Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wilderness Areas in the Adirondack Park: [Wikidata] List generation input, Create a complete list of all languages in Wikipedia beginning with Glottolog's CC list here -http://glottolog.org/glottolog/language - with 7,943 entries in languages (to create wiki schools for open teaching and learning in those languages (using WUaS's Subject Template - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE)?, List of all 3 million to 100 million species, in order to eventually co-develop, for example, an all-species' image recognition application - hold your smartphone up to any species anywhere, and identify it - and in any language?, Both all LANGUAGES and a species' identification application for all SPECIES in all languages will dovetail with a WUaS Universal Translator, Stanford lecture last night which was in Farsi, Unfortunately I do not yet have an Universal Translator on my smartphone to be able to understand this talk, CC MIT OCW in Persian is helpful material with regard to free online highest quality planned university CC degrees


Hi Léa, Jan, Gerard and All, 

In terms of "List Generation Input," would it make sense to add a basic intro tutorial (in video perhaps - is there one even?) about how to create a new large list in the first place in Wikipedia based on Wikidata / Wikibase, as well as a possible sandbox for exploring this? (When I google searched on "starting a long list in Wikipedia," I found this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:List - "This help page explains how to create and edit lists on the English Wikipedia," which also doesn't mention Wikidata). 

Say, for example, I wanted to create a complete list of all languages in Wikipedia beginning with Glottolog's CC list here -http://glottolog.org/glottolog/language - with 7,943 entries in languages (to create wiki schools for open teaching and learning in those languages (using WUaS's Subject Template - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE), how would I begin to do this?  

(WUaS donated CC WUaS to Wikidata last autumn). 

(Similarly with all species, beginning with a complete CC list, for example, and in order to eventually co-develop, for example, an all-species' image recognition application - hold your smartphone up to any species anywhere, and identify it - and in any language), how would I begin to add such lists to Wikipedia with Wikidata? 

Shall I add a scenario D to this page - https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:List_generation_input - with these questions above? 

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Hello folks,

The Wikidata development team is currently working on tools to improve list creation on Wikipedia, based on Wikidata data.

In order to understand what could be useful for you and why, we suggest you three examples of user scenarios, in which you could recognize some of your current uses: how do you currently edit some lists on Wikipedia, which tools or processes do you use, and what can be improved.

You can answer some short questions and add comments on our assumptions on each related talk page. This input is very important to help us understand how you edit the lists on Wikipedia, and what tools could be useful for you.

Thanks to all of you who will take a few minutes to answer our questions!
Jan & Léa


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Both all LANGUAGES and a species' identification application for all SPECIES in all languages will dovetail with a  WUaS Universal Translator - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/WUaS_Universal_Translator.

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I went to a Stanford lecture last night which was in Farsi -  "Shahrzad's Experience" - http://events.stanford.edu/events/614/61475/.

Unfortunately I do not yet have an Universal Translator on my smartphone to be able to understand this talk - but WUaS would like to develop one actually - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/WUaS_Universal_Translator !

CC MIT OCW in Persian is helpful material with regard to free online highest quality planned university CC degrees -http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/persian/ - and World University and School is planning to build on this.

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Hi, Louna,

I enjoyed Taraneh in "I am Taraneh, 15" a lot - nice to see it at Stanford with you - http://events.stanford.edu/events/612/61205/ - yesterday evening! (I wish I understood Farsi, or had a universal translator on my smartphone, so I could have stayed to listen to the Stanford talk only in Farsi the evening before)!

I'll share an invitation with you soon to give an online talk at ISSIP (good for career development, if you're interested) and potentially re organizational management and what you're studying. ISSIP is a great forum for informal talks to share related ideas. 

Here's my friend Shahrzad Shirvani at UC Berkeley 

And here's Amir in Tehran, I think, and a key Wikidatan in Farsi (Wikipedia's database developing with AI, machine learning and machine translation), who might be a helpful contact in the future - 

Cheers, 
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Monarch butterfly migration: WUaS in Berkeley Law "New Business Practicum" course this autumn (2nd semester in a row), Forking into NONPROFIT and FOR-PROFIT


Hi Bill,

Nice to get your email as well, and thanks for the update about the opening brunch at UC Berkeley Law in two Sundays from now concerning the second semester of WUaS being a client in your "New Business Practicum" law course.

