Friday, August 17, 2018

Crossota millsae (deep-sea hydrozoan): ONE #RealisticVirtualEarth as SOFTWARE coded for advanced chip design by adding chip software (& brain research), for ex., (think StreetView+) would #ActualVirtual C0-CONSTITUTE both further chip innovation as HARDWARE & iterative developments in software+, Computer History Museum - "Tomorrow’s Computers: More Moore," Symbolic, Real, Imaginary/mirror registers - Jaques Lacan MD, Medical Schools at WUaS (and potentially in Tunisia and in Arabic), and partly with Wikidata ...


ONE #RealisticVirtualEarth as SOFTWARE coded for advanced chip design by adding chip software (& brain research), for ex https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1030116144315678725 … (think StreetView+) would #ActualVirtual C0-CONSTITUTE both further chip innovation as HARDWARE & iterative developments in software+




https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1030118118952075264


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In advanced chip design, there's ongoing benefit of & need for graduate students to study/parse/test emergence of multiple NEW CHIP designs https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Chips_-_Semiconductors … ~ @WUaSPress Into a #RealisticVirtualEarth eg G Street View & at cellular, atomic levels -for design & testing too




https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1030122873078210560
https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1030122109249318913
https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1030123017081249792


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In developing a #RealisticVirtualEarth for advanced chip design & brain research, for ex, how could we best add existing heat loss measurements from advanced semiconductors-conceptually in StreetView at cell/atom levels-& code to further VIRTUAL TESTING? https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Chips_-_Semiconductors … -




https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1030116144315678725


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Computer History Museum
Tomorrow’s Computers: More Moore
http://www.computerhistory.org/events/upcoming/#tomorrows-computers-more-moore
Bohr & Chappell
#CHMLive > https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Computing_History … & https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Chips_-_Semiconductors … ~ @WorldUnivAndSch for #ActualVirtual eg brain research <> chip design eg in G StreetView & at cellular, atomic levels



- https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1029930521504038913
- https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1029929647323004928



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S/he ... seems to be in a perpetual "mirror / imaginary" stage esp. in a Lacanian sense, but who's possibly not in a position to go through Lacanian psychoanalysis or similar ...

Groups are a funny thing (and re individualism especially) ... 'troopbondage' is John Money's word (http://scottmacleod.com/anthropology/determinism.htm), which idea isn't explored that much in American society I've observed (remember I'm a a bit of a social scientist, and I'd say words like 'society' and 'group' etc are talked about, by way of comparison, much more) ... but troopbondage not so much ... and there are other dynamics in the troopbondage, ... what if there are other financial ties contributing to the troopbondage of the ... community in SF, completely apart from  ... ?  (See, too: https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2014/05/eastern-cottonhead-rabbit-building-on.html and https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/northern-gannets-pairbondage.html).

In my individualism (and I think my good ethics) - and re this troopbondage idea too - I have sometimes thought whether in thinking for myself as I engage different 'troops' (of human primates, and as one?) that I could be construed as somehow 'infiltrating' a couple of groups - SF Quakers, Harbin Hot Springs, Canyon, CA, and possibly ... curiously ... but I don't think so ... I went to Quaker Meeting in SF, I went to Harbin to soak and to write an actual-virtual ethnographic book (getting permissions along the way), I live in Canyon, and I go to ... (even for thinking outside the box about 'bliss generation' via this art form) ... but troopbondage is a curious thing re individualism ... so I seek to mind my own business in many of these situations, as well as keep my mind attuned to The Desiderata - http://mwkworks.com/desiderata.html.

Appreciating the 'troopbondage' - or community - of Cuttyhunk much ... (where I also 'mind my own business') ... and hope you are as well.

So while this writing and thinking above is all in the "symbolic" world re troopbondage, .... re a kind of "realism" (in Jacques Lacan's sense) ... and maybe even re a crazy/violent one at the SF Quaker Meeting. Who knows ... troopbondage is a very age-old complicated set of processes that have their roots in our phylogenetic history.

I suppose the above is some psychological (and anthropological and sociological thinking) .. re the personal ... thanks for reading, M!

L, Scott


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symbolic, real, imaginary/mirror registers - Jaques Lacan MD

symbolic, real, imaginary
http://csmt.uchicago.edu/glossary2004/symbolicrealimaginary.htm


Jacques Lacan

First published Tue Apr 2, 2013; substantive revision Tue Jul 10, 2018
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/lacan/



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Dear Mr. or Ms.,
I thank you for your efforts. As risk factor Wikidata property is added to Wikidata yesterday night, we will use it to enrich Wikidata with the risk factors of diseases using an automatic method of bibliometric-enhanced retrieval of biomedical relations. As we would like to have your opinions about this automatic method, we invite you for a Skype discussion tomorrow at 11 AM (GMT). For those who would like to participate to this meeting, please reply to this email and confirm your participation. I will send you my Skype username.
Yours Sincerely,
Houcemeddine Turki



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Medical Schools at WUaS (and potentially in Tunisia and in Arabic) ... and partly with Wikidata

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Re: [Wiki-Medicine] Invitation to discuss RiskData:, Wikidata as a high-scale [high-level?] database of risk factors for human diseases


Dear Mr. Houcemeddine Turki, WikiMedicine, Wikidatans (and Wikimedians),

I would like to participate in this Skype conference (and with regard too to WUaS's planned online medical schools, with online teaching hospitals for online clinical care - planned in each of all ~200 countries' official and main languages). Please send me your Skype username off-list. Thank you, Houcemeddine.  

