Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Canola: Scottish Games at Pleasanton, Ca, Are these/could these all be Scottish computer programs in a sense-uploading video in a realistic virtual earth, Betsy Skrip, an animator / artist - designing MITx Bio courses, JuryX HarvardX course, Previous years' Scottish Games' posts

Scottish Games at Pleasanton, California (Caledonia Club's 151st Games!)


Hi Koh, Ants, Scot, Dorota and Marc, 

Scottish Country Dancing magical car-pooling bus to the Mission begins at Mrs. Fujinaga's around 6:30 in Cole Valley on Thursday for the free introductory class.

Here are some our Clan tents from the Scottish Games in Pleasanton on Sunday, blog post (http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com with Joi-san-Ito-sen in a few recent posts:) from today to follow -

Campbell tent - https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/772598211710029824
Fraser tent - https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/772598100699467777

Hoping to be hired by MIT Media Lab beginning January 1 in a junior faculty position - and ideally from out here!

All Aboard,

Hi Tegan!

Very nice to talk with you at the Scottish Games at Pleasanton on Sunday. (Your Mom is a great historian of Clan MacLeod and makes the MacLeod tent very hospitable:).

Here's Betsy Skrip, an animator / artist -
https://twitter.com/betsyskrip - who is working with

recent MIT Ph.D. Sera Thornton -
https://twitter.com/SeraThornton - designing MITx Bio courses, I think.

I posted about some of this at WUaS on August 24th - https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/768859475579138048 - and


Could be an interesting direction for you to explore, and also re WUaS eventually.

And there's an open free online HarvardX course with the great Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Charlie Nesson beginning September 27th called JuryX if you want to experience a model of an enjoyable, well designed and well thought out course - with discussion happening in MIT UnHangouts for example. I'll probably participate in this again as well. You can take this course (although you're probably pretty busy) - it's pretty interesting with interesting learning technologies.

Ideas, questions, thoughts or related ? :)

Friendly MacLeod cheers,



I searched on ...
"From youtube videos into 3d virtual worlds with avatar bots"
... and ...
"import youtube videos into 3d virtual worlds and create avatar bots"
... but did find this ... 
... going the other way, putting an avatar into a video from 2007.

Previous years' posts ...

2013 - 148th Scottish Games


Birds battling in air: {On toward great piping Stuart Liddell / Gordon Duncan bliss shivers :}, Thunderstruck, Great Highland Bagpipe keys of A flat and B flat major, and prizes, MuseScore - http://musescore.org/ - composing software with bagpipe register, 'In beginning learning "The Desperate Battle" ('An Cath Gailbeach') in Book 7 of Comunn na Piobaireachd (The Piobaireach Society, 1938) from you on Thursday (if we do), will a recording (which I find helpful especially for the nonmensurality of Piobaireachd, landlocked from the cultural musical waters in the air of Piobaireachd land, as I am) be part of the process?'


Birds abattle in air: Hi Mrs. California MacLeod and All :), Clan MacLeod Society tent at Scottish Games at Pleasanton, "MacLeod Piping Stories & Traditions and some of PM Donald MacLeod's Bagpipe Music"


Scottish birds of prey: Inspired by the Scottish Games at Pleasanton, California, to further flying with the great piper Stuart Liddell, in these recent (and new to me) videos ... Glad to have taken bagpiping prizes



Yosemite: Scottish Highland Games at Pleasanton, They're fun, colorful, somehow both serene and high energy, Curious how Scottish culture (or identity) at such Games informs a milieu that is transformative, such as to Scots' kinds of happiness or Scots' ways of knowing, Am enjoying Corvus Corax from Germany and their piping on bagpipes from the Middle Ages, Also enjoying the great piping of Stuart Liddell in Scotland



American paddlefish: Online, Musical, Instrument Lessons, Piobaireachd, Competition tunes for Highland Games, In remembrance of the Boston Marathon, for which I think I'll also get first news' PRESS for World University and School (as well as my bagpiping services), Just finishing my first, actual / virtual, Harbin Hot Springs' book this week (9 draft chapters)



Northern California dragonflies: During and after a good soak when everything comes into harmony and ease and great concordance, neurophysiologically, Virtual Harbin, Bagpipe competitions, Loving bliss neurosphysiology nine hours a day when desired, with consciousness


2012 - 147th Scottish Games

MacLeod Piping Stories & Traditions (and some of Donald MacLeod's Music)



2010 - 145th Scottish Games

Scottish Thistle with Butterfly: Bagpipe Lesson, Pleasanton Highland Games, Musical Sociality, Improving Piping, World Univ's Bagpiping Subject



Silver Thistle: Pleasanton Scottish Highland Games



Scottish Highland Landscape: If the world, social milieus & landscapes can be seen as musical scores for bliss, Music w bodymind musical instruments


2009 - 144th Scottish Games

Wild Salmon: Bagpiping as 'Flow,' 144th Pleasanton Highland Games in California, Great Bagpiping



Peregrine Falcon: Peak Experiences, Pleasanton Highland Games, Loving Bliss



Prairie Falcon: Colorfulness, Pageantry, Identity Affirming Ritual, No Scots' Gaelic Spoken, Symbolism, Communitas




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