As I begin to re-read Herodotus' "The Histories" (Oxford 1998) partly about the Peloponnesian Wars (431-404 BCE) in the amazing and wondrous ancient Greek world, but much more - and who was kind of a first ethnographer (and the so-called "father of history") - and which I read at Reed in the required Hum 110 course for first year students (in the autumn of 1979), I see my "Naked Harbin Ethnography" bookmark inside it (~ http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg ~ https://twitter.com/HarbinBook ~ http://bit.ly/HarbinBook ~), and think that I'd very much like to be heading to Harbin Hot Springs again when it opens, and when I can - and for field work for my ongoing actual-virtual Harbin ethnographic project (for example, see my planned research group here - http://www.scottmacleod.com/research-group.html) - and potentially with my wife to be, as well. Its alternative culture will continue on, since 1972, I'd think. Like Herodotus' writings, I think I've created a kind of helpful and significant ethnographic record of, and writing about, Harbin, but find the travel to, and field work at Harbin - especially the 'making' aspect of potentially creating a realistic virtual Harbin for further ethnographic field work - to be more interesting (engaging) and enjoyable than reading Herodotus (or re-reading my ethnography at the present time, for that matter).
Curious how too to make coursework at MIT OCW-centric World University and School as engaging and enjoyable as potentially traveling to and studying Harbin in an ongoing way ethnographically.
But studying Cuttyhunk ethnographically is not on my agenda at this point, although making a film about it has been - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2014/07/seals-cuttyhunk-island-in-1970s.html (in 2014 - and which blog posts I just updated). And see the Cuttyhunk label too - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/Cuttyhunk - in these regards.
I have made some other videos on Cuttyhunk re kinds of histories - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2014/07/cuttyhunk-bayberry-ive-made-at-least.html - (and re Herodotus) and even with regard to this email thread. :) I'll probably make more.
Herodotus and the ancient Greeks (Homer, Aristotle, Socrates, the Tragedians etc) generated so so much ... and put much in perspective today. But their world was also a bit violent, as I read them, and I'd like to create by way of comparison, some kind of even Hindu informed (less violent, in my un-scholarly opinion) experience - visionary and beneficial for people in remarkable ways even - and at World University and School as well. (I hope to blog a bit about this today - check out the Herodotus' Tweets as well, M!).
Third book ... on my plate ... which will be my second book poetry.
Pretty cool: I'm beginning to post some of the photos I take, and Google puts them as pointers onto a map - https://email@example.com,-121.8502801,10z/data=!4m3!8m2!3m1!1e1 ...
Am sitting in the Free Speech Movement Cafe at UC Berkeley on a weekday in summer, and while it's not all that crowded, it is very diverse, with mostly students seeming to hail from all around the world.
How are you? And how's Cuttyhunk?
Herodotus' ETHNOGRAPHY contributions
Herodotus as ethnographer
> https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Anthropology @WorldUnivAndSch~
Herodotus' ethnography contributions— HarbinBook (@HarbinBook) August 19, 2018
Herodotus as ethnographerhttps://t.co/CivQt7PFym
> https://t.co/JNqeAO4Ogn @WorldUnivAndSch~
Herodotus contributions in HISTORY
Contributions of Herodotus to surgery ...
> https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/History ~
Herodotus contributions in historyhttps://t.co/EMAHrqVkGw— WorldUnivandSch (@WorldUnivAndSch) August 19, 2018
Contributions of Herodotus to surgery ...