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Here's the beginning online Medical School at WUaS in English - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/World_University_Medical_School - which will connect with Wikidata as its "backend" eventually. And WUaS also seeks to emerge out of Stanford Medicine and with OpenCourseWare in multiple languages for our medical schools. 

Sincerely, Scott
Scott_WUaS



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Hi Nancy and Abdelwaheb, 

Re Wikidata and Wiki Medicine - 
Here's the beginning online Medical School at WUaS in English - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/World_University_Medical_School … - which will connect with Wikidata as its "backend" eventually. And WUaS also seeks to emerge out of Stanford Medicine and with OpenCourseWare in multiple languages for our medical schools.

Here are some of our contacts 

Houcemeddine Turki (in Tunisia)- 

( Nancy Gertrudiz (in Mexico city, Mexico, I think) - 

Scott MacLeod (in the SF Bay Area, USA)
Languages-World Univ - https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod

Looking forward to staying in communication about Wikidata for online medical schools, online teaching hospitals, and for online clinical care, potentially emerging out of Stanford Medicine.

Sincerely, Scott


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Dear Houcemeddine,

Thank you too for your emails, and your interest in WUaS's online medical schools - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/World_University_Medical_School - too. WUaS has this fairly new WUaS Miraheze MediaWiki because WUaS donated ourselves to Wikidata in 2015. Soon this "front end" will connect with Wikdata / Wikibase as a "back end" so this "front end" - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/World_University_Medical_School  - is where we'd likely add risk factors re Wikidata as a "back end" and in Arabic and ~300 languages.

See you online at 3pm GMT tomorrow Aug. 18 - https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20180817T150000&p1=3304&p2=tz_gmt - and, if possible, please respond to the text messages I've already sent you in Skype thus letting me know you have gotten them and that we are connected re correct Skype usernames.


Sincerely,
Scott
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Scott_WorldUnivAndSch







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Thursday, August 16, 2018

South China tiger: can I upload photos to google poly & make them 3D?, "This is insane! Combination of expansion microscopy and lattice light sheet microscopy enables nanoscale resolution (molecular contrast) of the entire Drosophila brain!," See, too: Domestic pigeon: "what is google poly?,' virtual world building blocks, With Google Poly, searched on ‘pigeon’



can I upload photos (& film) to google poly & make them 3D?
https://youtu.be/hIOe6rAyBrc
Does Poly support uploads other than OBJ?
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/poly
-https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/poly/xdWmzPFl-BU
'Poly currently only supports the Wavefront .obj file format'
-https://support.google.com/poly/answer/7562662?hl=en
-https://youtu.be/k7_1HQBnOtU -



https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1030251397109796864
https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1030251889445625856
https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1030254127576637440

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This is insane! Combination of expansion microscopy and lattice light sheet microscopy enables nanoscale resolution (molecular contrast) of the entire Drosophila brain! Betzig and @eboyden3 - 👇👇👇 here long-range tracing and stereotypy of neuron bundles in Drosophila.


https://twitter.com/JaimedeJuan/status/1030115674893545472



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See, too:

Domestic pigeon: "what is google poly?,' virtual world building blocks, With Google Poly, searched on ‘pigeon’ https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1027625457410224128 … am very interested in creating virtual lab animals for experimentation eg pigeons, rodents, dogs, primates, drosophila, Experiment virtually - re non-harming - and e.g. re BF Skinner's experiments, #FilmTo3D > https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Experimentation , Virtual Animal Behaviorism - a la BF Skinner's behaviorism / operant conditioning / schedules of reinforcement animal behavior experiments


http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/08/domestic-pigeon-what-is-google-poly.html

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Searched on 'endangered species around Harbin, China' ? (Siberian Tiger)











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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Ailuropoda melanoleuca (giant panda): Hong Kong in Silicon Valley / Stanford?, Best STEM CC-4 OpenCourseWare - in Traditional Chinese at best STEM CC-4 OCW World University and School, 5,500 students (PER YEAR eventually + potentially more) in Chinese languages


Friday, August 10, 2018

Charles Mok, Alvin Yeung and Professor Ming Chan (do I have your correct email address Prof. Chan?),

Thanks for your great Stanford "China's Hong Kong at 21: Front Line Perspectives" panel - http://events.stanford.edu/events/791/79185/ - and very nice to meet you. Thank you too, Prof Chan! (What led you to teach at Swarthmore College, Prof. Chan, if I might ask? I have some Swarthmore and Quaker connections).