I'm attaching the WUaS Minutes from our Saturday, July 9 and August 13 2016 business meetings, with our main recent developments in the news and minuted. (I'm very glad to say Burl Amsbury participated in the August 13th meeting; he's potentially interested in becoming COO of WUaS, has 3 degrees from MIT, including a BS in EE, and a Master's from MIT's Sloan School of Management; he's also active with Quakers in Colorado; and he has a brother-in-law who teaches in the Boalt School of Law I think). I'm also reattaching the WUaS-MIT OCW correspondence with MIT Dean Cecilia d'Oliveira from your course this spring.

World University's recent developments, in summary,

a) WUaS finances are newly in Quickbooks for NONPROFITS, with our bank account and PayPal connected digitally.

b) As a nonprofit Creative Commons' licensed (free to students) startup university and wiki school, WUaS seeks to develop the student application process and course catalog in CC Wikidata / Wikibase (planning to accredit on MIT OCW in 7 languages and Yale OYC) anticipating eventually applicants in all countries' main languages (while being incubated by the University of California), and schools in all 7,943 languages, and developing with artificial intelligence, machine learning and machine translation.

c)  WUaS is seeking to fork WUaS ... worlduniversityandschool.org/WUaS.org>WUaS.edu eventually on the one hand, and WUaS.com on the other? ... and develop the legal framework for the FOR-PROFIT forked entity in your course this autumn.

To this end, one main question for your course is how to form a FOR-PROFIT publicly traded stock company in California. For example, what are the steps to developing an initial IPO for WUaS, to complement our NONPROFIT status, taking a kind of build-out strategy? I found the following online with some information about this - http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/how-form-corporation-california.html - but keeping both sides of WUaS forked long into the future will require careful legal groundwork, especially in planning for policies and databases.

Here again are the 14 planned revenue streams - http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2016/01/14-planned-wuas-revenue-streams.html - and Wikipedia/Wikimedia Foundation Legal Director, Michelle Paulson's language for this -

"Hi Scott,
It was lovely chatting with you as well. Thanks for taking the time.
As for WUaS and WUaS Business keeping their email and databases separate, it would depend on what their respective privacy policies allow in terms of sharing email addresses and depend on the copyright status and licensing restrictions on for the databases. I think the names are distinctive enough -- they clearly show they are affiliated, but with different goals.

I'm not sure about teaching at this point. I actually didn't even have time to get breakfast or lunch today, so adding more projects on my plate is not the best idea right now. But reach out to me again in the future because my workload may have changed by then!
Best of luck,
-Michelle"

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2015/12/hybrid-biology-wuas-meeting-with.html - (She went to UC Berkeley as an undergraduate and has a law degree from UC Hastings Law School).

In holding WUaS hive meeting spaces at AFSC / SF Quaker Meeting twice weekly regularly, one recent further development on the FOR-PROFIT side could include, in forming the online bookstore/computer store planned for all 7,943 languages, hiring homeless people to do order fulfillment and warehouse work. WUaS seeks to become a significant employer worldwide - and be of service to society worldwide - and this model of hiring homeless could be extrapolated to cities around the world. WUaS has met someone during our hive meeting spaces who works with a Homeless Advocacy Group which itself meets at AFSC / SFFM, and who could potentially help with organizing employing homeless people.

Some years ago, WUaS met with a Quaker bookstore - Earthlight Bookstore - that makes books available for purchase at Quaker Quarterly and Yearly Meeting, and which is interested in collaborating. WUaS could add their small book inventory into a FOR-PROFIT Quickbooks multi-store/enterprise bookstore software as the seed to begin growing from, for example.  ...

So WUaS is interested in legal assistance for developing our for-profit forked wing, and hope we can explore this together with you, Bill, and interns in your course. How does all of this sound in terms of your course this autumn? Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, September 11th after 11:30 am in the Steinhart Court at Boalt School of Law at UC Berkeley.

