Monday, August 22, 2016

Aristolochia: Streamed online Chinese University of Hong Kong conference, "Digital Methods and Social Development," Please keep World University and School in mind re both academic careers for your students - planned in each of all 7,097 languages, each a market ... and in 204 countries' each a major university, the "Harvard of the Web"

Hi, Jack (Professor Qiu),

Re the following -

Rainy Season: Hong Kong WUaS, China WUaS, CC MIT OCW in Mandarin, WUaS planned in all 7,943 languages, How do you construe the role of "pay for performance" in the context of your analysis of labor vis-a-vis "Digital Methods and Social Development"?, What do/might cross-language and cross-cultural comparison studies show in terms of time-management and digital methods and social development (e.g. theoretically in all 7,097 living languages/identities)?, What would the role of World University and School's universities in each of all nation states' analyses be in improving quality of life and economic prosperity in all countries? (And re questions of "being" too?)

Thanks, Scott  -  how did it work? Must be quite an unusual Saturday night for you. All comments and feedback will be greatly appreciated, as this is the first time we do such live webcast.
All best ,

Hi Jack, 

Excellently. Congratulations on having an Intel representative give your first keynote too. I hope your students find their ways into jobs and careers with Intel, a great company to work with, it would seem. Everyone's English was excellent and the mostly Chinese faculty and students I saw are so cosmopolitan!

As an expression of the network society (per Manuel Castells - I noticed the title of your first 2009 book), thanks for the opportunity to participate in Chinese University of Hong Kong's "Digital Methods and Social Development" conference from the SF Bay Area and listen to all of you in Hong Kong (what incredible I.T. technologies!). I heard the first 2 keynotes, and will check out the others, if available, as well.

While there were mentions of Manuel Castells's theorizing of the digital methods and the information age (in your bio, for example), none of the presenters I heard seemed to have read him (as a great social theorist of the internet), so I'd probably explore adding more Castells-informed perspectives, for one, in subsequent CUHK "Digital Methods and Social Development." I attended Castells' "Society and Information Technology" course at UC Berkeley about 15 years ago - and was captivated and riveted but his lectures. I teach a course now on "Information Technology, the Network Society and the Global University" - I hope this course comes into conversation virtually with expressions of global information capitalism I heard (Castells is great in these regards) in your conference too.
In a related vein and re digital methods, I'm also very glad my actual / virtual Harbin Hot Springs' ethnographic book was published in April, with an introduction by UC Berkeley Professor Nelson Graburn - My book comes into conversation with Tom Boellstorff's "Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtual Human" (Princeton 2008). In this book and in subsequent virtual Harbin projects, I hope to build a film realistic virtual Harbin / virtual earth for STEM research, and planned in all 7,097 living languages - something like Google Street View with time slider with OpenSim/SL (and at the neural/cell nano/atomic levels too) This will film realistic, interactive, 3D, group-build-able, all-languages, with avatars earth also become "classrooms" for startup CC MIT OCW-centric World University and School (STEM-wise as well as ethnographically).

On my book's web page, you'll find two talks I've given at UC Berkeley. The slides from the one I gave in November 2015 lay out further a new digital method I'm calling ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy (re Professor Richard Rogers approach to digital methods). The video is from a Berkeley talk I gave in November 2012 re Harbin ethngraphically. I think the building of a film realistic virtual earth/cosmos will further the growth of the web, as well as the chip industry (Intel) significantly.
In what ways did you work with Castells besides being a co-author with him - at the University of Southern California for your Ph.D.?

Please keep World University and School in mind re both academic careers for your students - planned in each of all 7,097 languages, each a market ... and in 204 countries' each a major university, the "Harvards of the Web." We'd like to become the Harvard of the internet in all countries' main and official languages offering online free CC MIT OCW-centric, Bachelor-level, Ph.D., Law and M.D. degrees as well as I.B. high school degrees. And WUaS is planning an online academic press in all 7,943 languages - - as well as a bookstore/computer store, again in ALL languages. 