I continue to be curious how you and Hong Kong might benefit from the Stanford Law China Guiding Cases Project -

https://law.stanford.edu/china-guiding-cases-project/

https://cgc.law.stanford.edu/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/meigechlik/


More about World University and School, which is like Wikipedia in 300 languages with CC-4 MIT OpenCourseWare in its 5 languages with time.

In what ways might we explore creating many many academic & staff careers together via World University and School as WUaS seeks to become the online MIT / Stanford of the Internet - and in Traditional Chinese - https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/traditional-chinese/ - and with online accrediting Bachelor, Ph.D., Law, Medicine, as well as I.B. high school online, for example - and the China Law School at WUaS -  https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/China_Law_School_at_WUaS (planned in Chinese)? How might 'accreditation' for this work in Hong Kong, and how might WUaS find highest achieving Chinese-speaking students, perhaps taking law courses in Chinese - among OCW for many different degrees - and perhaps with Stanford Law helping to share this OCW in Chinese?

I'm considering coming to the 'Hong Kong in Silicon Valley' event tomorrow at De Anza College from 4-5:30, but can't find anything out about online so far. Could you possibly please point me to a web site? It would be very nice to meet you again.  Thank you.

Best regards, Scott



http://events.stanford.edu/events/791/79185/

https://www.hoover.org/profiles/ming-chan

https://ceas.stanford.edu/people/ming-chan




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

- 415 480 4577
- http://scottmacleod.com

- 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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Friday, August 10, 2018

Dear Mr MacLeod:
 Pl see attached items below for ocale of Sat 11 Aug '18 HK talk.
at De Anza.
Cheers, Ming CHAN
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Here is an update for the venue at De Anza College on 8/11/2018. We are holding the event in FOR3, which is within the forum buildings. I have updated the event poster. Parking lot C would be the most convenient for parking spaces, I will see whether I can get parking permits for the event and I will get back to you guys soon. Please see the attachment below and please let me know if there are any other questions. 

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Saturday, August 11, 2018
Thanks so much, Professor Ming CHAN,

Hope to see you there.

Cheers,
Scott
- scottmacleod.com

- https://www.amazon.com/author/scottmacleodworlduniversity
Academic Press at World University and School - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html - planned in all 7,097 living languages with machine translation


https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch?lang=en
https://twitter.com/WUaSPress
https://twitter.com/HarbinBook

https://twitter.com/scottmacleod

Languages-World Univ: https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod

https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand (Berkeley)



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Monday, August 13, 2018

Dear Ming, Charles, Alvin and Alan,

Thanks, Ming, so much for sending me information about how to get to the De Anza college on Friday evening. And thanks again for your excellent panel presentations, Alvin and Charles (and excellent questions, Hayman, too!) Great to see you again, Ming and Alan, as well (and re - http://events.stanford.edu/events/791/79185/ - which was part of - https://ceas.stanford.edu/events/symposium-chinas-hong-kong-sar-20-interdisciplinary-perspectives - which I didn't attend). Alan, please see below the email I sent to Prof. Chan, Charles and Alvin on August 10th, for further information about World University and School's direction.

Am curious about World Univ & Sch eventually matriculating something-like 2000 Chinese-speaking/writing matriculating undergraduates, 2000 Ph.D. students - in about 36 majors, based on MIT OCW's 36 departments - as well as 1000 law students and 500 medical degree students PER YEAR. these students would be studying for their free-to-students' online degrees over 4 years for an undergraduate degrees (as if studying at MIT or Stanford) from their apartments and homes - in Hong Kong, in Xian, in Guangzhou, and all over China - with this MIT OCW as initial OCW https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/traditional-chinese/ which we would have to further develop, and thus create Chinese WUaS faculty in the process.

Professor Chan, would you consider becoming head of Hong Kong studies at World University and School with open course ware in Chinese - both in Mandarin - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Mandarin_language_(Chinese) (planned in Mandarin) - and Cantonese (yet to be made), etc.?

Very nice to see you again, and thank you.

Cheers, Scott

PS. To get an idea of where WUaS is presently, please see today's WUaS Live Hangout on Air - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/08/blue-whale-world-univ-sch-accreditation.html - and please, see, too the 'Mandarin' label in my blog - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/Mandarin - and the 'Asia' label - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/Asia.