Thank you!

Sincerely,
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Hi Bill,

As a followup, and in terms of creating an infrastructure for nation states donating some portion of the $44,000 per year it costs to attend MIT or Stanford for tuition alone to WUaS for their 18 year olds matriculating at WUaS in 2017, and your course, WUaS would like to explore building on the National Olympics' Committee countries' and lawyers' infrastructure for funding, for example, all 206 nations' athletes in the recent 2016 Olympics. (See, too -
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2016/08/wildlife-of-brazil-wuas-branding-as.html).

In terms of outreach, and student applicants from all 206 nations this autumn/spring (first in English) for free CC BS/BA degrees from their homes, WUaS might also be able to seek nations' student academic highest achieving "athletes" - and even do this by building on the celebrity of the Rio Olympic athletes. Could WUaS engage them to do promotions in their countries even?

Harvard Law Professor Charlie Nesson might be a great person to reach out to about this (and possibly re Cannabis questions from my previous email and the law, as well). Dean Travers, too, a Harvard student competing this year in the winter Olympics might be another contact - https://twitter.com/CaymanKlammer. And at Cal, Ryan Murphy in the Haas Business School, along with Dean Rich Lyons - https://twitter.com/richlyons/status/770018085352988673 - might be good contacts.

WUaS is seeking to become, and brand, as the "Harvards of the Web" and eventually in all 206 (currently per the NOC) nations' official and languages.

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Hi Bill,

As one last further follow up, and perhaps beyond the purview of your course this autumn, but informing both the nonprofit and for-profit wings of WUaS, WUaS would like to explore helping to develop both BitCoin and BlockChain, and in all countries' official languages, and with our law school graduate students in all these languages and their countries, helping to write the code for this - and vis-a-vis countries' banking systems - both online and offline - too.

This would play out at WUaS potentially in both QuickBooks / Intuit software/databases as well as in Wikidata / Wikibase AI databases, as I see this now. And WUaS would like to explore paying our faculty and staff in all 7,943 languages and in all their countries in BitCoin. I hope we can eventually hire upwards of a million people, perhaps 700,000 of them students working 10 hours/week.

As you may or may not know, I applied for a tenure track MIT Media Lab junior faculty position, where Joi Ito is its Director (and newly a Professor), and is also spearheading BitCoin / BlockChain. Hopefully, making my Harbin book accessible on paper (I hope to bring the first printed-on-paper version to UC Berkeley this Friday) will help me settle the tenure track MIT Media Lab junior faculty position to beginJanuary 1, 2017 (and potentially while living  out here for a few years) - and thus further focus this possible collaborative development of BitCoin and BlockChain potentially between UC Berkeley, MIT and WUaS. (You'll find MIT Professor Pattie Maes, and associate Department Head's brief email to me about this here -
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2016/08/dugong-nelson-graburn-has-best.html).

Sincerely, Scott

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WUaS's monthly business meeting (conducted in the manner of f/Friends) is open and meets on the second Saturdays of the month at 9am Pacific Time for an hour. Please email info@worlduniversityandschool.org if you'd like to participate.



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Monday, August 29, 2016

Sexual dimorphism: Naked Harbin Ethnography book with CreateSpace and Amazon ... and planning for WUaS in 8k languages, ACADEMIC/LIBRARIES' version? BEGINNING the Academic Press at WUaS (planned in all 7,943 languages with machine translation eventually)


Hi Donald, Charles and F/friends, 

Greetings from AFSC / SF FM and the WUaS hive meeting space How are you? I hope this finds you well.

David, did you mention the Chapman Stick musical instrument maker near Stanford to me some years ago - https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/769991587350872064 and https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/769997267474472966? I heard him yesterday and enjoyed this - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2016/08/golden-trevally-mind-expanding-genies.html.

