Dear WUaS Board, friends, and Julian,
Exciting emerging conversation with Julian in Romania about his idea for a pragmatic encyclopedia (called mun) and collaborations with WUaS which is taking shape in this "Commun" GDocs' spreadsheet -
spreadsheets/d/ 1RVdpiEsRsnEFpSUINzZTyrL2eMsii ckgkSwx_AA9Uxc/edit?usp= sharing .
Good planning possibilities here, and greatly appreciating the smart collaboration structure Julian is sharing.
You are in my circle of people who want improvements in our society.
And we can make them. What I want to contribute to is a practical encyclopedia that would increase e.g. one's understanding of other nations.
Before I build this encyclopedia together with many other people (with which of you?), it is probably good to create two other applications, which should help people communicate and collaborate better over the Internet. I cannot wait anymore for the Internet to mature. There is a lot of good work to do and we should start now.
I've written about such applications on the linked website. But more important are the goals. What do you want improved in our society?
What are the results of the conversations that you have had?
Should we schedule Hangouts about what is important to you?
Hi Iulian Dumitraşcu,
Thanks for your post. Here's World University and School's - http://worlduniversityandschool.org - main all-countries' page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nation_States - where each will become an online wiki university for free CC best STEM OpenCourseWare degrees (e.g. accrediting on CC MIT OCW in 7 languages and CC Yale OYC).
Let's add your encyclopedia and database to each university wiki-wise.
In terms of creating a practical encyclopedia for improvements in our society, WUaS could seek to contribute these focuses - a Law School in each countries' main language - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Law_School and http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/India_Law_School_at_WUaS - and courses on Peace and Social Justice - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Peace_and_Social_Justice_Studies in many languages for degrees - as well as courses and degrees on social entrepreneurialism - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Entrepreneurship - in many languages. Think CC MIT OCW and CC Yale OYC for courses for free degrees re WUaS. While I saw your - http://mun.idls.ro - what do you have in mind as themes?
Creative Commons' licensed WUaS seeks to build this in CC Wikidata's 288 languages. CC is important to WUaS for accessing CC Wikidata and CC MIT OCW in 7 languages and CC Yale OYC.
In your practical encyclopedia do you have plans for Wikidata?
This is the main WUaS SUBJECT_TEMPLATE - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE- which informs almost every one of our 720 wiki pages, all in English so far, and which we would seek to build into Wikidata and add your encyclopedia to each page, for example.
Let's schedule a Hangout sometime to talk further about some of this. What might be some good times.
SF Bay Area
I think I do understand how you feel! Here's the beginning online Music School at World University - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Music_School - planned for ALL instruments in ALL 8K languages, each a wiki subject to begin. And as an example of a musical instrument page where we can all teach or learn and via video and Hangouts too, here's the Scottish Smallpipes page too - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Scottish_smallpipes_and_borderpipes. More music here at another music-focused G+ page - https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ScottMacLeodMusic/posts !
I find informed music lovers valuable.
I want to offer cultural documents like these in applications that make one feel instantly interest, pleasure, emotions etc. Many people will come in touch with some cultural aspects with hardly any preparation. (Of course teaching offline will always play an important role.) After using e.g. an encyclopedia of the human society for minutes or days, many will feel the need to talk with somebody or to make better sense of the content of some files. We will work a lot to organize and present the information very aptly, but I want to invite educators to guide computer users. Our communication application should make the interaction with students a joy. I don't promise to create something much better than Google Hangouts (and will always appreciate the people who do things the best possible way), but I have written about many improvements over Google Plus.
I wonder too, and friends how to generate "Loving Bliss Neurophysiology" via music in a myriad of qualities of neural cascades of pleasure vis-a-vis instant "internet, pleasure, emotions". Here's a wiki subject for this - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Loving_Bliss_(eliciting_this_neurophysiology) - explicitly, and planned in many languages, where we can all wiki-teach about this together. In what ways can we create music applications, for example, for great music-generation via learning as well as bliss-generation via learning. Your English is excellent, Julian. I'd build on something like Susan Ander's "Harmony Singing by Ear" on CD for a beginning computer application (can share some blog posts about this as well - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/loving%20bliss - and in the music label as well ).
Our GChat conversation: