E just bought a paper copy of my Harbin ethnographic book - http://bit.ly/HarbinBook - I'm glad to say, and from CreateSpace eBookstore - https://www.createspace.com/6072369 - with the best author "royalties." And L just recently opened up some piping lessons spots yesterday, Sunday, right before the opening brunch at UC Berkeley Prof. B K's house for his "New Business Practicum" course - and re my big project for a 2nd semester in a row. And I haven't yet heard back from S.L. - and don't know about piping "energy/communications" but wonder about this here with L's first ever Sunday online lesson opportunity, and he's still in the US having been last week in Colorado, playing with the Tannahill Weavers - when I had a lesson with him.
Think I'll follow up with the MIT Media Lab - with my updated CV with my Harbin book, making it clear too that it's published in a new Academic Press at said big project planned in all 7,943 languages with machine translation - and planned with a universal translator. :)
Keeping with this threads' name "MIT and related," I'd like to begin the MIT Media Lab teaching position from out here on January 1, 2017.
Hoping my long-ish emails are a little enjoyable and edifying, M.