Friday, June 30, 2017

Outer Banks: Comparison--Rise of Empires, Khan Academy learning resources, Who was the great Ashoka in ancient India who embraced Buddhism there? (haven't checked Khan Academy for Kirtan yet), Ashoka in Wikipedia, Re World University and School Quakerly-informed, informationally technological ... in all ~200 countries and all 7,099 living languages for free WIKI, CC MIT OCW-centric and CC Yale-centric university and schools, for open teaching and learning ... Anyone doing online real, real time Kirtan like at Harbin @HarbinBook ? Wanna start this in a realistic virtual Harbin in Google Streetview? ... with Indian Music subjects too ... in the all-instruments in all-languages online Music School at WUaS for online music-making, jamming and concerts ...


Comparison--Rise of Empires

Comparison--Rise of Empires


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g39owvSlC-g


Comparison: Fall of empires

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/ancient-medieval/classical-states-and-empires/v/the-fall-of-empires

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Question example: 

Key concepts: Rise and fall of empires

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/ancient-medieval/classical-states-and-empires/e/key-concepts--rise-and-fall-of-empires

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The Pillars of Ashoka

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-asia/south-asia/buddhist-art2/a/the-pillars-of-ashoka

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Ashoka in Wikipedia -
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashoka

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Emperor Ashoka the Great

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Who was the great Ashoka in ancient India who embraced Buddhism there? (haven't checked Khan Academy for Kirtan yet)


https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/880616532287541248

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https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/880811302398042113

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There's Kirtan (which is "a group singing and music-making experience, involving ancient Sanskrit chants") at Harbin Hot Springs ... and re my http://bit.ly/HarbinBook too.

How does Kirtan relate to Raga in Indian classical music?

While Kirtan isn't raga, "certain Ragas can be used to sing certain Kirtans or chants for a deeper meditation."
http://www.kaminimusic.com/indianragasforkirtans/

Kirtanis a more structured team performance, typically with a call and response musical structure, similar to an intimate conversation. It includes two or more musical instruments,[43][44] and incorporates various ragas such as those associated with Hindu gods Shiva (Bhairava) or Krishna (Hindola).[45] 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raga

Listen to
Sikh kirtana in traditional raga.
sung here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirtan

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Re World University and School -
http://worlduniversityandschool.org -

Quakerly-informed,
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Quakers_-_Religious_Society_of_Friends

informationally technological
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Information_Technology

... in all ~200 countries and all 7,099 living languages ... http://worlduniversityandschool.org/ ... for free WIKI, CC MIT OCW-centric and CC Yale-centric university and schools for open teaching and learning ...

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Massachusetts_Institute_of_Technology_-_MIT

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with Indian Music subjects too ...

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

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See, too:
India World University and School,
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/India
planned as major universities in all 22 official languages there, and wiki schools in all of its languages ... and the

India Law School at WUaS, planned first in Hindi ...
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/India_Law_School_at_WUaS


... in the all instruments in all languages online Music School at WUaS for online music-making, jamming and concerts ...

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




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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Kalmia Latifolia: Cambridge, MA, Society of Internet Friends (including Harvard and MIT, naturally), Is MIT Media Lab's Joi Ito its clerk, in a Quaker sense, and activism-wise, as well?, Glad to have met in person the chair of Stanford Medicine Bob Harrington MD yesterday, Will seek to meet with Bob later this summer re World University and School collaborations


Good day, M,

Curious whether MIT Media Lab's Joi Ito is the clerk, in a Quaker sense, of the Cambridge, MA, Society of Internet Friends (including Harvard and MIT, naturally) is his visionary expressions of what the Internet can do and where it can go, activism-wise, as well (and re - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/06/hanakotoba-language-of-flowers-feel.html - too).