It's possible you could become head of China World University and School, for example. 

Your conference was excellent. World University and School will hopefully head toward further complementary excellence - as well as networking for careers for our WUaS students too, in all countries' main languages - even as WUaS also grows as an university organization in all 7,943 languages! My compliments to your co-faculty and to all the presenters!

All best, 

On Sun, Aug 21, 2016 at 7:17 AM, Jack Qiu <> wrote:
Thanks, Scott  -  how did it work? Must be quite an unusual Saturday night for you. All comments and feedback will be greatly appreciated, as this is the first time we do such live webcast.
All best ,

On Aug 21, 2016 12:27 AM, "Scott MacLeod" <> wrote:
Hi Jack and AoIR, 

Thanks. It looks like "Digital Methods & Social Develop" begins this evening, Saturday, Aug 20, at 6pm, in California (PDT) - which is 9am Hong Kong time tomorrow Aug 21. 

Looking forward to tuning in this evening from California - and thanks greatly for streaming this! 


Here again is Hong Kong World University and School - (before moving into a new wiki emerging from Wikidata/Wikibase, which is Wikipedia's 3 1/2 year old database now in 358 languages).

And here's China World University and School - - planned in Mandarin for free best STEM CC OpenCourseWare university degrees (Bachelor, Ph.D., Law and M.D. ((as well as IB high school)), accrediting on, for example, CC MIT OCW in Mandarin -

And here's the beginning China Law School at WUaS - - also planned in Mandarin, and potentially other main languages in China and Hong Kong. WUaS is also planned as wiki schools for open teaching and learning in ALL languages in China and Hong Kong (and in all 7,943 languages too -

And here's the beginning Mandarin language WUaS -

Thanks for sharing information about online video streaming of this "Digital Methods and Social Development" conference in Hong Kong! (Glad to see that Isaac Mao is presenting and a panelist too!). WUaS will look to add online resources from this conference after WUaS moves to our new wiki. 


On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 10:10 PM, Jack Qiu <> wrote:
Just a gentle reminder to all AoIR colleagues. Please tune in tomorrow if
you're interested and available! The room is now ready!

On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 5:43 PM, Jack Qiu <> wrote:

> Dear all,
> The Inaugural CUHK Research Summit "Digital Methods and Social
> Development" will be held this Sunday (August 21st) at the Chinese
> University of Hong Kong. If you are in the city or nearby, you're most
> welcome to join us at Lecture Theatre 2, Esther Lee Building, three minutes
> walk from University MTR station.
> If you cannot join us physically, don't worry. You can still watch all
> talks live broadcast online at (this page has
> more background info about the event).
> We will also replay it on Twitter (hashtag: #dmsdcu16)
> This is the schedule (Hong Kong time) on Sunday August 21st:
> 9:00am-9:20am opening ceremony
> 9:30am-10:30am Melissa Gregg -- Counterproductivity: A brief history of
> time management
> 10:45am-11:45am Richard Rogers -- Otherwise Engaged: From vanity metrics
> to critical analytics
> 11:45am-12:45pm Wenhong Chen -- Handle with Care: Digital methods,
> sociological imagination, and the Chinese Dream
> 2pm-3pm Michael Best -- Digital Methods and Democratic Development:
> Acquiring and acting on user generated content during national elections
> 3pm-4pm Isaac Mao -- Man and Machine, Teaming or Fighting?
> 4:20pm-5:20pm Panel Discussion: Angela Wu (Moderator), Michael Best,
> Wenhong Chen, Melissa Gregg, Isaac Mao, Richard Rogers
> 5:20pm-5:30pm Closing: Richard Rogers, Jack Qiu
> Stay tuned and hope you're going to join us either way!
> Cheers,
> jlq

Jack Linchuan Qiu, Ph.D.
School of Journalism and Communication,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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