Since you're (kind of) F/friendly publishers, I thought you might be interested in the following -
Having already passed CreateSpace's internal review, I just submitted my "Naked Harbin Ethnography" manuscript with its Universal ISBN in the Academic Press at World University and School IMPRINT to CreateSpace, and have heard back about this final review within 24 hours that it's good to go - and soon my book should be available on paper from my web site - http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html - and - http://amazon.com/author/scottmacleodworlduniversity !

Since I chose the Universal ISBN many months ago to BEGIN the Academic Press at WUaS (planned in all 7,943 languages with machine translation eventually), and CreateSpace/Amazon doesn't allow this Universal ISBN to go through their "Libraries & Academic Institutions" distribution channel, I can apparently create a workaround for this with an ACADEMIC/LIBRARIES' version by getting a FREE ISBN from CS which will allow me to distribute my book through their "Libraries & Academic Institutions" channel in this ACADEMIC/LIBRARIES' version - to be seen. (Textually, this would mean apparently I would have to change the Universal ISBN in the first print edition to the free CreateSpace ISBN for them to distribute this version through their Libraries channel - and libraries wouldn't have the Academic Press WUaS ISBN in their database records). With the Universal ISBN for Academic Press WUaS re CreateSpace/Amazon, I can distribute my book through

1) Amazon.com

Make your book available to millions of customers on Amazon.com, as well as Amazon.ca.

2) Amazon Europe

Make your book available on Amazon's European websites including Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, and Amazon.es.

3) CreateSpace eStore

Your eStore is an online sales detail page where we fulfill all eStore orders and handle the customer service, too.


... and 3 others of their channels ... for which one further opts in ...

4) Bookstores and Online Retailers

By enabling this channel, you can make your book available to thousands of major online and offline bookstores and retailers, and expand the size of the potential audience for your books.

5) CreateSpace Direct

By enabling this channel, you can make your books available to certified resellers such as independent bookstores and book resellers. The CreateSpace Direct program allows eligible resellers to buy books at wholesale prices directly from CreateSpace.

... but not 6) Libraries & Academic Institutions

By enabling this channel, you can make your book available to public libraries, elementary and secondary school libraries, and libraries at other academic institutions.

... So, to get a free ISBN from CS and create a second book version for this 6) Libraries & Academic Institutions ... ?


Here's an only slightly dated summary video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN7QmaBcl08  and a marketing video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOT4Wnuv3E8.

Again, I've now gone through my Harbin book's proofs 3 times per CreateSpace's suggestion, and found some changes. Otherwise, I've gone through most of CreateSpace's checklist process, and am ready to order a Proof copy on paper. Per the above, I still need to think through getting another ISBN with CreateSpace, (a third one I think, which would be free) for their distribution to libraries and academic institutions, - yet possibly losing control of the book since it will be their CreateSpace ISBN (and not the initial Universal ISBN I purchased to make my book broadly accessible), and also they get their ISBN into libraries (and not my book's initial Universal ISBN into libraries) - where libraries and academic institutions are big potential buyers (and they have budgets for buying books).  In addition, each of their other 5 distribution channels has a different royalties' structure, which implications I have to understand (and learn from). It's great that their software is so selling oriented, but how to be strategic with these?

Here are some questions I'm wondering about:

Would it be better to postpone the additional CS's free ISBN for my WUaS's planned 1) bookstore and 2) libraries and 3) planned academic press, so WUaS can develop our own libraries and academic institutions list (and deal with them directly?) Waiting would seem to make sense here possibly. My book is targeting undergraduate, graduate students and faculty (as well as people with an interest in the 1960s /1970s) however, so libraries and academic institutions makes sense ... especially if some faculty will seek their students to read this book in January 2017 - per these syllabi - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2015/07/syzygium-harbin-hot-springs-book.html.

I could also contact the Lake County library in Middletown near Harbin (and a public librarian friend named Sioux in PA) without getting (a new free ISBN) about CreateSpace's libraries' distribution channel and see if they can purchase my Harbin book at a fee structure they're comfortable with through one of CreateSpace/Amazon's 5 other channels. I would thus see how this ecosystem of distribution channels and book economics works out.

