Thursday, October 31, 2019

Nelumbo nucifera: To refract - to make such symbolic 'rays of light,' or communications, change direction, or 'glance' away * * * Changed political party from Democrat to Green in California recently, and got the confirmation card from the voter registration office yesterday in mail. (I guess this makes me a card-carrying Green Party member) * * * So we're all coping - and symbolically - in a great way (re Lacan's symbolic, real and imaginary / narcissistic 3 registers of the mind or "PSYCHE CAN BE DIVIDED into three major structures that control our lives" speculatively and theoretically - and perhaps too re John Money's 3 'Coping Strategies' . . . Am an appreciator of Lacan's focus on parole - speech, language - in communicating !



Hi M,

. . . I learned of the verb to refract from my Swiss French friend Marc Dupuis, and in a way I've also learned to make such symbolic 'rays of light,' or communications, change direction, or 'glance' (hit something at an angle and bounce off) away from me. . . . Refractory means however - stubborn or unmanageable, and I guess this could apply to . . . as well. May be emblematic of a successful coping strategy over 5 decades here in Canyon, interestingly.

So, I pull into my parking place in the evening, headlights shining on the shop door, and there's a new symbol or assemblage of symbols in front of me ... like viewing a stage set (symbols in the sense of stage props too). This property is his 'range' (in a primate sense even) and perhaps this is how he's learned to cope here in Canyon since the late 1969s or early 70s. There's a kind of wild 'Dingo Den' quality of relationships here in Canyon in my experience that D understands in a way I don't ... 



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I changed political party from Democrat to Green in California recently, and got the confirmation card from the voter registration office yesterday in mail. (I guess this makes me a card-carrying Green Party member). This could be more significant in other places / countries than California / the USA but I agree with the Green Party platform in general, - and voting with a smaller party may make it possible to effect change with greater impact, than in a larger party. California's on the left coast anyway so I don't think Rs would win here, and I can still vote for the D presidential nominee if sensible. Am glad we have longest constitutional democracy on planet, and that the democratic political process is well developed and developing now anew in the information age.

It seems like new alliances between Green party CA and Green parties in Europe might be possible, - but not necessarily with US Democratic Party members, since this isn't a party in other countries - and I think alliances are where it's at in the politics I've learned in Europe. Re Manuel Castells' fairly recent book "Networks of outrage and hope - social movements in the Internet age" (2012), the Greens are a social movement in this sense, and more international than other political parties in the US.



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So we're all coping - and symbolically - in a great way (re Lacan's symbolic, real and imaginary / narcissistic 3 registers of the mind or "PSYCHE CAN BE DIVIDED into three major structures that control our lives" speculatively and theoretically -  and perhaps too re John Money's 3 'coping strategies' - http://scottmacleod.com/JohnMoneyConceptsOfDeterminism.html - which I find interesting to think about and theoretically - 

"Coping Strategies

The human organism has three generic strategies for coping with the five universal exigencies: adhibition, inhibition, and explication. These strategies are under the governance of bodymind and should not be attributed to such inferential entities as unconscious motivation, voluntary choice, or willpower.") 


Am an appreciator of Lacan's focus on parole - speech, language - in communicating ! 
How are you all of you (and re thresholds of stress - where threshold is another concept I've learned from John Money, and will post to one of these pages from his 1988 book eventually - http://scottmacleod.com/JohnMoneyConceptsOfDeterminism.html)

And I suppose, I'm also a symbolizer re this daily blog or web log - eg http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2014/05/eastern-cottonhead-rabbit-building-on.html - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2010/05/sweet-birch-questions-of-determinism-on.html - with some interesting ideas, and John Money and Jacques Lacan MD 'labels.'

On with seeking a partner here who's a great fit ... 

L, Scott


P.S. 
some platforms - ideologies too? a word I don't dis-engage from some/much, ... or cultures in the information age, or social movements, and especially re the 'real' 'realism' of their histories, or political organizations' ideas ...

"The modern Democratic party emphasizes egalitarianism and social equality through liberalism. They support voting rights and minority rights, including LGBT rights, multiculturalism, and religious secularism."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_positions_of_the_Democratic_Party

The party promotes green politics, specifically ecology; nonviolence; social justice; participatory, grassroots democracy; gender equality; LGBT rights; anti-war and anti-racism.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Party_of_the_United_States

















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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

American bullfrog: Epistemologically, the #ActualVirtual #PhysicalDigital in #RealisticVirtualEarthForSTEM will never be a 1-1 correspondence exactly but it's endlessly generative for scientific & philosophical inquiry. How to grow NEWLY #ActualPhysical epistemological questions re > #RealisticVirtualEarthForRobotics? . . . I suppose the guy moving in the MIT video above could be doing a Pas de Basque eventually as well ... and then the robot would do it concurrently ... so all you SCD teachers, how to teach the guy at MIT to do a Pas de Basque * * * Will inform my next upcoming book of poetry in one way or another - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html ... "To the Dance or the Pools ~ Virtually?: How Different it is to Soak at Harbin, than to Realize it in Virtual Reality" :) * * * What if the MIT man and the robot were dancing together for example ... and in the Harbin warm pool? :0)


Stanford University Press - 'Epistemology'
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/epistemology/

Epistemology
First published Wed Dec 14, 2005
Defined narrowly, epistemology is the study of knowledge and justified belief. As the study of knowledge, epistemology is concerned with the following questions: What are the necessary and sufficient conditions of knowledge? What are its sources? What is its structure, and what are its limits? As the study of justified belief, epistemology aims to answer questions such as: How we are to understand the concept of justification? What makes justified beliefs justified? Is justification internal or external to one's own mind? Understood more broadly, epistemology is about issues having to do with the creation and dissemination of knowledge in particular areas of inquiry. This article will provide a systematic overview of the problems that the questions above raise and focus in some depth on issues relating to the structure and the limits of knowledge and justification.



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Scott MacLeod
7:35 AM (9 hours ago)
to Patti, Barbara, Peter, Janie, edX, Alden, Gantt, Ed, Bruce, David, Heather, Ann, Alex

Where o where is that solar panel to 24-hour lithium battery for storage - to heat this 2-room house-let's electric baseboard panel, and illuminate the abode too? On this ridge and with the house's full exposure rooves, in the California 10-month summer sun, there's a perfect testing opportunity. The passive solar water heater - with 2nd water tank as storage unit/almost battery - that went in about 4 years increases efficiency greatly, but it's solar panel energy system isn't a standalone success yet.

Where o where is effecient solar panel to effective 24-hour lithium battery system for storage to heat this 2-room house-let's single electric baseboard panel and illuminate it?

https://images.app.goo.gl/SGzaR4KoNk7Dysnb7

Glad the electricity is back on ...

There are some World Univ & Sch wiki subjects about this. See one below ...

