Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Blue borage: 4th Harbin Hot Springs' actual-virtual ethnographic talk on 2/23/2018 at UC Berkeley TSWG this Friday.


All of the following UC Berkeley Harbin talks with resources can be found here:
http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html



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Feb 23, 2018
http://www.tourismstudies.org

In this talk, "Harbin & Avatar Bots: Robotics & Tourism," I suggest that Harbin emerges from Stan Dale, founder of HAI, talking about sex on the radio in the ‘60s in SF. I then contextualize this within the themes of my two new Harbin books: "Naked Harbin Ethnography: Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality & Virtual Harbin" and "Haiku~ish and Other Loving Hippy Harbin Poetry." I then explore some of the implications for Tourism Studies & Actual / Virtual Harbin within readings of modernity, post-modernity, advertising discourse and the information technology age, now with early robotics and A.I., and with regard to virtual tourism. I next examine the significance of a new Harbin Avatar Bot: Harbiniana, a physical/virtual Bot, who does Watsu, and is an anthropologist interested in counterculture: 

"I am Harbiniana, a new physical/virtual Robot. I can give & receive Watsu well - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Watsu_-_water_shiatsu … - & make music quite well technically too. How would you teach me in this early phase of A.I. / Robotics? I'm also interested in human cultures/counterculture? Please let me know virtually first"

I then examine implications of the above for tourists, both actual and virtual, human and robotic, in the information technology age. Lastly I lay out next steps for my long-term Harbin Hot Springs' project, and the creation of a realistic virtual Harbin for actual-virtual ethnographic comparison, and ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy




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May 5, 2017
http://www.tourismstudies.org/news_archive/SMacLeod2017.htm


2016-2017 Colloquium Series


The Tourism Studies Working Group is pleased to announce

ACTUAL-VIRTUAL HARBIN HOT SPRINGS AND TOURISM:
"Naked Harbin Ethnography"

Scott MacLeod
Founder, World University and School

Friday, May 5, 5:00pm
Gifford Room, 221 Kroeber Hall
University of California, Berkeley


Abstract:
In this talk I present an ethnographic interpretation of my new book "Naked Harbin Ethnography: Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality and Virtual Harbin," chapter by chapter, as tourism to both actual and virtual Harbin Hot Springs - in terms of contemporary theories in tourism studies (http://bit.ly/HarbinBook & https://twitter.com/HarbinBook ). In this interpretation, a) on the ground "tourism," informed by a movement of "hippies to the hot springs" to actual Harbin from the 1960s to the present, is complemented by b) online tourism to virtual Harbin as a new methodology I'm calling ethno-wiki-virtual-world- graphy, where digital group making, virtual world building and ethnographic wiki knowledge generation, and related STEM research, are central and generative to a new form of tourism studies' digital representation. Harbin is re-building from the devastating Valley fire of September 2015, and this talk will further examine how a new research group at World University and School - http://www.scottmacleod.com/ research-group.html - will seek to understand Harbin when it re-opens - by October 4, 2017.

Speaker Bio:
Scott G.K. MacLeod is an American academic and Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology at World University and School - http:// worlduniversityandschool.org. He's taught "Network Society, Information Technology and the Global University" on Harvard University's virtual island, and on Penn State Isle in Second Life as a Penn State University instructor. He's taught both anthropology and sociology in real life at Chatham University, the University of Pittsburgh, and at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received a Master's Degree in anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Diploma of Research from the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on the information technology network society age, the world wide web cosmos, the virtual, and actual-virtual Harbin Hot Springs. He is World University and School's founder, president and CEO. Wiki World University and School is CC MIT OCW-centric (in 7 languages) and CC Yale OYC-centric and seeks to develop major universities in all ~200 countries' main and official languages, as well as wiki schools in all 7,099 living languages; WUaS plans to offer online CC OCW Bachelor, Ph.D., law, M.D. as well as I.B. high school degrees, partly in group video.




Personal web site: http://www.scottmacleod.com

Representative publication: "Naked Harbin Ethnography: Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality and Virtual Harbin" (Academic Press at World University and School, 2016).