I'd like to keep some distribution control re sales to libraries for translation, academic press, my WUaS's bookstore, and our relationship with our own planned libraries and other libraries - planned in all 7,943 languages - but I'd also like my Harbin book to sell well in 2016 - the year in which it's published.

I'm now going to charge $64.95 for my Harbin book (having engaged CreateSpace's software for this, and not the $59,95 that the book in which my previous academic chapter goes for), and likely use their Kindle "complex conversion kit" which costs $139 as well. I would need to sell 3 copies of my Harbin book for the Kindle, if I charge this much on the Kindle, to recoup my costs here. I can think of 1 or two friends who have a Kindle, and who might purchase my book with its 180 pictures .. Is it worth it? My book is interactive, and buddingly interactive as Google Street View develops, for example, too. (Could I even develop my Harbin book into a kind of meditative warm water therapy resource eventually?:)

How too to develop a) an Xmas season and b) academic marketing plan (per these 5 or so academic syllabi - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2015/07/syzygium-harbin-hot-springs-book.html - engaging Tom Boellstorff's "Coming of Age in SL" with which I come into conversation), that I then extrapolate to WUaS's academic press and bookstore market plans (again potentially in all 8k languages)?

Charles, do you know of distribution channel structures through your resources, and can you see an economic opportunity here for Inner Light Books or Friendly publishing in one way or another, - and vis-a-vis other distribution channels?

Now to figure out distribution on-the-ground!

Friendly cheers,
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Hi David and Charles, 

Well, I just called CreateSpace, after uploading the post-CreateSpace/Amazon-Proof version with further amendments, to find out whether they could get me a printed version in time for the UC Berkeley Tourism Studies' Working Group planning meeting on Friday at 4pm. And yes, if it passes their final review again (which happened already once) and with a residential address (I'll probably use one in south Berkeley), and with expedited shipping, this should be possible. Wow!!! ... To get paper version of "Naked Harbin Ethnography" in hand will indeed be a landmark!

While the proof version on paper will cost me as author ~25.75, and the royalties per book in all three currencies will be about 13 (dollar, pound and euro), I still haven't found out how much I have to pay to get copies myself so that I can sell them at signings I organize, for example, and fear that it will be more than ~25.75. CreateSpace/Amazon books are all print on demand - amazing and great!

If you'd like to get a sense of pricing at CreateSpace / Amazon, please let me know, and I can share the spreadsheet listing the dollars, pounds and euros and costs in each of their related CreateSpace/Amazon channels. Do you deal with all three currencies occasionally, Charles, at Inner Light Books? 

And here's their video on royalties: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GmHwjt_EUc - and their video on marketing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOT4Wnuv3E8 - which I didn't include in my earlier email.

It's possible, again, that after the first printed "proof" version, that I as author may not be able to pay the ~25.75 cost price to get more copies of my book, and that I would have to indeed pay more. Hmmm ... Marx's Das Kapital recently sold for $90,000 dollars - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2016/05/high-alpine-flowers-western-friend.html - and although I doubt that I'll stock up on my "Naked Harbin Ethnography" and store them for 150 years as their prices appreciate, it might be a good idea. :) 

Hopefully, however, making my book accessible on paper will help me settle the tenure track MIT Media Lab junior faculty position to begin January 1, 2017 (and potentially from out here for a few years) :) Per Harvard professor of education Karen Brennan, with a Media Lab Ph.D. whom I saw at a Scratch Rollout in the Exploratorium in May, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck ... https://twitter.com/TFiveFifty/status/768527828895797248 .... and thus develop my Harbin research further, as well as World University and School!

