Monday, July 15, 2019

Grand Prismatic Spring: World Univ & Sch - further affiliation ideas with Stanford, Students from other countries?, I've invited John Hennessy, president of Stanford for 16 years and current chair of Alphabet, to this Saturday's open Monthly Business Meeting at 9am PT, I'm glad to say


World Univ & Sch - further affiliation ideas with Stanford, Students from other countries?

Here's today's WUaS Hangout on Air https://youtu.be/sMxbXIZeJps -
http://www.youtube.com/WorldUnivandSch
Next: Mon 7/22/19
Topic: Your Questions /ideas @WorldUnivAndSch & @WUaSPress in https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States … ~
Hosted by @ScottMacLeod @sgkmacleod
info@ http://worlduniversityandschool.org  ~




https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1150875599293992960

https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1150876097594003456

https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1150876195124154368

https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1150876373973491713

https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand/status/1150876450343415808

https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1150875946288742400




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Scott MacLeod

11:01 AM (5 hours ago)
to Nicolai, VJ, Ajit, Mircea, Peter, Julian, Andrzej, Iulian, Mohamed, Milos, Ants, Koh, Joan, Tanya, org, Fritz, Scott, Bill, information-technology-and-the-network-society, Scott, Larry

Hi All,

Here's the video from today - https://youtu.be/sMxbXIZeJps - and the text chat is below. Thanks for participating, Fritz, and extending this conversation!

Am planning a WUaS Live Hangout on Air next Monday, 7/22, but will be traveling and don't know yet whether I'll have bandwidth to support video, so will keep you posted, eg - https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1150505259149565952 .

Cheers, Scott
https://www.youtube.com/user/WorldUnivandSch
https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch

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World Univ & Sch - further affiliation ideas with Stanford, Students from other countries?
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Fritz Lebowsky 10:03 AM
Hi Scott, my pleasure!
Topic: How to attract students of foreign countries? What kind of appeal could succeed in the digital era? How to get the personal investment accredited? Offering tickets to personal careers... Exploring a new pattern in education for German Abitur students for example. So, how best to reach out to German Schools and education ministers?
Well, English shouldn't present an entry barrier. Indeed complementary course program like Lego robotics could be shared across distant locations. Students will find their best possible peers across the platform. Virtual gaming (development) - Yes, definitely exciting!
A particular challenge in personalized learning: how to find teachers who can reveal and promote the students talents more easily than current educational institutions without having teachers getting overwhelmed with the extra effort and time put in ...
How about exploring student to student tutoring (such as graduate to undergraduate student relationships)?
Excellent opportunities indeed which may enable a breakup of traditional knowledge/skill barriers. A good start could be for example: trying to build on confidence and trust upon talent recognition.
How therefore transpose the MIT Media Lab or Stanford model into the world of German Abitur student environment?
That's a truly fascinating concept, bringing in Stanford or MIT graduate students who would love to explore these new opportunities!
Thank you, Scott, so much for having developed so many interesting thoughts in such a short period of time - wonderfully effective brainstorming!
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Hi Scott,

Thank you again for today’s highly stimulating hangout on air & for having developed so many interesting thoughts in such a short period of time - wonderfully effective brainstorming!

A particular challenge in personalized learning: How to find teachers who can reveal and promote the students talents more easily than current educational institutions without having teachers getting overwhelmed with the extra effort and time put in? ... (perhaps developing a mentorship program with mentors who are experienced and highly motivated in exploring such forward looking opportunities?) Therefore, personal engagement, like your own, Scott, is a wonderful enabler toward enduring success.
You mentioned a truly fascinating concept - bringing in Stanford or MIT graduate students who would love to explore these new opportunities - as a personal project for their own career development!

Looking forward to getting some ideas put into reality, soon!

Cheers,
Fritz




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Scott MacLeod
9:26 AM (7 hours ago)
to Nicolai, VJ, Ajit, Mircea, Peter, Julian, Andrzej, Iulian, Mohamed, Milos, Ants, Koh, Joan, Tanya, org, Fritz, Scott, Bill, information-technology-and-the-network-society, Scott, Larry

Hi Universitians,

World Univ & Sch's Live Hangout on Air, July 15, 2019, meets in about 30 minutes.

I've invited John Hennessy, president of Stanford for 16 years and current chair of Alphabet, to this Saturday's open Monthly Business Meeting at 9am PT, I'm glad to say.

