include what is often referred to as post-modernity, as this term emerges with and relates to, loosely, hippies and counterculture.

“Modernity sucks,” as Reg said this morning in the (Harbin's Fern community) kitchen. He’s lived in Holland for 16 years, and is focusing on taking 320 hours of Watsu and water dance and healing dance credit hours so that he can become a Watsu practitioner at Harbin.

We were first talking about the Dutch commitment to reclaim land from the sea, which extends over 3 or 4 centuries, a very long-term cultural approach involving identity, group interests and place. We were then talking about the Internet, and how he sees it as a time-suck and limiting. I mentioned Global Voices Online (http://globalvoicesonline.org), which is an aggregator of blogs from countries around the world, a very populist and empowering technology to collect, translate, and make available the blogs/thoughts from people around the world on the ground. He was then observing how he didn’t like information technology’s negative effects. I wondered whether this emerged with industrialization’s telecommunications and transportation, all of which were dislocating vis-à-vis place-based, extended families, for example, and whether Harbin is a response to all of that, to modernity itself, emerging as it did from the 1960s and 1970s fabric of life, with life there centered around its pools and in the pool area.

Could Harbin take such an approach to the future (as the Dutch have)? Could it generate a kind of place-based, or pool-based, (hippie) identity that then has a kind of staying power over the centuries? In its ‘system’ aspects, where Harbin delivers a kind of experience that just emerged, but is kinds of also planned, and is social, and is a response to modernity, could Harbin create more profoundly the music that it’s been creating, for centuries ahead, and more resonantly?

Reg observed that the Dutch are very matter of fact, and I observed that they are very reason-oriented.

So, out of the wildness of the 1960s and early 1970s, Harbin, as place and hippy-organization, wants people to work, too, {when they become residents}. While it may have sheltered lots of folks who didn’t want to work for long (? some) periods of time, this may not have been sustainable (i.e. worked out culturally), but it (Harbin) still may shelter some, defined partly by which residents have been on the land the longest” (MacLeod, Harbin Field Notes 2007-2008, April 13, 2008).

While this interpretation of the Harbin pools as place in contrast to 'Modernities' may seem irrelevant, or even trivial (Boellstorff 2008:91), how place significantly informs Harbin, as a kind of human technology vis-a-vis the warm pool and in contrast possibly to modernity – as a kind of technology as discourse? :) - vis-a-vis hippies, counterculture and the 1960s offers very fruitful ways to understand Harbin Hot Springs, on-the-ground and in-the-waters, I here suggest. ...










(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/elephant-modernity-sucks-as-reg-said.html - February 23, 2011)

Green Argus: Very funny, ... a little New Yorker history of the early information technology revolution (1914 Computer-Tabulating-Recording machine)

Very funny:
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/cartoonists/2011/02/computers.html

... a little New Yorker history of the early information technology revolution (1914 Computer-Tabulating-Recording machine).



http://m.newyorker.com/online/blogs/cartoonists/2011/02/computers.html



















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/green-argus-very-funny-little-new.html - February 23, 2011)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fly: This Guitar Four-hands is a great Model for Eliciting Loving Bliss, naturally & musically, as biological 'oneness,' playing tones together

If this is a great Model for Eliciting Loving Bliss, naturally & musically ...


İşte Gitarı Konuşturmak Ben Buna Derim




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

... as both biological oneness

(I would say their brains/bodyminds are synchronized)

and via playing tones together,

how to turn this into practice with the here & now?

Sing with a friend?

Become aware of your next breath or step, add music, and bliss in oneness?


What might we learn & practice from this to actually elicit bliss when & as we want?

They like each other

... they're touching,

they're skillfully making music on the same instrument

... they're harmonious

... they're blissing together, and mutually.


... Can I bliss while writing this for you, or you bliss while reading this, - all the while being at ease & coming in synch?

‎... just inquiring & gently thinking about this

... (which isn't as blissful as listening, perhaps due to the music they make, or we can make, or the affection we can generate with each other, for example) :)
















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/flif-this-guitar-four-hands-is-great.html - February 22, 2011)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Mountain building: Seeking dedicated MediaWiki developer for WUaS for 3000-8000 languages, 200 countries, and with Universal Translator in mind

Seeking dedicated MediaWiki developer for WUaS for 3000-8000 languages (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Languages) and around 200 countries (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nation_States) and with Universal Translator in mind (building on Google Translate)


... each language will become a school ... building on the English one ... with an invitation to everyone to help ...




This is a plum of an opportunity for skillful developers ... so much creative, programming potential :)














(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/mountain-building-seeking-dedicated.html - February 21, 2011)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Penguin migration: Sorbonne/ UC Berkeley, World Univ & Sch's beginning Tourism Studies' subject, Theorizing Tourism on-the-ground & Tourism online

Great UC Berkeley / Sorbonne conference on Tourism Imaginaries just finished today ... ‎

World Univ & Sch's beginning Tourism Studies's subject http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Tourism_Studies ... Exploring questions about the relationship between the mass phenomenon of Tourism on-the-ground and Tourism online in cyberspace & virtual worlds for example might be one main focus



... it's an example of a Subject ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects


... of which there are many, many other interesting one's

... check out Loving Bliss eliciting, for example


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


... and add music here which makes you 'sing'


*

Here's

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE / CONFERENCE INTERNATIONALE
TOURISM IMAGINARIES / IMAGINAIRES TOURISTIQUES
February 18th to 20th/ 18 au 20 Février / 2011
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA
Tourism Studies Working Group (TSWG),
University of California at Berkeley / Institut de Recherches et d’Etudes
Supérieures du Tourisme (IREST) et
Equipe
Interdisciplinaire
de
REcherche
Sur
le
Tourisme
(EIREST),
Université
Paris

1
Panthéon-­‐Sorbonne
JOUR
1
/
DAY
1
(February
18th)
14h30-­‐17h30
Lieu
/
Venue:
Bancroft
Hotel,
Berkeley
Inscription
/
Registration
17h30-­‐18h30
Réception
/
Reception
18h30-­‐20h00
Nelson
GRABURN,
Maria
GRAVARI-­‐BARBAS
:
Introduction
au
colloque
/
Introduction
to
the
Conference
Key
Note
speaker
:
Dean
MacCANNELL
“The
Tourist
Imaginary”
20h00-­‐22h00
Opening
Dinner
(sur
inscription)


JOUR
2
/
DAY
2
(February
19th)
8h30-­‐9h00
Coffee
9h00-­‐10h30


1.
GEO-­‐SEMANTICS
OF
TOURIST
IMAGINARIES
SESSION
1.1
Lieu/Venue:
Bechtel
Room
(Alumni
House)
Chair:
David
PICARD
Amos
RON,
Department
of
Tourism
and
Hospitality
Studies,
Kinneret
College
on
the
Sea
of
Galilee
Calvary
and
the
tomb
of
Jesus:
Tourism
Imaginaries
in
Christian
Themed
Environments
Sébastien
JACQUOT,
EIREST,
Université
de
Paris
1
Panthéon
Sorbonne
Imaginaires
touristiques
et
imaginaires
locaux
Luc
VACHER,
Equipe
AGILE,
UMR
6250
LIttoral
ENvironnement
et
Sociétés
(LIENSs)
CNRS-­‐Université
de
La
Rochelle
Le
merveilleux
des
eaux
tropicales
:
l’invention
d’un
imaginaire
touristique
au
rythme
des
évolutions
technologiques.
Jean-­‐François
STASZAK,
Department
of
Geography,
University
of
Geneva
L'imaginaire
géographique
du
tourisme
sexuel