> https://t.co/BO2b3fsxD7 ~
Herodotus' GEOGRAPY contributions
> https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Geography ~ @WorldUnivAndSch ~
Herodotus' geography contributionshttps://t.co/YnmQDaVIhn— WorldUnivandSch (@WorldUnivAndSch) August 20, 2018
>https://t.co/WHU9gwz3yh ~ @WorldUnivAndSch ~
most interesting aspects
> https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Anthropology … @scottmacleod ~
Herodotus'— scottmacleod (@scottmacleod) August 20, 2018
most interesting aspects https://t.co/vDR6BR8P81
> https://t.co/ETSvJWuvbn @scottmacleod ~
How best to add the ancient Greek world (Reed College's Hum 110+) to a #RealisticVirtualEarth with avatar bots? As #DigitalHistory project, & beyond archaeology (which is in need of a realistic virtual earth too) Think Google Streetview (to which we can add photos) with TIME SLIDER plus https://venturebeat.com/2016/09/04/these-coders-used-13000-old-photos-to-make-a-google-street-view-map-of-san-francisco-in-the-1800s/ … #ARCore ~
How best to add the ancient Greek world (Reed College's Hum 110+) to a #RealisticVirtualEarth with avatar bots? As #DigitalHistory project, & beyond archaeology (in need) Think Google Streetview (to which we can add photos) with TIME SLIDER plus https://t.co/Aw4ACzfBfF #ARCore ~— HarbinBook (@HarbinBook) August 21, 2018
Fascinating to see the parallels with this article:
These coders used 13,000 old photos to make a Google Street View map of San Francisco in the 1800shttps://venturebeat.com/2016/09/04/these-coders-used-13000-old-photos-to-make-a-google-street-view-map-of-san-francisco-in-the-1800s/
AND my personal photos above and here -
... now how to patch all these different photos from different times iteratively into an interactive realistic virtual earth with avatar bots? :)
Hi M, (Janet MacLeod, mother)
How are you?
"You make friends" - was a Twitter post by Reed College German prof and philosopher too, Jan Mieszkowski - https://twitter.com/janmpdx?lang=en - which included a picture of those "You make friends" words, and combined with his Twitter-brief philosophical observations - which have become a kind of idiom for him (check out some of his ~280 character posts here to see what I mean by idiom) - but this Tweet is now no longer posted, - and the language of the picture sounds a bit like Carla (Mann), a colleague of his at Reed, as a Dance professor there. Interesting... (Carla and I went on a canoeing trip in Saskatchewan around 1982 with Art and Neen Davis, and were housemates for about 2 and a half years:, and I just stayed with her in Portland in June, when I went to the Reed reunion).
I hope I have the opportunity to make friends with Stanford faculty members as colleagues, potentially.
Just emailed the inquiry below to Yoga teacher Janet MacLeod at the IYISF, which you might be interested in. (She's a Scot, and from the Isle of Skye).
Hope you are enjoying Cuttyhunk. Weather is a little bit cooler here, as summer trails off, but we'll probably still have some hot days. Two cucumbers, some parsley and 2-3 small batches of beet greens as harvest so far ... am thinking about planting a lemon tree, as well as an avacado tree :) How are you?
Hi Janet, (Janet MacLeod, Yoga)
How are you? I hope this finds you well. I'm writing to inquire about my lifetime membership with the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. I recall donating $400 for a lifetime membership after I completed the 2 year teacher training certificate program (which I completed in a year) around 1992. What's the status of this presently, please? I tried to find Kathy A's email address too to include her in this email, but couldn't find it. Thank you.
I hope this finds you well. (Nice to see online too that there's Yoga happening on the Isle of Skye - something that's fairly new in Scotland, I'd think).
Friendly regards & Namaste,
Some related Yoga blog labels:
The Yoga wiki subject at World University and School, planned in countries' official and main languages:
I just followed up to the IYISF here - https://iyisf.org/contact/ - with the following, and my email to you from earlier:
Dear IYISF, I just sent the following email to IYISF teacher Janet MacLeod inquiring about my lifetime membership. What's the status of this presently, please? Thank you. Sincerely, Scott MacLeod
San Francisco Bay Area - East Bay Hills
415 480 4577
World University and Schoo's wiki, 'Yoga,' subject page - https://wiki.
worlduniversityandschool.org/ wiki/Yoga :) - with an invitation to 'edit this page' and explore yoga.
Humorous said garden barricade seems to have worked - and garden is getting even bushier.
Searched on Quakers and Yoga on the Isle of Skye, and it turns out there are both there interestingly. Yoga is a kinda new thing for Scotland. Janet MacLeod (your name too!), a long time Iyengar Yoga teacher in SF is from Skye, and could have something to do with Yoga's growth on Skye as well. She holds Yoga workshops occassionally at Sabhal Mor Ostaig - https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/campuses/sabhal-mor-ostaig-uhi/ - the new Gaelic college on Skye too.
