Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Rwandan Hyrax: Can we introduce that system in Rwanda & Burundi?, which system?, computer languages,e.g English, Yes, via WUaS, & in languages there

CM:

can we introduce that system in Rwanda and Burundi


SM:

which system?


CM:

computer languages,e.g English


SM:

yes, computer languages and World University and School are available for learning around the world

WUaS is planning schools in Rwanda and Burundi and in languages there, and is looking for volunteers


CM:

will they consider me?if yes, could you please connect me there and introduce me please?


SM:

World Univ & Sch is wiki (editable web pages) focused ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University ...

and one learns by editing, reading, ...

or teaching what you'd like ...

all via your computer from home ...

consider yourself introduced.

What would you like to begin to focus on or learn at WUaS?

Do you want to start an online school / university in Burundi / Rwanda?

In what language?


CM:

English


SM:

Would you like to teach or learn? What kind of school would be helpful there?


CM:

colleges,does this teaching also applicable for the churches?


SM:

World Univ & Sch is like Wikipedia (now in 281 languages) with MIT Open Course Ware - for open teaching and learning, with an academic focus ...

The WUaS Subject pages - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects -

allow you to add new subjects for open teaching and learning resources (such as church related ones).


Here's an example of the Quaker page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Quakers_-_Religious_Society_of_Friends - at WUaS.

And here's an example of the Computer Programming page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Programming -

and you could start your own subject

or kids in Rwanda could learn the Scratch programming language on this WUaS Programming page

Inviting people in your town to help build this online school would help it grow, and be about what's helpful, or focus it ...


CM:

will try and see how it operates,although wanted you to teach me how it works practically before l do it.


SM:

Much is already in English ... to teach or add resources, simply click 'edit this page' ... and to learn what you'd like, watch some videos, read some resources, or take a class ... what would you like to teach or learn?


CM:

would like to teach youth programmes


SM:

Ok ... teaching youth about digital technologies in a youth programme, in particular, is great ... and teaching singing is fun, as well.

Here are WUaS 'Singing' links:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Singing#World_University_and_School_Links


CM:

give me some topics to teach youth in the churches please


SM:

I would suggest creating a group for teaching and learning the Scratch Programming language at church ... http://scratch.mit.edu/ ...


WUaS is really for college and university levels, but if you have some topics you already teach to youths at church, we could create a new Subject page for this ...


CM:

giving,loving,caring,acting is better than saying.waiting upon the Lord.


SM:

:)




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Monday, January 30, 2012

Sea Plants: Hawaiian Music, Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai (Plants of the Sea), Harry Belafonte on the Muppet Show

Hawaiian Music

Hapa - Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai (studio version)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmmsuVi0gyk


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Lei Pikake - Hapa


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI92r0rkxuw



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Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai (Plants of the Sea)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW-SVMTcPVo



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Harry Belafonte on the Muppet Show -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AjovHGK-TA

(from Wayne & Wax's favorite blog entries from 2011 - http://wayneandwax.com/?p=4785 ) ...

may add to upcoming Jamaica WUaS subject page -

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

open, free, wiki WUaS for teaching & learning resources will help a lot of emerging countries

(http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nation_States)


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BANANA BOAT (DAY-O) by Harry Belafonte - 1956




CH: Ya gotta stop this kind of posting, Scott or your entire universe of followers is going to grind to a non-productive halt!!!





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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Macrotritopus: How to extend F/friendly process to World Univ & Sch, as wiki, Good Minus God, o?, O?, Oh? ... or uh oh?

How to extend F/friendly process to World University & School, as wiki,

for open teaching and learning to all,

and flourishingly, I'm wondering -


since it's already peace-oriented,

a f/Friendly 'leading' in so many ways,

open, for sharing,

and engages f/Friendly Business Meeting process?


... and even with some explicit explorations of f/Friendly delight at WUaS,

with more to add here -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Quakers_-_Religious_Society_of_Friends -

and here - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nontheist_Friends_%28atheist_Quakers%3F%29 :)

... where to both of this I added a delight section.



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Good Minus God

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/18/good-minus-god/ - to the above wiki subjects


o?, O?, Oh? ... or uh oh? (may add to World University and School's Religious Studies subject page -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Religious_Studies -

and/or its Nontheist f/Friends' page

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nontheist_Friends_%28atheist_Quakers%3F%29 )

(there are also wiki Philosophy pages at WUaS -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Philosophy -

with many MIT OCW courses,

and for open people-to-people philosophizing, teaching and learning,

as wiki, and potentially interactively online, as well)





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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Globe Flowers: Here's Marissa Mayer from Google sharing ideas about Innovation, Udacity University, New ways of Grading?

Here's Marissa Mayer from Google sharing ideas about Innovation - http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=1524 - added this to WUaS's Innovation, wiki subject ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Innovation ...

and here -




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Stanford Univ.'s Sebastian Thrun, who co-taught the free, online, Stanford 'Artificial Intelligence' course this past fall which attracted SO many students, is leaving Stanford to FURTHER online education ... exciting times, that will benefit so many ... (see ALL of Stanford's i-Programmer courses here - http://www.i-programmer.info/news/150-training-a-education/3361-stanfords-free-computer-science-courses.html - at least 160,000 students signed up for the three, online Stanford courses last fall 2011 - http://www.silobreaker.com/sebastian-thrun-11_1561537). ... will add Thrun's new, FREE "Udacity University" - http://www.silobreaker.com/exstanford-prof-is-starting-a-totally-free-online-school-video-5_2265434868118716627 - to WUaS's Courses' http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses ... Great! ..


