Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Cedrus deodara: Unitarian Universalist friends in western Pennsylvania over the holidays, and heard nice singing and music as well, Share my holiday letter with you here in GDocs, World University and School's virtual choir awaits further wiki collaborative inspirations, WUaS has a new wiki, A variety of online choirs in each of all ~200 countries' major online MIT OpenCourseWare-centric universities?, Universal Basic Income as an expression of caring for 7.5 billion people in all 7100 living languages and ~200 countries (at WUaS Corp) with block chain ledger, Matriculated class at WUaS


Hi Choirans, Bruce, Robert, Jack and All,

I'm writing to share my holiday letter with you here -

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ythI_87jV8ERrpPDOV2kxO0p-qgE7UJn/view?usp=sharing

- which also explores the possibility of an Universal Basic Income as an expression of caring (in the spirit of the holidays) with a bit more here ~ http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/01/boundary-waters-canoe-area-wilderness.html.

Saw some Unitarian Universalist friends in western Pennsylvania over the holidays, and heard nice singing and music as well.

World University and School's virtual choir awaits further wiki collaborative inspirations - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Virtual_Choir.

And I'm very glad to say WUaS has a new wiki - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States - which I don't think we had when I sang with you in the spring of 2017.  A variety of online choirs in each of all ~200 countries' major online MIT OpenCourseWare-centric universities? I hope people will create these (and in the all-instruments in all-languages' music school - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Music_School - which is not yet moved into the new wiki!)

Happy New Year, and happy singing!

Warm regards,
Scott


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Hi T Tomato (and Larry), 

Thanks for your email and the information about the Coursera platform, Tanya. I've tried both one (Stanford) Coursera and one edX / HarvardX courses (one called JuryX by Harvard Law Prof Emeritus Charles Nesson - https://www.edx.org/course/juryx-deliberations-social-change-harvardx-hls3x-0 - who may have been very instrumental in the Cannabis legalization process and successes) to completion. Search on Board Meeting here - http://scottmacleod.com/papers.htm - and you'll see a part of the 2012 Advanced Startup Boards' Coursera course (which doesn't seem publicly archived) I took in the Google Hangout. 

Good to hear about what makes this course enjoyable and relevant for you, platform-wise. 

With World University and School's MIT OCW-centricity, I'm particularly interested about learner experience with these - https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mitx-related-courseware/ - and how MIT OCW translates into edX. Wondering if there's a MIT OCW>MITX re your free WUaS Business degree we could experiment with after you complete, AND WITH WUaS seeking to get the P/F record from MITx at its conclusion.  

Sounds like you are still heading for a Business major at World University and School, and by next taking the MIT OCW course in the WUaS catalog - BUS 201 Technology Based Business Transformation. How's this going? (Larry, are you going to be her academic advisor for this "independent study" again ... or? ) Any courses interest you here https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mitx-related-courseware/ which we could explore substituting for your current planned remaining courses toward you BA?

I think my taking a HTML5 / CSS / Javascript course from Coursera or edX could have relevance  (but World University and School's all ~200 countries' languages' web sites' coding and all 7,099 living languages web coding would be way beyond this ... and especially with planning for the blockchain ledger and for health care data in the WUaS Medical Schools with online teaching hospitals), and my plate is also otherwise very full, and I'm still waiting to hear back at the MIT Media Lab faculty position for this autumn, which will call for preparation as well. On too with writing a few further books here. 

What are you thoughts about independent study courses vs. courses taken via a educational platform? 

Cheers, 
Scott

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T Tomato and Larry, 

Thinking very broadly and in terms of your WUaS Business BA degree, here are some interesting and timely questions re blockchain ledger and WUaS on both wings. 
I found this blockchain ledger video one of the clearest I've seen so far - https://twitter.com/ValaAfshar/status/952276983307698176- and it uses a real estate ledger over a century as an example . 

And here's an accessible Quickbooks and blockchain example of current developments ... in Canada:

... and, conceptually, since Quickbooks is anticipating the blockchain ledger (for finance), and in it's in many countries /  languages ... WUaS could build around this in a variety of ways ... 