2.
CONFLICT/COMPETITION
BETWEEN
AND/OR
WITHIN
IMAGINARIES
AND
NARRATIVES
SESSION

2.1
Lieu/Venue:
Toll
Room
(Alumni
House)
Chair:
Michael
DI
GIOVINE

Bertram
GORDON,
History,
Mills
College
The
Battle
of
Tourism
in
World
War
II

Different
Perspectives
Hazel
HAHN,
History,
Seattle
University
Empire
Building,
Catastrophes
and
Tourism
in
French
and
English
Illustrated
Press,
1870-­‐1914
Athinodoros
CHRONIS,
Management,
Operations,
and
Marketing
Department,
California
State
University
Between
Place
and
a
Story:
Gettysburg
as
a
Tourism
Imaginary
Elizabeth
CARNEGIE,
University
of
Sheffield
‘An
espionage
sortie
in
the
American
culture
wars’:
exploring
the
imagined
world
of
‘reasons
late-­‐modern
other’


3.
STABILITY
AND
CHANGE
SESSION

3.1
Lieu/Venue:
Sibley
Room
(Alumni
House)
Chair:
Margaret
SWAIN
Valene
SMITH,
Museum
of
Anthropology,
California
State
University,
Chico
Before
the
“Mouse”,
a
Travel
Agent
was
your
DEALER
IN
DREAMS
Josep-­‐Maria
GARCIA-­‐FUENTES,
Department
of
Architectural
Composition,
Universitat
Politècnica
de
Catalunya
-­‐
Barcelona
TECH
Reinventing
Gaudí.
From
nation
to
tourism:
Architecture,
conflict,
and
change
in
Barcelona’s
tourist
imaginary.
Bernard
SCHEOU,
University
of
Perpignan
Quels
imaginaires
fondent
le
retour
de
pratiques
d’hospitalité?
Raghuraman
TRICHUR,
Anthropology,
Sacramento
State
University
Tourism
and
Nation
Building
in
Postcolonial
Goa.


Pause
Café
/
Coffee
break
11h00-­‐12h30
1.
INSTITUTIONAL
AND
PERSONAL
ARTICULATIONS
SESSION

4.1
Lieu/Venue:
Toll
Room
(Alumni
House)
Chair
:
Paula
Mota
SANTOS
Bertrand
REAU,
Centre
européen
de
sociologie
et
de
science
politique-­‐
Centre
de
sociologie
européenne
-­‐Université
Paris
1-­‐CNRS-­‐EHESS
Les
imaginaires
du
Voyage
dans
les
éducations
des
élites
:
l’année
à
l’étranger
des
étudiants
des
Sciences
Po.
Alain
GIRARD
et
Bernard
SCHEOU,
University
of
Perpignan
L’imaginaire
de
l’expérience
de
tourisme
solidaire
versus
l’imaginaire
des
expériences
de
tourisme
de
masse
?
Un
code
symbolique
commun
derrière
une
opposition
idéologique.
Lukasz
BOCHENEK,
Enterprise
Institute,
Université
de
Neuchâtel
Imagining
the
travel

stratifying
the
travelers
Sheungting
Iris
LO
and
Bob
McKERCHER,
School
of
Hotel
and
Tourism
Management,
The
Hong
Kong
Polytechnic
University
Tourism,
Online
Photography,
and
Mediation
of
Self


2.CONFLICT/COMPETITION
BETWEEN
AND/OR
WITHIN
IMAGINARIES
AND
NARRATIVES
SESSION

2.2
Lieu/Venue:
Bechtel
Room
(Alumni
House)
Chair:
Karen
O'REILLY
Benjamin
PORTER,
Near
Eastern
Studies
Department,
UC
Berkeley
Thinking
through
ruins:
Parsing
imaginaries
on
Middle
Eastern
tourism’s
margins
Barbara
SHAFF,
English
Department,
Goettingen
University
“The
only
way
I
can
deal
with
Egypt
is
as
Molly
MacCarthy
did
with
Christmas:
alphabetically”:
Vita
Sackville-­‐West’s
tourist
experience
in
Egypt
Miha
KOZOROG,
Department
of
Ethnology
and
Cultural
Anthropology,
Faculty
of
Arts,
University
of
Ljubljana,
‘Hell
over
Paradise':
Reproduction
and
altering
of
the
imaginary
of
a
“natural
place”
through
subcultural
music
festivals
Anke
TONNAER,
Dept.
of
Anthropology
and
Development
Studies,
Radboud
University
Nijmegen
Envisioning
the
Dutch
Serengeti:
An
Anthropological
Exploration
of
Touristic
Imaginings
of
the
Wild
in
the
Netherlands.


3.STABILITY
AND
CHANGE
SESSION

3.2
Lieu/Venue:
Sibley
Room
(Alumni
House)
Chair:
Jean-­‐François
STASZAK
Marie-­‐Laure
GUILLAND,
Sociology
/
Anthropology,
Institut
des
Hautes
Eudes
sur
l'Amérique
Latine,
Sorbonne
Nouvelle
"Colombia,
the
only
risk
is
wanting
to
stay"
Toward
a
touristic
Colombia:
uses
and
misappropriations
of
the
imaginary
of
risk
Federica
FERRARIS,
Anthropology,
University
of
Sussex
(UK)
Out
of
sight,
out
of
time:
Italian
tourist
imageries
of
Cambodia
Frédérique
GUYADER,
Anthropology,
IRSEA
Stability
and
change
in
a
tourism
policy:
the
case
of
Lijiang
(Yunnan,
China).
Amy
Cox
HALL,
NC-­‐Charlotte
Imagining
Discovery:
Hiram
Bingham’s
photographs
of
Machu
Picchu
in
National
Geographic
(1913)
12h30-­‐13h15
REPAS
/LUNCH
13h15-­‐14h15
Key
Note
Speaker
:
Bernard
DEBARBIEUX
"Le
tourisme
et
la
petite
fabrique
des
identités
sociales
et
géographiques"
/
"Tourism
places:
workshops
of
social
and
geographical
identities"
14h30-­‐16h00