Ecosse

Where o where is effecient solar panel to effective 24-hour lithium battery system for storage to heat this 2-room house-let's single electric baseboard panel and illuminate it?
https://t.co/ee1LKxav7S >
https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Building_Green_Houses_and_Dwellings
Re #PowerOutage, glad the electricity is back on

- https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1189550632736153600


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Scott MacLeod
12:04 PM (5 hours ago)
to Jonathan, Linda, Patti, Barbara, Peter, Janie, edX, Alden, Gantt, Ed, Bruce, David, Heather, Ann, Alex

This wee video is kinda wild - !!! Mindstorms Solar Tracker ! ...

https://youtu.be/DXA1r2KleJ0 - because it shows you how to use Lego Robotics' Mindstorms EV3 to code for making a solar panel rotate to track the sun, including how to use its block programming language (and eventually with Scratch drag and drop programming language out of MIT MEDIA LAB as well) ...

thus making using solar panel energy systems potentially much more efficient. I didn't go out to look at my roof, or at the satellite dish on it either (probably re numerous other applications), ... but let's let little Mikey do it ...

lego robotics and solar system
- "2018 First LEGO League"

https://youtu.be/iJM__BPjFVk
- Solar system project with LEGO & craftwork

https://youtu.be/8d3GI94leEw
- !!! Mindstorms Solar Tracker !
https://youtu.be/DXA1r2KleJ0
-https://education.lego.com/en-us/products/lego-solar-panel-for-machines-mechanisms-by-lego-education/9667
-https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Robotics
-https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Solar_Engineering ~

https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1189589038400851968


Where o where is efficient solar-panel-to-effective-24-hour lithium-battery-system-for-storage to heat this 2-room house-let's single electric baseboard panel and illuminate it too?
https://t.co/ee1LKxav7S >
https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Solar_Trailer_Designing
Re #PowerOutage, glad the electricity is back on

https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1189611940315688961

Haven't climbed up on my wee roof yet either to play with Lego, but I could see putting something up there re Lego standard, and using Legos too, that would make a solar panel rotate to track the sun that much more efficiently, and stream energy into a 24 hour lithium ion battery (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DbCslTabz_4/TgC0ydqI65I/AAAAAAAADyI/K3aulaNyrJc/s1600/energizerbunny.png) since they're coming on ... and with MindStorms ...

Wanna come over, sit on my roof, and play with Lego MindStorms ... to build solar ? :)

Ecosse

These Real Life Lego Houses Are Built From Bricks Made Of Recycled Plastic
'A house takes just four people five days to build.'
https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/these-real-life-lego-houses-are-built-from-bricks-made-of-recycled-plastic_uk_57ab31f0e4b08ab70dc0f380




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Scott MacLeod
12:43 PM (4 hours ago)
to Ed, Bruce, David, Heather, Ann, Alex, Jonathan, Linda, lovell, Patti, Barbara, Peter, Janie, edX, Alden, Gantt

Epistemologically, the #ActualVirtual #PhysicalDigital in #RealisticVirtualEarthForSTEM will never be a 1-1 correspondence exactly but it's endlessly generative for scientific & philosophical inquiry. How to grow NEWLY #ActualPhysical epistemological questions re > https://twitter.com/MIT/status/1189616542905823232 ~ and re #RealisticVirtualEarthForRobotics? (... and then re #VirtualDigital questions too ... so something like a video of the MIT person jumping AS Lego Robot in 3D virtual earth, and a related Lego Robot in a realistic virtual earth for robotics moving )


https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1189622413496971264

Here's Greta:

Zitat eines Mädchens,dass von korrupten, rechten Konzernvasallen als geisteskrank verspottet wird:
"Ich danke dem Rat für die Ehre der Auszeichnung. Wir brauchen jedoch keine Preise,sondern Politiker,die auf die Wissenschaft hören".

https://t-online.de/nachrichten/panorama/id_86710068/greta-thunberg-erhaelt-umweltpreis-und-lehnt-ab-.html… via
@TOnline_News

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Quote from a girl mocked as insane by corrupt, right-wing corporate vassals: "I thank the Council for the honor of the award, but we do not need prizes, we need politicians who listen to science." https://t-online.de/nachrichten/panorama/id_86710068/greta-thunberg-erhaelt-umweltpreis-und-lehnt-ab-.html… via 
@TOnline_News

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https://twitter.com/Hochheimer_12/status/1189418826099757058
(there's a translate button below the quote:)

I'm finding fascinating #ActualVirtual #PhysicalDigital in #RealisticVirtualEarthForSTEM questions, and we still don't have a realistic virtual earth for exploring this (ie with Lego robotics as a start) in Brick Street View with Google Street View with time slider / Maps / Earth with avatar bots and at the cellular and atomic levels too and with Tensor Flow and Translate ... but beginning with Lego Robotics for kids learning via play ... and then into a Realistic Virtual Earth for Robotics ... :)

Dancing Scottish Country dancing Lego Robots: Hey all you Scottish Country Dancing teachers, is this a Pas de Basque in Lego robotics -

https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand/status/1169652703556845568 ?

I think this upcoming Lego Spike Prime STEAM Robotics may need some instruction :)

Cheers, Scott



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Scott MacLeod
2:08 PM (3 hours ago)
to Patti, Barbara, Peter, Janie, edX, Alden, Gantt, Ed, Bruce, David, Heather, Ann, Alex, Jonathan, Linda, lovell

Re brainstorming NEWLY about the #ActualPhysical -

Again, epistemologically, the #ActualVirtual #PhysicalDigital re https://twitter.com/MIT/status/1189616542905823232 for STEM in #RealisticVirtualEarth is generative! & then #ActualPhysical - something like a video of MIT person connected wi (Lego) Robot as surgery manakin #RealisticVirtualEarthForSurgery ~

https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1189646276100419584

I'm heading in the medicine and surgery direction, where robotics can be used for learning surgery via manakins ...

and then into a realistic virtual earth for surgery, and for one-to-one correspondence at cell and atomic levels too ... and via video photogrammetry ...

I suppose the guy moving in the MIT video above could be doing a Pas de Basque eventually as well ... and then the robot would do it concurrently ... so all you SCD teachers, how to teach the guy at MIT to do a Pas de Basque bound as he is with those cables while teaching the robot to jump up and down - and from out here in California in Skype one-to-one or group video even (but him not connected at first to the robot)? :)

Methinks this will inform my next upcoming book of poetry in one way or another - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html ... "To the Dance or the Pools ~ Virtually?: How Different it is to Soak at Harbin, than to Realize it in Virtual Reality" :)

What if the MIT man and the robot were dancing together for example ... and in the Harbin warm pool? :0)

Scott
https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1189649081175379968




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Where o where is efficient solar-panel-to-effective-24-hour lithium-battery-system-for-storage to heat this 2-room house-let's single electric baseboard panel and illuminate it too?
https://t.co/ee1LKxav7S >
https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Solar_Trailer_Designing
Re #PowerOutage, glad the electricity is back on



https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1189611940315688961














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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Hydras (in genus): Stanford anthropology department, Stanford Memorial Church, in Stanford Quad, a year ago today > Anthropology wiki subject (see best STEM CC-4 OCW!) & Re @HarbinBook 'Naked Harbin Ethnography' @WUaSPress * * * WUaSPress @WUaSPress Google hires a lot of recent college graduates - https://nytimes.com/2019/10/28/technology/google-alphabet-earnings.html - and now employs about 114,000 (up from 72,000 I heard about, a year ago) @WorldUnivAndSch @WUaSPress seeks to hire 2.2 million people in ~ 200 countries and 7111 living languages @sgkmacleod with time * * * Walmart is supposed to be one of the biggest employers in the world in some 160+ countries, with 2.2 million employees, and World Univ and Sch is exploring hiring this many people, many on the Educational Services' side of the WUaS Corporation ... both on-the-ground, and via the internet, exploring this relationship in generative and integrated ways - re #ActualVirtual #PhysicalDigital . . . With a very online-learning focus, in what ways to plan for these stores and distribution centers to be school-centers as well? ... is an emerging question ... possibly not get old un-used schools, but possibly design for beauty and technology in big-boxes?