Hoping you enjoy our emailing ... thinking about this broadly, it's an "ecology of attention" perhaps (re http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/05/currumbin-wildlife-sanctuary-online.html - to which I just added this "ecology of attention" phrase and omega 3s, too), and an explicatory coping strategy per John Money (my interpretation of this) perhaps ... and kind of a post-Lacanian approach to language re the mind (G.L.A.-informed too). And my bodymind/neurophysiology keeps writing these ... beneficially I hope ... it's also partly a consciousness-raising way of thinking - something I appreciate (and re Angela and Victor, and G.L.A. - all of whom are / were quite conscious - aware of being aware and very able to communicate this - in interesting enlightening and even healing / therapeutic ways ... all a bit philosophical, I'd say, as well.

Blue suitcase is possibly about an inch shorter than G.K.M.'s but very nice, and wonderfully light and mobile on its wheels... will my small pipes fit is one key defining question?

But the symbolic significance of this blue suitcase resonates re a kind of liberation even ... re bodymind "information technology" I find a bit aggressive and not understanding ... making it difficult to communicate with. (Being Pgh "maled" can feel a tiny bit metaphorically like being gored idea-wise, I think:).

(Seeking to begin a family here ... ).

Glad to have met in person the chair of Stanford Medicine Bob Harrington MD yesterday ... He was at Duke as a cardiologist from 1993-2012, when he came to Stanford, so he probably knows John
Alexander MD (https://medicine.duke.edu/faculty/john-hunter-peel-alexander-md) :) Will seek to meet with Bob later this summer re World University and School collaborations.

L,
Scott


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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary: An online worldwide California School of Psychoanalysis / Psychiatry at WUaS in all ~200 countries' official languages, Stanford Medicine Psychiatry's "Functional Neurological Disorder" talk ... "From neurology to psychiatry: Your emotional state has powerful control over your body — and Kim Bullock, MD ..." ... "Psychoanalysis," "Psychiatry," "Psychology," "Psychotherapy" and "Consciousness" wiki subjects at WUaS, How Stanford Medicine Psychiatry navigates questions of serving the following groups, New issues this Psychiatric Psychoanalytic school at WUaS would focus on, Virtual Reality Clinic | Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences | Stanford Medicine

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/05/currumbin-wildlife-sanctuary-online.html






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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Hanakotoba (language of flowers): Feel honored that MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito just got back to the newly emerging WUaS Corporation, An extraordinary director there, Congratulations on having a baby, Joi!, Joi's message has parallels for me with my applying to Media Lab faculty position, Joi's message also has parallels with the Piobaireachd "I Got A Kiss Of The King's Hand," Online accreditation - WASC senior example for Bachelor's degree (June 2017), In what ways might it be possible to explore collaborating further with Stanford in growing, especially Medical and Law Schools online in countries' official and main languages in these regards?, * Joi's vision for the Internet emerging from Cambridge, Massachusetts, is far-reaching (almost like a Quaker presiding clerk's voicing of a Meeting)


M,

I feel honored that MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito just got back to the newly emerging WUaS Corporation - we filed the initial Articles of Incorporation on April 21st - about becoming a strategic advisor (although unfortunately he doesn't have time; he is just becoming a strategic advisor at Sony, moving off the Board there, congratulations on having a baby, Joi!). I've posted our emails about this below. It is nevertheless a major kind of approval, as I see this. Invited Stanford's John Hennessy and Harvard's Charlie Nesson to join the Board recently too, but haven't yet heard back.

Talk to you soon.

Sincerely, Scott


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June 26, 2017, at 3:52 PM Scott MacLeod wrote:

Thank you for letting me know, Joi,

I feel honored in your very busy life as an extraordinary director of the MIT Media Lab that you replied. {World University and School and/or the WUaS Corporation would love to find someone from MIT / MIT OCW to join one of our Boards, but I'm not sure how to go about this}. Thank you.

Best regards, Scott


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On Jun 26, 2017 3:33 PM, "Joichi Ito" wrote:
Hi, Scott,

Thank you for inviting me to become a strategic advisor to WuAS, but I simply have no time for any new advisory roles.

Best of luck with your new venture.