Previous UC Berkeley TSWG abstracts as reference:
http://www.tourismstudies.org/ news_archive/MacLeod2015.htm
http://www.tourismstudies.org/ news_archive/MacLeod2012.htm



5/5/17 Fr - Harbin book and tourism talk at UC Berkeley 
ACTUAL-VIRTUAL HARBIN HOT SPRINGS AND TOURISM:
"Naked Harbin Ethnography"
- 5 pm PT - Gifford Room, Anthropology department, UC Berkeley,
(232 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720)

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Nov 6, 2015:
http://www.tourismstudies.org/news_archive/MacLeod2015.htm

2015-2016 Colloquium Series


The Tourism Studies Working Group is pleased to announce
NAKED HARBIN AND ETHNO-WIKI-VIRTUAL-WORLD-GRAPHY:
Sharing a New Digital Methodology with Tourism Studies,
Science & the Social Sciences


Scott MacLeod
(Founder, World University and School)
Friday, Nov. 6, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Gifford Room, 221 Kroeber Hal
University of California, Berkeley

Abstract:
In this paper, I characterize Ethno-Wiki-Virtual-World-Graphy as a new digital methodology for tourism studies, science & the social Sciences in relation to my upcoming Harbin Hot Springs Actual/Virtual Ethnography: "Naked Harbin: Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture & Clothing-Optional, Virtual Harbin." I further examine the significance of this in relation to my tourism studies' paper from 2001 "Gazing at the Box: Tourism in the Context of the Internet and Globalization (Internetity)" in terms of modernity, post-modernity, advertising discourse and Internetity (the information age). I then suggest ways in which a film-realistic, interactive, 3D and group-buildable virtual Harbin / virtual earth / virtual universe in something like in Google Streetview/Maps/Earth with OpenSim/Second Life will and can be used in both science and social science for research. I'll conclude with ways brainwave headsets and similar will be incorporated for research with this. Emerging from the University of Toronto Press's publishing of Marshall McLuhan's "The Gutenberg Galaxy" in 1962, as well as UC Berkeley Professor Manuel Castell's book "The Internet Galaxy" (Oxford 2001) which comes into conversation with McLuhan's book, I suggest here that a virtual Harbin / virtual earth / virtual universe in Google Streetview/Maps/Earth with OpenSim/Second Life, as wiki and for STEM research, especially ethnography too, which is explicitly explored in my actual/virtual Harbin anthropological book, will lead beyond McLuhan and Castell's thinking to a new film-realistic 3D interactive build-able wiki-informed virtual earth galaxy.




Speaker Bio:
Scott MacLeod's research focuses on the anthropology of information technology and counterculture. He's written an ethnographic book, "Naked Harbin" about Harbin Hot Springs in northern California, with a virtual world aspect, due to be published in 2016 - http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html. He's the founder, president, CEO, a faculty member and presiding clerk of wiki CC World University and School (which is like CC Wikipedia with best STEM Creative Commons' licensed OpenCourseWare and planning to accredit on CC MIT OCW in 7 languages and CC Yale OYC - http://worlduniversityandschool.org). Scott continues to teach "Information Technology, the Network Society and the Global University" regularly on Harvard's virtual island (not on Harvard University's faculty) in Second Life, and in Google group video Hangouts. He's teaches both anthropology and sociology.

Personal web site: http://www.scottmacleod.com



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Autumn 2015
(see below for resources, videos, slides)
11/6/15 Fr -  Naked Harbin and Ethno-Wiki-Virtual-World-Graphy:

Methodologies for Ethnographically Studying Virtual Place: Virtual Harbin
- 5 pm PT - Gifford Room, Anthropology department, UC Berkeley,
(232 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720)


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Nov 2, 2012: 


2012-2013 Colloquium Series


Scott MacLeod will present, Naked, Virtual Harbin: An Anthropology of Erotisme and the Touristic Imaginaire
Friday, November 2, 5:00 PM
Gifford Room, 221 Kroeber Hall
University of California, Berkeley