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Great ... Udacity University ...

http://www.udacity.com/



from Sebastian Thrun and David Evans

http://www.silobreaker.com/exstanford-prof-is-starting-a-totally-free-online-school-video-5_2265434868118716627 ...

which is Stanford University's Sebastian Thrun's new university ... will add to WUaS courses:

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


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Here's the Stanford Daily with a story and further resources:
http://www.stanforddaily.com/2012/02/09/thrun-starts-web-based-university/


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One example of the back end of an online course for grades ... hope Google might orchestrate such resources ... and what can one add to generate fun and flourishing here?


https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/408929_10100377757403101_17016670_47073345_1390972196_n.jpg


How to change approaches to grading to be of use to students, lifelong, yet still have a comparative measure of what students learn and know? How can WUaS influence this?


Stanford's 8, new, free, i-Programmer courses have taken an innovative approach ...

http://www.i-programmer.info/news/150-training-a-education/3361-stanfords-free-computer-science-courses.html



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One generator of innovation in science and technology seems to be simply conversation or dialog. WUaS has subjects on Dialog & and the Conference Method (vis-a-vis Reed College's, esp.) - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_Method_of_Teaching_and_Learning - for open teaching and learning, as wiki ... hop into a Google Hangout, for example, and talk (or make music - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Music - together) ... about whatever you'd like :)



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Friday, January 27, 2012

Deer Isle: lNew, wiki, WUaS, "Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT," subject, MIT Videos, Technological Innovations, Generating Overachievers?

MIT Media Lab looks to have innovative research projects in abundance

(many faculty/students/buildings/floors/significant history of Lab to product/production),

and it's big/huge, with a significant, physical object focus.

The Media Lab at World University & School ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Media_Lab_at_World_University_and_School ... plans to be in 3000 - 8000 languages and 200 countries, and would like to focus on innovation, digitally especially.

How to facilitate a kind of wiki-flourishing here?


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is presently in the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge ... just learned of MIT-originating FabAcademy (not free) - http://fabacademy.org/ - wondering how, wiki-wise, to extend the innovation here at the Media Lab into 3,000-8,000 languages at the Media Lab at World University & School ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Media_Lab_at_World_University_and_School ... will add FabAcademy to the references ... FabAcademy is about going from code to the physical, whereas the MediaLab at WUaS is as exclusively online and as INTERNET-CENTRIC as possible ...



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New, wiki, WUaS, "Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT," subject page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Massachusetts_Institute_of_Technology_-_MIT - with one, MIT OCW course on MIT's history, - and where at WUaS we can all teach, learn and create ... there are a slew of resource-gems about MIT out there, I'm sure ... and here's the beginning of the Media Lab at WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Media_Lab_at_World_University_and_School - planned for all languages, and where YOU can innovate online.


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MIT History Documentary Shorts Video Collection

http://mit150.mit.edu/multimedia/collection/36


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The way Scratch programming language - http://scratch.mit.edu/ - (out of the MIT Media Lab) ... spread is first via workshops, then via educators, attention in the Media, Techie or Geekie parents, and now in schools / and after school centers, and then via friends ... good paths for WUaS ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University ( http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Programming ) …

Are your kids learning Scratch, by any chance?


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"MIT Media Lab Rolls Out Folding Car" ... http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/12/01/25/188202/mit-media-lab-rolls-out-folding-car ... will add to World Univ & Sch' Electric and Hybrid Vehicles - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Electric_and_Hybrid_Vehicles - and to the Media Lab at WUaS wiki subjects - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Media_Lab_at_World_University_and_School ... Explore creating something related at these pages ... :)



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How to grow overachievers for World Univ & Sch's 1st, matriculating Bachelor's degree class in 2014? ... Here's Harvard undergraduate-run "Harvard Pre-Collegiate Economics Challenge" ... http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com/2012/01/for-high-school-teachers-and-students.html ... will add to the 'Economics' wiki, subject page at World Univ & Sch, - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Economics - which is one of the best developed, academic, subject pages at WUaS, where YOU can teach, learn, edit and create ...



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Added ConceptNet from MIT - http://openmind.media.mit.edu/ - to World Univ & Sch's budding, Universal Translator page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/WUaS_Universal_Translator - (potentially in all 3,000-8,000 languages and building on Google Translate and Sugar Lab Translate ... with lots of Artificial Intelligence (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Artificial_Intelligence) programming (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Programming) ahead - Thank you!




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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pandea rubra: Curious how open, free WUaS can innovate with social networking sites such as G +

... is curious how open, free World University & School - like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware - can innovate with social networking sites such as G + . Here's the 'You at World University & School' wiki, subject page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/You_at_World_University - where you will be able to join the WUaS community, and orchestrate your education - either toward a free degree, or by openly teaching, learning and creating - in ways that are potentially flourishing and innovative. (See, too, WUaS's Music School - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Music_School - potentially in ALL 3,000-8,000 languages and around 200 countries).


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How to become an online Stanford University (excellent and relaxed) at World University and School, like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware - in 3,000-8,000 languages and 200 countries - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Research and http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University? (see also ... http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2012/01/quaker-neopithecops-zalmora-zalmora.html ) ... and with MIT?





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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Eubalaena glacialis: Innovate with free public education at the University level, FREE Syllabi & WUaS, Washington DC and Internet Law, Corporations

How to innovate with free public education at the University level? ... UC Berkeley and U Michigan are expensive, for example, and it's open to debate whether they are innovating. How to innovate with a MIT OCW, free-degree, online, university, public education here - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University - with the developing internet, is a fascinating question ... Wiki is one way to anticipate such ongoing developments, open to all, and for editing ...