1.
INSTITUTIONAL
AND
PERSONAL
ARTICULATIONS
SESSION

4.2
Lieu/Venue:
Toll
Room
(Alumni
House)
Chair:
Naomi
LEITE
Madina
REGNAULT,
EHESS
Mayotte,
une
île
sans
imaginaire
touristique
?
David
PICARD,
FCSH,
CRIA/Universidade
Nova
de
Lisboa
Images
and
Experiences
of
Magic
in
Tourism
Ming-­‐chun
KU,
Institute
of
Sociology,
National
Tsing
Hua
University,
Taiwan
Actors,
and
Multiple
Imagined
Landscapes
of
Tourism:
A
Case
Study
of
Tourism
in
the
Mogao
Caves,
China
Rupert
STASCH,
Anthropology,
U.
California,
San
Diego
Tourist
and
Tourate
Imaginaries
in
Contrast,
Conflict,
or
Cooperation:
Nudity
and
Payment
in
New
Guinea
Primitivist
Tourism

2.
ASPECTS
OF
THE
SOCIAL
PRODUCTION
AND
DIFFUSION
OF
TOURIST
IMAGINARIES
SESSION
5.1
Lieu/Venue:
Bechtel
Room
(Alumni
House)
Chair:
Bertrand
REAU
Mari
OIRY-­‐VARACCA,
Departement
of
Geography,
Geneva
University
Fabriquer
des
imaginaires
touristiques,
réinventer
l’identité.
Exemples
dans
la
montagne
marocaine.
Linda
BOUKHRIS,
IREST,
Université
Paris
I
L’imaginaire
touristique
à
l’épreuve
du
Costa
Rica:
de
la
production
des
lieux
touristiques
à
la
construction
d’une
identité
territoriale
Jennie
GERMANN
MOLZ,
Department
of
Sociology
and
Anthropology,
College
of
the
Holy
Cross,
Worcester,
MA
Displacement,
Disconnection
and
Desire:
Tourist
Imaginaries
of
Escape
in
the
Digital
Age
Alexis
BUNTEN,
Department
of
Anthropology,
Humboldt
State
University
Redirecting
Demand:
Reshaping
Popular
Imagination
in
the
Production
of
the
Ethnic
Tourism
Experience
3.CONFLICT/COMPETITION
BETWEEN
AND/OR
WITHIN
IMAGINARIES
AND
NARRATIVES
SESSION
2.3
Lieu/Venue:
Sibley
Room
(Alumni
House)
Chair:
Philippe
VIALLON
Liz
MONTEGARY,
Cultural
Studies,
University
of
California,
Davis
Reimagining
Provincetown?:
Fifteen
Years
of
“Family
Week”
Dimitrios
THEODOSSOPOULOS,
School
of
Anthropology
and
Conservation,
University
of
Kent
Scorn
or
idealization?
Tourism
imaginaries,
exoticisation
and
ambivalence
Hécate
VERGOPOULOS,
Département
de
Sciences
de
l'information
et
de
la
communication,
GRIPIC,
CELSA
Université
Paris-­‐Sorbonne
(Paris
IV)
Anecdotes
et
Imaginaires
touristiques
Louis
MARROU,
University
of
La
Rochelle-­‐CNRS
UMR
6250
LIENSs,
CNRS
6250
LIENSs
A
comme
Açores
(A
like
Azores)
16h00-­‐16h30
Pause
Café
/
Coffee
break
16h30-­‐18h00
1.
INSTITUTIONAL
AND
PERSONAL
ARTICULATIONS
SESSION
4.3
Lieu/Venue:
Toll
Room
(Alumni
House)
Chair:
Marian
BINKLEY
Eva
AMBOS,
Cluster
'Asia
and
Europe',
University
of
Heidelberg,
Germany
Religion
on
Stage:
Performing
Tourist
Imaginaries
in
Sri
Lanka
Hazel
TUCKER,
Department
of
Tourism,
University
of
Otago
Moving
towards
postcolonial
possibilities
of
tourist
imaginaries
Mary
CONRAN,
Anthropology,
University
of
Hawaii
at
Manoa
“I
Want
to
See/Save
the
World”:
The
Geography
of
Compassion
in
Volunteer
Tourism
Matilde
CORDOBA
AZCARATE,
The
earth
and
environmental
sciences
program.
The
Graduate
Center
“Thanks
God,
this
is
not
Cancun!”
Alternative
tourism
imaginaries
in
the
Yucatan
Peninsula
(Mexico).

2.
ASPECTS
OF
THE
SOCIAL
PRODUCTION
AND
DIFFUSION
OF
TOURIST
IMAGINARIES
SESSION
5.2
Lieu/Venue:
Sibley
Room
(Alumni
House)
Chair:
Madina
REGNAULT
Audray
BOCHATON,
IRD,
Université
Paris
Ouest
Nanterre
la
Défense
Seeking
care
or
going
on
vacation?
Transformations
of
therapeutic/traveling
perceptions
and
practices
viewed
through
the
phenomenon
of
medical
tourism
Patrick
NAEF,
Environmental
Sciences
Institute,
University
of
Geneva
Voyage
a
travers
un
baril
de
poudre
Chia-­‐ling
LAI,
Graduate
Institute
of
Futures
Studies,
Tamkang
Univ,
Taiwan
Packing
the
World
Expo
as
tourists’
global-­‐mega
event:
analyzing
the
media
and
package
tour
as
the
intermediate
mechanism
of
tourist
attraction-­‐making
Mathieu
PETITE,
Department
of
Geography,
Royal
Holloway
University
of
London
Ces
Alpes
“naturelles”
et
“traditionnelles”:
la
mobilisation
des
objets
et
des
images
dans
les
projets
touristiques
3.
CONFLICT/COMPETITION
BETWEEN
AND/OR
WITHIN
IMAGINARIES
AND
NARRATIVES
SESSION
2.4
Lieu/Venue:
Bechtel
Room
(Alumni
House)
Chair:
Chris
VASANTKUMAR
Jing
LI,
Asian
Studies,
Gettysburg
College
Aestheticizing
Xishuang
Banna:
Minority
Song
and
Dance
Spectacle,
Economic
Regionalism,
and
Image
Crafting
in
China’s
Ethnic
Tourism
Jennifer
DEVINE,
University
of
California
Berkeley
Imagining
El
Mirador:
El
Dorado
or
Apacolypto?
Rongling
GE,
Department
of
Anthropology,
Xiamen
University
Design
a
Tunpu
for
Tourism:
A
case
study
in
southwest
China
Lu
JIN,
Phoebe
A.
Hearst
Museum
of
Anthropology,
University
of
California,
Berkeley
Tourism
imaginary
and
rural
development:
The
practice
of
ecomuseums
in
China
as
an
imaginary
of
the
Western
model
DINER
LIBRE
/DINNER
(FREE)
JOUR
3
/
DAY
3
(February
20th)
8h30-­‐9h00
Accueil
/Coffee
9h00-­‐10h30
1.
INSTRUMENTS
FOR
CARRYING,
STORING,
AND
PERPETUATING
THE
IMAGINARY
SESSION
6,1
Lieu/Venue:
Sibley
Room
(Alumni
House)
Chair:
Alexis
BUNTEN
Sandra
PONTING,
Jess
PONTING,
Kate
SPILDE,
Hospitality
&
Tourism
Management,
San
Diego
State
University
Tribal
Gamings
and
Imaginaries
of
Contemporary
“Indianness”
Alexandra
FERREIRA,
Independent
Hotel
Utopia:
the
dream
of
the
“National
Hotel”
during
the
1st
half
of
the
XX
century
in
Portugal
PASCALE
NEDELEC,
Université
Lyon
2
What
happens
in
Vegas
doesn’t
stay
in
Vegas
:
when
tourism
imaginaries
fashion
the
scientific
discourse
Julien
LAVERDURE,
LAIOS
-­‐
CREDAL
,
EHESS
-­‐
IHEAL
Manipulating
Archaism,
Cultural
Entrepreneurs
and
the
Touristic
Imaginaries
of
Autochtony