WUaSPress @WUaSPress Google hires a lot of recent college graduates -
https://nytimes.com/2019/10/28/technology/google-alphabet-earnings.html - and now employs about 114,000 (up from 72,000 I heard about, a year ago) @WorldUnivAndSch @WUaSPress seeks to hire 2.2 million people in ~ 200 countries and 7,111 living languages @sgkmacleod with time



https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1189128295478001664




Stanford anthropology department, Stanford Memorial Church, in Stanford Quad, a year ago today https://photos.app.goo.gl/v775j9EYAeeLaRRT9 #GooglePhotos > Anthropology wiki subject (see best STEM CC-4 OCW!) https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Anthropology & Re @HarbinBook 'Naked Harbin Ethnography' @WUaSPress @scottmacleod ~






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Walmart is supposed to be one of the biggest employers in the world in some 160+ countries, with 2.2 million employees, and World Univ and Sch is exploring hiring this many people, many on the Educational Services' side of the WUaS Corporation ... both on-the-ground, and via the internet, exploring this relationship in generative and integrated ways - re #ActualVirtual #PhysicalDigital .


On this map of biggest employers in each state, there's one regional trend that stands out the most – the broad blue expanse of Walmart country.#FutureofWork #Walmart #Amazon #Retail #RetailTech https://www.visualcapitalist.com/walmart-nation-largest-employers/ … via @VisualCap



https://twitter.com/mvollmer1/status/1189370626680786946


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With a very online-learning focus, in what ways to plan for these stores and distribution centers to be school-centers as well? ... is an emerging question ... possibly not get old un-used schools, but possibly design for beauty and technology in big-boxes?

















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Monday, October 28, 2019

Scarlet macaw: Authentic California-style fire drill for those Cal undergrads at 8 am this morning studying in Moffitt library due to power outage - with light smoke in the air ... irony-e-e Californ-i-a * * * Am wondering about the role of psychiatry re these fires, and re the word circuit metaphorically in the communication process in talk therapy. Am also wondering with regards to Kaiser Permanente (which we talked about, Ed) about the role of charting in psychiatry re benefits to patients, its decades' long history at KP, and with regards too to online World Univ & Sch Medical Schools and online teaching hospitAls (and even with regards to avatar bot electronic medical records) - and identity questions. How could online psychiatry even create flourishing cultures (in 7111 languages)?


Authentic California-style fire drill for those Cal undergrads at 8 am this morning studying in Moffitt library due to power outage - with light smoke in the air (.00146 particulate matter) - as PG&E installs the new $75 million circuit breaker near the Carquinez bridge, having set the fires to create the space to install the new equipment (which will take as long it takes - and so valuable for the next 1906-scale earthquake)? 'Duck & cover' practice for the next earthquake for Cal students too ... as .0014 percent of Californians go out to purchase their own power generators and earthquake emergency supplies too? (Irony-e-e-Californ-i-a :) just in time for Halloween ;)

Power's still out in Canyon 94516, ~ 24 hours since it went out. May I sit next to you this evening Patti for piano 3-4 hands and with Scottish small pipes too, since without power I haven't been able to print ludic music and don't have 12 inch tablet either? Anne-Laure Latour can play my keyboard which speakers no longer sound broken-twangy-horrendous ... and has new batteries too re outage ... have brought a GHB practice chanter since Keith Buchanan Smith is a bagpiper as well I learned. ... if they come to Open Band.

Thanks again for the House Concert!

A bientôt,
Ecosse



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Electricity outage
Inbox


Scott MacLeod
Oct 28, 2019, 1:51 AM (1 day ago)
to Patti, Barbara, Peter, Janie, worlduniversityandschool, Alden, Gantt

Hi All,

Electricity is off here in Canyon 94516 - for 24 hours so far, where I live, and I can just begin to smell smoke at 1:45 am in morning.... may be emergency prepAredness power outage in part

Looks like there's a planned power outage in Berkeley tomorrow morning per -

" 🚨 NEW: @MoffittLibrary to open at 8 a.m. Monday, giving students a place to study during @PGE4Me’s planned power outage.

Learn more 👉 https://t.co/aFE7Nn6PqV #PSPS #PowerOutage #PGEShutoff #PGEOutage https://t.co/yNkqtCQfdG "


https://twitter.com/UCBerkeleyLib/status/1188597040030216192 ...

will seek to announce on Twitter World Univ & Sch that at at this point I can't do WUsS Q $ A News today in 9 hours from here - https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1188152443386777601 - may explore from cafe too ...


Cancelled due to #PowerOutage: today's World Univ & Sch Monday TALK Q & A News 10am PT >https://youtu.be/vZcp2zqkI9w in LightStream >https://youtube.com/WorldUnivandSch > #WorldUnivAndSchNewsQandA info @ http://worlduniversityandschool.org free-to-students' best STEM CC-4 OCW Bachelor's degrees


- https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1188859915776905217 -


May come to Open Band w/o printed sheet music ...

Greetings from Fire-prone California in autimn, Scott

Minutes:
- https://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2019/10/minutes-for-world-univ-sch-monthly.html

- https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/10/scintillant-hummingbird-minutes-for.html


Present:
-       Larry Viehland (World Univ & Sch Board Chair, and CFO)
-       Scott MacLeod (President, CEO, Professor, Founder, Presiding Clerk +)


(Agenda from 10/17/19:
- https://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2019/10/agenda-for-oct-19-2019-world-university.html
- https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/10/bright-eyes-catharanthus-roseus-agenda.html)


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Scott MacLeod
Oct 28, 2019, 12:20 PM (1 day ago)
to Ed, Bruce, David, Heather, Patti, Barbara, Peter, Janie, worlduniversityandschool, Alden, Gantt

Authentic California-style fire drill for those Cal undergrads at 8 am this morning studying in Moffitt library due to power outage - with light smoke in the air (.00146 particulate matter) - as PG&E installs the new $75 million circuit breaker near the Carquinez bridge, having set the fires to create the space to install the new equipment (which will take as long it takes - and so valuable for the next 1906-scale earthquake)? 'Duck & cover' practice for the next earthquake for Cal students too ... as .0014 percent of Californians go out to purchase their own power generators and earthquake emergency supplies too? (Irony-e-e-Californ-i-a :) just in time for Halloween ;)

Power's still out in Canyon 94516, ~ 36 hours since it went out. May I sit next to you this evening Patti for piano 3-4 hands and with Scottish small pipes too, since without power I haven't been able to print ludic music and don't have 12 inch tablet either? Anne-Laure Latour can play my keyboard which speakers no longer sound broken-twangy-horrendous ... and has new batteries too re outage ... have brought a GHB practice chanter since Keith Buchanan Smith is a bagpipe as well I learned. ... if they come to Open Band.