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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Bearberry, kinnickinick: Alden and Marianne Briscoe's 50th wedding celebration Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 - on the peninsula not far from Stanford in the SF Bay Area, Let's all explore making a robotic giraffe which can drink and other Lego animals together from anywhere ... in a Google 10-person group video Hangout PLAY GROUP


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Adindu, Amechi, Alden,

Great to see and talk with you at Alden and Marianne's 50th wedding celebration yesterday. (Here's the Agenda and News - https://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2018/08/agenda-news-for-world-univ-schs-open.html - from yesterday's open World University and School's Monthly Business Meeting, conducted a bit in the manner of Friends, - if you might be interested).

Warm regards, Scott


https://www.linkedin.com/in/amechi-nwachuku-4a424625/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alden-briscoe-a915114/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottgkmacleod/



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- Scott MacLeod - Founder & President
- http://scottmacleod.com

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

- 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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Hi Taiwo, Amechi, Marianne and Alden, Adindu, Nenna, and All,

Amechi was talking on the patio at Alden and Marianne's 50th describing how giraffes drink, and using his crutches (after a recent surgery) to illustrate how, since giraffes can't bend their necks, they spread their legs quite wide to kind of 'crane down' their heads on their long necks to drink water - and even as a kind of Yoga, I think you said, Amechi! ... and I was reminded of these Lego animals I just came across on Twitter ...


https://twitter.com/LEGO_Education/status/1027648706693148672 ...

Let's all explore making a robotic giraffe which can drink and other Lego animals together from Middletown, Connecticut, and Canyon, California, (and perhaps from London and Johannesburg and Burlingame et al) in a Google 10-person group video Hangout PLAY GROUP sometime using WeDo 2.0 Lego robotics' kits for elementary age kids :)


You'll find here -



https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1017114445435162624 - and here -



https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1018252581833826305 - two of the most recent robots I made from my Lego WeDo 2.0 robotics' kit (accessible from - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/07/red-chocolate-chip-sea-starfish.html - and under the 'robotics' label in my daily blog here, ... and there are some other really cool WeDo2 and one Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot made by a teacher in South Africa in this blog entry too. I wonder if Nenna, also in Johannesburg like this elementary teacher, in South Africa somehow knows Claudette Mueller, whose kids made the other WeDo2 robots in this blog entry and others:). Nenna? (Sorry you missed Alden and Marianne's 50th - and hello in South Africa!)

Alden and All, do you have your Lego WeDo2 robotics' kits close at hand to begin to make moving giraffes, and other animal robots out of Lego - and together in a Google group video Hangout either :)?

Thanks for your wonderful 50th anniversary celebration, Marianne and Alden!

Warm regards, Scott



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Hi Scott,

Another couple of hot days; pretty relentless, but the late afternoon swim is wonderful.

Church service tonight was provided by a young rabbi.  Nice to see that the services are getting a little more diverse.

David Thurston stopped by for a brief visit yesterday.  He was only here overnight and doesn’t expect to be back other than to close up the houses later on in the fall.  He seems well.  Said his tutoring efforts are coming along, although more slowly than he’d hoped.  

I was so sorry to miss Alden and Marianne’s 50th ann celebration.  If you went, send me some details.  I’ll write to them at some point.  Hope it was a happy occasion for them

L, M


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Hi M,

Thanks for your email.

Here's the low down on Alden & Marianne's 50th wedding anniversary celebration.

I was glad to have attended their 50th anniversary wedding celebration in Burlingame ... When I got there, people were gathered around possibly 8 tables on the tennis court out back, ~10 people to a table, eating a nice paella and salad. There seemed to be colleagues of Marianne and Alden from Brakeley Briscoe, and family members. Was glad to see Stacy, who gave the most toasts a little later on, as well as Alex and Heather. Also Amechi, and Adindu (two brothers) and his wife Taiwo, were there. The Briscoes and the Nwachukus continue to celebrate Christmas together in Lakeville, I learned - a many decades' long happy occasion, I'd say. There were lots of kids too from many families. Alden and Marianne were at the head of one table, their backs to the Brakeley Briscoe office (which I think they built), and I, having arrived late from a Stanford-informed talk was at the head of the other table closest to the house, with one empty seat next to me (for my partner, the thought crossed my mind - where is she?). A computer slide show near both of our tables showed pictures, and I saw a number of photos of my great aunt Martha, & uncle Jack, Briscoe, which were wonderful to catch glimpses of as they cycled through. Kate Briscoe (Alden's older brother John Briscoe's widow) was at my table, with two African Americans who's names I don't know now, among other old friends of theirs. (Alden and John have long had many African American friends of which I'm very appreciative). The Briscoe's relationship with Nwachukus began with John and Adele (who was born in Nigeria, I think), the father, possibly when John was in Peace Corps, or possibly before even. At Kate's request at our table, I spoke a bit about World University and School.