Abstract:
In this paper I present an ethnographic interpretation of Harbin Hot Springs in terms of the virtual, as well as the erotic, in the context of the information age, and in terms of an actual place. Harbin Hot Springs is a clothing-optional, New Age community and hot springs’ retreat center in northern California, which began in 1972 in its present form, and is my actual / virtual, ethnographic, field site, about which I’m writing a book, probably to be published next year, tentatively entitled something like "Naked Harbin: Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture & Clothing-Optional, Virtual Harbin." In this talk, I come into conversation with two approaches in tourism studies to examining the virtual, and the implications of the internet for this field, - both Dean MacCannell’s analysis in his paper “Virtual Reality’s Place”, as well as my own in a paper I wrote in Nelson Graburn’s class in 2001, entitled “Gazing at the Box: Tourism in the Context of the Internet and Globalization (Internetity).” In my talk here, virtuality primarily refers to something “not physically existing, but created by software to appear to do so,” and thus refers to forms of representation, both symbolic as well as what occurs in people’s bodyminds, thus in our imaginations, in this interpretation. By contrasting the actual with the virtual, through proposing the making of a virtual Harbin in a virtual world, as ethnographic field site for comparison with the actual, I suggest that we can engage participant observation as field method / pool play, in a novel and emergent approach in anthropology. By contrasting the term ‘Techne,’ - roughly as 'making things with technologies,' - which centrally informs Tom Boellstorff’s argument in his “Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human” (Princeton 2008) with the term 'information' which is central to my concept of the virtual in my upcoming, “Naked Harbin” book, I privilege Harbin’s warm pool-informed milieu as generative of Harbin’s alternative- or counter-culture, and a kind of virtuality. The polysemic concept ‘culture,’ here as milieu / fluid code, is central to my interpretation of Harbin; Harbin's counterculture is a novel expression of the virtual at actual, on-the-ground Harbin. My thesis in this talk, ethnographically informed via field work which I’m exploring anew in terms of pool play vis-a-vis the significant, Harbin, warm pool, is that the serene, Harbin Hot Springs’ warm pool along with the clothing-optional pool area, as a whole, there, in particular, give rise to the relaxation response / meditation, plenty of naked cuddling over decades, a 1960’s informed, alternative milieu influencing sociality, a kind of biological harmony, communitas and oneness, - all of which are an unique-to-Harbin, virtual experience, and which can be ethnographically examined in a virtual world Harbin in numerous unfolding ways. Residents and visitors to Harbin, each as kinds of tourists, and significantly hippy-informed, engage this Harbin experience, where the erotic permeates the pool area especially, and visitors greatly enjoy / revel in this imaginaire or milieu.

Speaker Bio: 
Scott MacLeod's research focuses on the anthropology of information technology and counterculture. He's taught "Society and Information Technology" on Berkman Island (not on Harvard University's faculty) in Second Life, and on Penn State Isle in Second Life as a Penn State University instructor. He's taught both anthropology and sociology in real life at Chatham University, the University of Pittsburgh, and at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He's currently writing an ethnography of Harbin Hot Springs in northern California, with a virtual world aspect, and developing World University and School (like Wikipedia with MIT Open Course Wares - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com)


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Autumn 2012
11/2/12 Fr  "Naked, Virtual Harbin" 
http://www.tourismstudies.org/news_archive/MacLeod2012.htm
Naked, Virtual Harbin
- 5 pm PT - Gifford Room, Anthropology department, UC Berkeley,
(232 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720)

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Aphilo Scott MacLeod The Making of Virtual Harbin Introduction


https://youtu.be/3nhvcHw54GE

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Spring 2009The Making of Virtual Harbin Hot Springs As Ethnographic Field Site in Second Life and Open Simulator (MacLeod 2009)


https://www.youtube.com/user/helianth

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Just searched on "Stan Dale's radio talk shows from the 1960s" and found:

"Driving to COD in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, during the late 1960's, I often listened to Stan Dale's radio show, I'm Ok -- You're Ok. I was fascinated by promises of freeing my inner child, and feeling happy ... "

... here:

The Secrets from Your Subconscious Mind: How to Interpret the Code for ... 

https://books.google.com/books?id=LuLhC9qsO14C&pg=PR21&lpg=PR21&dq=Stan+Dale%27s+radio+talk+shows+from+the+1960s&source=bl&ots=fL0kA6TJnp&sig=ILKaCaffAOk07wCi9mYV8_6jsNo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjG1PaOkLXZAhXKylQKHTiODBwQ6AEIKTAA#v=onepage&q=Stan%20Dale's%20radio%20talk%20shows%20from%20the%201960s&f=false





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Monday, February 19, 2018

Adriatic Sea: Travel to Venice virtually here, Am curious how soon we'll be able to ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy our own tours (video narratives of a place we're visiting) into Google Street View with TIME SLIDER - or a docent's in Italy (in English or Italian), or an historian's description of a map of Venice, for example from the 1400s, and have this become animated interactively - either realistically (based on evidence - eg this building was standing then, the people were this tall, and wore these clothes, and talked/wrote in this manner) or fantastically ... The poet Avotcja with a poem


Hi Ed, 

Nice to share a meal together at Cafe Roma, and thanks for the very delicious sweet bread!