2.
RELATIONSHIPS
BETWEEN
LOCATIONS
AND
TYPES
OF
IMAGINARIES
AND
POTENTIAL
CARRIERS/USERS
SESSION
9.1
Lieu/Venue:
Bechtel
Room
(Alumni
House)
Chair:
Mike
ROBINSON
Chris
VASANTKUMAR,
Anthropology,
Hamilton
College,
Intersecting
Tourisms,
Parallel
Imaginaries?
Palimpsestic
Itineraries
of
Han
and
Western
Tourists
to
Langmusi,
Northwest
China
Emmanuelle
PEYVEL,
Geography,
Ecole
Normale
Superiore
Lyon
Visiting
Indochina:
The
Imaginary
Of
The
French
Colonial
Period
In
Today’s
Touristic
ViỆt
Nam
Rafiq
AHMAD,
Travel
&
Tourism
Management,
Amar
Singh
College,
University
of
Kashmir
Orientalist
Imaginaries
of
Travels
in
Kashmir
Western
Representations
of
the
People
and
Place
Yaniv
BELHASSEN,
Department
of
Hotel
&
Tourism
Management,
Ben
Gurion
University
of
the
Negev
The
Construction
of
the
Imaginary
Holy
Land
in
the
Evangelical
Sub-­‐Culture
3.
ASPECTS
OF
THE
SOCIAL
PRODUCTION
AND
DIFFUSION
OF
TOURIST
IMAGINARIES
SESSION
5.3
Lieu/Venue:
Barrows
Room
554
(Barrows
Hall)
Chair:
Alex
SARAGOZA
Mariana
GÓMEZ
SCHETTINI
and
Claudia
Alejandra
TRONCOSO,
Gino
Germani
Research
Institute,
Social
Sciences
School-­‐
Institute
of
Geography,
University
of
Buenos
Aires
Tourist
Imaginaries
and
Global
Competence:
Promoting
Touristic
Argentina
Miriam
KAHN,
Department
of
Anthropology,
University
of
Washington
Like
Magic:
Illusion
and
Reality
in
Tahiti's
Tourist
Cocoons
João
BAPTISTA,
Institute
of
Ethnology,
Martin
Luther
University
The
sharing
of
imaginaries
of
problems
in
‘community-­‐based
tourism’
Michael
Di
GIOVINE,
Department
of
Anthropology,
University
of
Chicago
The
Imaginaire
Dialectic
and
the
Refashioning
of
Pietrelcina,
Italy
4.
ASPECTS
OF
RECEPTION
AND
CONSUMPTION
OF
IMAGINARIES
SESSION
5.4
Lieu/Venue:
Toll
Room
(Alumni
House)
Chair:
Athinodoros
CHRONIS
Pedro
ANDRADE,
Centro
de
Estudos
de
Comunicação
e
Linguagens,
Universidade
Nova
de
Lisboa
Tourism
Imaginaries
and
Web
3.0:
Geneologic
methods
in
the
analysis
of
tourist
interaction
with
urban
public
art
Maria
João
CORDEIRO,
CECC
-­‐
Research
Centre
for
Communication
and
Culture,
Portuguese
Catholic
University
Perpetuating
tourism
imaginaries:
guidebooks
and
films
on
Portugal
Kensuke
SUMII,
The
Center
for
Japanese
Studies,
UC
Berkeley
Science
to
Develop
a
Showcase
for
Tourism:
"Okinawa"
as
a
Locus
of
Cultural
Production
among
a
Folklorist,
a
Popular
TV
Drama
Producer,
Popular
TV
and
Magazine
Reporters,
and
an
Okinawan
Tourist
Promotion
Agency
Habib
SAIDI,
CELAT,
Laval
University
Imaginaire
touristique
et
imaginaire
national
:
regards
croisées
sur
Québec
et
Tunis

1.
ASPECTS
OF
RECEPTION
AND
CONSUMPTION
OF
IMAGINARIES
SESSION
7.1
Lieu/Venue:
Toll
Room
(Alumni
House)
Chair:
Hazel
TUCKER
Rita
ROSS,
Canadian
Studies
Program,
UC
Berkeley
Evangeline,
Acadians,
and
Tourists
Ben
BRAZIL,
Graduate
Division
of
Religion,
Emory
University
(Atlanta,
Georgia)
“Dear
Mr.
Vagabond”:
Letters
to
a
Hippie
Guidebook
Writer
Mike
ROBINSON,
Centre
for
Tourism
and
Cultural
Change
Leeds
Metropolitan
University
Innocence,
Desire
and
Loathing:
Visiting
the
Book
Thitirat
PANBAMRUNGKIJ
and
Nattapat
MANIROCHANA,
Department
of
Geography
and
Regional
Research,
University
of
Vienna
Wartime
Heritage
Tourist
Attractions
and
Tourists’
Quality
Expectation
2.
ASPECTS
OF
THE
SOCIAL
PRODUCTION
AND
DIFFUSION
OF
TOURIST
IMAGINARIES
SESSION
9.2
Lieu/Venue:
Bechtel
Room
(Alumni
House)
Chair:
Bertram
GORDON
Michaela
BENSON,
School
for
Policy
Studies,
University
of
Bristol,
Culture,
personal
biographies,
and
credibility:
Exploring
the
intersections
of
imagination
and
lifestyle
migration
Yuko
SHIOJI,
Department
of
International
Tourism,
Hannan
University
Imaginaries
of
“Old
England”

A
Study
of
a
Changing
Community
in
the
English
Countryside

Elizabeth
CARNEGIE,
University
of
Sheffield
Beautiful,
rugged
and
flawed?
‘New
World
Scots’
imaginings
of
a
left
land
Vaso
TROVA,
School
of
Architecture,
University
of
Thessalia,
Greece
Between
localism
and
cosmopolitanism:
The
tourist
resort
design
3.
ASPECTS
OF
THE
SOCIAL
PRODUCTION
AND
DIFFUSION
OF
TOURIST
IMAGINARIES
SESSION
5.5
Lieu/Venue:
Sibley
Room
(Alumni
House)
Chair:
Amos
RON
Adèle
ESPOSITO,
IPRAUS,
Paris
,
ENSAPB,
Paris
Siem
Reap
aux
portes
d’Angkor
(Cambodge)
:
le
rôle
des
images
touristiques
dans
la
conception
des
projets
architecturaux
Lina
TEGTMEYER,
Graduate
School
for
Northamerican
Studies,
Freie
Uniformität
Berlin
Mapping
the
Imaginary
In
the
Theoretic
Bubble
-­‐
Best
Western
Tourism
Studies,
Urban
Studies,
Cultural
Studies.
Ami
TEMARANTZ,
Dalhousie
University
“Take
a
Picture
with
a
Real
Indian”:
(Self-­‐)
Representation,
Ecotourism,
and
Indigeneity
in
Amazonia
Dana
HERCBERGS
and
Chaim
NOY,
Program
in
Israel
Studies
and
the
Department
of
Anthropology,
University
of
Calgary
Ideology
and
Mobile
Cartographies:
The
Visual
Management
of
Jerusalem