And while I shared this edX course on blockchain with you before, Tanya - https://www.edx.org/course/blockchain-business-introduction-linuxfoundationx-lfs171x - it's from teh LinuxFoundationX, and while timely, possibly not germane to "brainstorming" / planning / thinking through how you might engage these ideas toward your degree, and how the block chain might emerge at WUaS ... hypothetically if you were a kind of project manager of this, for example. 

I'm curious how WUaS could build in the blockchain ledger for health care into our online teaching hospitals with, for example, planned Stanford Medicine tele-robotic-surgery data (conceptually non-financial) in 200 countries' languages, and with, at the same time, say, clinical trials of specific pharmaceuticals, and genetic therapies, in some of all ~7099 living languages (not to mention, re diversity of the block chain ledger, housing contracts in GDocs in the Malayalam language in the state of Karnataka in India, for example ... all on World University and School's nonprofit side.

How to begin to think about the replicating aspects of blockchain technologies in all their "octopus" (e.g. 10s of thousands of spreadsheets over tens of thousands of computer networks) ramifications, and re your upcoming business OCW (OpenCourseWare) ... possibly partly beginning with Quickbooks as a pragmatic starting place?  World University and School as a nonprofit already has Quickbooks for finance, while these Canadian QuickBooks' blockchain innovations may not be available yet in the States or on any QBs but may come to be. (And Quickbooks is in at least 150 countries, and WUaS conceptually planning for all ~200 nation states is very TurboTax centric, which is big in both at the least the USA and Canada, and develops as these two countries' tax codes develop).

How could the blockchain be helpful, in a similar vein, with algae to biofuel production and scaling this?  

... Some potentially  interesting questions for a Business major at MIT OCW-centric World University and School. 

Sincerely, Scott

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Hi Tanya and Larry,

As a followup and FYI, TurboTax and Quickbooks (in more than 150 countries, and presumably many languages),  and Intuit's Multi-store are all made by Intuit, so are richly interoperable - and would keep up with nation states' tax codes.

WUaS is seeking to plan for an Universal Basic Income (and with block chain), and for all 7.5 billion learners / people, conceptually ... and this could, conceptually, be distributed through Quickbooks and be taxable too, making it attractive to all ~200 nation states to facilitate (and also potentially pay for) ... if automation puts massive numbers of jobs in jeopardy into the future.

Could you see yourself applying to and heading for a MIT Ph.D. in the future?

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Earth forest: Kinda curious world we live in, but glad the IRS accepted nonprofit World Univ and Sch's 990 tax form, "Desiderata," and "Hippy-angali Yoga Notations," Expansive "ecology" conception I refer to here - http://www.scottmacleod.com/yoganotations.html, Suggesting explicitly that people are language using human primates, something that's not really taught explicilty or extensively in schools or society (in any country that I know of) in this post Darwinian world we live in, or in psychological theorizing ... let alone connected with hippies, Yoga, or coming into CONVERSATION with or Angela and Victor's yoga :), Not easy to do ecological studies based on the current science literature ... impossible in fact ... except that in coding a realistic virtual earth with time slider for these species including human primates (think 10 person group video hangouts into interactive avatar bots) / all species, steps could be taken toward new creative STEM studies about this, Universal Basic Income talk this afternoon at Stanford - as an expression of racial justice


It's a kinda curious world we live in, but I'm glad the IRS accepted nonprofit World Univ and Sch's 990 tax form on Sunday morning (and that the WUaS Corp incorporated as a for-profit parallel wing in 2017, with a separate Board and Officers).


Desiderata -
http://mwkworks.com/desiderata.html -

and Hippy-angali Yoga Notations -
http://www.scottmacleod.com/yoganotations.html -

as ideas-ways forward and re the Web/internet? This latter creation posits that we're human primates ... something not many texts like this do. :) (What kind of text is this? :)

Curious whether you've read my short recent book "Haiku-ish" in one sitting? Reading it quickly is very do-able because it's a slim volume, and Haiku-ish are generally around 17 syllables ... kinda
taking the burden of a long book off the reader here. :)

L,
Scott

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A bit confused but more sometimes discouraged about the poverty for academic innovation process I've been engaging over 10 years. Why does no one except basically L pick up on these good academic growth ideas further?

