Friday, October 31, 2014

Aquilegia: "In what ways might it be possible to explore beginning a new Wikidata/Wikipedia languages' complementary project with the languages engineering team, namely CC World University and School, which is like CC Wikipedia with CC MIT OCW (planned for 7,106+ languages and 242+ countries)?", Saving, preserving and generating knowledge in all languages (7,106 languages - 287 Wikipedia languages = 6,819+ other languages) as online MIT OCW-centric wiki schools


Dear Lydia and Runa,

Thank you for your recent email, Runa (on the WikiMedia languages' engineering team), and your suggestion to begin a conversation with Lydia about what I emailed you, emerging out of a number of Wikitech office hours in IRC in which we participated together:

"In what ways might it be possible to explore beginning a new Wikidata/Wikipedia languages' complementary project with the languages engineering team, namely CC World University and School, which is like CC Wikipedia with CC MIT OCW (planned for 7,106+ languages and 242+ countries)?"

I'm including both Markus Kroetzsch (founder of SemanticWiki and one of three initial core developers of Wikidata/Wikibase) and Magnus Manske (who is Swedish and an expert in Wikidata/Wikibase I think) in this email as possible technical leads for exploring developing this project in SemanticWiki and Wikidata/Wikibase, which could be a significant growth story for WikiMedia and Creative Commons in general, including eventually in terms of job generation worldwide as a far-reaching online CC MIT OCW-centric wiki accrediting University in many languages and countries.

In addition, I hope CC MIT OCW-centric WUaS will be significant in saving, preserving and generating knowledge in all languages (7,106 languages - 287 Wikipedia languages = 6,819+ other languages) as online MIT OCW-centric wiki schools.

Lydia and Runa, in what ways could we begin a exploratory project in, say, four or so languages - e.g. English, German, Swedish and Hindi - around this WUaS "SUBJECT TEMPLATE" - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE - and using MediaWiki/qLabel/Wikipedia/Wikicommons/Wikidata/Wikibase/ and especially SemanticWiki framework/platform in the process (http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2014/10/amygdalus-species-language.html), and anticipating artificial intelligence / cognitive computing developments (e.g. http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2014/10/amygdalus-species-language.html)?

Markus, would working with your new research group - https://ddll.inf.tu-dresden.de/ - be a possibility in this too?

Thank you, Runa, for suggesting this conversation with Lydia!

Thanks,

Scott



Scott MacLeod

http://scottmacleod.com/
http://worlduniversityandschool.org/




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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Astragalus: Remarkable parallels between free K-12 public schools in the US. and public libraries, as well as free university around the world - e.g. "This Country Just Abolished College Tuition Fees," WUaS would like to become the online Harvard / MIT / Stanford / Oxbridge of the Internet


There are remarkable parallels between free K-12 public schools in the US. and public libraries, as well as free university around the world - e.g. "This Country Just Abolished College Tuition Fees" ... http://thinkprogress.org/education/2014/10/01/3574551/germany-free-college-tuition/ - and FREE CC MIT OCW-centric World University and School, which is like Wikipedia with MIT OCW, in terms of the free university and high school education WUaS plans to share. 


WUaS would like to become the online Harvard / MIT / Stanford / Oxbridge of the Internet, and in all languages and countries, while facilitating F/friendly open Wiki (editable web pages) schools in all 7,106+ languages and 242+ countries.


 ... Again, I added "This Country Just Abolished College Tuition Fees" http://thinkprogress.org/education/2014/10/01/3574551/germany-free-college-tuition/ ... added to "Admissions" at CC free MIT OCW-centric WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Admissions_at_World_University_and_School.




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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Antirrhinum subbaeticum: WUaS HIVE meets on M 11/3 and W 11/5 from 10 a-12 at AFSC in SF, Hive visit from Dirk, "Western Friend" Magazine Video-chat with Molly Wingate, co-author of Slow Parenting Teens on Thurs. October 30th at 6:30 pm PT, WUaS Admissions' info


Dear Friends,

The open FriendlyWorld University and School HIVE meets at AFSC offices/SFFM on Monday, 11/3, and on Wednesday, 11/5, at a new time - from 10a-12.

Come help create in person at this HIVE people-to-people Ffriendly-informed online learning - and planned for all 7,106 languages and 242 countries at MIT OCW-centric World University and School - http://worlduniversityandschool.org - the way you would like education to be ... and via this Friendly wiki (editable web pages) - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com. Friendly WUaS is planning online, accredited MIT OCW-centric degrees, and these hives are meeting spaces to ask questions, explore what you'd like to teach online, volunteer, learn how to curate WUaS, attend a WUaS workshop, and/or share your ideas about WUaS.

