Thursday, July 27, 2017

Lions: a) 3D Publishing, b) Online Law Schools - b) With a Focus on Making/Creating/Writing new law ... in each of all countries' official languages, a) 3D Publishing / Printing of all kinds of bindings & ancient texts/tablets -In ALL ancient languages & re @WUaSPress, Online WUaS Law schools - for creatively writing law ... and especially as wiki law schools, in addition to accrediting on best CC Law OCW in all countries' official languages ...


3D Publishing

3D Publishing / Printing of all kinds of bindings & ancient texts -In ALL ancient LANGUAGES & re https://twitter.com/clmorgan/status/890151417238958084 … @WorldUnivAndSch


https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/890187309957697536

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3D Publishing / Printing of all kinds of Bindings & ancient Texts/Tablets -In ALL ancient languages & re https://twitter.com/clmorgan/status/890151417238958084 … @WUaSPress
https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/890243790254026752

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3D Publishing / Printing of all kinds of bindings & ancient texts -In ALL ancient LANGUAGES & re https://twitter.com/clmorgan/status/890151417238958084 … @WorldUnivAndSch



https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/890187665911500800



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Online WUaS Law schools - for creatively writing law ... and especially as wiki law schools, in addition to accrediting on best CC Law OCW in all countries' official languages ...


WUaS Law schools - for creatively writing law - With a Focus on Making/Creating/Writing new law ... in each of all countries' official Language online ...

https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/890634071637860357

For example ...



Law Schools at World University and School (planned in main languages in them)

Afghanistan Law School at WUaS: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Afghanistan_Law_School_at_WUaS

Brazil Law School at WUaS: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Brazil_Law_School_at_WUaS

China Law School at WUaS: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/China_Law_School_at_WUaS

Egypt Law School at WUaS: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Egypt_Law_School_at_WUaS

India Law School at WUaS: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/India_Law_School_at_WUaS

Jamaica Law School at WUaS: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Jamaica_Law_School_at_WUaS

Mexico Law School at WUaS: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Mexico_Law_School_at_WUaS

World University Law School: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Law_School


See, too ...

World University and School Links

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

Creative Commons Law: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Creative_Commons_Law

Environmental Engineering: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Environmental_Engineering

Environmental Science: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Environmental_Science

Environmental Studies: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Environmental_Studies

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

Human Rights: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Human_Rights

Intellectual Property - IP Law: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Intellectual_Property_-_IP_Law

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

Maritime Law: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Maritime_Law

Network Neutrality: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Network_Neutrality

Open Access Resources: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Open_Access_Resources

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

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

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

Social Science: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Social_Science

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

Space Law: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Space_Law



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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Cachalot: There's a whale on your roof ~ 'Cause it's floaty water :), Think it might be doing a kind of A&V Species' Whale Yoga


There's a whale on your roof, Ma,
A sperm whale!
And it's saying somethin' -
Can't quite tell what yet,
But I'm alistenin',
And 'cause the whale on your roof
is kinda floatin' up there,
It's turnin' the air into water ...
but this water
Isn't running downward
'Cause it's floaty water,
Not mist,
Just floaty water
Holdin' up the whale
On your roof ...
Movin' it 'round too ...
Staying under it here
For now ...
Under the floaty water
And the whale on your roof ...
Just listenin' ...
Think it's saying something about sailin'
but not sure ...
so just alistenin',
Think it might be doing a kind of
A&V species' Yoga ...
Whale Yoga
... just alistenin'
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There's a whale on your roof!

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Trillium grandiflorum: Three biggest priorities for the 2017-2018 school year for World University and School educationally ... **** Re World University and School (as distinct from the WUaS Corporation - see below), **** Re WUaS Corporation (as distinct from World University and School - see above), WUaS Corp CEO search


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World University and School 
(as distinct from the WUaS Corporation - see below)
http://worlduniversityandschool.org
https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch


Hi Scott,

I hope you are enjoying a well deserved and relaxing Summer break! Currently, I find myself inside a coffee shop overlooking a peaceful lotus garden in ChiangMai, Thailand. The birds are quietly chirping and the leaves are gently swaying in unison atop the large oak trees. I am at peace.