-- Joi



On Sun, Jun 18, 2017 at 9:06 PM, Scott MacLeod wrote:
Dear Joi,


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Joi's message has parallels for me with my applying to Media Lab faculty position:

Commelina communis: Massachusetts Institute of Technology "Program in Media Arts and Sciences Faculty Search," I hope my applying to teach at MIT supports my getting World University and School started (where I hope to teach as well) financially, as the "Harvards of the Web" in all 200 countries' main languages for free CC Uni and high school degrees, and as wiki schools in all 7,943 languages


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Joi's message also has parallels with the Piobaireachd "I Got A Kiss Of The King's Hand" {https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyTbY1kuiwU}

Aurora: Played the Piobaireachd "The Company's Lament" through entirely yesterday before Scottish Country Dancing in St. Clement's beautiful courtyard, Playing this at my Uncle Ted Brown's funeral, SCD & Piping sheet music differences, WUaS Corp Team, Glad to have video conference appointment with Dr. Sanjeev Arora and Project ECHO, "My 11-year-old son auditioned at Juilliard, and we both learned a lot about how top performers practice," Good further insights into practicing and re the World University and School "Practicing - Playing a Musical Instrument" wiki subject for open teaching and learning ....

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/06/aurora-played-piobaireachd-companys.html

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Online accreditation - WASC senior example for Bachelor's degree (June 2017) ...

"CBU Online is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission. Many prospective students are uncertain about which college degrees employers or universities will accept. CBU Online's accreditation by WASC means you can be confident that your CBU Online degree is recognized and respected by schools and companies across the country."


https://www.cbuonline.edu/accreditation

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In what ways might it be possible to explore collaborating further with Stanford in growing, especially Medical Schools (with teaching hospitals) and Law Schools online in countries' official and main languages in these regards?

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Aurora: Played the Piobaireachd "The Company's Lament" through entirely yesterday before Scottish Country Dancing in St. Clement's beautiful courtyard, Playing this at my Uncle Ted Brown's funeral, SCD & Piping sheet music differences, WUaS Corp Team, Glad to have video conference appointment with Dr. Sanjeev Arora and Project ECHO, "My 11-year-old son auditioned at Juilliard, and we both learned a lot about how top performers practice," Good further insights into practicing and re the World University and School "Practicing - Playing a Musical Instrument" wiki subject for open teaching and learning ....


Played the Piobaireachd (Pibroch) "The Company's Lament" through entirely yesterday before Scotitsh Country Dancing's Open Band - https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand - in St. Clement's beautiful courtyard sitting on a wee wall (and after playing through the SCD music). It's a very pretty Piobaireachd, and sounds differently on the Scottish Small Pipes, than the Great Highland Bagpipe, and was fun. As I was playing, Ed, a piper (originally from Scotland, I think), and his wife, Lorna (from Berkeley), visiting again this summer from Vancouver, BC (where they live), walked by, and I think enjoyed it - since once inside they opened the window both perchance to listen and for air ... Company's Lament is a fairly long piece - and good to play it in its entirety after not having played a long piece recently. The SSP are harmonious and aren't a strain to play either like the GHB. (Playing this brought again to mind what playing a piece of classical music is like).


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I may seek to bring my Scottish Small Pipes to Oregon, and play some of this piece at my Uncle Ted Brown's funeral this weekend.

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Hi M,

Just played through the Scottish Country Dancing sheet music on small pipes (not keyboard) for tonight's Open Band outside in St Clement's beautiful old stone courtyard with lots of flowers blooming all around :) Because this music is rarely taken directly from Great Highland Bagpipe sheet music, it's not scored for my SSP instrument and I can thus rarely play through a whole melody of a tune without a glitch or fluently (although playing bass notes on pipes or keyboard in the key of D or A allows fluency) - another reason to explore taking regular piano lessons with Patti, - i.e. for the backup of a second instrument with joy of playing, and occasionally add the small pipes for learning new workarounds - and to play with her in a kind of chamber music +++ ...

Have put out a lot of invitations to join the WUaS Corporation team ... and should begin to hear back fairly soon from a variety of people. Most focused on finding a startup CEO and CFO now who can make growth happen - since I think we have hopefully at least two Board members, enough for the CA state forms.