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"My Internet is broken today. Hitting that “all known thought” button on my toolbar gives me a quick, maddening glimpse of Wikipedia that is then overtaken by a black screen that asks me to “Imagine a world without free knowledge.” I just did and I didn’t like it, now can I have my Wikipedia back?" ... http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/18/how-im-surviving-or-trying-to-without-wikipedia-at-my-fingertips/ ... Here's World Univ & Sch's wiki, "Wiki," subject page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Wiki - for open teaching and learning about wiki, with an invitation to YOU, to edit a WUaS page, and to which I'm adding the above article ...



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... will add this Wikipedia entry - ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia ... to WUaS's wiki, "Wiki," subject page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Wiki ...


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This distributed set of connections, partly for worldwide communication, called the internet, is changing things, and in Washington ... See Rebecca MacKinnon's germane, recent article on this the web and legal non-developments, and why …

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-doesnt-washington-understand-the-internet/2012/01/17/gIQAGPzWEQ_story.html




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Aaron Shaw's "A modest academic fantasy: free syllabi" (http://fringethoughts.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/modest-academic-fantasy/)

Please check out World University & School's main Subjects' page ... with its many, extensible, academic subjects: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects. Each subject has a 'Select Syllabi' section, - see, for example, the WUaS Subject Template - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE - which is also how anyone can begin their own, new subject at WUaS. (Wiki http://webnographers.org/ had a number of "Society and Information Technology" syllabi but it was possibly trashed (censorship) and has seemed to move away from the Creative Commons side of things, now wanting monies to start up again). Wiki World University and School is like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware, with free degrees planned, accrediting on MIT OCW.

If you know of already existing syllabi projects, WUaS is another good place to link their URLs.

Thanks for initiating this great idea and project!

Best regards,
Scott




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Colbert on "Corporations are People" ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ns_VX02HeJk ... apropos ...



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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Western bluebird: "Will Free Benefit the Rich? How Free and Open Education Might Widen Digital Divide," What's Learning? Symbols. Singing as learning?

Harvard talk, recently: "Will Free Benefit the Rich? How Free and Open Education Might Widen Digital Divides" ... http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2012/01/reich ... (interesting implications for WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University).



What's a general, fruitful definition of learning at the high school level that you engage? ...

possibly

... doing 'cognitively difficult work'

... so, possibly, symbolic problem solving?


Two related WUaS wiki pages -

Theories of Learning
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Theories_of_Learning and

Proof of Educational Information Technologies' Effectiveness
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Proof_of_Educational_Information_Technologies%27_Effectiveness ...


World University and School would particularly like to develop this WUaS page ... "Proof of Educational Information Technologies' Effectiveness" ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Proof_of_Educational_Information_Technologies%27_Effectiveness ... with great evidence ...


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For students we most care about, according to Justin Reich ... we may want to think about technologies that are "more structured, designed and targeted" ... makes sense


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Thanks, Justin Reich ... I wonder about your last comment that upper class people, drawing on the idea of the Atheneum, for example, helped create the free public library system in Boston ... I'm wondering if a reading of the free American Public Education K-12 system would suggest that it emerges out of American history/socioculture (as place), with its "We the People ..." trajectory, rather than from an 'upper class" ... What do you think?



"Singing" what you learn might be another fruitful definition ...



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Monday, January 23, 2012

Curlew Sandpiper: Homage to Bach, Let your mind go at the JS Bach, Complexity Theory, and Goedel, Escher, Bach, wiki pages at WUaS, Mullova plays Bach

Let your mind go around the

JS Bach - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Johann_Sebastian_Bach - the

Complexity Theory - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Complexity_Theory - and the

Goedel, Escher, Bach - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/G%C3%B6del,_Escher,_Bach -

wiki pages at World University & School ...

MMMmmmmm ... :)

(Virtual Scores are emerging - Bach, J.S.. 2012. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y76uH2xu670 Johann Sebastian Bach's, Fugue in G minor BWV 578 piano solo sheet music - Video Score]. Virtual Sheet Music. ... which I've added to the above WUaS J.S. Bach page, using the AAA citation form I've been using)





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Hey Scott MacLeod you may enjoy this homage to Bach :)

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/01/17/mandala-daniel-starr-tambor/




Here's further homage to JS Bach ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Johann_Sebastian_Bach ... the World Univ & Sch, wiki, JS Bach page ... listen to the music here :)


and ...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW1WXZqiQCM

Bach. BWV 1004. Chaconne violin solo. Viktoria Mullova.


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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Honeycreeper: "Big Study Links Good Teachers to Lasting Gain," WUaS longitudinal research approaches with live MIT OCW, WUaS Great Universities-focus

"Big Study Links Good Teachers to Lasting Gain" - http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/06/education/big-study-links-good-teachers-to-lasting-gain.html - WUaS hopes to incorporate such longitudinal research approaches into its offering of free Bachelor, Ph.D., Law and MD degrees. Let WUaS know if you're interested in designing such studies. WUaS plans to offer its first, free MIT High School class for credit this fall, as a feed in to its matriculating Bachelor's degree class in 2014.


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And, ideally, World University & School in its early years of matriculation (2014 for its first Bachelor's degree class), would choose to stream MIT professors live into virtual spaces, like G + Hangouts with group video chat, with WUaS-hired graduated students, as online instructing aides.



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BB:

Hey Scott MacLeod have you heard of this tuition-free university UotP?

http://www.uopeople.org/


Scott:

Hi, BB ... Here's my letter to the Chronicle of Higher Education - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/07/machu-pichu-letter-to-chronicle-of.html - (unpublished) characterizing World University & School and its differences from UotP, and others. And here are the free (UotP charges 'fees'), open universities at WUaS (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#Course_listings.27_aggregates), and here are the 'great' universities for Open Educational Resources that WUaS wants to come into conversation with, in particular - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#University_course_listings. And WUaS is focusing on accrediting on MIT OCW for free degrees. Thanks, Scott


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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Swift: Film on 'Play' called "Seriously," WUaS Play subject, Comedies - Birds of Britain, O Canada the beautiful ... :)

... will look to add this film on play, called "Seriously," - http://vimeo.com/34233390 - to World Univ & Sch's wiki (which is playing) "Play" subject - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Play ...