Here are some Venice virtual world resources for you and re your upcoming trip: 




Your kids might enjoy these especially. 

Am curious how soon we'll be able to ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy our own tours (video narratives of a place we're visiting) into Google Street View with TIME SLIDER - or a docent's in Italy (in English or Italian), or an historian's description of a map of Venice, for example from the 1400s, and have this become animated interactively - either realistically (based on evidence - eg this building was standing then, the people were this tall, and wore these clothes, and talked/wrote in this manner) or fantastically ... as in this is what I think they lived like, or I'd like to tell a story with these 3D tools (e.g. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings) ... and also so I as a scholar could access some of these ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy for research. (If Harbin films from the 1970s exist, could we convert these into 3D interactive virtual worlds, and interact with folks then, the film-into-interactivity being an example or what I'd like to access for research). ... Both Venice and Harbin have some ... "THEY DID WHAT? ... and sexually too I think, for example (and hippies can be, are and were so interesting) ... in their histories ... which can make them really interesting to think about ... and even more so, conceptually, in an interactive 3D realistic virtual world with time slider).

Here's the poet Avotcja with a poem I like ... 

Fondly, Scott

-- 
- Scott MacLeod 


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West Indian Manatee with calf: Well met! - and Nicaragua_World_University_and_School, as well as Architecture wiki subject, Poetry Festival in Nicaragua, Added Avotcja's Indiegogo appeal to both the Nicaragua WUaS and and the "Assistive Technologies" wiki subject/school at WUaS, Avotcja's great video to the Poetry and Blues' subjects at WUaS

https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2015/01/west-indian-manatee-with-calf-well-met.html




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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Outer Banks: Teaching at the MIT Media Lab this autumn?, Outer Voices ("dedicated to weaving unheard stories from remote parts of the world into contemporary media to educate, support and inspire others to action"), Check out Markus Kroetzsch's video, pinned here to the top of Info @ World University and School .org 's G+ feed, Main structured knowledge database heads at Wikidata/Wikibase, which is Wikipedia's "back end" in 299 languages, Markus Kroetzsch is "lead of the Wikidata data model specification and research group leader at Technische Universit├Ąt Dresden, Dresden, Germany," Stanford Swiss event - "Switzerland : Growing National Startup Ecosystems via Corporates & Universities" and collaboration with World University and School, "[Maniphest] [Created] T2276: Develop SUBJECT TEMPLATE re WUaS Miraheze Mediawiki"


Thanks for the news, Stephanie, and welcome home to Massachusetts! :)
(friend from Reed College:)


Great to hear of all your multi-lingual Outer Voice - http://outervoices.org/ - travels
(https://mailchi.mp/29fc85299715/laos-and-hurricanes?e=14bfba8b41)!


I hope to be teaching at the MIT Media Lab this autumn (http://worlduniversityandschool.org/InfoTechNetworkSocGlobalUniv.html) and re World University and School planned in each of ~200 countries' official languages as major online universities, and in all 7,099 living languages as wiki schools for open teaching and learning; and also re developing a realistic interactive virtual Harbin/earth/universe re my two Harbin books.  (Think Google Street View w time slider/Maps/Earth & at the cellular & atomic levels with Minecraft/SL/OpenSimulator too e.g. https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/955218421267841024). Visit the Harbin Hot Springs' gate, for example, here, in Google Street View ~ http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg (accessible from here: https://twitter.com/HarbinBook?lang=en) ~ and "walk" down the road 4 miles to Middletown, CA, where you can "amble" around the streets there, to get an early view of where this might be heading. Big projects re the Media Lab ­čśŐ and I would be heading a group there.


Would then head back to the Bay Area for my Harbin project and MIT WUaS developments (with Stanford Medicine and Law too? ) out here for 7 months in January 2019, then back to Cambridge in autumn 2019.