Very glad to have arranged an appointment in video with Dr. Sanjeev Arora and some of his Project ECHO team in New Mexico in August - another ginormous baby step, albeit still without a bit of funding. Maybe I'll be able to be a speaker at a Project ECHO conference they're organizing in September even. See his videos here in my blog pist to learn how Project ECHO works on computer and smartphone screens here - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/06/bezoar-ibex-capra-aegagrus-stanford.html.

Music making begins soon here. Are you making music this summer at all, Ma? It's fun in a great context.


L,
Scott


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My 11-year-old son auditioned at Juilliard, and we both learned a lot about how top performers practice

http://www.businessinsider.com/my-11-year-old-son-auditioned-at-juilliard-2017-5

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Good further insights into practicing and re the World University and School "Practicing - Playing a Musical Instrument" wiki subject for open teaching and learning ....  http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Practicing_-_Playing_a_Musical_Instrument



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Monday, June 26, 2017

Torrubiella: Stanford Grand Rounds - - Sanjeev Arora MD, As a template or blueprint for planning purposes, and for your information, here are the beginning CC MIT OCW-centric wiki WUaS Medical School ..., "Democratizing knowledge ...: - part of the title of your Stanford Grand Rounds' talk, Dr. Arora, Clinical Trials at WUaS (for all languages - potentially 7,099 living languages), Since MIT itself doesn't have a Medical School (or a Law School), and hence very few of its ~2300 CC MIT OCW courses in English are in these areas, Collaborating further not only with your Project ECHO but also with Stanford Medicine (and Law) in each of all countries' official languages?, CC4 MIT OCW allows WUaS to "share," "adapt" but "non-commercially" and CC0 Wikisource allows WUaS to use this data for "commercial" purposes, as I understand this


Dear Dr. Arora,

Very nice to meet and talk with you this morning after your Stanford Grand Rounds' excellent talk "Medicine Grand Rounds: Democratizing Knowledge to Reduce Disparities in Healthcare – Project ECHO" - http://medicinecalendars.stanford.edu/event/medicine-grand-rounds-democratizing-knowledge-to-reduce-disparities-in-healthcare-project-echo/.

When might be some good possible times to potentially talk on the phone about Project ECHO and World University and School's planned online Medical Schools and teaching hospitals in all countries and their official and main languages?

Looking forward very much to talking further with you. Thank you.

All the best,
Scott


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- Scott MacLeod - Founder & President

- World University and School
- http://worlduniversityandschool.org

- 415 480 4577
- http://scottmacleod.com

- CC World University and School - like CC Wikipedia with best STEM-centric CC OpenCourseWare - incorporated as a nonprofit university and school in California, and is a U.S. 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt educational organization.

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Dear Scott
It was a pleasure to meet you in Stanford. Thanks for attending.

I am requesting Marilyn to set up a time for us to speak.

Warm regards
Sanjeev


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Dear Sanjeev, (Marilyn and Erika),

Thank you for your email, Sanjeev, and likewise! What a great and inspiring Stanford Grand Rounds you shared. And Project ECHO also seems quite well developed here - http://echo.unm.edu/about-echo/stafffaculty/ - with a huge staff. Perhaps exploring a collaboration with CC MIT OCW-centric World University and School and re our plans to be in each of all ~200 countries' official (and main languages), with online medical schools and teaching hospitals (and for space, ship and wilderness medicine too), would make it possible for us together to help many many people, and for you to achieve your goal of reaching 1 billion people.

Looking forward to talking.

Warm regards, Scott

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Hello Dr. MacLeod,

Would you be available on August 1st at 8:00 am Pacific/9:00 am Mountain Time for a call?

Other possibilities could be:

August 3rd    1:00 pm Pacific/2:00 pm Mountain Time
August 4th     8:00 am, 9:00 am11:00 am or Noon Pacific Time
August 23rd at 9:00 am Pacific Time
September 5th at 8:00 am Pacific Time

Just let me know if any of those dates/times will work for your calendar.  I can also work with
your scheduler if that is easier.