4.
ASPECTS
OF
RECEPTION
AND
CONSUMPTION
OF
IMAGINARIES
SESSION
7.2
Lieu/Venue:
Barrows
Room
554
(Barrows
Hall)
Chair:
Benjamin
PORTER
Ken
LITTLE,
Anthropology,
York
University
Belize
Ephemera:
Materiality,
Affect
and
an
Emergent
Imaginary
Paula
SANTOS,
Behavioural
&
Political
Science,
Universidade
Fernando
Pessoa
The
Imagined
Nation:
Portugal
dos
Pequenitos
miniature
theme
park
and
the
mystery
of
the
enduring
appeal
of
the
colonial
image
in
a
post-­‐colonial
time
Adriana
CRACIUN,
English
Department,
University
of
California
“The
Franklin
Disaster
as
Historic
Site,
Tourist
Destination,
and
Sovereign
Space”
Jess
PONTING,
Hospitality
&
Tourism
Management,
San
Diego
State
University
Producing
Nirvana:
A
Conceptual
Framework
for
Understanding
the
Production
of
a
Surfing
Tourist
Imaginary
and
its
Implications
for
Destination
Communities
in
the
Less
Developed
World
12h30-­‐13h15
REPAS
/LUNCH
13h15-­‐14h15
Key
Note
Speaker:
Noel
SALAZAR
The
(im)mobility
of
Tourism
Imaginaries
14h30-­‐16h00
1.
ASPECTS
OF
RECEPTION
AND
CONSUMPTION
OF
IMAGINARIES
SESSION
7.3
Lieu/Venue:
Toll
Room
(Alumni
House)
Chair:
Sébastien
JACQUOT
Elizabeth
ERKENBRACK,
Anthropology,
University
of
Pennsylvania
The
Mobilization
of
Quechua
as
an
Ethnocommodity
Elena
MARCHIORI,
Alessandro
INVERSINI
and
Lorenzo
CANTONI,
webatelier.net
Faculty
of
Communication,
University
of
Lugano
Credibility
in
the
Online
Tourism:
An
analysis
of
the
aspects
of
reception
and
consumption
of
imaginaries
produced
in
Web
2.0
Tourism
Services
Valérie
KOHLER,
Department
of
Geography,
University
of
Geneva,
Switzerland
Fossilisation
d’un
imaginaire
touristique
?
Le
cas
du
Grand
Nord
canadien
face
à
sa
mise
en
tourisme
par
le
web
Philippe
VIALLON,
University
of
Lyon
Les
sites
web
des
métropoles
touristiques
entre
images
et
imaginaires
2.
RELATIONS
OF
CONTEXTUAL-­‐RESOURCES
TO
KINDS
OF
IMAGINARIES
AND
KINDS
OF
TOURISM
SESSION
8.1
Lieu/Venue:
Sibley
Room
(Alumni
House)
Chair:
Rita
ROSS
Marian
BINKLEY,
Dalhousie
University
From
Nostalgia
to
Progress

State
Marketing
of
Nova
Scotia’s
Tourism
Kristina
SVELS,
Åbo
Akademi
University,
Vasa,
Finland,
Demography
and
rural
studies
(sociology)
Can
a
‘blur’
image
constitute
an
unique
attraction?
Anne
HERTZOG,
Cergy
Pontoise
University
Imaginaire
touristique
et
lieux
de
mémoire
de
la
Grande
Guerre
Charles
CARROLL,
Tourism
Studies
Working
Group,
UC
Berkeley
Divergent
imaginaries
guided
along
the
Party
line:
Domestic
tourism
in
national
museums,
intergenerational
tensions
and
the
inculcation
of
young
propagandists
in
the
Lao
People’s
Democratic
Republic

3.
ASPECTS
OF
THE
SOCIAL
PRODUCTION
AND
DIFFUSION
OF
TOURIST
IMAGINARIES
SESSION
5.6
Lieu/Venue:
Bechtel
Room
(Alumni
House)
Chair:
Louis
MARROU
Lionel
GAUTHIER,
Department
of
Geography,
University
of
Geneva
Faire
le
tour
du
monde
à
la
fin
du
XIXe
siècle
Estelle
SOHIER,
Département
de
Géographie,
Université
de
Genève
Photographies
et
imaginaire
touristique
:
la
Grèce
de
Fred
Boissonnas
Karen
O'REILLY,
Social
Sciences,
Loughborough
University
The
role
of
the
Imaginary
in
Residential
Tourism
Rina
PRIYANI,
School
of
Architecture,
Planning
and
Policy
Development,
Bandung
Institute
of
Technology,
Indonesia
"Wisata
Nusantara":
Cultural
and
Political
Imaginaries
of
Indonesian
Domestic
Tourism
4.
RELATIONSHIPS
BETWEEN
LOCATIONS
AND
TYPES
OF
IMAGINARIES
AND
POTENTIAL
CARRIERS/USERS
SESSION
9.3
Lieu/Venue:
Barrows
Room
554
(Barrows
Hall)
Chair:
Lina
TEGTMEYER
Clothilde
SABRE,
Université
Lille
1,
laboratoire
Clersé
Media
Pilgrimage
in
Japan
Thibault
DANTEUR,
Université
Paul
Valéry,
Montpellier
III,
LERSEM,
France
La
place
Jamaa
El
Fna
de
Marrakech:
coproduction
d'un
imaginaire
orientaliste
Nan
BOYD,
Women
and
Gender
Studies
Department,
San
Francisco
State
University
San
Francisco's
Castro
District:
From
Gay
Liberation
to
Neoliberal
Tourist
Destination
Margaret
SWAIN,Women
and
Gender
Studies,
University
of
California,
Davis
Myth
Management
in
Tourism’s
Imaginariums:
Tales
from
Southwest
China,
and
Beyond.
16h00-­‐16h30
Pause
Café
/
Coffee
break
16h30-­‐17h30
Concluding
remarks
EXCURSIONS
(Optional)
Friday,
February
18th
EXCURSION
PRE-­‐CONFERENCE
/
PRE-­‐CONFERENCE
EXCURSION
SAN
FRANCISCO
ARMORY
AND
KINK.COM
STUDIOS
Housed
in
the
Moorish-­‐castle-­‐inspired
Historic
San
Francisco
Armory,
Kink.com
is
a
production
facility
producing
adult
entertainment
aimed
at
online
consumers.
Kink.com
has
buttressed
the
building
while
maintaining
the
deteriorated
appearance
of
the
interiors.
This
tour
will
explore
the
San
Francisco
Armory
and
the
imaginaries
produced
by
Kink.com.
Participants
must
be
18
years
of
age
or
older.
-­‐OR
-­‐
BERKELEY
‘ECO-­‐FRIENDLY’
SCOOTER
TOUR
Discover
Berkeley
in
a
way
that
fits
with
the
‘imaginary’
of
this
unique
city
by
echo-­‐scooter
or
electric
bicycles.
Tour
includes
travel
from
UC
Berkeley
to
Inspiration
Point
and
the
Berkeley
Marina,
including
stunning
views
from
the
Berkeley
hills.

CHINESE
NEW
YEAR
PARADE
in
SAN
FRANCISCO
Celebrate
the
Year
of
the
Rabbit
with
a
Bang!
Come
experience
San
Francisco’s
unique
blend
of
cultural
tourism
and
corporate
sponsorship.
Sunday,
February
20th
EXCURSION
POST-­‐CONFERENCE
/
POST-­‐CONFERENCE
EXCURSION
TEA
TASTING
at
TEANCE
Relax
and
enjoy
artisanal
teas
after
the
conference.
Come
to
a
tea
tasting
at
the
Teance
Tea
Room.
We
will
taste
five
different
teas
with
specialists
discussing
them
and
answering
questions
in
the
friendly
informal
atmosphere
of
an
Asian-­‐style
tearoom..
Monday,
February
21st
EXCURSION
POST-­‐CONFERENCE
/
POST-­‐CONFERENCE
EXCURSION
NAPA
VALLEY
WINE
TOUR
Invitation
to
explore
the
Napa
Valley
imaginary
through
a
wine
tasting
tour.
Often
affectionately
referred
to
as
a
modern-­‐day
Eden,
Northern
California’s
Napa
Valley
is
beyond
doubt
the
most
famous
winegrowing
region
in
America
and
one
of
only
nine
Great
Wine
Capitals
on
earth.
-­‐OR
-­‐
ON
THE
BEATEN
PATH:
AN
ALL-­‐DAY
WALKING
TOUR
OF
ICONIC
SF
“An
all-­‐day
participatory
walking
tour
through
which
we
will
collectively
employ
and
discuss
concepts
and
ideas
from
the
conference
as
we
explore
some
of
the
highly
toured
sites,
imaginaries,
and
interstitial
spaces
of
“San
Francisco.”
Tour
facilitated
by
Charlie
Carroll
of
the
TSWG,
Berkeley"
SCIENTIFIC
COORDINATORS:
Nelson
GRABURN
(graburn@berkeley.edu)
Maria
GRAVARI-­‐BARBAS
(mailto:maria.gravari-­‐barbas@wanadoo.fr)
CONFERENCE
INFORMATION:
http://www.univ-­‐paris1.fr/colloques/imaginairestouristiques/;
http://www.tourismstudies.org/tourismimaginaries.htm
WE
WISH
TO
THANK
OUR
SPONSORS:
Canadian
Studies
Program,
U
C
Berkeley
Department
of
Ethnic
Studies,
U
C
Berkeley
Portuguese
Studies
Program,
U
C
Berkeley
Townsend
Center
for
the
Humanities,
U
C
Berkeley
East
Asia
National
Resource
Center,
U.C.
Berkeley
Berghahn
Publishers
PLC
Routledge
Press,
PLC
ADDITIONAL
ASSISTANCE
HAS
BEEN
PROVIDED
BY:
Center
for
Latin
American
Studies,
U
C
Berkeley,
and
the
French
Consulate
of
France
*Room
Capacities:
Toll-­‐120;
Barrows
Room
554-­‐45;
Bechtel-­‐40;
Sibley-­‐35












(February 22, 2011)











(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/penguin-migration-world-univ-schs.html - February 20, 2011)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Croc-bird symbiosis: Would like to add to many World Univ & Sch Subject pages' how the internet is changing / affecting that subject, E.g. Economics

... would like to add to many World University & School Subject pages' academic consideration of how the internet is changing / affecting that subject - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects

... See, for example, the Economics' subject - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Economics - 'How the Internet is changing economics' as well as on http://webnographers.org/ when it or related is up again.


*


... Hi R!,

What's up with http://webnographers.org/. I continue to be eager to use the resources, and to add to it. Is it up in wordpress form yet? I wasn't quite clear about what the web developer you talked to said. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Scott


R:

v frustrating. many urgent & imminent deadlines. help me find MediaWiki guru to hasten what will take me hours of research & tweaking to fix? have SQL backup, shoulda done XML as well. had to switch domain name servers & that alone took nearly 72 hrs to take effect. is at top of priorities, however have many top priorities right now >_<


S:

... looking for dedicated MediaWiki developer myself, for WUaS for 3000-8000 languages and 200 countries and Universal Translator in mind ... Semantic Wiki email list?



R:

update: things are progressing rapidly today. first restore, redirect domain & put back online, then make myriad backups, later will transfer to wordpress upon configuration of theme and content layout/connection scheme... you will be co-admin & visitors can register for full access & editing options.. scotty do you copy?


S:

Great and thank you so, so much, Jenny ... reducing spam headaches at Webnographers is one main goal ...















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/croc-bird-symbiosis-would-like-to-add.html - February 19, 2011)

Friday, February 18, 2011

South Sierra Wilderness: World University & School will BE THERE for Digital Natives

World University & School will BE THERE for Digital Natives -

Palfrey, J. & Gasser, U. 2008. Born digital: Understanding the first generation of digital natives.


Check out this great remix of Palfrey and Gasser's book ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Bq9-eRPTP8


WUaS is like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware

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


with an INVITATION to digital natives to help build WUaS

building is fun ...

























(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/south-sierra-wilderness-world.html - February 18, 2011)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Whale flying: Rainy night in Lake County in heading in to Harbin

Whale flying: Rainy night in Lake County in heading in to Harbin


Rainy night in Lake County
in heading in to Harbin ...
Blue moonlight on wet road
illuminating the behind
through the rear view mirror.
I stop for beauty.
Mozart sounds ... what
musical conceptions!
and from long ago,
yet here so now, -
away we go
all over that space
of virtuosity,
I slow in, in wonder,
to Harbin,
soon to soak.
Traveling here,
another poem is coming,
expression finding
flower form
like water traveling
up from ground,
seeking pool to warm
and seep into
all those
inner, bodymind recesses,
that welcome ease
and flourish in.

There's freedom & agency
in writing poems -
to write what one likes,
to sing the song
one wants to,
to fly in the warmth
of word music,
intimate, lyrical & free -
and inhabit those
rosy spheres,
or what you will,
which differs from
the freedoms
of being a Doctor,
a M.D.,
or an Anthropologist,
with their languages.
Exploring other
languages & spheres
is possible
with these knowledges,
but these freedoms
aren't inherent in
knowledges' discourses.
Poetry writing offers
an autonomy -
but by which especially! ...
when you find
your voice
of poetry ...