Harbin again in Spring 2019 - and possibly with a class of students? :)


If I get the tenure track position, I hope we can meet up in the Boston area, Stephanie!


L,

Scott


 ~ http://bit.ly/HarbinBook  ~


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Check out Markus Kroetzsch's video, pinned here to the top of Info @ World University and School .org 's G+ feed -
https://plus.google.com/u/2/+InfoWorldUniversityinEnglish/posts/c4QyjJ4dnRS (see email address above too).

He's one of the founders of the Semantic Web - http://korrekt.org/ - I think and is now the main structured knowledge database heads at Wikidata/Wikibase, which is Wikipedia's "back end" in 299 languages. His Semantic Web papers could be very helpful here- https://iccl.inf.tu-dresden.de/web/Wissensbasierte_Systeme/en - and as a Professor of this in Dresden, his team is growing. He's  "lead of the Wikidata data model specification and research group leader at Technische Universit├Ąt Dresden, Dresden, Germany" (https://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2014/10/178785-wikidata/fulltext).

While World University and School is like Wikipedia in 299 languages plus CC-4 MIT OpenCourseWare in 5 languages, we seek to develop in all 7,099 living languages, nation state by state - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States - each a major online university in the countries' language. The linguistic A.I. that emerges from this will be significant to your work, Mark, I think. We donated ourselves to Wikidata for co-development in 2015, and are also in Google Education, and are very Google-ecosystem centric e.g. re TensorFlow and Google Translate (GNMT), conceptually.

What's your focus these days, Mark?

Scott
- http://worlduniversityandschool.org/
- http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html

World Univ & Sch (a 501 c 3): https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch?lang=en
WUaS Corp (a startup for profit general stock company): https://twitter.com/WUaSPress?lang=en

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Scot, Mark and All,

Here's the Semantic_Web wiki subject page for open teaching and learning - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Semantic_Web (planned in all countries' official/main languages) - before it moves into our new Miraheze Mediawiki wiki - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/World_University - with Wikidata/Wikibase structured knowledge database (of which Markus Kroetzasch is the lead) as our "backend." So main ideas of the Semantic Web will probably be built in here to Wikidata's "ontology." There's at least one MIT OpenCourseWare course here, for example, with an invitation to add further courses or resources, and make this Semantic Web wiki "school" grow - and develop a generative conversation. The MIT OCW courses and their like will eventually be offered for credit for free, CC-4 OCW-centric online university degrees (Bachelor, Ph.D., Law, MD and I.B. high school) ... and in each of all ~200 countries' official languages - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States

Cheers, 
Scott 



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- Scott MacLeod - Founder & President  


- World University and School



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Hi 

Having met Penny, Lea and Andrea at their Stanford presentation recently, and received an email from Penny (below), I'm writing to ask if you could please begin to set up major online universities in each of their following languages, and a wiki school in Romansh, beginning with the following: 

Online CC-4 MIT OpenCourseWare-centric universities:
Switzerland World University and School: https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Switzerland
Suisse World University and School (in each of Switzerland's languages): ...

France World University and School: https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/France

Italia World University and School: ...

Deutschland World University and School: ... 

├ľsterreich World University and School: ...

All nation states: 

Wiki schools:
Romansh language World University and School: ...

Swiss German language World University and School (in Schweizerdeutsch: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schweizerdeutsch ): ...

All languages ... 


The Universities' front pages would be based on this - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/ - and in their official languages. And like on this page, they would be linked to the new wiki WUaS main Subject pages with Wikidata / Wikibase as a "backend" around this SUBJECT TEMPLATE: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE . 

And these Swiss universities and schools would become templates and the basis for major universities in each of all ~200 countries' main/official languages, and for wiki schools in each of all 7,099 living languages (per Ethnologue - https://www.ethnologue.com ; see too Glottolog's 8475 entries in languages - http://glottolog.org/glottolog/language and the in-between number from the ISO 639 with local ranges). 

Lea, might you able be able please to become the project manager for an Universal Translator which might emerge from both Google Translate GNMT with Wikimedia Content Translation - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/WUaS_Universal_Translator - and eventually for machine translation and publishing?