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... simply mustn't add this



to the WUaS's Comedy page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Comedy - What is that last bird-in-a-hand?



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Hmmm ... O Canada the beautiful ... :)








Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Space Nebula - Hubble: "In the space between ... home at Harbin," Wild and beautiful Fibonacci art & mathematics' animation, Loving bliss dance?

'In the space between, among warm water molecules, home at Harbin' ... http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2012/01/in-space-between-among-warm-water.html ... { ~~~ Harbin Hot Springs - http://harbin.org/} ... some new Haku-ish ... :) (see also Watsu - water shiatsu at WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Watsu_-_water_shiatsu)



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beautiful ... :)

dis, quand reviendras-tu ~ martha wainwright





seulement 'a head shot,' n'est-ce pas? ... pas mal ...
(just a head shot, right? ... not bad ... )


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To Art ...

Street Art Utopia
http://www.streetartutopia.com/?p=5982

... will add to World University and School's Art subject -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Art -

where you can make art, or teach it, or learn about it, or create ...



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Heartsong! ... wild and beautiful Fibonacci and mathematics' animation ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBzAO72NuIc ... will look to add to World University & School's 'Mathematics' and 'New Age' subjects http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects :)


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... love it, and very amusing -


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8grzRgQ_AWY -

will add to World University & School's wiki Dance subject page ...

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


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Weightless by Erika Janunger ...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiJhRjBEm6o

... kind of wild ... and beautiful ... how did she do this? ... intend to add to WUaS's Dance subject ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Dance ...


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Art ... and loving bliss?

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

... with dance? with music? with Harbin? ... what are some musical scores, or choreographies, for our, bodymind musical instruments?












Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bonxies: Bagpiping, New, 'Pibroch, Piobaireachd or Ceòl Mór,' wiki subject at WUaS, Scottish Country Dancing, Piping, Arts for bliss elicitation?

New, Pibroch, Piobaireachd or Ceòl Mór wiki subject at WUaS -

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linked to WUaS's Bagpipe Tutorials -


where I hope we can link great recordings of most Piobaireachds, over time. Kenny MacLean's "The Desperate Battle," is the first piece on this new page.


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Very nice :) "The Desperate Battle" played by Kenny MacLean ...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVJG2pUw3gY ... "Is this the same kenneth maclean who won the gold for piobaireachd in oban in 1974?" ... will add to upcoming Piobaireachd wiki subject at WUaS linked from here - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Bagpipe_Tutorials - Would like to wiki-link great recordings of most Piobaireachds, over time.


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Thunderstruck - by Gordon Duncan - anew - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4T0813Wtrc ... Fresh Cut Memory: Andrew Forbes (borderpipes), Mason Brown (guitar) and Scott Parker Mast (percussion) performing Gordon Duncan's "Thunderstruck" at the Laughing Goat in Boulder, Colorado.


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Fred Morrison, The Hard Drive, Glasgow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdCaeVWB9t8 - no description available

... new improvisation subject in the Bagpipe Tutorials' subject at WUaS?


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Scottish Country Dancing in Edinburgh ... RSCDS Edinburgh Branch Demonstration Team Jan'08


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4GkIWVn4M0 ... looking for SCD to live bagpipe, but this is nice ... will add to upcoming WUaS Scottish Country Dance wiki subject ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects ...


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Just learned of the music library on Leeandsonsbagpipes.com. These were all recorded my Jack Lee (who has won every major prize in piping) on the pipes in the last few years and include some real gems, such as the Fiddler's Rally, David Ross of Rosehall and others. They now have over 1,400 tunes on our site available for download. This is quite a treasure! ... will add this as reference to WUaS to http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Bagpipe_Tutorials and http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Pibroch,_Piobaireachd_or_Ce%C3%B2l_M%C3%B3r pages. Looking forward to Jack Lee's upcoming course, beginning on January 19th, "Bagpipe Sound Essentials"... http://www.dojouniversity.com/classes# ...



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... continuing to think about how to elicit bliss, and loving bliss, particularly vis-a-vis these Scottish arts ...






Violetears: Yoga, MIT's "A Meditation on Mediation: A Close Reading of Olivier’s Cough," Questioning Yoga & Meditation, Relaxation Response

Yoga & Happiness {http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Yoga

and http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Happiness}

... healthy bodymind from exploring, playfully even, all the asanas

... and turn on your favorite musics for neural cascades of pleasure, whenever you like ...

http://pandora.com
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{and Play: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Play} ... sounds good :)


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... just added MIT OCW resource on 'meditation' -

"A Meditation on Mediation: A Close Reading of Olivier’s Cough"

(http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/comparative-media-studies/cms-796-major-media-texts-fall-2006/assignments/ford2.pdf)

to World Univ & Sch's 'Meditation,' wiki subject -

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

to extend the concept of meditation here,

and in the direction of MIT ...


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... will probably add to WUaS's wiki Yoga page - 'Shit Yogis Say' ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMC1_RH_b3k ... :) ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Yoga ... right on ...


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... added this article

"How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body"

(http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/magazine/how-yoga-can-wreck-your-body.html),

and the author of this NYT's article William J. Broad's forthcoming book on the Science of Yoga

to World University & School's wiki, Yoga, subject page -

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

(WUaS is like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware, with free Bachelors, Ph.D., Law and M.D. degrees planned, accrediting on MIT OCW).