As the evening grew dark - the temperature was comfortable - toasts began. George Brakeley, some friends of Alden from Harvard, (Marianne's brother Nelson may not have spoken), Heather, Alex and I among others all shared recollections of Alden and Marianne. There was a microphone and a little speaker, - and a homemade light show was nice to see in the canopy of the main tree above us. Alden and Marianne were married in 1969 in Baltimore, MD, I think, and I spoke about stopping in Lakeville at Silent Meadows' Farm, and at the Lake House, on our MacLeod summer trip on the way from Hamden, Connecticut, and from Bethesda, Maryland, to Cuttyhunk Island, and of (somewhat distant) recollections of Alden and Marianne at both places (Farm House and Lake House) from the 1970s especially, of our family reunions in Chicago at their place (in the 1980s), of my staying with them in Burlingame for a month and half around 1991 when I moved to California from the Walingford / Swarthmore area re Pendle Hill (Quaker Center for Study and Contemplation), in Estes Park, Colorado, in Cannon Beach, Oregon, and seeing them last year at my uncle Ted Brown's memorial at Wisdom Creek Ranch (in northeast Oregon, too, as you know), and of Alden and John's vision (i.e. their great engaged progressive politics, a kind of Peace Corps' vision although Alden didn't do P.C. I think, partly their Quaker vision re George School, as well as their progressive politics coming out the 1960s and '70s, as well as coming out of Jack and Martha's very progressive thinking re Cambridge, MA, and where Jack Briscoe was a professor at Harvard in English for a while, her involvement in the League of Women Voters, knowing Eleanor Roosevelt, and re northwestern Connecticut too). While I didn't mention each and every one of these memories of Alden and Marianne in my toast, I mentioned a number of them (and am recalling some now even as I type - and think it's good as a kind of family history to note them down here as well).

Alex is really good at psychotherapy questions / mental health questions, in my view (and in family settings too interestingly), and I think it was helpful that he was there for this - since his thinking seems to ease some of the strong energies that could potentially emerge in such family occasions. Heather is a professor of medicine at San Francisco General Hospital (which is a county hospital I learned - so I guess they "see it all" - in a SF way too, my assumption here). Alex's avocado farm in the Santa Barbara area burned down I heard as well.  

Alden and Marianne just just now sent a thank you for attending their party, with a photo from them from around 1977 - with Alden with a big beard, and Marianne wearing somewhat hippy-looking blue jeans, and Stacy looking like a toddler, just beginning to stand - very earthy, and quite different from these days.


thanks to the Hedlund Schneiders for photo

Stacy put a glow-in-the dark bracelet around my wrist, as we all adjourned into the den of the house, and talked there and in the patio area outside just under the kitchen window. I talked inside at some length with Adindu, who lives in Middletown CT and who is an entrepreneur, and I learned in a briefer conversation that Amechi, who has a number of MIT degrees, is living in London, and working at Bayer, I think. Nice to talk further too there with Alex, Nelson, Heather and other family.

So these are some details about Alden and Marianne's 50th.

Ma, here's another mention of the longest painting in the country at the New Bedford Whaling Museum - https://twitter.com/john_overholt/status/1028635185431146496 - which we both saw recently.

Glad you saw David Thurston, It would be interesting in increasing diversity in the Cuttyhunk Methodist Church, if someone like Rev. Nick Porter (who grew up on Cuttyhunk in the summers too, the youngest son of Rev Boone and Vi Porter) were to invite a Yale friend, for example, who had become an American Muslim Sheik or Imam (if he has one) to have a conversation with him, Nick, as part of a Sunday evening Cuttyhunk church service some summer too, I'd think. And when I connect with a friend to begin a family, and if she were to come to Cuttyhunk, I'd enjoy it if we would go to a Cuttyhunk Methodist church service together some summer Sunday evening - which I think she might enjoy, since it's such a pretty church, and would also be a nice way to get to know friends at Cuttyhunk. (But I continue to be ambivalent about religion in general, and on Cuttyhunk as well, - for many decades now, and even with my current interest in non-theist Quakers :).

Music-making on Monday evenings for Scottish Country Dancing in Berkeley begins in a few weeks, I'm glad to say. And it isn't quite so hot today as it has been recently in Canyon in these summer afternoons.

Love, Scott


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Hi M,

It was really nice to see pictures of Aunt Marf, in particular, in the slide presentation behind me at one of the dinner tables at Alden and Marianne's 50th ... her face looked kind of 'gimpy' in a number of the photos - really fluidly intelligent in a nurturing way (I'd call this) - as I remember her ... and in her femininity ... (Jack was also remarkably intelligent as I recall).

Now I have a meeting with Stanford Peace Innovation Institute in Zoom video conferencing on Tuesday in late September ... On the agenda is talking about

A
Peace data tokens / credits

B
potentially re a single cryptocurrency with block chain backed by ~200 countries' central banks, and distributed via an universal basic income to all 7.5 billion people in all ~200 nation states' official languages (WUaS idea)
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C
and inquiring about a position at Stanford


(Just found two American Muslim Imams/Chaplains online interestingly - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suhaib_Webb - and Harvard appointed an American Muslim Chaplain in 2017 - https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2017/06/harvard-appoints-a-muslim-chaplain/ - all echoing Aunt Martha and Jack Briscoe's progressive spirit of a kind of inclusive affirmative action, I'll call this).