Thank you,

Marilyn Rhodes, BS
Administrative Assistant to the Director
ECHO Institute™
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
MSC 07 4245
Office: 505-272-2808

Please join us for Infinite Possibilities:  MetaECHO 2017 Conference—September 13-16, 2017


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Dear Marilyn, Sanjeev and Erika,

Thank you for your email, Marilyn. (And please call me Scott). I'll be traveling on August 1st, so August 3rd at 1:00 pm Pacific/2:00 pm Mountain Time would be best for me (and August 4th would work for me too as a backup).

As a template or blueprint for planning purposes, and for your information, here are the beginning CC MIT OCW-centric wiki WUaS Medical School - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Medical_School - and the beginning WUaS teaching hospital - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Hospital - planned online in all countries' official and main languages; WUaS is moving to a new wiki emerging from CC Wikidata, which is CC Wikipedia's database for its 358 languages, so the data generation possibilities for these are enormous. WUaS is also planning Clinical Trials at WUaS (for all languages - potentially with speakers in all 7,099 living languages) - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Clinical_Trials_at_WUaS_(for_all_languages). See the "Select Links" wiki subjects on each of these pages to see further how WUaS will develop as a wiki subjects for open teaching and learning, thus further democratizing knowledge - part of the title of your Stanford Grand Rounds' talk, Sanjeev (as you know).

Since MIT itself doesn't have a Medical School (or a Law School), and hence very few of its ~2300 CC MIT OCW courses in English are in these areas, WUaS is very interested in exploring collaborating further greatly not only with your Project ECHO, but also with Stanford Medicine (and Stanford Law) themselves, in order to create CC OCW in these areas, and eventually in each of all nation states' official languages, in order to help these countries with excellent online medicine and law education. Stanford Law and Medicine already have a fair number of international law projects along these lines actually, but not organized country by country and in their languages.

WUaS is also CC licensed on our non-profit wing which allows us to "share," "adapt" but "non-commercially" CC-4 MIT OCW in its 7 languages, and WUaS is developing a new for-profit wing (for which we've already filed the Articles of Incorporation) which will partly grow out of CC-0 Wikisource (part of the CC Wikimedia/Wikipedia family) and which allows for "commercial" use of this open data for a planned online bookstore (e.g. for textbooks) and an academic press, for example. To recap, CC4 MIT OCW allows WUaS to "share," "adapt" but "non-commercially" and CC0 Wikisource allows WUaS to use this data for "commercial" purposes, as I understand this. I hope all this context and information help.

Please let me know what time to talk works best for you, and I look forward to talking with your further about some of this in early August, Sanjeev. Thank you for your inspiring and excellent Grand Rounds' talk at Stanford recently.

Thank you.

Best, Scott

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Dear Sanjeev,

For your information, I've blogged about your Stanford Grand Rounds' talk here - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/06/bezoar-ibex-capra-aegagrus-stanford.html - and a bit here - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/06/nesiostrymon-inspiring-mahesh-kale-live.html. See, too, the "medicine" blog label here for further World University and School medicine ideas, as well.

Very nice to have met you, and to further make contact here. Thank you.

Best regards, Scott






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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Nesiostrymon: "Inspiring ,Mahesh Kale Live India Gate New Delhi ,दिवाळी पहाट 2016 -3," "Abir Gulal by Mahesh Kale at upvan Thane" ~ re Harbin Kirtan, Love it: Mahesh kale son super riyaj .. learning {.... this one inspiringly of his young son singing in response to him ... }, Project ECHO for online medicine/specialists has had a specific need for psychiatrists from its inception, Further psychological theorizing - pairbonding and troopbonding and ycleptance exigencies and explication, As impressed as I am with the role and meditative vision of religion {and related music and art} in India for good, I also have reservations about the symbolic significance ...


There's a free concert with the St Lawrence String Quartet at Stanford today at 2:30 if you might be interested -
https://events.stanford.edu/events/696/69619/ -
and another one of Indian and Jazz music at 4 (which costs a bit) with Mahesh Kale and George Brooks (https://events.stanford.edu/events/683/68349/) ... I enjoyed Mahesh Kale's music on YouTube yesterday ... and posted 3 videos of him to Twitter feeds .... this one inspiringly of his young son singing in response to him ... https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/878678629462327297 ... https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/878680192717176832 ... https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/878684622955008000 ...