Thanks again for the House Concert!

A bientôt,.
Ecosse



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Patti Cobb
Oct 28, 2019, 12:32 PM (1 day ago)
to me, Barbara, worlduniversityandschool, Bruce, David, Heather

Hi Scott,

The power is also still out at St. Clement’s AND air quality is dangerous and getting worse, so we have cancelled class tonight. (Otherwise would have been happy to have you join me at the piano). Hope they get you hooked back up soon!



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David Newitt
Oct 28, 2019, 12:33 PM (1 day ago)
to Patti, me

Hi Scott:
Sounds like such fun out there in the hinterlands!

In case you didn’t get Bruce’s email - class is canceled tonight due to smoke and lack of electrons.

cheers,
David

On Oct 28, 2019, at 12:20 PM, Scott MacLeod wrote:

Authentic California-style fire drill for those Cal undergrads at 8 am this morning studying in Moffitt library due to power outage - with light smoke in the air (.00146 particulate matter) - as PG&E installs the new $75 million circuit breaker near the Carquinez bridge, having set the fires to create the space to install the new equipment (which will take as long it takes - and so valuable for the next 1906-scale earthquake)? 'Duck & cover' practice for the next earthquake for Cal students too ... as .0014 percent of Californians go out to purchase their own power generators and earthquake emergency supplies too? (Irony-e-e-Californ-i-a :) just in time for Halloween ;)

Power's still out in Canyon 94516, ~ 36 hours since it went out. May I sit next to you this evening Patti for piano 3-4 hands and with Scottish small pipes too, since without power I haven't been able to print ludic music and don't have 12 inch tablet either? Anne-Laure Latour can play my keyboard which speakers no longer sound broken-twangy-horrendous ... and has new batteries too re outage ... have brought a GHB practice chanter since Keith Buchanan Smith is a bagpipe as well I learned. ... if they come to Open Band.

Thanks again for the House Concert!

A bientôt,.
Ecosse

On 1:51AM, Mon, Oct 28, 2019 Scott MacLeod Hi All,

Electricity is off here in Canyon 94516 - for 24 hours so far, where I live, and I can just begin to smell smoke at 1:45 am in morning... may be emergency prepAredness power outage in part

Looks like there's a planned power outage in Berkeley tomorrow morning per -
https://twitter.com/UCBerkeleyLib/status/1188597040030216192 ...

" 🚨 NEW: @MoffittLibrary to open at 8 a.m. Monday, giving students a place to study during @PGE4Me’s planned power outage.

Learn more 👉 https://t.co/aFE7Nn6PqV #PSPS #PowerOutage #PGEShutoff #PGEOutage https://t.co/yNkqtCQfdG "

will seek to announce on Twitter World Univ & Sch that at at this point I can't do WUsS Q $ A News today in 9 hours from here - https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1188152443386777601 - may explore from cafe too

May come to Open Band w/o printed sheet music ...

Greetings from Fire-prone California in autimn, Scott

Minutes:
- https://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2019/10/minutes-for-world-univ-sch-monthly.html

- https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/10/scintillant-hummingbird-minutes-for.html


Present:
-       Larry Viehland (World Univ & Sch Board Chair, and CFO)
-       Scott MacLeod (President, CEO, Professor, Founder, Presiding Clerk +)


(Agenda from 10/17/19:
- https://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2019/10/agenda-for-oct-19-2019-world-university.html
- https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/10/bright-eyes-catharanthus-roseus-agenda.html)


David C. Newitt,
Brother Pepper Spray of Courteous Debate

Learn all about the Unitarian Jihad :
http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/carroll/article/JON-CARROLL-3324002.php




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To Patti, Alex, Barbara, worlduniversityandschool, Bruce, Heather, David

Hi Patti, David, Bruce and All,

A las! ... and thanks for the heads' up that SCD Open Band and Dancing are cancelled this evening (am actually a tiny bit short of breath now, with sensitive breathing, probably due to fairly intense smoke last night) and appreciate in general CA's relatively high air quality standards in some places, and legally too ... I think folks danced SCD during last year's 10 days of intense CA fire smoke-in - when I think multitudes stayed inside, and my little house-let was as closed up as it could be!)

Back to acoustic ? :)

Cheers,
Scott
- https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand/status/1171460986571644929



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Hi Scott,

Sorry you’re without electricity - again.  And those wretched fires.  It’s so sad and must be terribly frustrating to have what seem like repeated conflagrations all over the state.  Hadn’t thought about the fact that students would be affected - and everyone one way or another.   Oh my.  Please keep me posted.  One fire seemed to be not too far from San Francisco.

I’m going to bed early because the electrician, coming to repair a circuit breaker is arriving at 7:15 am.  Have to set my alarm.  That’s early for me.

L, Ma



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Hi M,

Smoke made me a bit short of breath, so headed to coast to breathe better, and then Annie Brown called out of the blue, at Ocean Beach in SF :) She asked how you were, and I said well.

SCD music making is canceled this evening due to outage and smoke.

Hope air is better when I get back.

Sleep well and good luck in the morning

L, Scott








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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Hi Ma, Ann, Ed, and All,


Blogged about some of this yesterday ... https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/10/scarlet-macaw.html ...Am seeking for World Univ & Sch to become financially operational soon.

And thanks so much for some of your communications yesterday - your calls, Ann & Ed and your email Ma after Ann called, mentioning the word CIRCUIT (below). Ann called when I was driving by Ocean Beach in SF, and Ed when I was heading into Rainbow Grocery (two great places) having escaped the awful smoke due to slight shortness of breath (and possibly due too to chemicals/SIM on an unwashed new shirt. A year ago with 10 days of intense smoke from fires was much worse for breathing ).

How are you all doing (re thresholds of stress?)

Am wondering about the role of psychiatry re these fires, and re the word circuit metaphorically in the communication process in talk therapy. Am also wondering with regards to Kaiser Permanente (which we talked about, Ed) about the role of charting in psychiatry re benefits to patients, its decades' long history at KP, and with regards too to online World Univ & Sch Medical Schools and online teaching hospitAls (and even with regards to avatar bot electronic medical records) - and identity questions. How could online psychiatry even create flourishing cultures (in 7111 languages)? How about for you esp. in these regards?

Electricity is still out in Canyon hinterlands (but not in Berkeley or Montclair), shower this morning was colder than yesterday's luke warm shower. What's the thinking here by the decision makers doing this? Could bringing psychiatry to places that could benefit from this even be part of this (eg Canyon 94516, nearby Montclair village - which could have an issue with the sex trade happening even, I've noticed in passing - and possibly even Harbin Hot Springs)? And how do places via governments via lawyers/administrators and MD psychiatry address and stop the illegal sex trade, for example, when it's happening, besides 'smoking them out' or 'burning them down' or accepting the related 'corruption'/similar ? And are the identities deciding to keep the power out in need of psychiatric help themselves, I wonder? What are the goals of the power outage in Canyon? 