World University & School News and Q & A Live Hangout on Air
http://www.youtube.com/WorldUnivandSch
Mon Jul 15 '19 at 10 am PT, 5pm UTC/GMT
Topic: Your Questions /ideas @WorldUnivAndSch & @WUaSPress in https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States … ~
Hosted by @ScottMacLeod
info @worlduniversityandschool.org  ~




https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1150505259149565952

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Mount Rainier National Park: Agenda and News for WUaS's open monthly business meeting on July 20, 2019


Dear Universitians and friends,

Thank you for your support of World Univ & Sch. The financial reports for A) World University and School, and for the B) WUaS Corporation for May are attached.

Please join us at our open (hour-long) World Univ & Sch @WorldUnivAndSch monthly business meeting this Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 9 am Pacific Time, 12 noon ET, electronically, in a Google group video Hangout; email info@worlduniversityandschool.org if interested in joining!
- https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1150992448979472384

World University's open monthly business meeting Agenda for July 20, 2019

https://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2019/07/agenda-and-news-for-wuass-open-monthly.html - and - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/07/mount-rainier-national-park-agenda-and.html.

The next WUaS Monthly Business Meeting will meet on the 3rd / THIRD Saturday of the month, on Aug 17, 2019.

Sincerely, Scott
https://www.youtube.com/user/WorldUnivandSch

- https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch
- https://twitter.com/WUaSPress
- Languages - World Univ - https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/
- https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States



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I've invited John Hennessy, president of Stanford for 16 years and current chair of Alphabet, to this Saturday's open Monthly Business Meeting at 9am PT, I'm glad to say. 


2)
Free-to-students' online best STEM CC-4 OpenCourseWare-centric Bachelor degrees in English: 

World University and School (WUaS) http://worlduniversityandschool.org is postponing seeking our 2nd matriculating undergraduate class for free-to-students' best CC-4 OCW online Bachelor degrees until January 2020 as we develop funding for licensing with the state of California's @CaBPPE & then proceed with accreditation


3)
5 affiliations with Stanford conceptually, where WUaS is 'officially' collaborating with Stanford Medicine's Center for Digital Health:

Glad WUaS is collaborating w/ Stanford CDH re our online Medical Schools:
"CDH Workshop: MyHeart Counts- How Mobile Apps Expand Research Possibilities"
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cdh-workshop-myheart-counts-how-mobile-apps-expand-research-possibilities-tickets-63447019744 … & re
1) Medicine
2) Law (both in ~200 countries' official languages)
3) California BPPE
4) Handshake platform
https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1149093617778081792
5) other Stanford collaborations


4) 
WUaS's beautiful Logo is under further development by Peter Bothe, and you can see a version of this here - https://twitter.com/WUaSPress.


5) 
Peter Bothe is becoming a de facto Chief Operating Officer (COO) and lead of Germany World University and School as WUaS seeks 500 Abitur students (Gymnasium university-bound high school students who have successfully completed their Abitur examinations) to matriculate in English at World Univ & Sch in January 2020. 


6)
WUaS Live Hangouts on Air on Mondays at 10 am Pacific Time continue in group video, and are open and participatory for your ideas and questions - https://www.youtube.com/user/WorldUnivandSch. Email info@worlduniversityandschool.org if interested. 


7)
501 (c) 3 World University and School is a non-profit and welcomes you tax-deductible donations. Here's WUaS's Guidestar web page in these regards - https://www.guidestar.org/profile/27-3105368.


8) World University and School will seek again to develop our platform in Google Sites. 



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- World University and School

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- 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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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata): Democracy - Responses to a recent survey from the Pew Research Center on the Future of Democracy and Social/Civic Innovation re the Internet, World Univ and School * * * Here's what I have in mind by a 3D interactive realistic virtual universe / earth and at the atomic / cellular levels too in something like Google Street View with TIME SLIDER / Maps / Earth / Translate +++ : Visit the Harbin Hot Springs' gate here, and "walk" "4 miles" down the road to "amble" around Middletown, CA: http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg ~ https://twitter.com/HarbinBook ~ http://bit.ly/HarbinBook ~ and check out "Pegman" in the lower left corner, which I think will grow into human avatar bots at the cellular and atomic levels too! * * * I believe we are the last people on the planet who have not yet seen Hamilton, but here we are in San Francisco doing just that!, " Adrift by-the-wind sailor (Velella): Full house for Hamilton (musical) on a Wednesday afternoon Orpheum SF (in April 2019)"


Responses to a recent survey from the Pew Research Center on the Future of Democracy and Social/Civic Innovation re the Internet, from Lee Rainie, Janna Anderson, and Kathleen Stansberry

Lee Rainie
Director, Internet and Technology Research
Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C.



