In a realistic virtual earth, like Google Street View with time slider at the genetic/cellular and atomic levels, we could conceivably be able to find out about our ancestors (Pict-ish or not) through genetics - and in remarkable ways, even possibly piecing together what life was like biographically for some of these generations (and all people could potentially do this as well).
How are your classes taking shape? Are you taking one on the short story? (I think you said something about this).
I think my new "Haiku-ish and Other Loving Hippy Harbin Poetry" book came to the Canyon PO yesterday at lunch time (having received a notice to pick something up), but the PO was closed over lunch, - so 1st edition, 2nd printing, in a sense ,in this new age of digital publishing. The first printing was of 11 books by a printing shop in Berkeley (with a really nice Pakistani man operating this place), and while the book's proof said it was published by the imprint of the Poetry Press at World University and School - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html - and this book too has an Universal ISBN (like my "Naked Harbin Ethnography: Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality & Virtual Harbin"), meaning both should be available in Books in Print (which is published by Bowker's) "Haiku~ish" is spiral bound, 6x9 inches, and about 70 pages with a white cover (whereas the ones I should pick up today will be bound like a normal paper book, and also have a green-ish cover, with parallels to my 8.5x11 354 pages' actual-virtual Harbin ethnographic book).
So I should be able to gather together all my "academic publications" soon - my tourism chapter (2006), entitled "DIGITAL SPATIAL REPRESENTATIONS: NEW COMMUNICATION PROCESSES AND ‘MIDDLE EASTERN’ UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES ONLINE" which book, "Tourism in the Middle East: Continuity, Change and Transformation (Tourism and Cultural Change)," (Channel View Publications - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_View_Publications and http://www.channelviewpublications.com) edited by Rami Farouk Daher, I just found on my shelves, my "Naked Harbin Ethnography" (2016) - http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html - and now two printings of my "Haiku-ish" book (2017) - http://www.scottmacleod.com/HaikuishPoetryBook.html.
I'll add my new "Haiku-ish" book here soon - amazon.com/author/scottmacleodworlduniversity - but I'm hopeful the WUaS Press and bookstore will be able to do some of the publishing of the following in the future re ...
Books ahead to write:
a) - 2-3 further volumes of poetry from my blog to date
b) - The making of virtual Harbin Hot Springs as ethnographic field site and for ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy.
c) - A comparison of the STEM ethoses of innovation of MIT and Stanford since around 1960, emerging theoretically from the course I teach about the Information Technology revolution (which is somewhat SF Bay Area-centric, but focus it newly on the Media Lab, and perhaps both Computer Science departments).
d) - Further Harbin books, including a new kind of virtual world book generation
e) - a book about the development and growth World University and School and the WUaS Corporation (possibly coming into conversation with David McCullough's "Wright Brothers").
Academic Publications (as citations):
MacLeod, Scott Gordon K. 2006. "Digital Spatial Representations: New Communication Processes and 'Middle Eastern' UNESCO World Heritage Sites Online" in 'Tourism in the Middle East: Continuity, Change and Transformation.' Edited by Rami Farouk Daher, University of Jordan. Tourism and Cultural Change Series, #9, edited by Mike Robinson of Sheffield Hallam University, England, and Dr. Alison Phipps of Glasgow University. Bristol, UK: Channel View Publications. ISBN: 1845410505.
MacLeod, Scott G.K. 2017. Haiku-ish and Other Loving Hippy Harbin Poetry. Berkeley, CA: Poetry Press at World University and School. ISBN-13 9780692049037
MacLeod, Scott G.K. 2016. Naked Harbin Ethnography: Hippies, Warm pools, Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality and Virtual Harbin. Berkeley, CA: Academic Press at World University and School. ISBN-13 978-0692646137
(just updated these here - http://www.scottmacleod.com/papers.htm)