Hopefully duckily,
Scott

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Hi David and Charles (and Nelson),

Further publishing-to-paper progress here: I just ordered two paper versions to Proof - great word - for 25.63 each and 18.97 for priority shipping to receive this by Thursday (to an address in Berkeley) - costing $75.10 (with tax!). (I hope this paper version with help settle my MIT faculty position to begin on January 1, 2017). And, although I'll probably buy the "Complex Kindle Conversion Kit" for $139, and may only charge something like $20 per copy on that proprietary platform, I'll wait to do so until after I proof my Harbin book's paper version!
Friendly regards, Scott




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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Golden trevally: Mind-expanding - Genies out of the bottle? MIT's Joi Ito & Harvard's Martin Nowak To Evolution+ at WUaS Subjects, Cancer Biology databases planned for all 204 countries and and 7,943 languages at WUaS, Magnus Manske on archaeological coordinates missing in Wikidata - To "Archaeology" & "Wikidata...Ecosystem" … Planning for wiki Google Street View w Time Slider as film-realistic VIRTUAL EARTH, University Ave, Palo Alto (near Stanford) Arts Festival, Sunny pleasant day, Free music - a little on-the-ground Information Technology Age Sunday Afternoon Ethnography, new and old Apple Computer store, Phenomenology of Mind-Phänomenologie des Geistes in English&German, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy on Hegel, 14 planned revenue streams at WUaS, Thanks, Professeur Monsieur Bruno @Latourbot ...


Mind-expanding - Genies out of the bottle? MIT's Joi Ito & Harvard's Martin Nowak To Evolution+ http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects

Martin Nowak and Joi Ito conversation - August 26, 2016


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiNdCTSTcRU

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At the close of this conversation they talk about applications for some of this thinking and a cancer moonshot, that databases for which will be complex. WUaS's Cancer Biology wiki subject - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Cancer_Biology - with its MIT OpenCourseWare - and planned for all 204 countries and and 7,943 languages - will welcome such ideas that Joi and Martin might have for developing databases to understand questions of finding a cure for cancer, in our main Research wiki subject area - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Research.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Dugong: Berkeley Professor Nelson Graburn has the best understanding of my Harbin ethnographic book of anyone so far, and has read the most of it, I'd say, I finished indexing for the 3rd + time my Harbin book, and it should be available on paper soon at the new Academic Press at World University and School!!!, In addition to beginning to read MIT OCW Anthropology Department books, together with some philosophy, perhaps Kant and Hegel to begin ... How to bring virtual Harbin into some streams of philosophical conversations?


I'd say UC Berkeley Professor of Anthropology Emeritus Nelson Graburn has the best understanding of my Harbin ethnographic book of anyone so far, and has read the most of it too. His writing of its introduction helps focus it especially. {And at some point, I may address this with a complementary alternative interpretation in my 2nd Harbin book.}

And he's also a great academic champion of it, for which I'm very appreciative. Thank you, Nelson!

Here for example are the 2 talks ~

http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html

~ I've given in the UC Berkeley Anthropology department in recent years - in 2015 (slides) and 2012 (video) - and re ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy as a new methodology.


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But while Nelson is a great champion of it, I don't think he's visited Harbin, and he hasn't really been able to experience "being there" - or, in a sense been able to do his own participant observation field work as a Professor of Anthropology, which I hope to facilitate remarkably in creating a virtual Harbin / virtual Earth for STEM researchers, something like Google Street View with time slider with OpenSimulator (and for brain research also!). This would be film-realistic, 3D, interactive, group build able, STEM precise, in all 7, 943 languages, and with avatars ... and with virtual Harbin one would view it / visit it / be there from one's bath tub from anywhere in the world.

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Hi Nic,

I think of those British naturalists who traveled far in their gardens, understanding evolution at home for example ... maybe lawn mowing is a related form of travel :-) ... hoping to create a film realistic virtual Earth for STEM research in a related vein ... there are cool places to travel already in Stteet View for example :-)

For example, you can visit the Harbin Gatehouse here -

http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg 


- and 'walk' down the road to Middletown, California, in Google Street View :) ... but you can't go into Harbin (and this mostly imagery is pre Sept 2015 fire)

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I think I'm going to begin to read through MIT OCW's Anthropology books and articles ...

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/anthropology/ ... beginning with Laura Ahearn's book "Invitations to Love: Literacy, Love Letters, and Social Change in Nepal" University of Michigan Press, 2001, which I haven't read yet.


together with some philosophy, perhaps Kant and Hegel to begin ...

