Hi Elly, and Kiki!
Very nice to meet you at the Reed College Marketplace which you'll see a link to here -
http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html (and here http://bit.ly/HarbinBook) - http://reunions.reed.edu/marketplace. Thanks for letting me know too about Microcosm Publishing - https://microcosmpublishing.com/. What a great publishing house! Thank you, Kiki, too, for a great Reed Marketplace!
Coming from New Haven/Hamden, CT (where my family lived from about 1966-1971), you reminded me, Elly, a little of family friends in Hamden, the Ahlstrom sisters - Promise and Connie - who babysat for my brother and I in the late '60s. Did you by any chance know them (since it can be a very small world)? Their younger brother, Sid, was my "star twin" - i.e. born on the same day and year (12/31/1960) and their father, Sydney Ahlstrom was a Professor of Religion at Yale, having written a famous history called the "A Religious History of the American People" (1972) which uniquely for a history at the time, if I recall correctly, ends with Earth Day (with its heralding of environmentalism and ecology in the U.S.) in the late 1960s - historians usually leave more space between when they write and what they write about.
Do I remember correctly that you're from Connecticut, Kiki, as well?
You'll find some pictures of my Harbin book table at Reed here - https://twitter.com/HarbinBook - as well as a link to the Harbin Gate in Google Streetview, part of my larger Harbin project's focus on creating a realistic virtual Harbin/earth for actual / virtual ethnographic comparison and a realistic virtual earth/universe at the atomic and neuronal levels, in addition to street view level, for STEM researchers and in all 7,099 living languages (think Google streetview/maps/earth with TIME SLIDER and OpenSimulator/Second Life, but realistic for avatars and voice and especially group build-ability) and as a "classroom" too.
And here's the WUaS Press - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html - planned in all 7,099 living languages with machine translation. See here too for the focus of the Press - https://twitter.com/WUaSPress. World University and School is also planning an online bookstore in all ~200 countries' official/main languages and indeed in all 8,444 entries in languages in Glottolog) - as part of major online CC MIT OCW-centric universities in these.
Very nice to meet you both and looking forward to staying in touch.
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