Andrea, might you please be able to help develop Italia WUaS in Italian, and a World University and School realistic virtual earth / universe for A) as field sites for STEM research/computer modeling, B) as classrooms, as C) nation states' incubators for startups, and as D) links from our Google Information Boxes on the 1) non-profit side to our related planned revenue streams, and 2) links on the WUaS Co for-profit side planned in ~200 countries' official languages directly to each stock market in all ~200 countries' languages (think ~200 countries of the Olympics) perhaps via a Cryptocurrency, plus many other foci? I can share with you the planned revenue streams in these regards when interested. (Think Google Street View with time slider/Maps/Earth & at the cellular & atomic levels with Minecraft/SL/OpenSimulator + too e.g. https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/955218421267841024).

Alain, might you please be able to develop France WUaS in French, as well as Swiss WUaS in French?

Cyril, WUaS is interested in building in each of all of the SwissCom foci (see below) - https://www.swisscom.ch/en/business/start-up/collaboration/co-creation.html - but in quite specific ways, and with a developing cryptocurrency with blockchain ledger potentially with an universal basic income for all 7.5 billion people, partly as a way to spread a new international cryptocurrency, like the Euro comes after the Swiss franc.


I hope to be teaching at the MIT Media Lab this autumn (http://worlduniversityandschool.org/InfoTechNetworkSocGlobalUniv.html) and re World University and School planned in each of ~200 countries' official languages as major online universities, and in all 7,099 living languages as wiki schools for open teaching and learning; and also re developing a realistic interactive virtual Harbin/earth/universe re my two Harbin HOT SPRINGS books. Visit the Harbin Hot Springs' gate, for example, here, in Google Street View ~ http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg (accessible from here: https://twitter.com/HarbinBook?lang=en) ~ and "walk" down the road 4 miles to Middletown, CA, where you can "amble" around the streets there, to get an early view of where this might be heading - big projects re the Media Lab ­čśŐ too, and I would be heading a group there. I would then head back to the SF Bay Area for my Harbin project and MIT WUaS developments (with Stanford Medicine and Law too? ) out here for 7 months in January 2019, then back to Cambridge in autumn 2019. 

I post much in these blogs with important related information / planning for all of this - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/02/outer-banks-teaching-at-mit-media-lab.html (https://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/) - including this email today. 

Thank you, - this is an enormous co-creative WWW and knowledge development growth opportunity in innumerable ways. Thanks again for your great Stanford Swiss presentation, and very nice to meet you! 

Best regards,



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On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 1:43 PM, Scott MacLeod <sgkmacleod@worlduniversityandschool.org> wrote:
Hi Penny, Lea, Andrea, Burton and All, 

Nice talking with you recently at the Stanford Swiss event - "Switzerland : Growing National Startup Ecosystems via Corporates & Universities" ... http://events.stanford.edu/events/751/75189/. Thanks for your excellent presentation panel as well. Great to talk with Mitch and "meet" your children, Andrea, as well.

In terms of your talk, and in developing online startup MIT OCW wiki universities and schools in all languages, World University and School's motherlode / gold mine is CC-4 MIT OpenCourseWare in 5 languages - https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/ - and WUaS seeks to create major online Universities in each of all ~200 countries' official languages from this, offering online Bachelor, Ph.D., Law, and MD, as well as IB high school degrees, free to students (due to CC-4 licensing). So in what ways could WUaS further best facilitate "Growing National Startup Ecosystems via Corporates & Universities" in each of these countries' official/main languages online, based on your thinking? 

Per my question about potentially doing this in a 3D interactive realistic virtual earth, visit the Harbin Hot Springs' gate, for example, here, in Google Street View ~ http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg (accessible from here: https://twitter.com/HarbinBook?lang=en) ~ and "walk" down the road 4 miles to Middletown, CA. WUaS would like to create countries as place, and people as avatar bots, online to develop startup ecosystems via corporates and universities. Think Google Street View with TIME SLIDER, Maps, Earth, Brain, Hangouts-into-avatar-bots, and group build-able like Minecraft (with a virtual-actual correspondence with Lago and the physical), SL, OpenSim, (but realistic, not cartoon-esque) - and at the cellular and atomic levels too. This would be a STEM field site and classrooms, as well as nation states (in Google Earth, where people in Hangouts-into-avatar bots could meet in virtual place), and would begin with online Swiss French, German and Italian MIT OCW-centric universities re Switzerland, and a Romansh wiki school in Switzerland WUaS (https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Switzerland), in virtual Switzerland (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Switzerland/@46.2237315,6.1333955,3a,75y,316h,88t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipMAqd664RtU75tu9wORSN6ReDwELU0BveI-qLy6!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipMAqd664RtU75tu9wORSN6ReDwELU0BveI-qLy6%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi-8.464018-ya207.86691-ro19.876877-fo100!7i5376!8i2688!4m5!3m4!1s0x478c64ef6f596d61:0x5c56b5110fcb7b15!8m2!3d46.818188!4d8.227512). Corporations would emerge out of this too. This is a very Google-centric planning, conceptually and Mitch could potentially help with this in these regards. 