WUaS is particularly seeking Friends who know SQL and are interested in a Friendly grand challenge (e.g. http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2014/10/amygdalus-species-language.html).

A kind of leading, Quaker MIT OCW-centric WUaS would like to become the online Harvard / MIT / Swarthmore / Haverford / Oxbridge of the Internet, and in all languages and countries, while facilitating F/friendly open Wiki (editable web pages) schools in all 7,106+ languages and 242+ countries.

Unprogrammed Quaker Meeting at AFSC/SFFM will meet around 10 am for ten minutes or so, and before each WUaS hive.

Looking forward to meeting with you.

Friendly regards,
Scott


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"Western Friend" Magazine Video-chat on 10/30, Hive visit from Dirk, WUaS Admissions' info


"Video-chat with Molly Wingate, co-author of Slow Parenting Teens"

Hi Mary Klein (editor of "Western Friend" Magazine),

Looking forward to this "Western Friend" online conversation "Video-chat with Molly Wingate, co-author of "Slow Parenting Teens"" - http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=0f903ecd7fe40d2cc1c8380a3&id=bf7b2ae72c&e=002edc1fb4 - on Thursday at 6:30 pm Pacific Time, and thanks. Curious about reaching out to young F/friends and their parents here about upcoming free and CC MIT (OCW) online accrediting university and high school degrees. See the developing "Registering" link here - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/ - and the developing "Admission's" page with various degrees planned here - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Admissions_at_World_University_and_School#World_University_and_School_Links. How best to reach out to Unprogrammed Meetings around the world in many languages, as well, is something I'm wondering?

I was glad that Dirk N from Berkeley came to the World University and School hive meeting space in Monday morning at AFSC / San Francisco Friends' Meeting (meeting on M and Ws newly from about 10-noon PT in November - and here's this blog entry about this - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2014/10/antirrhinum-subbaeticum-wuas-hive-meets.html).

What a pleasant surprise and interesting conversation. Dirk asked particularly about initial accreditation costs for Friendly-informed MIT OCW-centric World University and School and I mentioned $5,000 for BPPE (CA state) and $10,000 for WASC senior (accrediting agency which accredits Stanford and Berkeley, etc.).

Dirk is blind so he recorded this information among other bits to his audio cassette player, for referring to later. He also expressed interest in coming on WUaS's Board, - possibly as WUaS's much-needed fundraising Board member. As you may know he was in the first high school class at John Woolman school (a 3 year program then) in the foothills of the Sierras in the early 1960s, went to Cal Berkeley, was involved in Viet Nam protests and was a stock broker until he became blind, and is active in Berkeley Friends Meeting. (His mother also went to Reed College, which a number of Universitians have gone to as well).

Meet with you online soon.

Friendly regards,

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Anthoceros: When Angela and Victor's yoga web site was "forbidden" on the internet, My actual / virtual Harbin ethnographic manuscript and Yale U.P., Innovative ethnography with countercultural themes, WUaS ACADEMIC PUBLISHING HOUSE, Liking your web site ~ http://angela-victor.com/ :), On with loving bliss neurophysiology eliciting particularly with generative music-making



Hello Angela, Victor, Patricia and Andrew and L, 

Apart from a few hours about a week ago when your web site was "forbidden" on the internet, Angela and Victor, (about which I've communicated with Patricia), here's a recent blog post about some news - 
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2014/10/fly-orchid-dear-angela-and-victor.html. Yale U.P. got back to me yesterday with its editorial director saying publishing my actual / virtual Harbin ethnographic book "is not something we can take on at this time" - alas. I'll explore Duke University Press, University of Chicago Press and Bergahn Press now, some of which have published innovative ethnography with countercultural themes (e.g. http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2014/09/orchid-mantis-meditative-harbin-warm.html), or if not these, explore publishing this as the first book at the WUaS Academic Press - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Academic_Press_at_World_University_and_School - an WUaS ACADEMIC PUBLISHING HOUSE planned for many, many languages.  

Liking your web site ~ http://angela-victor.com/ :) On with loving bliss neurophysiology eliciting particularly (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Loving_Bliss_(eliciting_this_neurophysiology)) with generative music-making ... :)

Love, 
Scotty

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Amygdalus species: "Language Identification" capabilities to help boost Watson on BlueMix and ...?, Grand Challenge of "Language Identification," IBM Watson, Google & Artificial Intelligence, Resources emerging here at Artificial Intelligence at WUaS (first in English, then in other languages): http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Artificial_Intelligence, Exciting to develop early World University and School with Artificial Intelligence


"Language Identification" capabilities to help boost Watson on BlueMix? ...


How best to boost "Language Identification" capabilities in Watson on BlueMix?

At MIT OCW-centric wiki World University and School, planned for 7,106+ languages, WUaS would like to help boost Watson on BlueMix "Language Identification" capabilities too.