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4. Follow up - Explain your answer about the future of democracy


Place your name at the beginning of the response if you are willing to have it attributed to you. If you do not, it will be an unattributed response in our report. Taking credit for your remarks adds value to your answer and to this report.

Please explain your response to the last question: What do you expect democracy to look like in 2030 from the perspective of citizens? What aspects of essential democratic institutions will change? What role will technology play in whatever changes take place?

If you believe democratic institutions and processes are unlikely to be significantly affected in new ways by technology or other forces in the next decade, what do you think that means for society?


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Scott GK MacLeod:

What do you expect democracy to look like in 2030 from the perspective of citizens?

In the US, I think democracy will build on current American democratic processes and institutions, without dramatic change: 1) Voters, those disabled too, may be able to vote from their computers via voice with identity verified (1 person, 1 vote); 2) Ranked-choice voting as in Maine may become mainstream in 50 states; 3) Issues voted upon may be more tied information-technology-wise to knowledge resources.


What aspects of essential democratic institutions will change?

US representative democracy may be extended to include more individuals including even potentially other species (other higher primates in the US + 'cognitive' species in US waters - dolphins, octopi).

In terms of representative democracy and the US Constitution, I think technology will change these 4 institutions by 2030: A) Free, fair, and frequent elections, B) Freedom of expression, C) Independent sources of information, D) Freedom of association - mediated by information technology but safeguarded by the Constitution (See: https://www.britannica.com/topic/democracy/The-value-of-democracy) - perhaps by increasing all of the above.


What role will technology play in whatever changes take place?

In terms of the "Network Society" (per Manuel Castells) and democracy in the US - and re his juxtaposition of Net and Self (e.g. diverse identities as voting groups), I think technology will continue to co-constitute a "liberal democracy with well-established and reasonably effective political institutions headed up by a credible system of electoral representation" (https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2019/03/08/review-manuel-castells-rupture-crisis-liberal-democracy) supported especially by the US legal system.

I hope CC-4 MIT OpenCourseWare-centric wiki World University and School's faculty and students will be able to teach and learn online about developments in the future of democracy, both in the US and in each of the other ~200 countries in the world, and in their languages too - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Political_Science - and potentially in the WUaS Law Schools planned in ~200 nation states/countries' languages online as well, here, for example:

Law Schools at World University and School (planned in main languages in them)

Afghanistan Law School at WUaS: https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Afghanistan_Law_School_at_WUaS

Brazil Law School at WUaS: https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Brazil_Law_School_at_WUaS

China Law School at WUaS: https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/China_Law_School_at_WUaS

Egypt Law School at WUaS: https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Egypt_Law_School_at_WUaS

India Law School at WUaS: https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/India_Law_School_at_WUaS

Jamaica Law School at WUaS: https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Jamaica_Law_School_at_WUaS

Mexico Law School at WUaS: https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Mexico_Law_School_at_WUaS

World University Law School: https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/World_University_Law_School

The importance of legal systems and especially re related information technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning will play a very significant role here too.

Thanks,
Scott GK MacLeod
President, Founder & Professor
worlduniversityandschool.org
scottmacleod.com



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5. Question 2 - The future of social and civic innovation

As the Industrial Revolution swept through societies, people eventually took steps to mitigate abuses and harms that emerged. For instance, new laws were enacted to make workplaces safer and protect children; standards were created for product safety and effectiveness; new kinds of organizations came into being to help workers (e.g., labor unions) and make urban life more meaningful (e.g., settlement houses, Boys/Girls Clubs); new educational institutions were created (e.g., trade schools); household roles in families were reconfigured.

Today’s “techlash” illuminates the issues that have surfaced in the digital era. We seek your insights as to whether and how reforms to ease these problems and others might unfold.

The question:  Will significant social and civic innovation occur between now and 2030?


YES


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6. Follow-up question on social and civic innovation

Will humans’ use of technology lead to or prevent significant social and civic innovation? By “social and civic innovation” we mean the creation of things like new technology tools, legal protections, social norms, new or reconfigured groups and communities, educational efforts and other strategies to address digital-age challenges.

YES - Technology use will contribute to social and civic innovation that significantly mitigates problems of the digital age

Technology use will prevent social and civic innovation from significantly overcoming the negatives of the digital age

Technology use will have no effect on social and civic innovation


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7. Follow up: Explain your answer

Place your name at the beginning of the response if you are willing to have it attributed to you. If you do not, it will be an unattributed response in our report. Taking credit for your remarks adds value to your answer and to this report.