Why am I so poor, traveling so little, have no kids - probably partly re the lack of money question.

What do you think, M?


L, Scott


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Hi M,

How's your day? How are you?

Re poverty and ongoing academic innovations, and speculatively...

Did Dad sonehow sign me up to be in the running to become the president of the USA without my knowing, in the truth is stranger than fiction world we can sometimes live in? 

And is my poverty part of this "ecology" I'll call this and re the conception of ecology herein - http://www.scottmacleod.com/yoganotations.html - and Lacanian-wise, where talking about this is a way through such a curious legacy.

Could possibly make a good novel ...

But ecology ahead, where's a friend with whom I can share love, and begin a family ... for a whole new "ecology" unfolding ... since the future is ahead, and looking back in these regards probably isn't fruitful?

So here I am, president of one organization (World Univ and Sch), acting president of another forked organization (WUaS Corp), which has begun to hire, in a sense, a CEO and 2 Board members, but which isn't generating revenues on either wing. Somewhat "California" I'd say.

Some musings here ... soon to play through the tunes for tonight on both instruments, and for my piping gig on Saturday too.

Has your recorder group started playing again?


L,
Scott

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Hi M,

The expansive "ecology" conception I refer to here -
http://www.scottmacleod.com/yoganotations.html -
has to do with suggesting explicitly that people are language using human primates, something that's not really taught explicilty or extensively in schools or society (in any country that I know of) in this post Darwinian world we live in, or in psychological theorizing ... let alone connected with hippies, Yoga, or coming into CONVERSATION with or Angela and Victor's yoga. :)

So primate ecology in the whole earth household (an idea for ecology partly from the hippy Reedie poet Gary Snyder idea, and a book by him too called "Earth House Hold") of forests with great apes into language using human primates communicating via the forest or web of the internet is partly what I mean, but where Yoga's approaches to positing nonharming might inform the great apes' primate narratives I draw from to explain human primates (here orangs are semi-solitary, common chimps can seem to do primitive war, bonobos seem to be peaceful (yoga-wise too re 'Ahimsa" in their species?) and gorillas seem to live in harems, and none evolved in India, but all in the forests of Africa and Indonesia. And yoga neither has a conception of evolution, nor one of such-knowledge generating conversation.

Some musings and unusual thinking ...

Not easy to do ecological studies based on the current science literature on all of this ... impossible in fact ... except that in coding a realistic virtual earth with time slider for these species including human primates (think 10 person group video hangouts into interactive avatar bots) / all species, steps could be taken toward new creative STEM studies about this, and interesting ones, like about the consciousness, partly as neurophysioligy, of each of these species.

Wonder if Joi Ito's decision about my teaching in the Media Lab will be partly informed in conversation with  Charles Nesson.

On to piping and music-making now ... you?


L, Scott


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Good evening, M,

The last SCD tunes I just played were piping tunes with piping settings, and kind of jubilant in the way piping music can be.

Happy Dr. MLK jr. day!

Somewhat productive day here, and creative too.

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L,
Scott

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Hi M,

Thank you!

MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito is a meditator - and in the context of the MIT Media Lab - and with Tenzin there too, with whom he co-teaches a MIT course (and I met Tenzin fairly recently on a panel at Stanford). Here are some blog posts of mine with Joi -
https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/03/biocoenosis-fascinating-mit-media-lab.html
- and - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search?q=Joi+Ito . He's brilliant, a bit of a drop out, and has good/great vision/ethics I share and is very skillful and excellent in his actions (virtu and arete to use two ancient Greek words I learned about at Reed). And I've been a daily meditator as well for about 10+ years ... find it beneficial.

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Both WUaS Corp Board members got back to me, and seem to be saying they will participate in monthly board/business meetings. Wow ... good news.

Heather Jane MacKay at Scottish Country Dancing last night, who's a lawyer, said she is is re-writing a prison and law manual ... could be relevant in all ~200 countries' languages at WUaS in the future.