WUaS is also trying to anticipate interfacing with MediaWiki (like Wikipedia with the new Wikidata/Wikibase). I think it would make more sense possibly to build WUaS within the MediaWiki/qLabel/Wikipedia/Wikicommons/Wikidata/Wikibase/ and especially SemanticWiki framework/platform (but this may not be easy) with this key and central WUAS "SUBJECT TEMPLATE" - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE - which informs nearly all current 679 wiki pages at WUaS, and inter-lingually, with qLabel.

This early seed phase of WUaS might also be a time, Jim Spohrer, IBM Global University Director, to think about anticipating, and building in, language data sets, Watson, Cognitive Computer and algorithms.

As a Grand Challenge, what would all of you suggest for "Language Identification" capabilities to help boost Watson on BlueMix?


(You'll find the above here: International Society For Service Innovation Professionals (ISSIP) - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Language-Identification-capabilities-ISSIP-as-4720974.S.5932278565075697664 - and here - Cognitive Systems Institute - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Language-Identification-capabilities-help-boost-6729452.S.5932009302565863425 Thoughts about this "Language Identification capabilities to help boost Watson on BlueMix" Grand Challenge? Please email info@worlduniversityandschool.org. Thank you, Scott (http://worlduniversityandschool.org).


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IBM Watson (and Bluemix), introduced by IBM CEO Ginni Rometty:

Replay: IBM Watson Group Launch Event Jan. 9 in New York



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Google & Artificial Intelligence: 


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Resources emerging here at Artificial Intelligence at WUaS (first in English, then in other languages): http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Artificial_Intelligence.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Allium rouyi: Twitter revolutions? Do you think internet activism can amount to longterm offline impacts or would you say its one instrument of many? Big IT companies and digital commons?, Oct. 25, 2014 "Information Technology, the Network Society and the Global University" (2nd hour) at World University and School - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/




Scott,

I found our discussion on social movements online and offline quite thought provoking and I was wondering do you think internet activism can amount to longterm offline impacts or would you say its one instrument of many?

Secondly, brief discussion on net neutrality in the US got me thinking about the extent to which big IT companies are changing (if at all) to move towards digital commons or is this an area which is being led by individuals (or groups) only?

Many thanks for your time, thought-provoking questions and support Scot.

Best,
Akito



Hi Akito,

I enjoy our thought-provoking conversations as well. Good questions.

To your first question, I think the so-called Twitter Revolutions include these good examples: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter_Revolution. It seems like one distinguishing characteristic of revolution in this context is when a despotic politician is deposed, compared with just unrest informed by such distributed social media discourses. Do you agree with the interpretations of "Twitter revolution" in this Wikipedia entry? It's one important instrument among many.

To your second question, I think social movements are going to try to help define how big companies will move toward digital commons (and not just how some governments and university professors do so, among many others such as Creative Commons itself).

How will this "ecosystem" look in a few years? (Have companies by way of comparison benefitted from public libraries, CC Wikipedia or CC MIT OCW in the U.S.? I hope some will benefit from CC MIT OCW).

Cheers,
Scott


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Oct. 25, 2014 "Information Technology, the Network Society and the Global University" (2nd hour) at World University and School - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/

"Information Technology, the Network Society and the Global University" Oct. 25, 2014





(History of the PC, how the personal computer, begins at about the 24 minute mark.)




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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Akamas Centaury: Cynthia Barnhart, the new MIT Chancellor, her online education focus, "Information Technology, the Network Society and the Global University," Oct. 25, 2014 "Information Technology, the Network Society and the Global University," How to Get into MIT, How to Graduate from MIT




Cynthia Barnhart, the new MIT Chancellor ...


Cynthia Barnhart MIT



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXZetM4567E

Proferssor of Engineering, online education focus, Added this to http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Massachusetts_Institute_of_Technology_-_MIT


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Oct. 25, 2014 "Information Technology, the Network Society and the Global University" (2nd hour) at World University and School - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/

"Information Technology, the Network Society and the Global University" Oct. 25, 2014




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MosCKYyzD5Q

(History of the PC, how the personal computer, begins at about the 24 minute mark.)



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Will be relevant to WUaS student applicants ...

How to Get into MIT



Normandin, Ryan. 2014. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRp3ND-fBNw How to Get into MIT]. Cambridge, MA: Ryan Normandin Youtube channel.

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How to Graduate from MIT



Normandin, Ryan. 2014. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYGLooa3c_4 How to Graduate from MIT]. Cambridge, MA: Ryan Normandin Youtube channel.