It's cooling here, late summer-wise. How's the weather on Cuttyhunk? Hope to blog - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/08/bearberry-kinnickinick-alden-and.html - about Alden and Marianne's 50th including with the interesting photo of them from around 1977.

L,
Scott




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Monday, August 13, 2018

Blue whale: World Univ & Sch: A) Accreditation, B) OCW into TensorFlow, C) Realistic Virtual Earth, D) Conference Method of Teaching and Learning > http://youtu.be/FI3po3nYIvg Today's World University & School News & Q & A Live Hangout on Air https://www.youtube.com/WorldUnivandSch Mon, August 13, 2018



World Univ & Sch: A) Accreditation, B) OCW into TensorFlow, C) Realistic Virtual Earth


https://youtu.be/FI3po3nYIvg


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World Univ & Sch: A) Accreditation, B) OCW into TensorFlow, C) Realistic Virtual Earth, D) Conference Method of Teaching and Learning > http://youtu.be/FI3po3nYIvg Today's World University & School News & Q & A Live Hangout on Air
https://www.youtube.com/WorldUnivandSch    
Mon, August 13, 2018




https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1029070728753074176


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A whale of a heart: Life-size model of a blue whale heart - https://photos.app.goo.gl/6tLisJs7MQHn6VxRA … - at New Bedford Whaling Museum in Massachusetts. To a #RealisticVirtualEarth > https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Species  (ALL species planned) & https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Museums (each planned in ALL countries & languages - ALL libraries too)




https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1029059890470301697








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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Arundo donax (giant reed): Virtual Genetic Replication by Virtual Species' Avatar Bots?, How would this work in a #RealisticVirtualEarth(think Google Street View with TIME SLIDER+), Stanford University's Nick Ouellette - "Flocks and Swarms: An Engineer's Perspective on Collective Behavior" talk - into a 3D realistic virtual earth?, Film-to-3D and actual-virtual questions, Harvard - “Being able to record cells continuously over time is a huge milestone in developmental biology"


Dear Sandy,

Very nice to meet you yesterday, and thanks for your helpful introductions in some recent Stanford talks. To give you an idea of some of the areas I'm interested in, I'm posting below an email I just sent to Nick Ouellette. And here you'll find some emails - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/08/specked-padloper-homopus-signatus-fun.html - to visiting Fulbright scholar Dalila Loudyi (whom you also introduced) also about building a realistic virtual earth, for engineering, and especially re Casablanca, Morocco, water resource questions.

In your water resources' interests, where you do you head with modeling, if at all?

Very nice to talk a bit with you yesterday after Nick's talk. (My brother and grandfather are both called Sandy). And thanks.

Best,
Scott






Dear Nick,

Thanks for your excellent "Flocks and Swarms: An Engineer's Perspective on Collective Behavior" talk yesterday - http://events.stanford.edu/events/791/79171/. I hope to come into further conversation with it in a number of ways with time.

In line with my brief Film-to-3D and actual-virtual questions afterward, I'm curious who comes to mind for you at Stanford who might be asking similar animal behavior questions to yours in your talk, but from beginning with, for example, videos of swarm and flock behavior - "to understand the physical principles that govern the spontaneous emergence of low-dimensional structure in high-dimensional systems and to harness this self-organization for engineering applications" - and converting these into avatar bots of virtual species and virtual individual organisms? Furthermore, how would such digital coding work, and especially in building out a realistic virtual earth - think Google Street View with time slider / Maps / Earth / Brain etc. - and at the cellular and atomic levels too - re flocking and swarming? (See, too - https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1027642172458188801 and https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1027642304620720128).

I just had blogged about animal behavior (but not flocking or swarming) shortly before your talk - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/08/domestic-pigeon-what-is-google-poly.html - from the perspective of creating virtual lab animals - e.g. pigeons, rodents, dogs, primates, drosophila - for actual experimentation eventually (and thinking of seeking to make BF Skinner's experiments doable in new ways in a realistic virtual earth, by starting with films of his experiments), and conceptually out of Google Poly and related developing Google ecosystem, including TensorFlow. To inquire further along these lines re your talk, in what ways could we go from videos of the insect species you work with - or individual drosophila species - to avatar bots of these (potentially building out of Google Poly, for ex.) - in such a way that they could swarm, as well as even mate, and pass on their virtual genes?