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https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/878684622955008000

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As impressed as I am with the role and meditative vision of religion in India for good, I also have reservations about the symbolic significance of worshipping a dismembered divinity, Jagganath, for example ... and think online psychiatry is a worthwhile practice to introduce in all countries' official and main languages, not only in India ...


(See - https://twitter.com/KailashOnline/status/879009096460103681 - which I just posted to my @HarbinBook Twitter profile today along with these other Mahesh Kale Tweets)
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https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/878680192717176832

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https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/878678629462327297


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Heard back in email from last Wednesday's Stanford Medicine Grand Rounds' presenter, Dr. Sanjeev Arora, creator of Project ECHO which may inform all ~ 200 of World Univ and Sch's online Med Sch's in their countrues' official and main languages -  that he's setting up a time for us to talk further about collaborating. :) Great news ...

Bezoar ibex (Capra aegagrus): Stanford "Medicine Grand Rounds: Democratizing Knowledge to Reduce Disparities in Healthcare – Project ECHO", WUaS Corporation Board development, Medical School collaborations re online WUaS Medical Schools in all countries' official languages - and with Project Echo and Stanford Global Health Initiatives?, How would sound from a recording from a realistic virtual earth of a tunnel below the Library of Alexandria sound today compared with when the tunnel was built - is a mind expanding question?, Stanford talk just now - "Paula Matthusen: Sounds in Remembered Spaces and before"


http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/06/bezoar-ibex-capra-aegagrus-stanford.html

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Originally from Karachi, Pakistan, Dr. Mirza is a Board Certified child psychiatrist MD in the US ... who speaks languages in Pakistan ... https://twitter.com/DocMirza ... interested in brainwave research, too.

And Project ECHO for online medicine/specialists has had a specific need for psychiatrists from its inception in treating the side effects of drugs for Hepatitis C ...


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Hi M,

Curious how to further introduce reason into family communication, and, GKM, while successful as a MD and Professor, reasoned intensely, ... he also had an emotional, un-reasonable side, which memes (replicating cultural units) echo through me, and probably us as a family too. GLA was very reasoning and smart in a different way, and understood Dad - and as a MD psychiatrist Lacanian psychoanalyst and family friend - he also had clinical experience in navigating emotional intensities such as Dad's and in relation to others (such as offspring) ... not sure Dad was so sensible with thinking about me in the 1990s ... just an observation (or even in the 1970s, emerging from the 1960s, and when I was in high school ... when career thinking from GKM could have been helpful in retrospect) ... (glad to have heard from GCA today) ...

but it's interesting to think about too how to navigate family generation questions ahead ... and vis-a-vis such dynamics ... and even theorizing all of this ... how to develop new psychological / psychoanalytic theory, generalizable - relevant to most cultures and languages (e.g. Americas and India and China and Asia and Africa, et al.) in these regards ...

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Hi M,

Continuing to write at least once daily ... blogging ... as a focusing of bodymind (a John Money word here) ... http://scottmacleod.com/anthropology/determinism.htm ... and kind of in a post-Lacanian way (and G.L.A.) as I think about it ... as well as in a John Money-ian way (to name another theorist) - and re his pairbonding and troopbonding and ycleptance exigencies and explicatory coping strategy ... hope my emails continue to be interesting and even enjoyable ... even as I continue to theorize a kind of California School of Psychoanalysis/Psychiatry ... and re, for example ... http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2014/05/eastern-cottonhead-rabbit-building-on.html ...

Good to stay in touch like this daily in these turbulent times as well ...

How are you and how has your day been?

L,

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Bird vocalization: MIT Tech Review - "We Need to Talk About the Power of AI to Manipulate Humans," "Social networking sites @Facebook & @Twitter are being used to manipulate public opinion," Perhaps WUaS's can synthesize with our developing A.I. the Caring and Loving (partly Quaker-informed) wiki subjects & Political Science wiki subject & Artificial Intelligence wiki subject - planned in all ~200 countries' official and main languages ... to inform some of these questions and in conjunction, if at all possible, with Google (Don't be evil), Stanford, Wikimedia, Apple, MIT OCW and other significant A.I. generators, In what profound ways can WIKI WUaS CC share & adapt MIT OCW in 7 langs as CHAT BOTS for learners in ALL langs for Bach, PhD, Law, MD & IB?, And as CHAT BOTS for TRANSLATION in 7099 langs?