I hope you are also at peace.  

During this time of reflection, it is important we set goals. With the 2017-2018 school year rapidly approaching, what are your biggest priorities?

As a teacher leader with over ten years of experience in project- based learning development, I want to help you reach them! 

Please take 5 minutes to complete this brief survey to help me better understand your needs:


This survey will help me focus my blog posts, newsletters, webinars and tutorials on helping you and your school grow!

To your continued success! 

Kyle Wagner 
Project- Based Learning Coach, Transform Educational Consulting

e: kylewagner@transformschool.com | w: transformschool.com|


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Dear Larry,

Off the top of my head, the following 3 priorities come to my mind. What for you come to mind on the World Univ & Sch side of WUaS?  I filled out part of Kyle's survey since it's mostly mostly not college oriented.

1 Get T off to a good start with two courses this autumn ... staggering their starts ... Graduate T perhaps with an accredited undergraduate degree in May or June ...

2 Explore adapting MIT OCW at the college level perhaps with a Project-Based Learning approach ... building on their projects/exams etc ...

3 Develop revenue streams for World Univ & Sch building a big team for this.

Sincerely,
Scott


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Dear Kyle and Larry,

And here are Larry's top 3 priorities ...

1 Get students this autumn (a cohort of online high achieving students)

2 Focus their MIT OCW academically

3 Develop a structure to offer them feedback, grading et al. for this.

The priorities I outlined are below ...

Sincerely,
Scott


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Hey Larry and Scott,

Sound like great goals. Would be interested to learn what kind
of feedback structures you are exploring for item #3.

Best,
Kyle

Sent from my iPhone

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Hi Kyle (and Larry),

WUaS has long planned to add highest achieving (e.g. MIT and Stanford) graduate students seeking to become faculty to Google group video Hangouts and let them teach sections to the CC OCW MIT /Yale faculty in video, and do the assessments / grading.

- Here's the Feedback, "Assessment_and_Grading_at_WUaS_as_Part_of_Conversation_in_Learning" wiki subject page at WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Assessment_and_Grading_at_WUaS_as_Part_of_Conversation_in_Learning - and the wiki "Conference_Method_of_Teaching_and_Learning" subject page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_Method_of_Teaching_and_Learning - planned in all ~200 countries' official languages. As a wiki it allows all of us to add ideas (and in any languages). There's very little here about Feedback for Project-Based Learning yet. Inspiring URLs?

- Potentially add MIT OCW into Google Classroom/Education with their feedback resources (and with Google group video Hangouts)

- Innovate with machine learning and artificial intelligence in all ~200 countries' official languages

- Scale this for 1000s/10000s of students per language per year per degree (MIT OCW is in 7 languages with assignments and exams listed). Here is the WUaS Course Catalog - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VRHhXYsk-V9lvSh5onaU2hnEhwoapSN7HyBK1P09LIk/edit?usp=sharing re future adapting of feedback re machine learning in multiple languages.

- For example, in this MIT OCW Intro to Anthropology course - https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/anthropology/21a-00-introduction-to-anthropology-spring-2013/assignments/ - students would use the prompts here to write 3 2-page papers and 2 short 4-page research papers. Exams are separate - https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/anthropology/21a-00-introduction-to-anthropology-spring-2013/exams/. Feedback for MIT students themselves in his classes would come from Graham Jones (who also studied at Reed College like I did).

- And for "Introduction to Solid State Chemistry' - https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/materials-science-and-engineering/3-091sc-introduction-to-solid-state-chemistry-fall-2010/ - it looks like there's one exam, and WUaS - perhaps students - and/or MIT/Stanford/Google would have to build a realistic virtual earth for chemistry and experimentation for labs, which could be fascinating Project-Based Learning for these students, since they'd have to know this chemistry to code this world.