(Did you go to Swarthmore / teach as a post-doc at Haverford partly because you were involved with Quakers before these places? I've been active in about 10 Friends' Meetings, some even online, albeit I'm non-theistically Friendly-inclined these days, - and CC-4 MIT OCW-centric (in its 5 languages) wiki World University and School itself, of which I'm the founder is a bit Friendly-informed - and planned in ~200 countries' official and main languages for online Bachelor, Ph.D., Law, M.D. and I.B. high school - as well as wiki schools in all 7,097 living languages; the above said realistic virtual earth at cell and atomic levels would be both STEM field sites for researchers, as well as classrooms - per my actual-virtual Harbin Hot Springs' ethnographic project - https://www.amazon.com/author/scottmacleodworlduniversity).

Thanks for your brilliant talk, and very nice to meet you.

Best regards, Scott






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“Being able to record cells continuously over time is a huge milestone in developmental biology" https://hrvd.me/genet9b247




https://twitter.com/Harvard/status/1028330212235403264


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So much potential for #RealisticVirtualEarth (think Google Street View with TIME SLIDER+): “Being able to record cells continuously over time is a huge milestone in developmental biology"
https://twitter.com/Harvard/status/1028330212235403264 … In what ways could this inform Species' Virtual Genetic Replication?




https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1028688602295717888


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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CRISPR GENE EDITING
"Viruses work by taking over a cell, using its machinery to replicate until it"
https://www.wired.com/story/what-is-crispr-gene-editing/
Virtual Reality Adventures in CRISPR Gene Editing
https://youtu.be/2OrJwlzeP78 ~




https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1028718114786050049







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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Precocial: Minutes for Sat Aug 11, 2018 World University & School Monthly Business Meeting



Minutes for Sat Aug 11, 2018 World University & School Monthly Business Meeting


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


Minutes:




A

World University and School is postponing seeking our 2nd matriculating undergraduate class - and aiming to matriculate a class of 100 - 500 online undergraduates in January 2019 at accrediting WUaS.


WUaS will seek to define approaches to taking MIT OCW as independent study courses, in working toward degrees, by submitting work to WUaS. WUaS will scale this process large, and in many languages, later with our developing platform, for example here - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Subjects - or here - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Courses, or in Google Education.



B

Accreditation

WUaS is waiting to hear back from the state of California's BPPE re definition of a private educational institution (which is that students pay tuition) and our World University and School's Creative Commons-4 licensed MIT OCW-centricity which means that WUaS can't ask for tuition from students (since CC-4 licensing says we can A) share, B) adapt but C) non-commercially). And WUaS seeks to accredit with the state of California's BPPE (Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education), and concurrently with WASC senior, - so WUaS seeks to inquire if BBPE can add an amendment to their regulation, allowing for CC-4 WUaS to offer online CC-4 OCW for credit and for online related online degrees for free-to-students as a private educational institution. WUaS would thus not, and can't, ask for tuition from students, - such that Californians (and potentially students in all ~200 countries) will take MIT OCW-centric online classes and earn degrees that are free-to-students, (again in CA and around the world - via World University and School). Other CC-4 OCW-centric universities could do this too. Free-to-students’ CC-4 MIT OCW-centric online degrees, eventually in their 5 languages, and many more!



C

National Science Foundation grant

WUaS is waiting to hear back from the state of California’s Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) as we wait to hear about a pending NSF grant.



D

WUaS online Medical Schools


World University and School is in very early communication with Dr. Honor Hsin MD at Stanford Medicine re WUaS online Medical Schools, online teaching hospitals for online clinical care, and re also a realistic virtual earth at the cellular and atomic levels too (think Google Street View+ / Earth / TensorFlow / Translate)








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Friday, August 10, 2018

Lynx lynx: Agenda & News for World Univ & Sch's OPEN monthly business meeting on Aug 11, 2018



Dear Universitians and friends,

Thank you for your support of World Univ & Sch. I've attached the financial reports for A) World University and School, and for the B) WUaS Corporation for July 2018.

Please join us at our open (hour-long) World Univ & Sch @WorldUnivAndSch monthly business meeting this Saturday, August 11, 2018, at 9 am Pacific Time, electronically - in a Google group video Hangout, if interested people email WUaS about this info@worlduniversityandschool.org


World University's open monthly business meeting Agenda for August 11, 2018 - https://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2018/08/agenda-news-for-world-univ-schs-open.html.


Sincerely,

Scott


- Languages - World Univ - https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/





Agenda & News


World University & School

A
World University and School is postponing seeking our 2nd matriculating undergraduate class - and aiming to matriculate a class of 100 - 500 online undergraduates in January 2019 at accrediting WUaS.


B
Accreditation -
World University and School spoke with the state of California's Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education twice a few weeks ago and is waiting to hear back from them. This is a first step to then seeking to accredit with Western Association of Schools and Colleges, with whom WUaS also spoke in late June 2018. WUaS first spoke with BPPE - and also met with WASC senior about WUaS accreditation in their offices in Alameda, California, near Oakland - in November 2013 (see: http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/06/canada-lynx-wuas-wiki-subject-pages-can.html).