How to bring virtual Harbin into some streams of philosophical conversations?


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Donald!

Nice to get your email!

Your adventures in Apple land from SF sound enhancing ... When will we be able to do something like wiring your living room for any music ever recorded with augmented reality? How soon until we can visit a great virtual Harbin from your living room (not from your bathtub!) - or Brigflats in Cumbria - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigflatts_Meeting_House - for Meeting ... and for the spaciousness of summer (or loving bliss)? Heard back positively about a tenure track MIT Media Lab junior faculty position a few weeks ago: "Start date is flexible but would be January 1st 2017 at the earliest. Pattie" where Pattie Maes, a Belgian, has been a professor there since 1996, and Joi Ito its director since 2011 ... thanks to 3 good recommendations, two from engineers. I'd like to settle on January 1, 2017 and first from out here for some years, if at all possible.

Feeling-wise, received your email - a treat - as I just completed my Harbin book index for the 3rd + grind time - relief - so treated & relieved. My manuscript passed the CreateSpace internal review a few weeks ago otherwise, so I think it should be available on paper soon newly, in 8.5x11 format with about 180 photos! A long journey, and about to begin on a 2nd Harbin book journey. WUaS will be, for a second semester, in a UC Berkeley Law "New Business Practicum" course beginning soon, I'm glad to say.

Grateful for F/friendliness, Scott

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Hi Nelson, 

Having already passed CreateSpace's internal review, I just submitted my "Naked Harbin Ethnography" manuscript with its Universal ISBN in the Academic Press at World University and School IMPRINT to CreateSpace, and should hear back about this final review within 24 hours - and then my book should be available on paper from my web site - http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html - and http://amazon.com/author/scottmacleodworlduniversity !

Since I chose the Universal ISBN many months ago to BEGIN the Academic Press at WUaS (planned in all 7,943 languages with machine translation eventually), and CreateSpace/Amazon doesn't allow this Universal ISBN to go through their "Libraries & Academic Institutions" distribution channel, I can apparently create a workaround for this with an ACADEMIC/LIBRARIES' version and get their FREE ISBN which will allow me to distribute my book through their "Libraries & Academic Institutions" channel in this ACADEMIC/LIBRARIES' version - to be seen. (This would mean apparently I would have to change the Universal ISBN in the first print edition to the free CreateSpace ISBN for them to distribute this through their Libraries channel - and libraries wouldn't have the Academic Press WUaS ISBN in their database records). With the Universal ISBN for Academic Press WUaS, I can distribute through 1) Amazon.com, 2) Amazon Europe and 3) CreateSpace eStore and 3 others of their channels. Now to figure out distribution on-the-ground!


 - I'd say you have the best understanding of my Harbin ethnographic book of anyone so far, and have read the most of it too. Your writing of its introduction helps focus my book especially. Thank you!

But as an anthropologist and Professor of Anthropology especially, you haven't been able yet to visit virtual Harbin for a great Harbin experience yet!

And you're also a great academic champion of my book, for which I'm very appreciative. Thank you, Nelson!

Best regards, Scott




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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Treepie: Pragmatically, with Susan Anders' "Harmony Singing by Ear" on CDs as one example, - how to transform this into a cognitive mentoring application?, Furthermore, how to add data to this hypothetical application, or "datify" this (e.g. Suzuki Method CDs for violin and piano similarly too, & perhaps Sal Khan videos too?, Also, how to "datify" such for "interventions" (& flourishing engagement) and specific language learning-wise too?, Could one or I turn any favorite musician or group into such an application, Pandora or iHeartRadio-wise - and even into a robot for my hypothetical kids to learn to sing harmony?


Pragmatically, with Susan Anders' "Harmony Singing by Ear" on CDs as one example, - how to transform this into a cognitive mentoring app?

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http://susananders.com/harmony-singing-by-ear

I've listened to this 3 volume set possibly 20-30 times (much in the car up to doing field work at Harbin) and its well thought out and enjoyable.

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Furthermore, how to add data to this hypothetical application, or "datify" this (e.g. Suzuki Method CDs for violin and piano similarly too, & perhaps Sal Khan videos too?