MIT Tech Review -

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A View from Liesl Yearsley

We Need to Talk About the Power of AI to Manipulate Humans

Our tendency to become emotionally attached to chatbots could be exploited by companies seeking a profit.

  • June 5, 2017

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608036/we-need-to-talk-about-the-power-of-ai-to-manipulate-humans/

"This requires a new level of corporate responsibility. We need to deliberately and consciously build AI that will improve the human condition—not just pursue the immediate financial gain of gazillions of addicted users.

Working on open artificial-intelligence technology and brain-computer interfaces, or forming ethics committees, are just part of the solution. We need to consciously build systems that work for the benefit of humans and society. They cannot have addiction, clicks, and consumption as their primary goal. AI is growing up, and will be shaping the nature of humanity. AI needs a mother."

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  Retweeted
Social networking sites & are being used to manipulate public opinion



https://twitter.com/Liberationtech/status/878613781366157312
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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jun/19/social-media-proganda-manipulating-public-opinion-bots-accounts-facebook-twitter

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Perhaps WUaS's can synthesize with our developing A.I. the  

Caring and Loving (partly Quaker-informed) wiki subject 
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Caring_and_Loving

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Political Science wiki subject
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Political_Science


Artificial Intelligence wiki subject
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Artificial_Intelligence

and in conjunction, if at all possible, with Google ("Don't be evil"), Stanford, Wikimedia, Apple, MIT OCW and other significant A.I. generators ... 

- planned in all ~200 countries' official and main languages ... 

to inform some of these questions. 

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https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/879007218644926465

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https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/879008451770187776



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Friday, June 23, 2017

Thekla lark: Beginning to develop CC World Univ & Sch in MediaWiki / Wikibase-Wikidata


Hi Tim, Daniel, Dario, Allen, Luis, Tighe, (Markus and Lydia),

Thanks for your recent excellent WMF talks, Allen and Markus - "Problematizing and Addressing the Article-as-Concept Assumption in Wikipedia," and "Understanding Wikidata Queries"

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2jpKRwPT-Q and https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Showcase#June_2017) - which I found very informative and helpful, and timely for what follows especially.

As you may know, I'm developing CC MIT OCW-centric wiki World University and School, which is like CC Wikipedia (in 358 languages) with CC MIT OCW (in 7 languages) and CC Yale OYC, and CC WUaS donated WUaS to Wikidata in October 2015. WUaS seeks to develop major universities in all countries' official / main languages, and wiki schools for open teaching and learning in Wikipedia's 358 languages and eventually in all 7,099 living languages - beginning with this SUBJECT TEMPLATE : http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE

Thanks to Wikimedians Lydia, Ryan Kaldari and Jan Zerebecki, World University and School began developing in Mediawiki (but not in Wikibase/Wikidata), in English and German, from January (during the WikiDev conference in SF) to March 2016 but this the stopped working then. Here's a version of this in the web-archive - https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20150324001526/http://worlduniversityandschool.org/mediawiki-1.24.1/index.php?title=Main_Page - which I'd like to begin with again, but now in Wikibase/Wikidata too. Now that both Mediawiki and Wikibase/Wikidata have had one and a half years to develop further, I'd like to begin to re-install and develop WUaS in English and German (which I know at an intermediate level), as well as in Chinese and Spanish, which are WUaS pilot languages, and which were your test languages in your recent talks, Allen and Markus, I heard. Importantly, they are also 2 of CC4 MIT OCW's 7 languages - https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/ .  MIT OCW's CC4 licensing allows for "sharing" and "adapting" but is "non-commercial," (while Wikisource's CC0 licensing, by contrast for example, is "commercial"). 