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Not sure how to explain meditation's efficacy for me - and which partly started for me in the Harbin warm pool (in non-theistically f/Friendly sense too, but Joi's parents are Shinto, so I don't think
the divine plays too big a role in Japanese thinking / meditation either) and re the biology of the relaxation response ... but I have a blog label for meditation - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/meditation - where I do seek to explore questions about this as well.


What are you up to today? (Really nice to talk ... and it's time to change my financial situation ... ) ... and perhaps help others financially as well with exploring an Universal Basic Income further.

L,
Scott


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Hi David,

Very nice to see you over Christmas, and thanks for the gift card and other thoughtfulnesses over your visit. Receiving this gift card, it lead me to think about such a simple card as a way to facilitate an Universal Basic Income for 7.5 billion people in all ~200 countries' law systems, such that I even touched on this gift card idea in WUaS's most recent business meeting (adding it my blog too here) -
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/01/loefgrenianthus-minutes-for-a-minutes.html
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I'm planning to head to this Universal Basic Income talk this afternoon at Stanford -
https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/dorian-t-warren-and-mia-birdsong-basic-income-and-racial-justice - as an expression of racial justice.

Any thoughts about following up with and hearing back from the MIT Media Lab about the faculty position for which I've applied?

Thanks for coming to visit at Christmas!

Warm regards,
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Monday, January 15, 2018

Blue passion flower: My religion professors (which was my major) at Reed College in the early 1980s were John Kenney and Bill Long (and sociologist John Pock) among others, Spent a lot of time in the Reed College library, and enjoyed my friends there, and living in "Reed houses" (communal houses, or collectives, or even kinds of hippy communes, I'd say), but which weren't owned by Reed College, and enjoyed too the open ended-ness of Reed's vision for "the life of the mind," and a rigorous liberal arts education, but was ambivalent about my studies themselves, Was interested in mysticism at Reed, as well as in the context of the unprogrammed Quaker Meetings, I'd trace a connection between my ongoing focus on generating the neurophysiology of loving bliss (in a non theistic f/Friendly way too) and my interest in mysticism in the early 1980s


My religion professors (which was my major) at Reed College in the early 1980s were John Kenney and Bill Long (and sociologist John Pock) among others.

I was a student at Reed from 1979-1985.

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Here's a bit about them:


The Kenney Years15

Despite students' enthusiasm for the department in its early years, and the many contributions of early Religion faculty members and students to the formation of the department's structure and sense of mission, perhaps no event was more central to the department's continuing success than the appointment of John Peter Kenney16as assistant professor of Religion and Humanities in 1981. One year later, with the departure of Prof. Segal, the department comprised only two members, Prof. Kenney, and the newly appointed Dr. Rev. William R. Long, a historian of early Christianity. The two had been graduate students together at Brown University. For fifteen years Prof. Kenney worked to solidify institutional support for the young department, to strengthen the department of Religion's ties to the departments of philosophy and history, and to integrate the discipline's perspectives into the Humanities program. In the early 1980's, a number of the faculty, perhaps unfamiliar with critical approaches to the study of religion, continued to harbor serious reservations about a "department of religion" at "non-sectarian" Reed.
Under Prof. Kenney's oversight, the department's mission continued to be expressed in terms of discrete traditions and the variety of methods of critical inquiry, but the curriculum, perhaps more accurately to reflect the interests of the Religion faculty, was divided between the philosophy of religion and history of religions. 1986 witnessed the arrival of the distinguished scholar of Sanskrit and Indian religious culture, Edwin Gerow (now emeritus Professor of Religion) and, with him, the introduction of Asian religions to the curriculum. Steven Wasserstrom, who would, in 1991 be awarded the Moe and Izetta Tonkon Chair in Judaic Studies and Humanities, was also hired in 1986 as a visiting assistant professor of Judaic Studies (religion & history). His position in 1987 became a tenure-track position, and it was the first and only permanent position in Judaic studies in Oregon through 2000. The department's mission statement was formally broadened in 1989 to reflect what had in fact been the case since the arrival of Prof. Gerow. No longer limited to the major religious traditions of the West, the department formally purposed to introduce students to major "world" traditions. With Prof. Kenney's acceptance of an appointment as dean of St. Michael's College, the John Peter Kenney era concluded in 1996.
http://www.reed.edu/religion/department-history.html