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Admissions at WUaS
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Admissions_at_World_University_and_School#Select_Video_and_Audio




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Friday, October 24, 2014

Lonicera Ciliosa Honeysuckle: Poland World University and School, Prescription for Poland Grand Challenge at ISSIP, WUaS Grand Challenge, Looking forward to further co-constituting conversation about our Grand Challenges, One example of how many of all 242 Country World University and Schools may begin



Dear Andre,

Thanks for your recent email to all of us.

Yassi wrote earlier: "I think for PfP Professor Andre Rucinski who is our Ambassador to PfP would be a great candidate to speak about the PfP Grand Challenge." When might be a good time to meet with Yassi, and myself and Ral in a Google + Hangout about ISSIP Grand Challenges?

As ISSIP Ambassador to Prescription for Poland Grand Challenge, it would be great in particular to come into further conversation with you about Prescription for Poland and MIT OCW-centric World University and School. If you haven't already, please read this page about these Grand Challenges as a beginning - http://staging2.issip.org/?page_id=2234 - which includes:


PRESCRIPTION FOR POLAND GRAND CHALLENGE

“Prescription for Poland”© is a grand challenge initiated by ISSIP institutional member, Data Techno Park, and Prescription for Poland © Network of Experts, intended to build a strong innovation ecosystem around eHealth and Regenerative Medicine in Poland. The grand challenge is to help Poland as a new EU country, possessing high ICT and medicine competences, become a leading player into the global ICT – medicine world through programs that foster collaboration with researchers, scientists, and professionals in Poland.  For more information about Prescription for Poland ©, please contact grandchallenges@issip.org.


A few days ago I emailed Yassi and Jim as well as -

"Dear Data Techno Park, and Prescription for Poland © Network of Experts,

To bring into conversation your Prescription for Poland Grand Challenge with MIT OCW-centric World University and School's ISSIP Grand Challenge, here's the "Complementary and Alternative Medicine" wiki subject page at WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Complementary_and_Alternative_Medicine.

And here's the beginning online Medical School at WUaS, only in English so far -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Medical_School - but planned for large languages.

Here too is the Poland World University and School -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Poland - not yet in Polish and without any MIT OCW courses yet in Polish. (Wikipedia is in 287 languages and MIT OCW is in at least 8 languages, by way of comparison).

WUaS is planning that each country become its own accrediting MIT OCW-centric university (for bachelor, Ph.D., law and M.D. as as well as IB high school degrees in UN languages to begin), if possible, and usually in the main language of the country -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Admissions_at_World_University_and_School#World_University_and_School_Links.

If you happen to know people in the Polish Ministry of Education or other academics or lawyers in Poland, please let them know of this possibility.

I've also added your Prescription for Poland Grand Challenge to the ideas' section - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Poland#Ideas - of Poland World University and School
for the time being.

Looking forward to further co-constituting conversation about our Grand Challenges.

~ Scott"


(I got a bounce back from - grandchallenges@issip.com - when I tried to reply to this Prescription for Poland Grand Challenge recently because this email isn't working yet, so Data Techno Park and PFP didn't receive this email. I've also posted this Grand Challenge information here -
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2014/10/geochelone-heading-for-burma-at-end-of.html - along with an email about Burma World University and School to a UC Hastings' law professor who's heading there soon).


So I'm curious about ways, Andre, you and I (and all of us) might focus our ISSIP grand challenges together and collaborate further. What would you suggest? What more can you share with all of us in email about the Prescription for Poland Grand Challenge? How might you suggest integrating "The Internet of Things as a service addressing Grand Challenges" into the Prescription for Poland Grand Challenge mentioned above? Thank you.

Best,
Scott


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This is one example of how many of all 242 Country World University and Schools may begin: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nation_States.
















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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bee orchids: Two most recent poems are kinds of 1) a glow poem and 2) very loosely a potentially parallel with Meeting poem, Where o where is the generation of abundant love and joy and freedom in the world (think envisioning in India ... possibly?), Let's all melt into encounter groups and domes as young 20 year olds in Palo Alto (at Stanford) or talking with friends, bicycle commuting and living in communal houses Portland, OR (while studying at Reed), How to generate such neurophysiology abundantly these days?


Donald,

My most recent two poems are kinds of 1) a glow poem and 2) very loosely a potentially parallel with Meeting poem ... http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/poetry:)

Where o where is the generation of abundant love and joy and freedom in the world (think envisioning in India vis-a-vis its temples, art and culture ... possibly?)

... in a world of (common chimp- not Bonobo chimp-informed) homo sapiens :)

Let's all melt into encounter groups and domes as young 20 year olds in Palo Alto (at Stanford in the early 1970s) or conference method {talk} with friends, bicycle commute to school and live in communal houses in  Portland, OR (in the early 1980s) with people we love and who love us (ideally?) as thinking students ...

How to generate such neurophysiology abundantly these days?

Best Love,
Scott





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