LAKE COUNTY LIBRARY
SPEAKER INFORMATION FORM
Scott MacLeod (author) ~
Affiliated Organization (if any):
Academic Press at World University and School
Title of Event:
"Naked Harbin Ethnography" Presentation
Lake County Libraries’
New “Harbin Book” Readings and Signings
Date of Event:
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Lake County residents and library patrons interested in the culture, history and poetry of Harbin Hot Springs Lake County (and undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, information technology social scientists, Internet studies' researchers, academics interested in the "virtual," and people with a fondness for the 1960s)
Description of Event:
Scott MacLeod will read from his new book "Naked Harbin Ethnography: Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality & Virtual Harbin" (Academic Press at World University and School 2016). Q&A and book signing to follow reading.
Is the event/speaker likely to attract media interest? If so why?
Scott MacLeod is the founder, president and CEO of World University and School (which is like Wikipedia with best STEM CC OpenCourseWare - http://worlduniversityandschool.org). World University and School seeks to offer free CC university degrees beginning for undergraduates in English in autumn 2017 (and eventually International Baccalaureate I.B. high school degrees), accrediting on CC MIT OpenCourseWare in 7 languages and CC Yale OYC to begin. High achieving students will be studying from home for these degrees.
Myself, education and career and Naked Harbin
Scott MacLeod has a Bachelor's Degree in the social science of Religion (and German) from Reed College, and a MA in sociocultural Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, (and a Diploma of Research from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland). He has a certificate from the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco.
Scott MacLeod's research focuses on the anthropology of information technology and counterculture. He's taught the open free "Information Technology, the Network Society and the Global University" course on Harvard's virtual island and in Google group video Hangouts for many years, where he also teaches anthropology and sociology. He also taught Yoga for many years (Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten-informed, and Iyengar).
Scott began "Naked Harbin Ethnography: Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality & Virtual Harbin" around 2005 (with regular field work over the years since then) intending to make a virtual Harbin Hot Springs for ethnographic comparison. For a second Harbin ethnographic book, he plans to build a realistic virtual Harbin/earth, conceptually in something like Google Street View/Maps/Earth with time slider with OpenSimulator (for group building) but also at the nano (atomic) and cellular (neuronal) levels – for actual-virtual ethnographic comparison.
And here's the Amazon author's page for Scott MacLeod World University with both versions of "Naked Harbin Ethnography" ~