Please explain your response to the question about the impact of social and civic innovation. If you see no relief, why? If you see success in social and civic innovation as likely, how might it come to pass and what kinds of new groups, systems and tools will be created?


Scott GK MacLeod:

I think that success in social and civic innovation is likely.  It may come to pass with groups responding to problems created by information technologies, with new information technologies. I think MIT's and in particular MIT Media Lab Director's Joi Ito's focus on issues of racism in artificial intelligence and facial recognition is a good of example of this.


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On a scale of 1-10 please rate the likelihood that this social and civic innovation change will take place. On this scale 1 means that the change will not occur and 10 is the certain likelihood that it will occur. By “social and civic innovation” we mean the creation of things like new technology tools, legal protections, social norms, new or reconfigured groups and communities, educational efforts and other strategies to address digital-age challenges.

1. Social and civic innovation will substantially modulate the power the power of large technology companies.


I chose 7 out of a scale of 10.



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9. Questions about social and civic innovations


On a scale of 1-10 please rate the likelihood that this social and civic innovation change will take place. On this scale 1 means that the change will not occur and 10 is the certain likelihood that it will occur.

2. Social and civic innovation will substantially lead to ethical advances in uses of algorithms


I chose 7 out of a scale of 10 again.



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10. Questions about social and civic innovations

On a scale of 1-10 please rate the likelihood that this social and civic innovation change will take place. On this scale 1 means that the change will not occur and 10 is the certain likelihood that it will occur.

3. Social and civic innovation will substantially improve the economic stability of the news media


I chose 6 out of a scale of 10.



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11. Questions about social and civic innovations

On a scale of 1-10 please rate the likelihood that this social and civic innovation change will take place. On this scale 1 means that the change will not occur and 10 is the certain likelihood that it will occur.

4. Social and civic innovation will substantially improve trust in democratic institutions


I chose 7 out of a scale of 10 again.



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12. Questions about social and civic innovations

On a scale of 1-10 please rate the likelihood that this social and civic innovation change will take place. On this scale 1 means that the change will not occur and 10 is the certain likelihood that it will occur.

5. Social and civic innovation will substantially lead to the creation of social media platforms where beneficial self-expression, connection and fact-based information are dominant



I chose 8 out of a scale of 10.



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13. Questions about social and civic innovations

On a scale of 1-10 please rate the likelihood that this social and civic innovation change will take place. On this scale 1 means that the change will not occur and 10 is the certain likelihood that it will occur.

6. Social and civic innovation will substantially enable political activities that lead to progress in solving major policy problems


I chose 6 out of a scale of 10.




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14. Questions about social and civic innovations

On a scale of 1-10 please rate the likelihood that this social and civic innovation change will take place. On this scale 1 means that the change will not occur and 10 is the certain likelihood that it will occur.

7. Social and civic innovation will substantially establish an acceptable balance between personal privacy and public safety


I chose 7 out of 10



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15. Questions about social and civic innovations

On a scale of 1-10 please rate the likelihood that this social and civic innovation change will take place. On this scale 1 means that the change will not occur and 10 is the certain likelihood that it will occur.

8. Social and civic innovation will substantially reduce worker vulnerabilities associated with technological disruptions



I chose 8/10




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16. Questions about social and civic innovations

On a scale of 1-10 please rate the likelihood that this social and civic innovation change will take place. On this scale 1 means that the change will not occur and 10 is the certain likelihood that it will occur.

9. Social and civic innovation will substantially improve people's physical health



I chose 7 out of 10



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17. Questions about social and civic innovations

On a scale of 1-10 please rate the likelihood that this social and civic innovation change will take place. On this scale 1 means that the change will not occur and 10 is the certain likelihood that it will occur.

10. Social and civic innovation will substantially mitigate mental and emotional health problems tied to digital life



I chose 7 out of 10



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18. Follow up to questions about social and civic innovation

Place your name at the beginning of the response if you are willing to have it attributed to you. If you do not, it will be an unattributed response in our report. Taking credit for your remarks adds value to your answer and to this report.

Please explain some of your answers to the previous questions about possible social and civic innovation. What types of successful social and civic innovation do you expect to see by 2030 in the areas you ranked as most likely to see positive change? Are there problems you believe are unlikely to be mitigated by any means? Which ones and why?




Scott GK MacLeod:

What types of successful social and civic innovation do you expect to see by 2030 in the areas you ranked as most likely to see positive change? Are there problems you believe are unlikely to be mitigated by any means? Which ones and why?

I'll focus here on how I think CC-4 MIT OpenCourseWare-centric wiki World University and School planned in ~200 countries' official languages, and in all 7,111 known living languages.




