Many students were around at UC Berkeley yesterday university was in session, but it's changed a lot since the 1960s and '70s! The radicalism of Berkeley is only in the woodwork (and maybe in some of the laws too), but it is a great and high achieving university.
I walked to UC Berkeley yesterday (from south Berkeley) to index edit my Harbin book - http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html - and re connecting and collaborating with Cal and all of UC about World University and School - http://worlduniversityandschool.org - and it's a beautiful campus too.
I made it through p200 of 440 pp in my Harbin indexing/editing process and drafted a proposal to University of Toronto Press, which is ready to email, probably on Sunday, all from the UC Berkeley Free Speech Movement cafe. The UoT Press's executive editor knows Berkeley Professor emeritus NG which I think will be good. Will probably also email AM, a youngish MD and the PR person at Harbin (who went to UC Berkeley and whose parents worked as HR there and are lawyers) to inquire about donating some of my Harbin book's royalties in exchange for using 100ish Harbin photos.
Interesting how Berkeley's Free Speech Movement cafe is an outgrowth, with much history as part of the decor, of the 1960s, and in the Moffitt undergraduate library.
Actual~Virtual Naked Harbin ~
New Website for "Naked Harbin" Manuscript ~
Promoting My Upcoming Anthropological Book ~
Scott MacLeod's Naked Harbin:
Harbin Hot Springs' Actual~VirtualEthnography
To place orders in advance, call:
415 480 4577
Author's page on Amazon.com ~
* * *Saturday & Sunday, September 12 & 13, 2015
Fire Destroys HarbinPlease visit Harbin's web site for further information and to help:
Harbin lives on virtually in the book I plan to publish soon (I'm indexing it now), and I hope too now that I may be able to add many, many photographs as an anthropological record of "before the fire". And after my first Harbin book is published -http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html - I'm glad that, since I imagine actual Harbin will be rebuilt soon and become very differently beautiful again, "The Making of Virtual Harbin as Ethnographic Field Site" (in Google Earth?) will potentially dovetail beautifully and NEWLY with "The Re-Making/Re-Building of Actual Harbin" - for far-reaching parallel closures and re-openings.~ See this blog post for articles and video about the fire ~ ~