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And here's Prof John Kenney's current academic position and web site:






John Kenney, PhD

Professor of Religious Studies
View Curriculum Vitae






Ph.D. Brown University
A.B. Bowdoin College
I studied ancient philosophy at Bowdoin, majoring in Classics and Philosophy. I did graduate work in Philosophy at the University Pennsylvania, and then completed my Ph.D. at Brown in Religious Studies. After a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard, I taught for 15 years at Reed as Professor of Religion and Humanities. I came to Saint Michael's to be Dean of the College in 1995. Since 2006 I have been teaching full-time as Professor of Religious Studies. I also offer courses in the Humanities Program

Areas of Expertise:

Philosophy of Religion, Ancient Christianity

Courses I Teach:

  • Ancient and Medieval Civilization
  • Catholic Christianity
  • Medieval Christianity
  • Understandings of God
  • The Problem of Evil
  • Christian Mysticism

http://www.smcvt.edu/pages/get-to-know-us/faculty/kenney-john.aspx


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I also studied German at Reed, and during the course of this study, lived in Munich for a year (1981-'82), in Studentenstadt, while taking courses at Ludwig Maximillian Universitaet, and, through this Reed College program, in Olympiazentrum, (so in a way, German was my minor, but Reed doesn't really have/offer minors that I recall). I spent an extra 2 1/2 months in Germany after the study year abroad ended living with a Quaker family, the Kruegers, whom I had met through the little Quaker Meeting in Munich, living in their small apartment in Garching, about 10 kilometers north of Munich.

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My Reed College senior thesis was in the social science of religion / feminist theology, and I examined Rosemary Ruether's book "Sexism and God-talk" (so it was a kind of feminist thesis).


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IN MEMORIAM

John C. Pock [sociology 1955–98]



http://www.reed.edu/reed_magazine/june2012/articles/features/pok.html

https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.reed.edu/reed_magazine/june2012/articles/features/pok.html


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In one "Sociology of Religion" course, Pock suggested we visit churches as a kind of ethnographic field work, and, for a class project, invent our own religion.

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I spent a lot of time in the Reed College library, and enjoyed my friends there, and living in "Reed houses" (communal houses, or collectives, or even kinds of hippy communes, I'd say), but which weren't owned by Reed College, and enjoyed too the open ended-ness of Reed's vision for "the life of the mind," and a rigorous liberal arts education, but was ambivalent about my studies themselves.

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There is a kind of freedom in thinking/thought at Reed, that is in its culture / discourse / milieu (perhaps with its focus on the scholarly text i.e. writing).

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Here's Professor John Peter Kenney (in 2015 and 2016), on Augustine, and Aquinas (both authors in the Great Books' series too), and teaching about very similar themes re mysticism:

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President's Lecture Series
John Peter Kenney, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies, Saint Michael's College
"The Mysticism of St. Augustine"
Annual Augustine Lecture
Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Salon, La Maison Francaise

John Peter Kenney, Ph.D., 3/22/16 from Assumption College on Vimeo.
https://vimeo.com/160140427

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“The Mysticism of Saint Augustine” by John Peter Kenney


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXeF_F1WI08

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I was interested in mysticism at Reed, as well as in the context of the unprogrammed Quaker Meetings (i.e. Howard Brinton in "Friends for 300 Years"). I was also interested in mysticism in Germany taking a course at LMU on Meister Eckhart from a Professor there.

I'd trace a connection between my ongoing focus on generating the neurophysiology of loving bliss (in a non theistic f/Friendly way too) and my interest in mysticism in the early 1980s.



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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Anthurium: "[Wikidata] About the support of Arabic dialects by Wikidata," Links to the main lists of languages I know of, As a consequence of World Univ. and Sch. sharing itself with Wikidata in 2015 / donating ourselves to Wikidata for co-development, WUaS got a new Miraheze Mediawiki last year, 2017, (which isn't yet interoperating with Wikidata), and here's the main languages' page https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Languages planned for all 8,461 language entries in Glottolog, Having donated World Univ & Sch to Wikidata, WUaS seeks to explore full further collaboration possibilities with Wikimedia/Wikipedia/Wikidata with regards especially to all languages and language communities, (Big shout out, and hearty thanks, to Reception123 and the Voidwalker for helping developing WUaS in Miraheze Mediawiki thus far)


Hi Houcemeddine Turki, and Wikidatans, 

Thanks for your email. 