Snow in the morning -
beautiful snow
on the evergreens
above the creek
over the bridge
to the Conference Center,
out the door of my car,
where I awake,
in quiet, wintery Harbin ...
bodymind music with Harbin.
I see in this falling snow
among the conifers, -
in nature, -
a beautiful philosophy of
Gia-fu Feng's 'Tao te Ching,'
which flourishes
with Jane English's photos ...

Up to the pools
'cause it's cold out,
and the day is alive.














(Edited, posted here in blog, and significantly extended on March 2, 2011)




(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/whale-flying-rainy-night-in-lake-county.html - February 17, 2011)

Nurturing Wilderness: A nurturing World Univ & Sch? Free, high quality, building-on/re-conceiving of education because we all create it

A nurturing, INTERNET World University & School?

Free, high quality, building-on/re-conceiving of education because we all create it -

e.g. Immune Attack high school-level video game about the immune system here:

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


- and as a meta-directory of resources for all -

... and because education should be free


... WUAS seeks focused students for some matriculating classes beginning in 2014 ...


Teach, Add, Learn - like Wikipedia with MIT OCW



















((February 18, 2011)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Damselfly: A Great, INTERNET, research university, breath by breath, is model & goal for WUaS, focusing first on Brain, Language, Medicine & Comp Sci

A Great, INTERNET, research university - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Research -

breath by breath,

is model & goal for WUaS (like MIT & top 5 but online & wiki)


focusing first on Brain/Bodymind, Language, Medicine & Computer Science

... with an invitation to engage


World Univ & Sch is wiki-building on Open Course Ware - like MIT OCW, Yale OYC, Berkeley Webcast, Stanford Engineering Everywhere (SEE) ...
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses in virtual worlds ...

and through collaboration, to start


... from a startup.



Check out the new book 'Unlocking the Gates' (Princeton) about Open Course Ware, again -
http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9386.html.

World Univ & Sch plans to wiki-aggregate great Open Course Ware and make possible interactive courses in virtual worlds.

We're in a 'Ford Model T' - early - stage of Internet development ... there's a lot still ahead!



Mozilla Firefox, Google Books, Craigslist, OpenOffice, Global Voices Online & Wikipedia are all models of high quality, open, helpful, FREE software which are models for World Univ & Sch, and most can be found at WUAS,

some here FREELY at WUaS EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Educational_Software .

and some here FREELY at LIBRARY RESOURCES
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Library_Resources


WUAS is like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware.
















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/damselfly-great-internet-research.html - February 16, 2011)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lodoicea maldivica - biggest seed: When I think of Harbin as place, the pools are most significant, and the softening that goes on there

Harbin ethnography:


... Harbin's gatehouse is the in-out portal to this hippie-'system,' or counterculture-cum-system, of getting in touch with your warm pool self, and of living the future (Ishvara, “Living the Future,” Harbin publications, 1996), and to a kind of place-based freedom, especially in relation to the 'modernities,' as milieu, from which people are coming.

“When I think of Harbin as place, the pools are most significant, and the softening that goes on there, tucked as the pools are in a pretty little canyon very distant from the activity of a metropolis or modernities 'out there,' is quite unique” (MacLeod, Harbin Field Notes 2007-2008, May 30, 2008). For anthropologist James Clifford, modernity, characterized by rootlessness, mobility, alienation, scattered traditions, craziness, and disorder (Clifford, 1988:3-4), entails historical uncertainty and undermines concepts of cultural ‘essence.’ Modernity, in this book, refers to ways of life that emerges from everything since Gutenberg's press and printing, the Enlightenment, and the industrial revolutions, including consumerism, and how these processes may effect people in the everyday - what some hippies might call Babylon - but informed by a myriad of readings and constructions of modernities in the social sciences. “By 'countercultural,' I mean those human articulations that reflect the radicalism - political, sexual, psychedelic, communitarian, artistic - of the 1960s and early 70s which heralded, and creatively explored, widespread envisionings of possibilities to change society for the better against the powerful, and against corporate interests, as well as in response to limitations of cultural traditions and modernity (e.g. consumerism). Significant and widespread aspects of society were touched by this thinking, and far-reaching use of L.S.D., also called acid, may have lead to the expanding the consciousnesses of a generation, thus furthering counterculture, and exploding the 60s, in a way that previous generations of alternative folks and precursors to hippies didn't have access to. By one account, much of this began because mostly white, middle class youth had time on their hands to protest against the war in Vietnam and for civil rights, engaging their first amendment rights of freedom of speech and free expression (a U.C. Berkeley Ph.D. who is a professor of sociology in a Canadian university in 1999). From this emerged a variety of ways of life and thinking, practices, traditions, organizations and institutions, including Harbin Hot Springs and the Rainbow Gathering, for example” (MacLeod, Harbin Field Notes 2007-2008, June 10, 2008). In my umbrella characterization of modernity, I include what is often referred to as post-modernity, as this term emerges with and relates to, loosely, hippies and counterculture.

“Modernity sucks,” as Reg said this morning in the (Harbin's Fern community) kitchen. ...





























(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/lodoicea-maldivica-biggest-seed-when-i.html - February 15, 2011)

Fallen tree: I'm sad to say that the Webnographers.org wiki (editable web pages) about Virtual Ethnography, has been taken down

I'm sad to say that the Webnographers.org wiki (editable web pages) on Virtual Ethnography, on which I did 99% of the aggregation of bibliographic resources and editorial work -

adding a great number of books, academic papers, syllabi, videos and some scholarly, digital tools -

has been taken down.


http://webnographers.org


These are some of the pages:

http://www.webnographers.org/index.php?title=Books

http://www.webnographers.org/index.php?title=Papers

http://www.webnographers.org/index.php?title=Syllabi

http://www.webnographers.org/index.php?title=Videos

http://www.webnographers.org/index.php?title=Tools


I've posted some of these resources to this blog in the past (here, for example: http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2009/08/salmon-leaping-books-at.html from August 2009), but a great deal is lost - possibly half of the bibliographic references that I've posted since that time.


In contacting the person :) who started it numerous times (5-7), she told me she would try to put it up again, or in another form as a wordpress blog, for example, but this hasn't happened yet. I use Webnographers.org, and add to it, regularly, and have been needing to use it for an upcoming paper I have been planning to give on Tourism and the Internet, but unfortunately, this wiki, or these resources, aren't up again.


Such an ongoing, wiki bibliography, on virtual ethnography, can be enormously useful to all kinds of scholars and people, especially over time, so it's being unavailable, since at least around January 20, 2010, is not only a loss to many people, but also to me.

What 'larger' processes might account for this?

It's hard to say, but perhaps it reflects a move away from free, open sharing of scholarly materials, a kind of mini-closing of one, wiki resource.

If it is a result of some kind of arbitrariness, and even a kind of wrong, in taking it down, unbeknownst to the person who started it, this kind of thing has a long history on the internet, - and, often, what goes around comes around, on the web, too.