SM: MK - did you see this? :)

MK: Yes, it's been making quite the rounds in yoga circles


Oh, Fer Crying Out Loud | Bernadette Birney: It's about yoga (sort of)

JL: yikes I've been doing Iyengar Yoga for a couple of years now

SM ‎... glad for a diversity of perspective such as Broad (and Glaser) articulate ... hope your body isn't too wrecked :) ... am interested in looking at Broad's upcoming book ...

JL well, running marathons did more damage.


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From the land where yoga originated:

What to make of this?

"India: The Curious Case of Draping Statues to Ensure Fair Elections" ...

http://globalvoicesonline.org/2012/01/11/india-the-curious-case-of-draping-statues-to-ensure-fair-elections/

Ah, socioculture ...

... will add to World Univ & Sch's 'India,' subject page, -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/India -

which is the beginning of the India World University and School ...

Check out the video news story ... Youtube in India ...



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... still enjoying the Relaxation Response ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Relaxation_Response ... especially in the Harbin warm pool :)



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I'm so glad people are rigorously, and sceptically, questioning yoga and meditation, as well as practicing them, ~ and that both approaches are part of, and inform, World University & School.




Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Orchids?: Looking for Sal Khan informed-approach to Remedial Math & English drawing on MIT OCW High School, Growing WUaS Music-Making, flourishingly


… looking for a Salman Khan informed-approach (http://www.khanacademy.org/) to Remedial Math and Remedial English drawing on MIT OCW High School ... (that would help students become MIT overachievers - probably not this last bit) for the fall, for C.U., and in general.

WUaS would like to offer one MIT OCW High School (http://ocw.mit.edu/high-school/) course this autumn, as a kind of 'feed-in' for its first, matriculating Bachelor's class in 2014, and to start facilitating teaching, as well. I don't think WUaS will seek accreditation at the high school level, at least early, but will do so for Bachelor, Ph.D., Law and M.D.

And looking to grow music-making, flourishingly, online and interactively, as well (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Music_School).

Nice to be in touch.

Best regards,
Scott







Monday, January 16, 2012

Dragonflies: New, 'Complexity Theory,' wiki subject at WUaS, Great interview: MITX Fireside Chat w Joi Ito-MIT Media Lab, WUaS All Languages Media Lab

New, 'Complexity Theory' Wiki subject at WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Complexity_Theory - with 3 MIT OCW courses, plus ...


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Great interview: MITX Fireside Chat with Larry Weber & Joichi Ito, MIT Media Lab ... http://digitalinfluencegroup.com/2012/larry-weber-joi-ito/ ... worth listening to ... I enjoyed it here when Joi was asked to comment on a number of different companies off the top of his head, and Joi suggested, about MIT and Stanford, that he was most interested in these as learning and innovation places (about which I'm interested vis-a-vis World Univ & Sch, especially as wiki ... Here's a subject page about Wiki at wiki WUaS http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Wiki) ... with an invitation to edit ... (see also http://singularityhub.com/2012/01/10/whos-donating-to-wikipedia-everybody-latest-drive-raises-20m-from-1m-donors/).


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One main goal of the INTERNET-CENTRIC Media Lab at World University and School is to allow people to innovate and play online, and not only eventual graduate students at also TECHNOLOGY-CENTRIC WUaS ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Media_Lab_at_World_University_and_School ... (also recently updated) ... with an invitation to YOU to 'edit this page.' WUaS is planning to be in 3,000-8,000 languages, and in around 200 countries, with an online Media Lab at WUaS in many ...





Sunday, January 15, 2012

Leaf Beetle: Recently updated both the 'Martin Luther King, Jr.,' and the Black Studies' pages

... recently updated both the 'Martin Luther King, Jr.,' wiki, subject page at WUaS -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr. -

and the Black Studies' page at WUaS -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Studies -

and plus this great, related resource I just found

"50 Open Courseware Links to Honor Black History Month"

http://www.onlinebestcolleges.com/blog/2009/50-open-courseware-links-to-honor-black-history-month/ ... :)


... with an invitation here at WUaS on these pages to teach, learn, add and create ...



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Rainbow lorikeets: Remembering the Rainbow Gathering, How to generate love?

Remembering the Rainbow Gathering, in this not so bleak mid-winter, ...

'Lovin' you, sisters & brothers' ...

is something you hear a lot in those woods,

and a lot of people FEEL the love there, in my experience -

maybe it's just the gathering/communitas/(counter)culture.


Curious how to generate cultures of love,

vis-a-vis World Univ & Sch,

an online, startup university,

which hopes to come into rich conversation with MIT, Stanford, Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Cambridge and other great universities, especially.


It's possible to generate cultures of love

(e.g. my earliest years thanks to my folks, Grateful Dead concerts, Scottish Country Dancing, Ceilidh, etc., all, in some ways).


In what myriad ways is this possible, building on MIT OCW & wiki?

See, for example, the Loving Bliss Neurophysiology Eliciting wiki subject at WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Loving_Bliss_(eliciting_this_neurophysiology) ...

as one starting place, or perhaps the WUaS's "Singing Harmony" wiki subject, - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Singing_Harmony - or add a new subject, or develop an existing one, here - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects ... :)


How to generate love?




The Quaker - Neopithecops zalmora zalmora: A Stanford / Haverford / Swarthmore (Quaker/Friendly) academic excellence ETHOS at WUaS, Quaker Network

How to facilitate a Stanford University / Haverford College / Swarthmore College (Quaker/Friendly) academic excellence ETHOS for World University & School, especially informing WUaS Research (e.g. medicine, computer science, Media Lab, etc.) ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Research ... at WUaS?