While I'm an appreciator of Angela and Victor's Yoga
... and the Yoga courses I've taught in the past are partly inspired by them, I've also written these "Hippy Anjali Yoga Notations" - http://www.scottmacleod.com/yoganotations.html - which in an innovative way come into conversation with some of Yoga's textual roots *and are far reaching great and different and in part funny in their own unique way...
I do have a lifetime membership with the Iyengar Yoga Institute of SF, and it looks like there's a free class for members with Janet in its new SF location in early October. Who knows, but I could meet a friend there, although I'm not counting any chickens before they're hatched :)
Broadcasting a WUaS Hangout on Air Live in about an hour ... youtube.com/WorldUnivAndSch ...
Glad to have gotten an engaged email yesterday about WUaS from Carl Thatcher, a Quaker and friend and former WUaS Board member in Portland Oregon. Growth seems so slow with WUaS but it is happening gradually. (I keep Harvard's age - 381 years old (1636!) - and excellence in mind by way of comparison and even as a kind of encouragement).
Check out the bit about kilted Yogis in my Hippy Anjali Yoga Notations :)
Thanks for your email. Glad the weather is cool, albeit muggy.
Deer seem to be mostly out of the garden ... but there are a few more nibbles on the cucumber plant - inexplicable so far.
At the UC Berkeley Free Speech Movement cafe today, many of the tables have newspaper articles on them, and one main headline in 1964 was something like "List of sit-in demonstrators published." I didn't realize how active and involved the free speech movement had been in 1964. I'm glad too campuses aren't so radicalized and turbulent these days.
And glad I live in a very beautiful place too ... focusing on finding a partner here, and beginning a family (as well as on WUaS and next book, and music-making which begins 9/10:)
Have a nice breakfast with friends, Ma - sounds great. Appreciating quiet Cuttyhunk - and you!
How best to create a #RealisticVirtualHarbin in #RealisticVirtualEarth with avatar bots? As #DigitalHistory project, & beyond archaeology (which is in need of a realistic virtual earth too) Think Google Streetview (to which we can add photos) with TIME SLIDER plus https://venturebeat.com/2016/09/04/these-coders-used-13000-old-photos-to-make-a-google-street-view-map-of-san-francisco-in-the-1800s/ … #ARCore https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy … ~
How best to create a #RealisticVirtualHarbin in #RealisticVirtualEarth with avatar bots? As #DigitalHistory project, & beyond archaeology (in need) Think Google Streetview (to which we can add photos) with TIME SLIDER plus https://t.co/Aw4ACzfBfF #ARCore https://t.co/5p81EFFOza ~— HarbinBook (@HarbinBook) August 21, 2018
Amazing & wondrous world of ancient Greeks, Re-reading Herodotus' "The Histories" (Oxford 1998) Was a first ethnographer (& is called the "father of history") http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/08/gold-digging-ant-amazing-and-wondrous.html?m=0 … -
https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1031318887189569541 … > "Naked Harbin Ethnography" @HarbinBook for #ActualVirtualFieldWork ~
Amazing & wondrous world of ancient Greeks, Re-reading Herodotus' "The Histories" (Oxford 1998) Was a first ethnographer (& is called the "father of history") https://t.co/8quRtCykvO - https://t.co/POhKEs6Wop > "Naked Harbin Ethnography" @HarbinBook for #ActualVirtualFieldWork ~— Languages-World Univ (@sgkmacleod) August 22, 2018
especially language-wise - e.g. re spoken ancient Greek ...- https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1032300515512598528
What did Herodotus say in ancient Greek, how did it sound, & will we INTERACT conversationally with his Bot & others in the ancient Greek world in a #RealisticVirtualEarth -Think Google Streetview w TIME SLIDER w avatar bots & https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Ancient_Greece … - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/08/gold-digging-ant-amazing-and-wondrous.html … -
What did Herodotus say in ancient Greek, how did it sound, & will we INTERACT conversationally with his Bot & others in the ancient Greek world in a #RealisticVirtualEarth -Think Google Streetview w TIME SLIDER w avatar bots & https://t.co/ZiqqawOlWO - https://t.co/K10EA4rSlL -— WorldUnivandSch (@WorldUnivAndSch) August 22, 2018