Religion in my experience in CA seems to be playing less of a role in some of these questions, while psychiatry could perhaps help the 'victims' of some of these actions, by becoming more effective, and growing. How to grow excellent MD psychiatry - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Psychiatry - in the Medical School at WUaS - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/World_University_Medical_School (and planned in ~200 countries' official languages) - and newly with identity and language questions knowledgeably in mind, and toward flourishing individuals and cultures/communities?

Lots of communications yesterday from friends, - surprisingly, & welcome ... and re the circuit word too. Thanks for your communications. Thoughts? (On with the Desiderata ... https://www.desiderata.com/desiderata.html )

Seeking partner here continues ... :)

Fond regards, Scott


-- 
- Scott MacLeod 


















Sunday, October 27, 2019

Giant barrel sponge (Xestospongia muta): Lego at molecular level? re best STEM CC OCW degrees in 5 langs, how to code #ar #ai #ARVRinEDU #RealisticVirtualEarth #VR #BlockchainForRoboticsSystems #RealisticVirtualEarthForLego #RealisticVirtualEarthForSTEM As field sites? * * * How best to move the 'world's only open-access med+genome project' http://arep.med.harvard.edu/gmc from George Church Harvard/MIT prof, DNA read/write/recode into #RealisticVirtualEarthForCRISPR #RealisticVirtualEarthForLongevity in 1 #RealisticVirtualEarth re https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Longevity * * * *Imagine these as videos of neurons to convert into Google Poly ... https://poly.google.com ... searched on 'a simple cell' and found ... https://poly.google.com/search/a%20simple%20cell ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poly_(website) ~



Lego at molecular level? https://scientificamerican.com/article/molecular-lego-2007-09/ re
best STEM CC OCW degrees in 5 langs, how to code #ar #ai #ARVRinEDU #RealisticVirtualEarth #VR #BlockchainForRoboticsSystems
https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/12/rainbows-in-culture-freud-and-lacan.html #RealisticVirtualEarthForLego
#RealisticVirtualEarthForSTEM
As field sites?



https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1188558589654228992


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Google #TourCreator is here! https://vr.google.com/tourcreator/   Looking forward to using this with colleagues and students! #arvrinedu #vrxone @GoogleARVR #edtech #GoogleExpeditions #GooglePoly



https://twitter.com/drsanafarid/status/994595196443811842


(See, below, for links to Google Poly itself ...)



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And how to turn this process into #GooglePoly
into #GooglePoly Lego at molecular level? https://scientificamerican.com/article/molecular-lego-2007-09/ re best STEM CC OCW degrees, how to code #ar #ai #ARVRinEDU #RealisticVirtualEarth #VR #BlockchainForRoboticsSystems https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/12/rainbows-in-culture-freud-and-lacan.html #RealisticVirtualEarthForLego
#RealisticVirtualEarthForSTEM field sites?


into #GooglePoly Lego at molecular level? https://scientificamerican.com/article/molecular-lego-2007-09/ re best STEM CC OCW degrees, how to code #ar #ai #ARVRinEDU #RealisticVirtualEarth #VR #BlockchainForRoboticsSystems https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/12/rainbows-in-culture-freud-and-lacan.html #RealisticVirtualEarthForLego
#RealisticVirtualEarthForSTEM field sites?



https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1188612452348379136



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Lego #ActualVirtual at molecular level? https://edgerton.mit.edu/molecule-set  re learning via best STEM CC OCW degrees in 5 langs #ar #ai #ARVRinEDU #RealisticVirtualEarth #VR #BlockchainForRoboticsSystems https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/12/rainbows-in-culture-freud-and-lacan.html … #RealisticVirtualEarthForLego #RealisticVirtualEarthForSTEM ~



https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1188589002196013058





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World's only open-access med+genome project
arep.med.harvard.edu/gmc from George Church
Harvard/MIT prof, DNA read/write/recode To #RealisticVirtualEarthForCRISPR  #RealisticVirtualEarthForSTEM in 1 #RealisticVirtualEarth #ActualVirtual #PhysicalDigital> https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Genetics ~



https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1188565012459089920
https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1188565227819819008



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How best to move the 'world's only open-access med+genome project'
http://arep.med.harvard.edu/gmc from George Church
Harvard/MIT prof, DNA read/write/recode into #RealisticVirtualEarthForCRISPR  #RealisticVirtualEarthForLongevity in 1 #RealisticVirtualEarth re https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Longevity ~



https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1188565842088214529
https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1188566017447993347
https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1188567396673445888



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Neurons firing into #GooglePoly Lego at molecular level? https://scientificamerican.com/article/molecular-lego-2007-09/ How best to code  ITERATIVELY #FilmTo3D #PhysicalDigital #ar #ai #ARVRinEDU IN #RealisticVirtualEarth #VR via http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy?m=0 #RealisticVirtualEarthForLego
#RealisticVirtualEarthForSTEM ?



https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1188846451566116864


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Imagine these - https://twitter.com/NakedCapsid/status/1188102845855420421 - as videos of neurons to convert into Google Poly ... https://poly.google.com ... searched on 'a simple cell' and found ... https://poly.google.com/search/a%20simple%20cell ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poly_(website)

So although these are on the 'street view' level, imagine them to be at the cellular level, and the neuronal level, and then transformed via a Film-to-3D application into interactive 3D potentially drawing on the Google Poly library of digital objects ... and eventually developed in a single realistic virtual earth for STEM (am thinking Google Street View) ...


. . .

Am curious how we can best convert this video https://twitter.com/NakedCapsid/status/1188102845855420421?s=20 … with #FilmTo3D App > #GooglePoly eventually at different scales > 1 #RealisticVirtualEarthForSTEM e.g Google StreetView/Maps/Earth/TensorFlow at cell & atom levels too > & re best OCW https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Molecular,_Cellular_and_Developmental_Biology … ~



https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1188281625093607424


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Neuroscience deep learning framework https://www.nature.com/articles/s41593-019-0520-2 … To neuroscience wiki subject + at Languages-World Univ -  @sgkmacleod @WorldUnivAndSch @TheOpenBand @HarbinBook @WUaSPress ( @scottmacleod )



https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1189124166378651648













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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Lamium (nettle): - https://www.classcentral.com/universities - from Muvaffak GOZAYDIN ... Thank you, Muvaffak! * * * You'll find Turkey, Tunisia and Iran World University and Schools here - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States, . . . just yesterday created Tunisia World University and School in English - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Tunisia - and which is planned in Arabic for degrees, and Tunisian and other languages there * * * Dear Muvaffak, Houcemeddine, Amir, Peter, Romaine, Lydia, Shahrzad, and All, Your mission, should you choose to accept it (as the "Mission Impossible" TV show used to say) ... is to create MIT in each of your countries' main languages :) ... for online Bachelor, Ph.D., Law, M.D. and I.B. degrees, as well as wiki schools in all of your country's languages. In one image - https://twitter.com/ishii_mit_BOT/status/1188062890743357440 - from MIT Professor Hiroshi Ishii Bot, you'll find the idea here in a book he wrote for Japan and in Japanese * * * Apply #TransformSchoolChat 'Self Directed Learning' Twitter Thinking to 1) group video classes 2) in LANGUAGES



Dear Muvaffak, (and Houcemeddine and Amir), and All, 

Thanks so much for your email, Muvaffak, and the great collection of free open courses. World University and School seeks to create much much work in academic careers (e.g. 2.2 million jobs in 200 countries and 7111 living languages?). For this WUaS is seeking students, high achieving students (who might apply to, get into and matriculate at Stanford or MIT, for example).
Will add your great web site - https://www.classcentral.com/universities - here - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Courses - when I can. The WUaS wiki has been getting some "503 Backend fetch failed" error messages these days, but this too will pass. 