At a Wikimedia friend's recent suggestion, I'm going to begin to seek to install Mediawiki and Wikibase for wiki CC World University and School using - 



But I'm a social scientist (having just written a large actual-virtual ethnographic book) and not too much of a coder, and found Jan and Kaldari's help invaluable in the installation of Mediawiki in January 2016. There are also a lot of potential planning considerations in developing World Univ & Sch in Mediawiki/Wikibase - including anticipating multiple languages and using Wikibase/Wikidata ... and potentially, as I talked about with Lydia this January 2017 at Wikidev, developing a WUaS bookstore using CC0 (commercial) Wikisource in a newly emergent wing at WUaS. (I've been talking with Silke, a German friend who works a quarter time in the Stanford bookstore, who's interested in organizing the online CC WUaS bookstore, first in English, but WUaS doesn't have a "front end" for this yet).

So Daniel (as Wikidata Principal Platform Engineer) and Tim (as Lead Platform Architect on the MediaWiki Platform team), as I proceed with attempting to install Mediawiki and Wikibase, could I please ask you some questions? And as language questions arise, beyond in English and German, could I ask you Allen and Luis about developing WUaS in Chinese and Spanish, please? And, Dario, as WUaS begins to develop our CC0 WUaS Bookstore emerging potentially out of Wikisource/Wikidata, could I please ask you about how this would work (potentially on your Talk pages - mine is Scott_WUaS - or here ... )? Thank you!

CC OCW WUaS is seeking to matriculate students this autumn for free since CC MIT OCW-centric online accrediting Bachelor's degrees, first in English, but soon in Chinese and Spanish, with the course catalog here - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/. 

Thank you so much. 

Best,
Scott





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- Scott MacLeod - Founder & President  

- World University and School


- CC World University and School - like CC Wikipedia with best STEM-centric CC OpenCourseWare - incorporated as a nonprofit university and school in California, and is a U.S. 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt educational organization. 








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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Haida Gwaii: Stanford Computer Science Dept's former chairman Nils Nilsson response to my question in Q&A about WUaS and comparing great CS departments, "Creating World Class Computer Science at Stanford," Interesting approach to regenerating a language through film, and with modeling approaches to making learning a specific language fun - the Haida language in Canada, NYTimes - "Reviving a Lost Language of Canada Through Film" By CATHERINE PORTER JUNE 11, 2017, Good overview from Jeremy Howard of what machine learning can do and re translation especially (from 2014), WUaS seeks to develop further with Google AI, and Wikidata / Wikipedia (in 358 languages) and Stanford medicine, "Bezoar ibex (Capra aegagrus): Stanford "Medicine Grand Rounds: Democratizing Knowledge to Reduce Disparities in Healthcare – Project ECHO", WUaS Corporation Board development, .... "


Stanford Computer Science Dept's former chairman Nils Nilsson response to my first question in Q&A about WUaS and comparing great CS departments said that Stanford sought to make Computer Science interesting for the students ...

Stanford Computer Science Department's former chairman Nils Nillson

Nils Nilsson response to my question -
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My question -
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDs4mRPJonU

Creating World Class Computer Science at Stanford

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Interesting approach to regenerating a language through film, and with modeling approaches to making learning a specific language fun


Reviving a Lost Language of Canada Through Film


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/11/world/americas/reviving-a-lost-language-of-canada-through-film.html


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Good overview from Jeremy Howard of what machine learning can do and re translation, and the above topics, especially (from 2014)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4kyRyKyOpo

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WUaS seeks to develop further with Google AI, and Wikidata / Wikipedia (in 358 languages) and Stanford medicine ...

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Bezoar ibex (Capra aegagrus): Stanford "Medicine Grand Rounds: Democratizing Knowledge to Reduce Disparities in Healthcare – Project ECHO", WUaS Corporation Board development, Medical School collaborations re online WUaS Medical Schools in all countries' official languages - and with Project Echo and Stanford Global Health Initiatives?, How would sound from a recording from a realistic virtual earth of a tunnel below the Library of Alexandria sound today compared with when the tunnel was built - is a mind expanding question?, Stanford talk just now - "Paula Matthusen: Sounds in Remembered Spaces and before"

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/06/bezoar-ibex-capra-aegagrus-stanford.html



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