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National Science Foundation Grant -
PD-18-1998
Accelerating Discovery: Educating the Future STEM Workforce


World University and School has budgeted for beginning the accreditation process with both of these organizations in the National Science Foundation Grant about which we are waiting to hear.


D
WUaS Medical Schools beginning online in 2022 in English?, Stanford Medicine talk and Digital Health at Google Project - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/08/jasminum-sambac-stanford-digital-health.html.


E
WUaS Live Hangouts on Air are continuing (youtube.com/WorldUnivandSch), with an invitation to participate on Mondays at 10 am Pacific Time / 1700 UTC. The next WUaS Live Hangout on Air is this Monday, August 13 (https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1027980606552981504).




WUaS Co


1
Spanish language WUaS Co -
WUaS Corp is seeking to collaborate further with the Stanford Latino Bay Area Network - LBAN - Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative - https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/faculty-research/centers-initiatives/slei - and especially in the ~20 Spanish speaking nation states around the world (https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1027968869657268224)

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Hong Kong-China (one country, two systems) -
Since Spanish, Chinese and English are World University and School's pilot language, WUaS will seek to follow up too re Hong Kong WUaS, and China WUaS too, with the speakers in this recent Stanford "China's Hong Kong at 21: Front Line Perspectives" talk - http://events.stanford.edu/events/791/79185/ - with regard to the WUaS Press / WUaS Corp.


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CryptoCurrency with blockchain ledger for all 7.5 billion Universitians? -
In coding our new WUaS Miraheze Mediawiki for the WUaS Bookstore/Computer store/Robotics' store for educational services for matriculated students, transcripts, learners, teachers, Universitians, in all ~200 countries and in all 7,097 living languages, WUaS seeks to code for all 7.5 billion people on planet, and to explore facilitating a single CryptoCurrency with blockchain ledger with the backing  ~200 countries' central banks (post Euro in its 25 out of 28 member states?). WUaS is further exploring coding for a single CryptoCurrency with blockchain ledger for all 7.5 billion as a Universal Basic Income (UBI), conceptually, and as Assistive Technologies - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Assistive_Technologies (defining assistive technologies in a new ways in terms of a UBI) - and in our ~200 planned law schools (https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/World_University_Law_School) in their nation states' official languages.



Here again is the WUaS Live Hangout on Air from Mon. July 9, 2018, with named CEO of the WUaS Corp, Julian Dumitrascu - "World Univ & Sch-WUaS Co & Cryptocurrency w Blockchain Ledger" ... https://youtu.be/gG19dn4UimA (https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1016433007459119104) ... and again re WUaS planning for learners / Universitians in all 7,097 living languages, as well as matriculated students in all ~200 countries' official / main languages.


See, too, especially - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/07/himalayan-brown-bear-world-univ-sch.html - "Himalayan brown bear: World Univ & Sch-WUaS Co & Cryptocurrency w Blockchain Ledger, See, too: On the @epicenterbtc podcast, MIT Media Lab's " ... @neha {Narula} discusses DCI’s position between academia and industry, their policy on conflicts of interest, and their most fascinating research topics," (About central banks and digital fiat currencies at 20 minute mark ... MIT Media Lab DCI is working with 6 large central banks ... at 23 minute mark - Fractional-reserve banking at about 29 minutes), "Stanford researchers are deploying #AI to map poverty in Africa, find safer alternatives to conventional rechargeable batteries and perhaps even understand our own minds," Per video: Could an Universal Basic Income as an "Assistive Technology" be distributed to lowest income peoples around the world, and in all of ~200 countries, as a way to distribute a new single CryptoCurrency (backed by all ~200 countries' central banks) with BlockChain Ledger ?"









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- World University and School

- 415 480 4577


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See, too: 

Canada lynx: WUaS wiki Subject pages can eventually use this MIT OCW-into-MITx 3 x 3 as a model here - https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mitx-related-courseware/ - for design purposes, and re courses on all WUaS Subject pages - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Subjects ... and combined with Mosaic mode here - https://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/?view=mosaic - where individuals would be able to add their own course URL, in addition to the MIT OCW and Yale OYC courses, for example, which would then turn into a box, and even be machine translatable eventually * * * Scottish kids?, Quaker kids? or? as first undergraduate online students at WUaS for free-to-students' best STEM OCW Bachelor degrees - ... when WUaS gets funding? * * *Reed College conference method+ informing undergraduate education at WUaS * * * Draft LETTER OF SUPPORT on behalf of World Univ and Sch - WUaS to innovate in the development of an interactive realistic virtual earth (think Google Street View with time slider / Maps / Earth / Brain / TensorFlow / Translate and Google Education +) for STEM * * * WUaS ACCREDITATION proceeding * * * HARBIN and the State of California






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