Could you help find 100-250-500 English speaking Turks to matriculate at WUaS as undergraduates in 2020 while studying full time from home (like studying at the residential campuses of Stanford or MIT, but online from where they live) for 4 years? These degrees will be free-to-students' CC-4 MIT OCW-centric Bachelor's and eventually Ph.D., Law and M.D. degrees too (I.B. high school eventually as well)  in Turkish with time - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Turkey - but first in English.

Here are the beginnings of an online Computer Science Bachelor degree at WUaS as we license with CA -
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/10/red-panda-if-you-were-going-to-study.html?m=0

See, for example, the AI wiki subject at WUaS - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Artificial_Intelligence - and its MIT OCW which will eventually be for credit, to see how WUaS will work.

Houcemeddine, Muvaffak and Amir. I'd just like to introduce you in particular here. Muvaffak - https://www.linkedin.com/in/muvaffak-gozaydin-9792719/ (who has some engineering degrees from Stanford in the 1960s) - is the creator of the great https://www.classcentral.com/universities - and many more great online educational resources; Muvarrak is based in Istanbul (and sometimes London I think). And Houcemeddine - https://www.linkedin.com/in/houcemeddine-turki-80305834/ - is a Bachelor of Science medical student in Tunisia at Univ of Sfax, and is developing a medical project in Wikidata / Wikibase. And Amir - https://www.linkedin.com/in/amir-sarabadani-0643058b/ - is a software engineer at Wikimedia Deutschland, and originally from Tehran, Iran.

You'll find Turkey, Tunisia and Iran World University and Schools here - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States.

I just yesterday created Tunisia World University and School in English - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Tunisia - and which is planned in Arabic for degrees, and Tunisian and other languages there.

And here's Iran World University and School https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Iran_(Islamic_Republic_of) (in English) and planned in Farsi +

And I think this is the correct link to Turkey World Univ & Sch - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Turkey and planned in Turkish.
Languages will be accessible here - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Languages - and WUaS which donated itself to Wikidata as "back end" for co-development in 2015, and received this new WUaS Miraheze MediaWiki in 2017 as "front end" (both planned in Wikipedia's ~300 languages) is seeking to make these "front end" and "back end" wiki pages interoperable 'soon-ish'. :)

Best, Scott

PS
And here are the Minutes as well as the Agenda from a recent WUaS open online Monthly Business Meeting (3rd Saturdays at 9am PT) to see where WUaS is presently, and FYI:
Minutes:
- https://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2019/10/minutes-for-world-univ-sch-monthly.html
- https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/10/scintillant-hummingbird-minutes-for.html


Present:
-       Larry Viehland (World Univ & Sch Board Chair, and CFO)
-       Scott MacLeod (President, CEO, Professor, Founder, Presiding Clerk +)


(Agenda from 10/17/19:
- https://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2019/10/agenda-for-oct-19-2019-world-university.html
- https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/10/bright-eyes-catharanthus-roseus-agenda.html)



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Muvaffak Gozaydin

5:08 AM (12 hours ago)
to me
Dear Scott

You really work very hard .

But today online is the best .

1.- Convince top universities to provide online degree programs same as f2f classes 
2.- Just use classcenytral.com/universities   1.000 world universities 13.000 online courses . Select as you wish at low cost 
I did the second . I even provide master degrees in Artificial INtelligence .

Best regards .

Muvaffak GOZAYDIN 

From: WUaS - World University and School <worlduniversityandschool@gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2019 11:55 PM
To: worlduniversityandschool. org <info@worlduniversityandschool.org>
Subject: 19 Oct 2019 Minutes for World Univ & Sch WUaS open Monthly Business Meeting - A

Dear Universitians, Friends & friends, 

Thank you for your support of World University and School / WUaS Press / Corp. And thank you for your generous donations. 

Here are the October 19, 2019 Monthly Business Meeting MINUTES for World University and School, and the WUaS Corporation/Press. There has been no change in WUaS finances since last month's financial reports; please refer to those. 

I'm posting them in the body of this email for the vision-impaired.

The next, open, electronically-mediated WUaS monthly business meeting is on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 9am Pacific Standard Time / 1700 UTC (3rd Saturdays).

All the best, Scott




Minutes for Saturday October 19, 2019 World University & School / WUaS
Monthly Business Meeting



Minutes:




Present:
-       Larry Viehland (World Univ & Sch Board Chair, and CFO)
-       Scott MacLeod (President, CEO, Professor, Founder, Presiding Clerk +)



(Agenda from 10/17/19:



0
The World University and School Annual Meeting will meet on Saturday, November 16, 2019 (at the next online open WUaS Monthly Business Meeting) at 9am PT.


1
World University and School is seeking our 2nd online undergraduate class of 500-2000 students for 2020 as we begin BPPE licensing for online free-to-students’ CC-4 OCW best STEAM Bachelor potentially with students from all ~200 countries around the world - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/You_at_World_University - and who will be able to register and apply here - worlduniversityandschool.org

WUaS plans to develop information technology for this further in Google Education/WUaS Miraheze MediaWiki/Wikidata ... and with licensing and accreditation facilitating becoming listed in / on USA high schools' college counseling resources / web sites.


2
World Univ & Sch has a part time fund raiser position available. Please contact - info@worlduniversityandschool.org - if interested. 

And World Univ and Sch continues to seek funding for first licensing with CA’s BPPE for the fees, as well as for accreditation fees, including committed funding over years. WUaS is a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt charity - https://www.guidestar.org/profile/27-3105368 - and welcomes your donations (see, too: https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/World_University_Foundation).


3
NEW WUaS Livestream page - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHof-u-dlkA - accessible from

World Univ and Sch is also now streaming WUaS Q & A and News on Mondays at 10 am PT via LightStream video conferencing platform which records to Youtube - https://youtube.com/user/WorldUnivandSch. If you'd like to join the conversation here (about research, about academics, about becoming a student, etc.), please let me know at info@worlduniversityandschool.org ... WUaS announces these with this #Hashtag - https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldUnivAndSchNewsQandA?src=hashtag_click - here - https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch.