Hire Quaker researchers with an undergraduate / graduate degree from these great universities -


esp. MIT, Stanford, Harvard , Yale, Princeton, Cambridge, etc.?

That would do it ...


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Anecdotally, people I know who have graduated from the Quaker, Earlham College, in Indiana, have seemed to love their experience / time there, more so even than at the other Quaker colleges of Haverford and Swarthmore. I wonder why this is; my sample is very small. But might this be because Earlham creates greater community, and communitas, drawing on its Quaker history, and as a fairly rural school, compared with Swarthmore and Haverford?


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... would like to 'roll out' wiki World University & School, internationally, especially for accreditation in 50-100 countries, through a network of unprogrammed Quaker Meetings (e.g. in Seoul, Tokyo, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Sydney, Auckland, Buenos Aires, Toronto, Mexico City, Cambridge, Berlin, Paris, etc. ), in conjunction with the great universities, here ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#University_course_listings ...



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Yea, JR! "Public strength" (affirming public education) - http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/12004/1201049-110-3.stm ... World University & School is public education, worldwide, extending MIT Open Course Ware / MITx ... as well as via wiki ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University ... and planned for 3,000-8,000 languages and 200 countries (Wikipedia is in 281 langugages, by way of comparison).


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How to generate a loving ethos, where students flourish, in an educational environment, a school, online in the case of WUaS, drawing on the histories of relatively relaxed and excellent, easy-going Stanford, Haverford and Swarthmore (due to financial stability and California/Quaker/excellence - orientations?), which seem to draw academically overachieving students?




Saturday, January 14, 2012

Shell life: Highlights from the 28th Chaos Communications Congress, Internet as Human and/or Civil Right, OLPC

Highlights from the 28th Chaos Communications Congress ... http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2012/01/05/highlights-and-videos-from-the-28th-chaos-communications-congress/ ... including a 1.5 hour video on how governments have tried to block TOR ... will add to WUaS's Hacking wiki, subject page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Hacking_-_Computers_(certified,_ethical) ... and WUaS's Security subject, perhaps, as well ...

There are a lot of fascinating videos here, offering insight into the web today, from a lot of programmers.



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The internet as a Human and/or Civil Right, by Vint Cerf (vis-a-vis telephone as 'universal service' in the U.S.) ... (the picture is apropos, too) http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/opinion/internet-access-is-not-a-human-right.html. World Univ & Sch would like to extend this to all 3,000-8,000 languages and 200 countries ... education as a universal service ... (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/If_There_Beyond :)



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Important video, please spread widely. PROTECT IP / SOPA Act Breaks the Internet ... http://t.co/bit3V8Gw ... http://fightforthefuture.org/pipa/ ...




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"Why we need One Laptop per Child in the U.S." - http://blog.laptop.org/2012/01/10/why-we-need-olpc-in-the-us-img/ ... will add to wiki World University and School's One Laptop per Child subject page: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/One_Laptop_per_Child_-_XO_Laptop_-_$100_Laptop_-_MIT and the new XO Tablet , the OLPC XO-3 unveiled at CES 2012 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBin1tc4T5c ... with solar panel and hand crank, etc. Nicholas likes to say "The warranty is void until you take it apart" :) (WUaS invites you to edit a page, as well).


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Thoughtful retrospective on One Laptop per Child - http://www.miller-mccune.com/education/one-laptop-per-child-redux-38589/ - which will airdrop olpcs next week, some in African countries ... will http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/One_Laptop_per_Child_-_XO_Laptop_-_$100_Laptop_-_MIT ...



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Jamaican students making poetry about the OLPC in OLPC News - '''OLPC Jamaica'''

Derndorfer, Christoph. 2011. [http://www.olpcnews.com/countries/jamaica/when_me_see_di_xo_jamaican_student_poetry.html "When Me See Di XO" - Jamaican Student Poetry About the XO]. November 18. Cambridge, MA: OLPC News.

... adding to WUaS's OLPC - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/One_Laptop_per_Child_-_XO_Laptop_-_$100_Laptop_-_MIT - wiki subject page.



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Solar-Powered Internet Connectivity a Reality in Lascahobas, Haiti! ... will look to add to WUaS's OLPC http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/One_Laptop_per_Child_-_XO_Laptop_-_$100_Laptop_-_MIT and Solar Energy http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Solar_Energy wiki Subjects


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Great UC Berkeley Globetrotter interview of Manuel Castells, with video ...


which I've posted before in this blog, and in the course I teach ...




Friday, January 13, 2012

Inca Trail Begonia: The Grateful Dead rock here, Dickey Betts jamming with Jerry Garcia, Gr@teful De@d Scarlet Begonias Greek Theater

The Grateful Dead rock here -


...may add some of these here ~ http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Grateful_Dead ...


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Dickey Betts jamming with Jerry Garcia during the Grateful Dead & Allman Brothers show at RFK Stadium ...



... will look to add to -



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Gr@teful De@d Scarlet Begonias Greek Theater 1988 ...


... right here in Berkeley in the Bay Area, just a few years ago ...


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hard to handle 2-14-70 fillmore east ... grateful dead ...




... around valentine's day in nyc :)


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I'm curious why Friday the 13th resonates superstitiously through history.

Why is superstition part of humans?

I hypothesize that it's a meme - a 'replicating, cultural unit' - which is associated with a number and day in this case, with some kind of negative experience. People repeat this, and talk about, and somehow the idea passes from brain to brain, bodymind to bodymind, possibly making some people feel bad.

It seems best to me to mimimize, or inhibit, its signifiance, if it has any significance, for anyone, (even as a kind of coping strategy).