Andrea's parking project with unfolding data machine learning and AI resources would emerge here, too, in terms of place.

And this realistic virtual earth planned at the cellular and atomic levels for bioengineering, for example, with all species, could facilitate further experimentation such as what emerges with Ava, Lea. 

Thank you for the wonderful Alphorn music too, Monika. WUaS is planning an online music school for all instruments in all languages - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Music_School (which is moving into our new Miraheze Mediawiki with Wikidata/Wikibase's structured knowledge database as a "back end") - each a wiki subject page to begin for open teaching and learning. Music-making and lessons would happen in group video (as this moves to real, real time) and later in a realistic virtual earth

In conjunction with https://epfl.ch/, how might we best explore further something like "Nation State : Growing National Startup Ecosystems via Corporates & Universities" together? 

Thank you again!


Best, Scott

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Monday, February 19, 2018


Hi Larry, Diana and Kyle, and All, 

On Valentine's Day, John Lewis added some new developers to our Phabricator page here - https://phabricator.miraheze.org/T2276 - "Develop SUBJECT TEMPLATE re WUaS Miraheze Mediawiki" . Phabricator is for work flow organization.

In seeking to plan for 7.5 learners / Universitians, in all 7,099 living languages at this early stage, there are implications for both wings of WUaS: A) World University and School and B) WUaS Corp.

Seeking to get you some shares for our WUaS Corp Board meeting on 2/14 in your office at Stanford Medicine recently, Diana. (Hoping this process will become automated too).

(Julian, re your business focus, I just posted today this - https://twitter.com/JannaQ/status/965646689460682752 - to https://twitter.com/WUaSPress ... and check out Stanford Professor Burton Lee's Europreneur series - https://www.youtube.com/user/StanfordEuropreneurs/videos - which I also just added here to our new wiki - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Entrepreneurship . There appear to be two presentations focused on Romania, for example).

Sincerely, Scott



Monday, Feb 19, 2018 to phabricator https://phabricator.miraheze.org/T2276

Thanks for this update, John Lewis! 

I attempted to add a new "Regions" wiki subject page to World University and School's new wiki in WUaS Miraheze Mediawiki, but couldn't because the central "SUBJECT TEMPLATE" - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE?action=edit - isn't up and running in WUaS Miraheze Mediawiki,  I did, however, add a "Regions" new page LINK to https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States . 

And because I couldn't create a "Regions" wiki subject page in WUaS Mediawiki, I created one the old way here - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Regions - copying and pasting the WUaS Wikia SUBJECT_TEMPLATE . I then added a reference to a Stanford talk about Flanders, to give you an idea of how wiki WUaS works.  

The WUaS Miraheze Mediawiki SUBJECT_TEMPLATE will, however, connect with Wikidata/Wikibase. How best to do this, and anticipating all 299 of Wikipedia's languages? (Translation of the sections will be part of this, but I'm not sure which section headings will get a Q-item, for example). And how best, at this stage, to plan for 7.5 billion endusers / learners / Universitians, and in each of all 7,099 living languages - via the SUBJECT TEMPLATE with Wikidata/Wikibase? 

Any chance I could please begin adding new wiki Subject pages, like the Regions' page, newly in WUAS Miraheze Mediawiki  WITH Wikidata / Wikibase - as well as already registered / matriculated students at World University and School (for free CC-4 MIT OpenCourseWare-centric online degrees)? 

Thank you, thank you, thank you! - Scott_WUaS ( worlduniversityandschool.org is where this will all link from, in English )
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