4
i.
WUaS has inquired with Google Director of AI Peter Norvig about coding CC-4 MIT OCW for students at World Univ & Sch, keeping student’s time in mind, and in so many other ways.

ii.
WUaS has recently heard back from Laurence Moroney, Lead of AI Developer Relations at Google / Artificial Intelligence Advocate at Google, and responded: 

Dear Laurence, 

Thanks so much for your email. I had included you with Denny Vrandecic, Peter Norvig, John Hennessy, Houcemeddine Turki, Wikidatans and all, and with regards to CC-4 MIT OCW-centric wiki World University and School, because you are Lead of AI Developer Relations at Google / Artificial Intelligence Advocate at Google, - and World Univ & Sch had included you in the agenda (item 4ii) for WUaS monthly business meeting (3rd Saturdays at 9am PT) - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/10/bright-eyes-catharanthus-roseus-agenda.html - recenlty too. FYI, World Univ & Sch donated ourselves to Wikidata in 2015 for co-development and received WUaS Miraheze MediaWiki in 2017 as a consequence, but they're not yet interoperable. (And Wikidata is in ~300 languages, and Denny Vrandecic is its founder). WUaS is also seeking to develop our 'You at WUaS' - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/You_at_World_University - for all 7.5 billion people on the planet, each a Wikidata Q-item - and with TensorFlow - and, for example, for A) avatar bot electronic medical records, B) possible universal basic income experiments, and for C) matriculating students in all 200 countries, and Universitians in all 7111 known living languages (like Wikipedians) ... and in planning for 7.5 billion open wiki teachers and learners at WUaS too. 

In World University and School seeking to become major online research universities in each of ~200 countries' official/main languages - and with TensorFlow - the University of Sfax in Tunisia, which is developing with Wikidata / Wikibase, seems like a good place to start (and in the Arabic language as well) for WUaS to begin to collaborate and develop. 

Here too are the beginnings of online MIT OCW-centric WUaS Medical Schools - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/World_University_Medical_School - with online teaching hospitals - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Hospital - in all ~200 countries' main languages (and potentially with Project Baseline, Stanford / Duke Universities, and Project ECHO eventually too). 

Thank you. How might WUaS further best communicate about TensorFlow and developing World University and School's "front end" (WUaS Miraheze MediaWiki) and "back end" (Wikidata / Wikibase structured knowledge database) with you - and for Universitians in 7,111 known living languages - and with regard to Sfax Medical Student Houcemeddine Turki's new "Data Engineering and Semantics" research unit in Tunisia? 

Sincerely, 
Scott



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6
World Univ & Sch has recently updated our web site - worlduniversityandschool.org - with updated logo as well as our 'WUaS Livestream' page - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHof-u-dlkA ...

(And also the WUaS Corporation / WUaS Press Web site - see below)


Thanks much to Peter Bothe for both the updated Logos, as well as the files for LightStream, and the Youtube WUaS Livestream channel background image and set up.



7
WUaS Medical Schools - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/World_University_Medical_School - and online teaching hospitals - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Hospital - are planned in ~200 countries' official languages (both online).

i.
WUaS is glad to have communicated recently in these regards with University of Sfax medical student Houcemeddine Turki in Tunisia, and WUaS has written a letter of support for their "Data Engineering and Semantics" research unit:


World University and School
Like MIT OCW with Wikipedia
( a) MIT is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, World University and School b) MIT does not offer credit to WUaS students, and c) All MIT OpenCourseWare materials are available for free through http://ocw.mit.edu
Thursday, 24 October 2019 
To the Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education, 


Greetings from the San Francisco Bay Area, California.
I’m writing with a letter of support for the University of Sfax’s new "Data Engineering and Semantics" research unit. This will be administered from the Computer Science and Communications Department, Faculty of Sciences of Sfax, University of Sfax in Tunisia. The group will be led by Dr. Mohamed BEN AOUICHA. The University of Sfax needs this new "Data Engineering and Semantics" research unit to facilitate the work of Wikimedia Researchers at the university, as part of its official research structure. The main goal of the unit is to promote and monitor research efforts about Data Engineering and Semantic Technologies within the University of Sfax. Data Engineering and Semantic Technology research is needed to improve the usage and processing of knowledge databases including wikis. Effectively, this University of Sfax group will work to develop tools to make better the quality of the linked data of Wikidata, and to use and develop Wikidata there for a variety of purposes including clinical decision support, Natural Language Processing and Education. They will also analyze the output of wikis, identify deficiencies and work to solve them. 
As president of the research university, the (MIT OCW-centric wiki) World University and School (and planning online major research universities in all ~200 countries) I’m writing in support of this project.

Sincerely, 
Scott GK MacLeod
Scott GK MacLeod
- Scott MacLeod - Founder, President & Professor
- World University and School
- PO Box 442, Canyon, CA, 94516
- 415 480 4577

- 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. 





ii.
Dear Houcemeddine (and Mossab),

Here's the brand new Tunisia World University and School - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Tunisia - a major research university planned in Arabic and French, and potentially other of the ~300 Wikipedia languages as well, (but not yet the Medical School at Tunisia World University and School or the Law School at Tunisia World University and School).

Sincerely, Scott

Have Minuted a number of related items here for World Univ & Sch's open Monthly Business Meeting on 19 Oct 2019: 
https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/10/scintillant-hummingbird-minutes-for.html




8
WUaS Law Schools - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/World_University_Law_School - are planned in ~200 countries' official languages online.

WUaS continues to seek to collaborate and build on:

i
CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics -


ii
University Of Denver,
Sturm College Of Law (September 26-28, 2019):
Online & Hybrid Learning Pedagogy in Legal Education Conference - 



9
UC Berkeley Anthropology

Scott MacLeod will give another talk/paper in the UC Berkeley Anthropology department in March 2020, tentatively entitled - "Harbin Hot Springs, Music and Ethno-Wiki-Virtual-World-Graphy" at the  Sorbonne and University of Geneva's UC Berkeley TOURISM AND MUSICAL IMAGINARIES' Conference http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1103050552852&ca=46c4af21-fddf-466e-ac95-de8df705dced (See Scott's previous 4-5 Harbin Anthropology talks (at UC Berkeley TSWG) here - http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html).



10
Scott MacLeod is planning too to teach newly a course entitled "Virtual Harbin" (Anthropology), in addition to "Society, Information Technology and Global University" (Sociology) - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/InfoTechNetworkSocGlobalUniv.html - in 2020 or 2021.



11
In World Univ & Sch's active ethics' and legality investigation with the Stanford Faculty Senate into Stanford University, the WUaS Chairman of the Board, Larry Viehland, observes that the administration makes the decisions there, and that the Stanford Senate is likely to play an advisory role.

World Univ & Sch seeks to begin to grow our WUaS faculty, and then explore related WUaS governance questions, and how to address ethics' questions as well.



12
World Univ & Sch will join a Reed College conference call on November 1, 2019, and has asked to add an agenda item about WUaS hiring Reedie interns to help begin grow World University and School. World University and School is also seeking Ph.D. student applicants from Reed College to study online for best STEM CC-4 OpenCourseWare Ph.D. degrees (as WUaS licenses for this with BPPE as well).