And why not celebrate such days in a kind of reversal of this curious, negative Friday the 13th meme, as a creative opportunity, and, for example, go to a Dead concert online, and rock out. :)


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How to learn to create concerts online? :)




Thursday, January 12, 2012

PawPaw - three part flower: NEW, WUaS 'Reading,' 'Neurophysiology,' and 'Entrepreneurship,' wiki subjects

‎... will begin a new Neurophysiology wiki-page at World Univ & Sch soon and will add this article on Teens and hormones - http://mobile.nytimes.com/2011/12/27/science/now-we-are-six-the-hormone-surge-of-middle-childhood.xml - which also includes a focus on the neurophysiology of Omega 3 fatty acids, as well as MDMA, and their significances for this WUaS conception of neurophysiology. See also Neurobiology for more MIT OCW course focused, related conceptions - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Neurobiology - at WUaS.


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Here's the NEW, WUaS, Neurophysiology, wiki subject -http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Neurophysiology :)



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New MIT OCW Global Entrepreneurship course - http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/sloan-school-of-management/15-389a-global-entrepreneurship-lab-asia-pacific-fall-2010/ - added to NEW WUaS 'Entrepreneurship,' wiki, WUaS subject - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Entrepreneurship, with many updated, Economics' subjects - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Special:WikiActivity plus more .... what makes academic subjects (think MIT OCW) fun or inviting for you?


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With this, NEW, WUaS 'Entrepreneurship,' wiki subject, with 4 MIT OCW courses -

you can innovate a lot in entrepreneurialism ... here, now, at WUaS and in your life ...


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New 'Reading' subject at WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Reading ... and new Entrepreneurship wiki WUaS subject, as well - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Entrepreneurship, with many updated, economics' subjects - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Special:WikiActivity.


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Curious about synthesizing Reading (new subject at WUaS?) and the Relaxation Response (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Relaxation_Response), in terms of biology (symbolic processing for flow experiences, concentration, and bodymind releasing) :) Focusing on reading, how to, in terms of thinking, etc., would be interesting and edifying, especially vis-a-vis the NEW WUaS Neurophysiology subject - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Neurophysiology :)


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So,

NEW, WUaS 'Reading,' 'Neurophysiology,' and 'Entrepreneurship,' wiki subjects - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Reading, http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Entrepreneurship, http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Neurophysiology, with many updated, Economics' subjects - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Special:WikiActivity plus more ...


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World University & School simply EXTENDS Wikipedia (now in around 281 languages), and MIT Open Course Ware (with < 2000 MIT courses, in English) to all 3,000-8,000 languages, and 200 countries, in terms of open, free teaching and learning resources, wiki-wise, where you can teach to your web cam, for ex., or in a Google + Hangout ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects ... which will benefit so many people, and AUGMENTS our current conversation about education, world wide, because, like Wikipedia, we can all teach to each other. WUaS also BUILDS on MIT OCW as a great, knowledge-oriented, academic standard. Please edit a WUaS page, in ways you'd like to teach or learn.


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What makes academic subjects (think MIT OCW) fun or inviting for you?



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Heard 3 inspiring talks today about internet freedom & innovation, in one way or another, - by Rebecca MacKinnon about her new book 'Consent of the Networked,' at Stanford, by Marissa Mayer from Google at the CHM, and by FTC commissioner Julie Brill at Stanford ... The internet's future is in open innovation. See WUaS ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Innovation ... in this respect, as well.




Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Flying Animals: Android Icecream Sandwich - Google's E. Schmidt, Robotic jumping, gliding & leaping, Top 10 University Anthropology, Science & Virtual

Android Icecream Sandwich: Google's Eric Schmidt and Hugo Barra present a demo of new Android Icecream Sandwich in Paris -




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New forms of Robotic jumping, gliding and leaping - http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/11/12/27/2347236/experimenting-with-robotic-movement (in French-speaking Lusuanne, Switzerland) - cool ... will add to World University & School's wiki subject http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Robotics.


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Which are the Top 10 University Anthropology programs in the world? The anthropology departments at these great Universities - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#University_course_listings - which include Columbia and the Univ. of Chicago? (World University & School is like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware, and is planning free degrees (Bachelors, Ph.D., Law and M.D.) with its first, matriculating, Bachelor's class in 2014, accredited in California. Academic, wiki, Subject pages, such as this Anthropology page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Anthropology - will become departments, as well). How to make this wiki, Anthro page a great department, is a question I'm focusing on. What makes an academic department great? Quality of writing, and media generation, anthropologically, by faculty and students, as well as generating new approaches to anthropological research? (http://scottmacleod.com/)


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Science in Virtual Worlds -


Great ... will add to World University & School's wiki, Science - (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Virtual_Worlds), and Virtual Worlds' (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Science) subject pages.






Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Milky way: Great news - Wikipedia's financial base is stable, $20 million, WUaS would like to grow similarly, Wikimedia Foundation 2011-12 Annual Plan

Great news - Wikipedia's financial base is stable ...

See:

"Who’s Donating to Wikipedia? Everybody. Latest Drive Raises $20M from 1M+ Donors"


"Wikipedia will survive for another year, reaches $20 million fundraising target"


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Here's its Wikimedia Foundation 2011-12 Annual Plan



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... World University & School - like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Ware - is planning free, online Bachelor, Ph.D. Law, and M.D. degrees, accrediting on MIT OCW - and would like to grow similarly ... ( http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Foundation )


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And here's WUaS's "Wiki," wiki subject page with the above resources, and more ...



Monday, January 9, 2012

Lynx: U.S. states that don't have a Medical School, Maine, Online Medicine at WUaS


A number of states in the U.S. don't have a Medical School. Maine is one of them. World University and School's beginning Medical School - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Medical_School, - and WUaS's planned membership business model, may make online Medical School, as well as online Medicine (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Hospital) collaborations possible, with U.S. states, as well as with countries around the world. WUaS Membership wiki-page to come ...