I had added so much to it on the principle of open, wiki-sharing.

I'm hoping it's saved at the WebArchive, Library of Congress, or in another Nation State's web-archiving efforts, or in other venues, and that it will re-surface at some point, so that I can continue to add to it.


Make backups, look for 'Terms of Service,' and be careful how you invest your research time.


As with open, wiki World University and School, I very much see the benefits of sharing academic resources, especially about the web, and for innovation, and would love to see a flourishing of such (serious, knowledge-oriented) wikis and resources, in all kinds of ways.


Such open sharing of knowledge-resources, and idea-exchange, is, arguably, what has led to ongoing innovation (hacking, too, especially) in the IT revolution (via proprietary/copyrighted information, in libraries, too), in conjunction with ownership processes (e.g. Benkler's "The Wealth of Networks" (Yale UP), which you can read for free here, for example).













(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/fallen-tree-im-sad-to-say-that.html - February 15, 2011)

Chimpanzees - both species: Primatology Literature in conversation with Anthropology academic literature? Why not?

I'm curious why, (or whether), any(?) Primatology academic literature - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Primatology - hasn't come into conversation with Anthropology academic literature - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Anthropology - (especially sociocultural anthropology) with an invitation to add to these wiki subjects at WUaS ...


There are so many parallels - from field work, as method, on ...


Why don't anthropologists look at humans as human primates (whatsoever?) who are comparable with Bonobo chimpanzees or common chimpanzees, for example?
















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/chimpanzees-both-species-primatology-in.html - February 15, 2011)

Precipice Lake: It's CONVERSATION around innovation - in the information technology sphere, especially - which has lead to astounding INNOVATION

It's CONVERSATION around innovation - in the information technology sphere, since, for example, the transistor in '47 and chips in the 1950s - which has lead to ongoing, astounding further INNOVATION.



‎... Academic 'conversation' has a form ('conference-style' idea-sharing, lectures, publishing academic papers, etc.) that also develops (it happens over time via libraries, significantly). World University & School, with graduate student instructors in virtual worlds, for example, and professors' talks video-streamed there, that makes possible FURTHER innovative conversation - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com :).



And virtual worlds, for example, allow for both group-text-chat, where a document can be saved with multiple lines of reasoning (everyone having written at once:), and voice chat, - as well as video-streaming into virtual worlds; avatar-mediated virtual world communication adds something ... and you can group-build things out of virtual objects called prims in Second Life ... lots of ways to innovate conversationally with CONVERSATION ... At a fairly 'high' academic and scientific level, scaled to all languages, people might generate a LOT of innovation at World University and School and in virtual worlds ... not to mention via academic publishing ...



But it seems like there are a fair number of processes that get in the way of such conversations - everything from 'controlling processes' (knowledge discourses and money/media/educational systems) to lack of focus or access to teaching and learning resources among learners.
















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/precipice-lake-its-conversation-around.html - February 15, 2011)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Lionfish: A Valentine's Day poem ... 'I do choose to write the muse of bliss unfolding,' Grateful Dead's Going Down the Road Feeling Bad

A Valentine's Day poem

... '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



... Happy Valentine's Day :)


... Check out the great version of the Grateful Dead's 'Going Down the Road Feeling Bad' toward the bottom of this poem :)

















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/lionfish-valentines-day-poem-i-do.html - February 14, 2011)

Tortoises in the mist: Harbin Hot Springs, Freedom, Agency, All Languages, Linguistics, Universal Translator

There's freedom at Harbin (http://harbin.org/)

- agency -

here's a poem about this, in part-

'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 ... :)


*

There's freedom at WUaS - building on MIT Open Course Ware as academic standard - and making possible open, wiki- Teaching & Learning in a free & friendly way ... invitation to add a subject ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/ - a people-ideas opportunity :)


People are freely teaching & learning online in so many ways

... and WUaS will aggregate these as a wiki-metadirectory, in 3000-8000 languages

... Wikipedia, the online wiki-encyclopedia, by way of comparison, is in around 272 languages ...



AB:
are there 8000 languages??? Wow!


... ‎There are 6,900 and some languages, according to 'The Ethnologue'

plus human-invented languages, 'dead' languages, (computer languages, etc.).

World University & School -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Languages -

will help to identify ALL of them, and wiki-facilitate teaching & learning resources in them, too :)


Invitation to add a language, and a school :)

Here's The Ethnologue's web site - http://www.ethnologue.com

World Univ & Sch would also like to build on Google Translate and 2 or 3 other parallel projects to develop a Universal Translator, based on the WUaS Languages' page http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Languages :)


Good intro to linguistics? See World University & School Linguistics' subject - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Linguistics - and particularly Victoria Fromkin et al.'s 'Introduction to Language' :)
















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/tortoises-in-mist-harbin-hot-springs.html - February 14, 2011)

Himalayan valley: As place, I sometimes anthropologically interpret Harbin as a kind of countercultural 'system,' or metaphorical, human, 'ecosystem'

Harbin ethnography:


... As a kind of landscape-based, moving, musical prelude to the 'world' of Harbin Hot Springs ahead, driving in on this beautiful road is a harbinger of the transition to a different place, a liminal, clothing-optional hot springs' retreat center, which is Heart Consciousness Church (HCC) in 2011.

As place, I sometimes anthropologically interpret Harbin as a kind of countercultural 'system,' or metaphorical, human, cultural 'ecosystem,' in its valley, in the context of a milieu that emerges out of the 1960s. People come to Harbin, enter through the gate, having entered the visual beauty around Harbin after leaving Middletown, CA, head into the pools – immerse themselves, get Harbinized, hang out with other people who are naked in and around the pools and pool area, and at Harbin in general, and then leave Harbin. In this sense, Harbin produces 'Harbinization,' or the Harbin experience – even as a kind of soft, earth-based 'technology'. Actual Harbin, in this sense, also creates something a little like what the Grateful Dead create; in the pools, the experience of being in that place is like the 'space,' and the bliss, the Grateful Dead create with their music (recordings, too), which people love. But there are so many people who come through the gate here, that, to generalize for many people about the Harbin experience is to possibly omit a variety of experiences. Nevertheless, I would hypothesize that the immersive experience of the warm pool probably elicits the relaxation response, a similar, biological effect for all, and which is integral to the Harbin experience. Harbin's gatehouse is the in-out portal to this hippie-'system,' or counterculture-cum-system, of getting in touch with your warm pool self, and of living the future (Ishvara, “Living the Future,” Harbin publications, 1996), and to a kind of place-based freedom, especially in relation to the 'modernities,' as milieu, from which people are coming.

“When I think of Harbin as place, the pools are most significant, and the softening that goes on there, tucked as the pools are in a pretty little canyon very distant from the activity of a metropolis or modernities 'out there,' is quite unique” (MacLeod, Harbin Field Notes 2007-2008, May 30, 2008). ...


















(February 14, 2011)




















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/02/himalayan-valley-as-place-i-sometimes.html - February 14, 2011)