World University and School, which shared itself with Wikidata in 2015, and seeks to develop wiki schools for open teaching and learning in all 7,099 living languages in those languages (where there are 8,461 entries in languages in Glottolog; here are links to the main lists of languages I know of - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/11/evolution-of-sexual-reproduction-glad.html - from Wikipedia with 299 to CC-4 MIT OpenCourseWare with 5 languages). As a consequence of Creative Commons' licensed World Univ. and Sch. donating ourselves to Wikidata for co-development in 2015, CC-licensed WUaS got a new Miraheze Mediawiki last year, 2017, (which isn't yet interoperating with Wikidata), and here's the main languages' page https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Languages planned for all 8,461 language entries in Glottolog (with major online universities planned in all ~200 countries' https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States - around CC-4 MIT OCW).

The Arabic language dialects / languages (mutual intelligibility is one succinct definition of a language) will emerge from this wiki as a kind of template - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Arabic_language - again planned in each of all of these dialects / languages. 

(Big shout out, and hearty thanks, to Reception123 and the Voidwalker for helping developing WUaS in Miraheze Mediawiki thus far).

Having donated World Univ and Sch to Wikidata, WUaS seeks to explore full further collaboration possibilities with Wikimedia/Wikipedia/Wikidata with regards especially to all languages and language communities. 

Cheers, Scott

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Dear Mr. or Ms.,
I thank you for your efforts. I ask if Wikidata can be adjusted to support all Arabic dialects. The Arabic dialects are: North Levantine Arabic (apc), South Levantine Arabic (ajp), Gulf Arabic (afb), Hejazi Arabic (acw), Najdi Arabic (ars), Hadhrami Arabic (ayh), Sanaani Arabic (ayn), Ta'izzi-Adeni Arabic (acq), Mesopotamian Arabic (acm), Cypriot Arabic (acy), Egyptian Arabic (arz), Northwest Arabian Arabic (avl), Sudanese Arabic (apd), Bahrani Arabic (abv), Libyan Arabic (ayl), Tunisian Arabic (aeb-arab), Algerian Arabic (arq), Moroccan Arabic (ary), Hassaniya Arabic (mea), Saharan Arabic (aao), and Chadian Arabic (shu).
Yours Sincerely,
Houcemeddine Turki



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Languages' counts are developing ...

- Wikipedia now officially has 299 languages -
"This is the list of the different language editions of Wikipedia; as of November 2017 there are 299 Wikipedias of which 288 are active and 11 are not."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wikipedias

- Glottlog is up to 8,461 entries in languages -
"LANGUAGES
Showing 1 to 100 of 8,461 entries"
http://glottolog.org/glottolog/language

- Ethnologue is holding steady at 7,099 living languages -
"Find, read about, and research the world's 7,099 known living languages."
https://www.ethnologue.com/

- IS0 639 has 7,865 plus local range of ... each a database too -
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_639

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- And CC-4 MIT OCW is down to 5 languages -
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/

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Mutual intelligibility is one straightforward definition of language.

https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/11/evolution-of-sexual-reproduction-glad.html





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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Loefgrenianthus: Minutes for the A) Minutes for January 13, 2018 World University & School Monthly Business Meeting and B) January 13, 2018 WUaS Corporation Board Meeting


Posted these on Sunday, January 14, 2018

Minutes for the
A) Minutes for January 13, 2018 World University and School Monthly Business Meeting and
B) January 13, 2018 WUaS Corporation Board Meeting


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Minutes for January 13, 2018 World University & School Monthly Business Meeting


(Agendas:



Present:
-       Larry Viehland (Board Chair and CFO/Treasurer of World University and School)
-       Scott MacLeod (President, Presiding Clerk and Recording Clerk of World University and School)




Minute 1

World University and School seeks to grow its team, conceptually, emerging from collaborations with MIT, Stanford, Google and Wikimedia/Wikipedia, and eventually to engage the academic and organizational hiring practices of these organizations, - and in all ~200 nation states’ official languages as well as wiki schools in all 7,099 living languages.