Larry is a chemistry professor at Chatham University in Pittsburgh (who went to MIT for undergraduate and Wisconsin for his Ph.D.) so his approach might reflect the feedback he gives on assignments in classes these days. Larry?

Thoughts, Kyle?

Best,
Scott


- Scott MacLeod - Founder & President

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

- http://scottmacleod.com


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Hey Scott and Larry,

The work sounds exciting. In essence, it seems you are trying to create a cohesive online course and platform for e- learning. 

A project- based approach to the delivery of the curriculum would ensure students stay engaged with the coursework while reaching real, tangible outcomes. Ongoing formative feedback is a part of that process- which is addressed as one of the modules in my PBL beginner course. 

With that said, since you are in the early stages of design for the Wikis, it might benefit you to beta test the PBL design course, which teaches you how to design a project; assess learning along the way; and offer ongoing feedback to help graduate students reach key milestones. 

Any interest in being a few of the beta testers?

Best,
Kyle


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Hi Kyle, 

I'm way overcommitted ... 

a) getting the new WUaS Wiki in our pilot languages of English, Chinese, Spanish and German up and running probably in Miraheze.org with Wikidata's 358 languages as a backend, 

b) beginning beta-testing of WUaS in Google Classroom/Education for students this autumn, and 

c) getting the newly incorporated WUaS Corporation functioning, again in WUaS's pilot languages, but planned in all 7099 living languages as academic markets, and 

d) WUaS doesn't have any monies - but if beta-testing could help WUaS get a cohort of high achieving 18 year olds (from feeder schools to California Polytechnic and perhaps feeder schools to all Cal States and even the UCs - as many as 15-20 or ideally 2000?) to begin studying online this autumn at WUaS in English for free accrediting CC MIT OCW-centric degrees, I'd consider seeking to help you beta-test. 

Best, Scott




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WUaS Corporation 
(as distinct from World University and School - see above)
http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html
https://twitter.com/WUaSPress


Thanks for your prompt reply, Julian, and great!

Here's the startup WUaS Corporation CEO search link - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/07/whorl-botany-wuas-corporation-president.html - (with a version with a little less information here - http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2017/07/wuas-corporation-president-ceo-search.html - inside the first link). And also in the first link above, you'll find the "WUaS Corporation Business Plan in GDoc" - https://docs.google.com/document/d/12GqcLW_PrcCCQpwNKDF8AqNwtWxYMNUG1h-TfnpbPXw/edit?usp=sharing (which only focuses on the first 2 planned WUaS Corp revenue streams) - to which I've just invited you for sharing. (You'll also find a link to the 14-planned-WUaS-revenue-streams here - http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2016/01/14-planned-wuas-revenue-streams.html ). And in these Minutes and Agenda for July 8, 2017 at World University & School Monthly Business Meeting you'll find the WUaS Corp Board members, CEOs and CFOs who aren't able to participate generally because they're over committed - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/07/dreich-minutes-and-agenda-for-july-8.html - but they could become resources at some point in the future - as culture, and potentially as resources. 
As you can see in the first link above, we'd like to ask the prospective startup WUaS Corp CEOs to send a 2 page personal statement:  Please send your CV, personal website URL, and a personal statement of no more than two pages that includes the applicant’s plans for developing this "WUaS Corporation Business Plan in GDoc". 

I'm posting below the invitation I've sent to number of prospective WUaS Corp CEOs as well. 

There's one other possible CEO I've heard about, a friend of a friend, - as the startup WUaS Corp continues its search. 

The WUaS Corporation is potentially a fascinating challenge, Julian (and potentially very remunerative too eventually) ... and it's an Educational Services' company, and to support World University and School itself - both planned eventually in all 7,099 living languages. 

The share compensation would be based on $100,000 per year, which for the autumn 4 months for about 10 hours/week would come to about 834 shares at $10/share. But part of what the CEO would do is launch the WUaS Corporation soon in order to make the shares worthwhile soon. In many ways, it's a remarkable one-time opportunity.

Thanks for your constructive attitude and I'll seek to respond to your specific questions soon, but I hope this will be helpful for you to get started in considering sending a personal statement about leading the for-profit general stock company WUaS Corporation side of WUaS as a whole, - where World University and School itself is structured as a non-profit in the U.S.A. partly re developing the motherlode of CC MIT OpenCourseWare (see the information about WUaS forking below). 

Regards, 
Scott


I'm writing to ask if you would be available to join the WUaS Corporation as the startup CEO? And WUaS has a great business plan and startup team developing:  




The WUaS Corporation is a new development and legal entity, and wing of World University and School. World University and School is like CC Wikipedia (in its 358 languages) with CC MIT OCW (in its 7 languages) and Yale OYC, and seeks to create major online universities in each of all ~200 countries' official and main languages - Harvards/MITs/Stanfords of the Web (as well as wiki schools for open teaching and learning in all living languages - 7,099 in Ethnologue). 

As the WUaS Corporation emerges, and as we file the legal paperwork for this (we've already filed the initial Articles of Incorporation on April 21 and the CA Statement of Information on July 18), I'm writing to inquire whether you would be available please to be the first (about 1/4 time) CEO for this for-profit company, forking from World University and School - http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2016/01/14-planned-wuas-revenue-streams.html - for just a few hours per week/month? In the process of incorporating newly as a for-profit, the startup WUaS Corporation will be able to offer only shares to Officers. The potential growth of WUaS is significant. This is also potentially a remarkable career opportunity. 

The WUaS Corporation seeks to be in each of all ~200 countries and their official languages, and in all 8,444 languages (in Glottlog), as academic markets.  

If I can answer any questions, or provide you with further information on the phone or in other ways, please let me know. 



Thank you! 



Best regards, Scott


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Hi Julian,

Thanks for the information about Podio.

1. WUaS Corp would be interested in creating workflow there with time, when we begin to generate revenue.

2.1 Great. As the founder and president / CEO of World University and School as non-profit itself, and since Larry is its CFO and Chair of the Board, (and acting CFO of the WUaS Corporation), you'd be, in a sense, reporting to us - but perhaps more specifically to the World University and School monthly business meeting (2nd Saturdays), until the WUaS Corporation develops its own probably monthly business meeting process - which you as potential WUaS Corp CEO be able to define in conjunction with the Nolo Press Bylaws.

2.2 In this startup time, WUaS has talked about WUaS allotting these shares at the end of the month - and see my previous email to you today about answers to your other questions. .

2.3 Beyond the WUaS Corp business plan I've already shared with you, WUaS Corporation's financial plan (selling shares, raising capital etc.) would be something you would head in consultation with us, and until we find a CFO potentially with access to a payroll firm that uses Quickbooks (and Multi-store and TurboTax) in English, Spanish, Chinese and German, which are the WUaS Corps' pilot languages this autumn and beyond.

2.4 Let's see how best to reach out to Julia Reda and Joi Ito with time. (Joi just had a baby and while I'm glad he responded to the WUaS Corp's invitation to be a strategic advisor, he's not available at this time to do this - but I think he's a remarkable contact nevertheless).

3. WUaS is seeking revenue soon, and seeks to grow at 11.5% per year. Retail bookstores get 40% of the list price on each book, and WUaS is seek to grow online bookstores in all countries, with one on the ground near each countries' great university - and as a Print-on-Demand Academic Press at WUaS for all 7099 languages, as one initial goal. A viable WUaS Corporation broadband development plan in each of all countries if it could become profitable immediately would be great too. If you could, in your 2 page personal statement, please respond to the issue of revenue generation re the Bookstore/ Academic Press, Broadband, as well as touching on the other planned revenue streams.

WUaS Corporation as an educational services company would seek to expand broadband first (to small then) to large bodies of students, who's governments could help reimburse World Univ & Sch for free CC MIT OCW online degrees, as well as help pay for broadband development for these students or areas. While WUaS is seeking highest achieving students - such as might come from Romania to go to MIT itself on the ground - WUaS also seeks to serve poorest countries and all countries in these regards. This could be an opportunity for high achieving Romanians in rural areas, as well as a fundraising opportunity from the EU itself.

3.1 My current download bandwidth ... is .10 Mbps and my upload is .52 ... when I pinged my connection, I got 101 ms.

As the possible CEO of the WUaS Corporation - and since I am the President of World University and School (which I see partly as a friendly/Friendly leading which will be able to help people with free universal education) - I hope I'd be able to support you in your potential work in leading the WUaS Corporation. (I'm hoping to begin having a family soon, but see for example my blog on eliciting "loving bliss" neurophysiology as one potential philosophical inquiry which I think you may somehow be asking about - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/loving%20bliss - and which is a long term focus of mine ).

In response to your last observation, thank you for your constructive attitude - which I too seek to have and share - in developing free highest quality CC MIT-centric and wiki online universal education. And I hope we can develop very good communication about all of this as it unfolds. Thank you, Julian!

Regards, Scott




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Monday, July 24, 2017

Sumatran orangutan: Cuttyhunk - Kitty Hawk, ( ... because of getting WUaS in the air with the newly incorporated WUaS Corporation :), Apponegansett Meeting House


Hi Dave,

So great to see you, and what a surprise! Thanks too for stopping by. Great too to talk with S l'A at the CYC party! I only wish you and I had visited longer - that we could have lingered. Another time soon, I hope.

Cuttyhunk is inspiring ... curious to find my partner and raise a family here in the summers. Thanks too, in these regards, for sharing the good news on the way to the ferry yesterday that your cousin S (age 67?), who married E (37) fairly recently - and I met them together in Berkeley for some ~2 hours a few years ago, as you know - just had a baby.

Heading to the Fishing Club for a cup of coffee perhaps soon after sitting/meditating a bit ... perhaps the Historical Society later :) ... and maybe Turnabout sailing to start. Have you been sailing this year?

I'm gleaning interesting insights into east coast culture and psychology here on Cuttyhunk (more perhaps about this later, and see too - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/07/sea-on-road-to-cuttyhunk-island.html?m=0) and the connections-shared culture on Cuttyhunk run deep, compared to my experiences out west. Glad for a kind of left-heading, thinking, caring stream I've found myself in in this island community over the decades.

Got my Scottish small pipes out yesterday... fun to play them ... are you playing the guitar at all these days? (And how's your arm/elbow? ... Seeking to begin playing around with the free MuseScore composing software, for small pipes and voice at first ...)

It's raining today (predicted for Tuesday, Thursday and Frday too) with lightning and thunder on Thor'sday ! Nice inside weather (but not necessarily with a 5, a 7 and an 8 year old! :) and it should also keep things cool too. 

Big WUaS Press publishing idea here :) ... https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/889145127507300353 ... and above it on this Twitter Profile in terms of hiring knowledgeable people ... and here as well ... http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/07/dalls-porpoise-major-act-of-publishing.html?m=0

Thanks too for having a glance at my actual/virtual Harbin book - http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html - at Piney's House!

As a first, a friend/acquaintance in eastern Europe texted yesterday about being interested in some kind of shares on the WUaS Corporation side in exchange for working with the WUaS Corp - a breakthrough, kind of, thanks to the filing of the WUaS Corp Articles of Incorporation. 

With your college teaching experience, might you have interest in teaching online on the World Univ & Sch wing at some point? You're a great teacher!

Kitty Hawk (which sounds like Cuttyhunk) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitty_Hawk,_North_Carolina and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wright_brothers - because of getting WUaS in the air with the newly incorporated WUaS Corporation :) ... D!

Amazing, too, how deep the Quaker cultural roots (as distributed or better diffuse as these may be these days) go in this part of New England/southeastern Massachusetts with Friends Academy (founded in 1810) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friends_Academy_(Massachusetts) - and Apponegansett Meeting House (built in 1791) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apponegansett_Meeting_House - and Dartmouth Massachusetts established by Quakers in 1664 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dartmouth,_Massachusetts -  knowing that you went to Sidwell Friends in Washington DC, for high school.

L,
Scott 



https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/889237242794868736



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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Dall's porpoise: MAJOR ACT OF PUBLISHING = The generation of a realistic virtual universe with time slider (STREETVIEW+) for experimentation & bioengineering, For Evolutionary Biological History and planning into the future, For Ethno-Wiki-Virtual-World-Graphy, Coding a realistic virtual earth for STEM research (in STREETVIEW+) for experimentation & bioengineering will involve hiring knowing folks, ... The physicists, chemists, mathematicians and biologists will all have to know or be able to learn this science in order to code for it, working with computer scientists ... I'd like to publish the year 1979 at Harbin with realistic virtual earth interactivity, as ethnography & history. Can the @WUaSPress help?



The generation of a realistic virtual universe with time slider (STREETVIEW+) for experimentation & bioengineering = MAJOR ACT OF PUBLISHING

https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/889145477027033089

The generation of a realistic virtual universe with time slider (STREETVIEW+) for experimentation & bioengineering = MAJOR ACT OF PUBLISHING

https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/889145127507300353


Coding a realistic virtual earth for STEM research (in STREETVIEW+) for experimentation & bioengineering will involve hiring knowing folks

https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/889146559933403141

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Merchandising the Boston Tea Party Revolution-And the WIKI best STEM CC OCW ALL-Langs/Lands' World University & School education revolution?

https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/889138480080723969


In 2005, @tewy made $1M selling pixels (!) on a single web page. What remains in 2017? @john_bowers_ explores. https://lil.law.harvard.edu/blog/2017/07/21/a-million-squandered-the-million-dollar-homepage-as-a-decaying-digital-artifact/ …

https://twitter.com/zittrain/status/889131004643946497

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For all of evolutionary biological history back 4.5 billion years (and ahead this much + too) in real time interactivity ...

https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/889233058276179968

The physicists, chemists, mathematicians and biologists will all have to know or be able to learn this science in order to code for it, working with computer scientists ...

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I'd like to publish the year 1979 at Harbin with realistic virtual earth INTERACTIVITY ... with Avatar Bots (at the Plymouth Plantation historical re-enactment actors' level e.g. loosely an English village in the year 1624 - and which is also group build-able for ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy), as A) ethnography & B) history. Can the @WUaSPress help?


https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/889253718218166273

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Let's talk with the Google Streetview people and see if they can add a film to and from virtual-world (like OpenSim) ... for interactivity with Avatar Bots plus much more ... application for this ...



https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/889254650913976320

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https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/889233996416208896

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Coding a realistic virtual earth for STEM research (in STREETVIEW+) for experimentation & bioengineering will involve hiring knowing folks


https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/889147009030082561




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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Sea: On the road to Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts from the SF Bay Area, Liking however the vision of revolutionary Boston in 1700s and in the 1960s and 70s which I just re-glimpsed passing thtough the town where I was born ...


Hi M,

Hi from Rockbridge BART a little longer than 2 hours before departure time in SF.

Wanting curiously to give my Harbin book (http://bit.ly/HarbinBook) to Piney's House - whatever this means - so I'm bringing a copy to this end.

Glad to have filed the CA SI 550 successfully on Tuesday July 18th - it's momentous actually for the WUaS Corporation  .. I've also printed most of the WUaS Corp's paperwork with which to create a paper file.  Hoping Google Sites' will be the platform for the WUaS Corp bookstore and much more re the 10 planned revenue streams in 200 countries' official languages + etc.

Boarding is at 12:20 am ...

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Interesting to conceive of books as a kind of traveling .... or even each as a virtual world, a trip ... lots of good posts today in my blog about innovatively creating/crafting a realistic virtual universe - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/07/cave-realistic-virtual-earth-creation.html ...

Have much fruit with me which I may have to take leave of ...

Your writing, or wry-ting (but neither too wry, yet, nor too shrill), son,

L,
Scott

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Hi M,

Yoga room at the airport is closed after 1130. But it's a good Taoist time to travel ... kind of the opposite to busy times ... like water flowing between banks ...  will get to bed early on Cuttyhunk today, since it's just past midnight ... and sleep soon a bit on the plane ...

Plane should board soon, and my big bag of fruit is in my knapsack ... so I'm provisioned for tomorrow ...

What a mass mover of people thru the air is the air system :0

Human primates flying in metal crafts .. routinely ... who'd have thought? .



L,
Scott

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Hi from the once upon a time Quaker city on the other side of your state ... :) (Philadelphia)


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In the town where I was born,
Or where you birthed me,
it's a Pretty day here ...
And I'm heading on bus
to the water taxi on Boston Bay,
Trying to add notes in the MuseScore computer program on smartphone
And liking the landscape I know a bit
Lots of people travelling
Could stop at a museum here,
But may check out the whaling museum and historic district in New Bedford instead
L,
Scott

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Got off the bus at the water taxi stop,

And there was a bayberry bush, like on Cuttyhunk, with berries on it, and I picked a waxy leaf to catch its familiar scent

Onto the the water taxi to cross Boston Bay, the 3 other passengers were from other countries, one from Finland, the friendly (in a Boston way) captain was wearing a blue top and khaki pants ... familiar clothing in this part of the world, which I continued to see on my journey on and off the water, all of 15 minutes, to south station for the next bus to New Bedford.

On the water, the first beautiful old ship I saw was gaff-rigged in the distance (photo), with the backdrop of modern Boston.



More beautiful old ships I saw on the way to the south station water taxi stop, where the Boston Tea Party occurred.

And there were the two Tea Party ship replicas (photo) where this revolution catalyzed ...


... no tea in the water today, but man tourists, practicing a cheer of the time I think :) is there a Khan Academy smart history video of this history? There are some other Sal Khan resources about this online, but here are some videos - http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/american-revolution-history/videos/the-sons-of-liberty-and-the-boston-tea-party ...


Decided to go into the Bostom Tea Party museum store (an old pattern for me) ... merchandusing the revolution ! 


And got a tri-corner hat, brown, faux leather (I'm a vegetarian too), made in China, for the revolution or retro-lution on Cuttyhunk ... hat's got character. Revolutionary spirit is still in the air ... history too ... all developing over time.

Key technologies of the revolution - printing press (an infomation technology to be sure) and horse with Paul Revere on it ... took photos of these store statues high up and interestingly emblematic.




Walked into South Station and wondered how hippy filled it probably once was - another American revolution when I was a kid and living in Boston, but very young!  (... but while searches on the web for hippies in Boston's South Station were unsuccessful but, besides the anti-war march at MIT {below} which I posted in this blog recently (http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/07/cave-realistic-virtual-earth-creation.html), I did find two YouTube videos on Harvard Square in the 1960s ... 

The November Actions: Defiance at MIT, 1969


Harvard Square in the 1960s



Harvard Square in the 1960s (II)



... cool and revolutionary ... walked through to the bus area for the Dattco bus to New Bedford, and saw on my smart phone that South Station is in Chinatown ... what an old city and I appreciate the kind of friendliness in the air here. :)

Water taxi can be more interesting than the Boston underground transit ...:)

L,
Scott

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Hi M,

Pulled into New Bedford ... enjoyed the beautiful brick buildings of the woolen mills, the whales' mural ... now in the olde towne ...

Just visited the Seamen's Bethel here which Melville wrote about - it was a church for whalemen in the 1800s+, with a home next door, in what was once a city of Quaker ship owners in part. Long overnight trip but nice to be coming home to Cuttyhunk soon ... will be there in about 4 hours ... (Liking however the vision of revolutionary Boston in 1700s and in the 1960s and 70s which I just re-glimpsed passing thtough the town where I was born and which I'll blog about! How was your week? How are you?

Heading for groceries soon.

L,
Scott


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Hi M,

Just sent this to E, which you might enjoy:

Good morning, E, from Cuttyhunk!

How are you? How is your weekend? I hope you're doing well.

Nice to be on Cuttyhunk island ... travels getting here through Boston etc were enjoyable. So nice to see old friends in New Bedford and on the ferry across. I talked with an old friend who was very much a hippy working on the Cuttyhunk windmill in the 1970s, and who has in recent years become a Unitarian Universalist minister (at First UU Church of Boston). I'm hoping to blog about this a bit today ... Cuttyhunk informs my idea of community ~ and communitas ! ~ from the '70s forward, and may have shaped my interests in seeking community at Reed College (a big interest of mine) and beyond. There's a lot of caring in the widespread net of Cuttyhunk friends here.

I brought my Harbin book to Cuttyhunk as a kind of gift to my family's house ... not sure why or what this means, but I did ... :)

Fond regards,
Scott


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Continuing from yesterday:

The Seamen's Bethel and the Mariner's Home just opened in June ... beautifully restored ... would like to see such (historical renovations) done remarkably in an interactive digital mask along the lines of Khan Academy smart history but different since INTERACTIVE and done excellently with access to the "juicy" histories too ... "travel" back to 1859 and interact with people avatars bots emerging
from pictures, Think Plimoth Plantation - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plimoth_Plantation - in Salem and the actors for the year 1624 in the English Village section of the museum. Have you (and P ever visited Plimoth? - I think you'd enjoy it!).

The house is beautiful. Have been sweeping up the bedroom first, and some sort of burrowing insect has created many wood shavings on the floor and in the window track from above the front window in the bedroom.

Need to get vinegar, coffee, butter, dental tape, Q-tips and possibly compost bucket bags?

Thinking possibly that a new less soft mattress in the main bedroom could be good ...

Thinking too that a second of sheets for each bed could also be good - flannel in the master bedroom.

And thinking too that a hand vacuum could be useful (I'm a fan of these, but don't know how they overwinter) ...

Have been mulling over a subscription to Consumer Reports on paper, but now on Cuttyhunk, see how useful the digital version would be out here too.

Anything I can inform you about re a Cuttyhunk list for when you come up, M?

Heading to the Cuttyhunk Fishing Club for a cup of coffee ... perhaps the Historical Society later :) Yacht Club party is today too at the A's ...

Nice to talk yesterday!

Love,
Scott

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Hi M,

Thanks so much for your email and welcome to Cuttyhunk. It's graying over presently, which is cooling Cuttyhunk down, after a warm morning earlier - kind of welcome weather.

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Re posture, good luck with your car's headrest. I continue to do a bit of daily yoga postures (for years now) ... sitting first thing in the morning in meditation in half lotus (on both sides) then bending forward from the hips (lots of good inner releasing biology flows through my body with this) in the pose called yoga mudrasana ... could conceivably explore a few further postures in the morning with a yoga friend in the future ...

Nice to see and talk with C.F. in New Bedford and on the ferry, as well as with UU minister T.H. and his wife A.

Love, Scott

PS I found the Swingline stapler in the sun room, found a ruler in the desk, and pulled out the staples to measure them - 1/2 inch from teeth to teeth. Hope this helps. Fog horn just sounded.





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