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Also, how to "datify" such for "interventions" (& flourishing engagement) and specific language learning-wise too?
re http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Theories_of_Learning


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http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Singing_Harmony

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Could one or I turn any favorite musician or group into such an application, Pandora or iHeartRadio-wise - and even into a robot for my hypothetical kids to learn to sing harmony?

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Here's a blogpost from 2013 exploring Susan Anders' "Singing Harmony by Ear" with coding (and there are others in this blog)

Bali tiger: How to 'marry' two databases together?, E.g. Google Translate with Ethnologue, WUaS with Wikipedia, Similarly, how to combine, for example, Susan Anders' first CD set (3) "Singing Harmony by Ear" with, for example, digital feedback, paralleling the relatively new, speed limit signs that blink your speed back at you


http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2013/04/bali-tiger-how-to-marry-two-databases.html
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As a followup to your great cognitive assistants' talk this morning, an interesting challenge now hypothetically with developing Susan Anders' CDs "Harmony Singing by Ear" into a cognitive assistant would be for WUaS to add a version of a model-trace tutoring system from Carnegie Learning (https://www.carnegielearning.com/) to Wikidata/Wikibase in its 358 languages, then get copyright permissions, then produce a subsequent model for building this cognitive mentor (adaptable to Suzuki Method and Sal Khan videos, too, for example) and with interventions (feedback-wise) and for specific kinds of flourishing engagement (a WUaS focus) ... and then to develop this as a (developing, versioning) product/  "application" ... and even for WUaS to publish this in our Academic Press (http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html), and then sell it in our planned online bookstore (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Bookstore_/_Computer_Store_%28New_%26_Used%29_at_WUaS) in many languages. 

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Thanks, Jim! Spohrer!

Posted some of these ideas, inspired by your cognitive assistants' idea, to my blog today - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2016/08/treepie-pragmatically-with-susan-anders.html . 

WUaS is forking legally this autumn in a UC Berkeley Law course for the 2nd semester in a row - and concurrently hopefully with University of California incubation of World University and School for accreditation, as we develop the MIT OCW-centric course catalog in Wikidata / Wikibase, first.

And WUaS has a little ways to go still to develop our owm Development Team :) ... Thanks! 

Scott

http://worlduniversityandschool.org



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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wildlife of Brazil: WUaS branding as "Harvards of the Web" in all 204 Lands & taking Olympics' infrastructure approach to building high achieving student body, New WUaS business plan coming http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2015/08/wuass-business-plan-update-and-with.html + http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2016/01/14-planned-wuas-revenue-streams.html in all 204 nation states' languages http://worlduniversityandschool.org * WUaS Development Team would like to network fulsomely with MIT, Wikidata in 358 languages as wiki, and Google ~Streetview, Maps, Classroom+, Great presentation on Virtual / Augmented Reality from MIT's Scott Greenwald and Harvard's Rus Gant with Jenny Chen ... How to create a virtual Harbin / virtual earth / virtual cosmos as STEM classroom in all 7943 languages for film-realistic, 3D, interactive, group build-able, with realistic and fantastic avatars - and for ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy .. and that might expand around us into a 15 foot cubed augmented reality classroom?


WUaS branding as "Harvards of the Web" in all 204 Lands & taking Olympics' infrastructure approach to building high achieving student body

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New WUaS business plan coming http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2015/08/wuass-business-plan-update-and-with.html + http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2016/01/14-planned-wuas-revenue-streams.html in all 204 nation states' languages http://worlduniversityandschool.org

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"Virtual/Augmented Reality" from MIT's Scott Greenwald and Harvard's Rus Gant with Jenny Chen (August 18, 2016)
http://scifidelitywmbr.tumblr.com/post/149115100372/summary-grad-student-scott-greenwald-fluid
https://soundcloud.com/scifidelity-wmbr

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WUaS Development Team would like to network fulsomely with MIT, Wikidata in 358 languages as wiki, and Google ~Streetview, Maps, Classroom+
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