Minute 2

Re World University and School "independent study" courses for credit, WUaS seeks too to explore a possible collaboration with MIT OCW into MITx “self paced” courses, among other ways of academic advising.


Minute 3

World Univ & Sch's first matriculated class is continuing into 2018!


Minute 4
Accreditation
Re free CC MIT OCW-centric degree focus, where WUaS in its MIT OCW-centricity seeks in the beginning to be a kind of a self-accrediting organization. As WUaS grows WUaS interested in exploring whether WUaS could collaborate with edX for their MIT OCW into MITx courses (i.e. https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mitx-related-courseware/) and with regard to accreditation too; at World University and School, MIT OCW-centricity is WUaS’s standard for self-accreditation, allowing for the development of creative computing learning environment, in all ~200 countries official languages, and wiki-wise in all 8,461 languages.


Minute 5
The IRS accepted World Univ and Sch's 990 tax form this morning, January 14, 2018 so World University and School continues as a 510 c 3 non-profit organization.

In a related vein, World University and School should be getting Google "Knowledge Panel" soon, per this communication from Google around December 11 , 2017:
“Where can users donate to my nonprofit on Google?
Currently, users in eligible countries searching for your nonprofit directly on Google.com will see a donation button in your nonprofit's Knowledge Panel, after you have signed up to receive donations. “ … https://support.google.com/donations/answer/7570174?hl=en&ref_topic=7569204

Minute 6
World Univ and Sch's home page - http://worlduniversityandschool.org - is due for a remake and in planning for free CC OCW DEGREES, and WIKI schools in all 8,461 entries in languages WUaS would like to develop in these directions: https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/01/gentiana-acaulis-in-what-ways-will-we.html  ...

Minute 7
Financial report - no change, but there was a donation in late December that will be reported in the next financial report

Minute 8
World University and School monthly business meeting minutes is newly beginning to email these minutes separately (from the WUaS Corporation’s minutes) and to different groups of people.


  
Sincerely,
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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Minutes for January 13, 2018 WUaS Corporation Board Meeting

(Agendas:




Present:
-       Larry Viehland (acting CFO/Treasurer of WUaS Corporation)
-       Scott MacLeod (acting President/Secretary and Founder/Facilitator of the emergent WUaS Corporation as it forks from World Univ & Sch)



Minute 1

- The WUaS seeks to get a Google "Knowledge Panel" as well (like World University and School’s) - and potentially for everything (stock, cryptocurrency, blockchain ledger, Universal Basic Income?), in conjunction with Wikimedia for planned 7,000 languages by 2030 - e.g. with conceptually a WUaS/Google/Starbucks' gift card – and to plan for listing the WUaS Corporation stock even stock on all ~200 countries' stock exchanges, and as model (with our World University and School’s law schools helping to write this code)



Minute 2

- Shares and accountability of officers and board –
A) Please respond to the WUaS Corp by email (to me) before we email the December shares, and to say that you'll plan to attend monthly board meetings;
B) from now on the WUaS Corp would like to require you to attend monthly business meeting (2nd Saturdays) to participate in guiding this organization for which you are being paid in stock (which will have value when we go public), and hereafter we will distribute shares after each monthly board meeting.

Minute 3
-       Shares and acting president, CFO et al.
-       Same amount of shares to go to acting CFO as WUaS Corp CEO thus far
-       10x as many shares to acting president/founder
-       entered into ledger for this

Minute 4
- WUaS Press - NEW BOOK FORMAT -
Curious to explore developing a completely new book format in something like a virtual world with Google Street View with time slider with text on the side -& re my Harbin actual/virtual project http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Virtual_Worlds … & NEW Haiku-ish poetry http://www.scottmacleod.com/HaikuishPoetryBook.html  in the Poetry Press at WUaS ~
See, too -
https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/951629696860483584
https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/951530334205526016




Sincerely,
Scott MacLeod
(Acting president and secretary of the WUaS Corp)

https://twitter.com/WUaSPress





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