See, too:
From the microorganisms in your gut to the chemistry of smog, Reed students tackle questions that lie at the cutting edge. Check out this video of students presenting their research:




13
WUaS Financial report
World Univ & Sch has $1,347.55 in our non-profit bank account, and hasn't begun financial operations.

(See attached financial reports).



14
Multi-lingual wiki schools at WUaS:

i)
WUaS will explore collaborating 
Stanford Center for Latin America's Cafecito's holds classes in Quechua and Spanish, as well as English, and some online - see: https://mailchi.mp/stanford.edu/first-cafecito-quechua-happening-tonight?e=94f78f5eea? …


ii)
The beginning of Tunisia World University and School, planned in Arabic language, as well as French and English - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Tunisia -


(but not yet the Medical School at Tunisia World University and School or the Law School at Tunisia World University and School)


iii)
Thanks too to WUaS Board Member, Kyle Wagner, for the recent Twitter conversation -  https://twitter.com/hashtag/transformschoolchat?src=hashtag_click ...
#transformschoolchat ... around conditions for self-directed learning
- applicable in many languages.

and, for example:
- and -



15
World Univ & Sch is in communications with the university on a ship, Semester at Sea (and which is not yet in a realistic virtual earth, for example, that WUaS knows of).





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Minutes for September 21 2019, 2019 WUaS Corporation Board Meeting


A
WUaS and facilitating a single cryptocurrency backed by some central banks and distributed via universal basic income experiments to all 7.5 billion people each a Wikidata Q item



Glasgow hospital as example for finding families that could benefit from Universal Basic Income UBI experiments - https://twitter.com/lthomas_pg/status/1186467201408212992?



B
"To the Dance or the Pools ~ Virtually?: How Different it is to Soak at Harbin, than to Realize it in Virtual Reality,"

the next Academic Press at World University and School book is due this autumn –


... but not yet in a realistic virtual earth



C
WUaS Press web site updates with updated logo and upcoming book title here



Thanks again much to Peter Bothe for both the updated Logos (as well as the files for LightStream, and the Youtube WUaS Livestream channel background image and set up).



D
WUaS Corporation finances

The parallel legal entity, the WUaS Corporation has .01, and also hasn't begun financial operations; see the WUaS Corporation section below. 


E
Could Google's TensorFlow generate a daily stock price for the WUaS Corporation (and any other corporation that works with Alphabet / Google) in each of all ~200 countries' stock markets eventually - and potentially based on the dollar, the local currency, or a single cryptocurrency with blockchain backed by some number of ~200 countries' central banks (and distributed via UBI experiments?





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to HoucemeddinePeterRomaineLydiaAmirAmirShahrzadMuvaffak
Dear Muvaffak, (and Houcemeddine and Amir), and All, 

Thanks so much for your email, Muvaffak, and for the great collection of free open courses. World University and School seeks to create much much work in academic careers (e.g. 2.2 million jobs in 200 countries and 7111 living languages?). For this WUaS is seeking students, high achieving students (who might apply to, get into and matriculate at Stanford or MIT, for example).

I'll add your great web site - https://www.classcentral.com/universities - here - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Courses - when I can. The WUaS wiki has been getting some "503 Backend fetch failed" error messages these days, but this too will pass. 

Could you help find 100-250-500 English speaking Turks to matriculate at WUaS as undergraduates in 2020 while studying full time from home (like studying at the residential campuses of Stanford or MIT, but online from where they live) for 4 years? These degrees will be free-to-students' CC-4 MIT OCW-centric Bachelor's and eventually Ph.D., Law and M.D. degrees too (I.B. high school eventually as well)  in Turkish with time - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Turkey - but first in English.

Here are the beginnings of an online Computer Science Bachelor degree at WUaS as we license with CA -
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/10/red-panda-if-you-were-going-to-study.html?m=0

See, for example, the AI wiki subject at WUaS - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Artificial_Intelligence - and its MIT OCW which will eventually be for credit, to see how WUaS will work.

Houcemeddine, Muvaffak and Amir. I'd just like to introduce you in particular here. Muvaffak - https://www.linkedin.com/in/muvaffak-gozaydin-9792719/ (who has some engineering degrees from Stanford in the 1960s) - is the creator of the great https://www.classcentral.com/universities - and many more great online educational resources; Muvarrak is based in Istanbul (and sometimes London I think). And Houcemeddine - https://www.linkedin.com/in/houcemeddine-turki-80305834/ - is a Bachelor of Science medical student in Tunisia at Univ of Sfax, and is developing a medical project in Wikidata / Wikibase. And Amir - https://www.linkedin.com/in/amir-sarabadani-0643058b/ - is a software engineer at Wikimedia Deutschland, and originally from Tehran, Iran.

You'll find Turkey, Tunisia and Iran World University and Schools here - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States
I just yesterday created Tunisia World University and School in English - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Tunisia - and which is planned in Arabic for degrees, and Tunisian and other languages there.

And here's Iran World University and School https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Iran_(Islamic_Republic_of) (in English) and planned in Farsi +

And I think this is the correct link to Turkey World Univ & Sch - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Turkey and planned in Turkish.
Languages will be accessible here - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Languages - and WUaS which donated itself to Wikidata as "back end" for co-development in 2015, and received this new WUaS Miraheze MediaWiki in 2017 as "front end" (both planned in Wikipedia's ~300 languages) is seeking to make these "front end" and "back end" wiki pages interoperable 'soon-ish'. :)

Best, Scott

PS
And here are the Minutes as well as the Agenda from a recent WUaS open online Monthly Business Meeting (3rd Saturdays at 9am PT) to see where WUaS is presently, and FYI: 
Minutes:
https://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2019/10/minutes-for-world-univ-sch-monthly.html
https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/10/scintillant-hummingbird-minutes-for.html


Present:
-       Larry Viehland (World Univ & Sch Board Chair, and CFO)
-       Scott MacLeod (President, CEO, Professor, Founder, Presiding Clerk +)


(Agenda from 10/17/19:
https://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2019/10/agenda-for-oct-19-2019-world-university.html
https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/10/bright-eyes-catharanthus-roseus-agenda.html)


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Dear Muvaffak, Houcemeddine, Amir, Peter, Romaine, Lydia, Shahrzad, and All, 

Your mission, should you choose to accept it (as the "Mission Impossible" TV show used to say) ...

is to create MIT in each of your countries' main languages :)

... for online Bachelor, Ph.D., Law, M.D. and I.B. degrees, as well as wiki schools in all of your country's languages. 

In one image - 
https://twitter.com/ishii_mit_BOT/status/1188062890743357440 - from MIT Professor Hiroshi Ishii Bot, you'll find the idea here in a book he wrote for Japan and in Japanese.  

Cheers, Scott


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Apply #TransformSchoolChat 'Self Directed Learning' Twitter Thinking to 1) group video classes 2) in LANGUAGES (@WorldUnivAndSch) Thnx@EvMcCulloch & @kwagssd3 !https://twitter.com/EvMcCulloch/status/1186428803389841409 …! See 2nd half of blog https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/10/arundina-bamboo-orchid-wiki-medicine.html … ~ @scottmacleod >Online https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/WUaS_International_Baccalaureate_Diploma_and_Programme …?



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