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hummingbird: Growing number of 'singing' links for open teaching and learning resources, Singing Harmony & Bass Lines, INTERACTIVELY & ONLINE at WUaS

The number of 'singing' links and resources on World University and School's wiki, 'Singing' page for open teaching and learning resources, (about kinds of singing which are really fun, in my experience), is growing - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Singing#World_University_and_School_Links - and open ended.

I'm interested in helping them 'come alive,' in terms of open and skillful learning and teaching via the web.

For example, I'm facilitating an open Playing / Practicing Music Space (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Practicing_-_Playing_a_Musical_Instrument) on Wednesday evenings from 9 - 10 pm PT - where people can play what they're learning in a Google + group video chat hangout, or simply play, as one example - openly, freely, in a friendly way and easily.

A few people have come so far.

And I'd like to learn to Sing Walking Base Lines skillfully and improvisationally - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Singing_Walking_Bass_Lines - but haven't figured out this one, yet, :)

... and similarly with "Singing Harmony" ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Singing_Harmony.

The most recent, WUaS singing page is


Let's explore music-making in fun and creative ways ...


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... and especially with kids at Meeting, in schools, and all around.

Keep an eye out for video examples of people making and teaching music to (or learning from) kids, that we might improvise on (e.g. Bobby McFerrin).


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Here's a great teaching and learning video with Bobby McFerrin at Davies Hall in San Francisco -



which I've added to WUaS Singing Harmony page above ...

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Nagamali flower: {Open} Business Meeting - Agenda, World University and School Saturday, January 14, 2011, 9 am, Pacific Time

{Open} hour-long Business Meeting - Agenda

World University and School

Saturday, January 14, 2011

9 am, Pacific Time



Want to participate? ... add a note here below ...




- Recent developments



- Accreditation



- Finance & Budget



- Quakers



- A MIT OCW High School WUaS course in the Autumn



- MIT



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- Closure









(December 10, 2011 Meeting Agenda - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/12/gloriosa-lily-world-university-and.html)



(October 29, 2011 Meeting Agenda -

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/10/henderson-island-south-seas-uk-open.html)


Friday, January 6, 2012

Pelicans and Flying Rays: New subject at WUaS - "New Orleans Jazz," Muppet Ad for Jamming in Google +, WUaS Musical Jamming page

New subject at WUaS - "New Orleans Jazz" - as wiki page -



Check out the Black Eagles and Duke Ellington's versions of "The Mooche" on the above page ...

sizzling ...

add some of your own, by recording to youtube ... start a jam :)




This goes right 'there,' as well -

Tight Like This: New Black Eagle Jazz Band





and tuba-wise, to be sure :)



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Louis Armstrong and his All Stars. 1962. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncXtUml7M6M LOUIS ARMSTRONG Canal Street Blues ... World University & School's new, New Orleans Jazz wiki subject: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/New_Orleans_Jazz :)



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very nice ... Dr. Michael White - Give it up (gypsy second line) ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApfqeUWpTmk ...


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Musical Jamming in a Google + Hangout ...

great Muppet Ad from Google about this, and, well, just hanging out ...



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Here's the WUaS Musical Jamming, wiki, subject page -


at WUaS, for to jam ...

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Irrawaddy dolphin: Very nice ... 'Descant singing Hallelujah,' New, "Singing Descant," wiki, subject page at World Univ & Sch, Listen to videos :)

Very nice ... 'Descant singing Hallelujah' -



(Austin College Descant at Fall Concert) ...


... new, "Singing Descant," wiki, subject page at World University & School -



... descant singing, - very beautiful, very beautiful :)

{listen to some of the videos :) }



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The number of "Singing" pages at WUaS is growing ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Singing#World_University_and_School_Links ... singing is {very} enjoyable, and potentially very easy, and in groups, via the web ...




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Here's a good example of how people might teach a descant line to their web camera ...



... for learning ...

not perfect, but singers could learn the line pretty clearly from home ...


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... and nice Descant here :











Wednesday, January 4, 2012

In the space between warm water molecules, home at Harbin.


In the space between
warm water molecules, 
home at Harbin. 


Fluid, water suit 
fits all, in all ways, 
connectingly. 


Warm pool symbiosis, 
unfolds fluently, 
this water is live. 


Encompassed in warmth, 
releasing inside, 
warm pool surrounds, 
now. 


Tao is, 
in Harbin's warm water, 
one-now. 


Naked women are pretty, 
Harbin pool area-wise, ~ 
biology. 


People become 
water birds, 
bathing at Harbin. 


One with nature, 
Harbin's waters' warmth serene, 
come again and again. 


People wax water primates, 
nature-returning, 
warm pool nude oneness. 


January sunshine, 
people walk naked 
in watery light. 


Harbin's hippies 
un-commune communally, 
warm pool-wise. 


No hippies here, 
in Harbin's warmth ~ 
just naked, h2o be-ins. 





Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Berkeley, Claremont wildflowers: Tolkien knew how to tell stories, and explain them ... Happy birthday, J.R.R. Tolkien :)

Tolkien knew how to tell stories, and explain them ... Happy birthday, J.R.R. Tolkien :)

“I have claimed that Escape is one of the main functions of fairy-stories, and since I do not disapprove of them, it is plain that I do not accept the tone of scorn or pity with which ‘Escape’ is now so often used. Why should a man be scorned if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home? Or if he cannot do so, he thinks and talks about other topics than jailers and prison-walls?”

— J. R. R. Tolkien, born January 3, 1892 — 120 years ago today!

As the fit takes me —



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