"substantially modulate the power the power of large technology companies"

WUaS seeks to engage in teaching and learning with regards to large technology companies, and hopefully our graduates will be able to work at large technology companies, thus modulating their power from within (much like MIT and Stanford graduates may have done this, for ex., both of which great universities, WUaS seeks to 'emerge from')



"substantially lead to ethical advances in uses of algorithms"

WUaS is Friendly/Quaker-informed, and hopefully related cultural thinking will lead to "ethical advances in uses of algorithms"


"substantially improve the economic stability of the news media"

Perhaps the news' media will be able to hire students from World University and School who have taken a business-related degree at WUaS.


"substantially improve trust in democratic institutions"

A teaching and learning opportunity with IT?


"substantially lead to the creation of social media platforms where beneficial self-expression, connection and fact-based information are dominant"

This is a growth area for students at World University and School, and around the world.


"substantially enable political activities that lead to progress in solving major policy problems"

While WUaS seeks to stay out of political activity, our faculty in many countries' languages will likely teach about successful approaches to this in the IT age.


"substantially establish an acceptable balance between personal privacy and public safety"

Potentially these will be legal / IT questions, and WUaS's Law Schools will be able to teach about best approaches to these questions.


"substantially reduce worker vulnerabilities associated with technological disruptions"

WUaS seeks to develop/facilitate both an Universal Basic Income / experiments, (perhaps in conjunction with a SINGLE cryptocurrency with blockchain ledger, backed by ~200 countries' central banks). In addition, and significantly, WUaS seeks to study academically how best to reduce worker vulnerabilities associated with technological disruptions, and over centuries (with innumerable implications for policy and develop information technologies in response)


"substantially improve people's physical health"

World University and School seeks to develop online medical schools with online teaching hospitals - and potentially even with avatar bot electronic health records for all 7.5 billion people on the planet (building on Project ECHO and Stanford / Duke / Google's Project Baseline) to develop maps toward physical health.


"substantially mitigate mental and emotional health problems tied to digital life"

World University and School seeks to develop online psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and fundamental research in psychology and brain science to address these issues globally, and therapeutically. WUaS also seeks to develop online teaching hospitals  for online clinical care in these regards.

In a parallel way, World University and School plans to develop an online realistic virtual earth including especially a realistic virtual Harbin Hot Springs (my actual-virtual, physical-digital ethnographic field site) for healing, as well as "getting away from it all" - therapeutically especially. In addition, this actual-virtual Harbin Hot Springs' field site will focus on studying mental and emotional flourishing brain science-wise, as well as socioculturally.

In a very beginning way, here's what I have in mind by a 3D interactive realistic virtual universe / earth and at the atomic / cellular levels too in something like Google Street View with TIME SLIDER / Maps / Earth / Translate +++ : Visit the Harbin Hot Springs' gate here, and "walk" "4 miles" down the road to "amble" around Middletown, CA: http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg ~ https://twitter.com/HarbinBook ~ http://bit.ly/HarbinBook ~ and check out "Pegman" in the lower left corner, which I think will grow into human avatar bots at the cellular and atomic levels too!

World University & School seeks for this realistic virtual earth / universe to facilitate very successful social and civic innovation by 2030 in the areas I ranked as most likely to see positive change.


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- Scott MacLeod - Founder, President & Professor

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

- 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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19. Questions for statistical purposes

In which region of the world do you work?

Africa

Asia/Southeast Asia

Europe

Group of Latin America and Caribbean Countries

> North America

Oceania


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20. Questions for statistical purposes

What is your primary area of interest?

Advocate / Voice of the People / Activist User

Entrepreneur / Business leader

Futurist / Consultant

Pioneer / Originator

Research scientist

Technology developer / Administrator

Professor / Teacher

Other (please specify)

Educator: President, Founder and Professor/Teacher at World University and School



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21.

If you wish, please give us your first name and last name. Again, we will not disclose your name without your explicit permission in answers you have entered.

Scott GK MacLeod


If you wish, please name the organization for which you primarily work. The report will clearly state that your comments are your own. Additionally, we describe the workplaces of respondents in our reports to lend context to answers.

World University and School



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22.

Thank you very much for your time and care in answering our questions. Please hit "Done" at the bottom of this screen when you have completed the survey.

The Pew Research Center and Elon University will issue several reports in the coming months covering the answers we collect. In addition, your answers, attributed or anonymous, will also be added to Imagining the Internet research site. If you know of other experts whose views who would contribute meaningful insights on these questions, please feel free to send them this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PewElonExperts12

With deepest appreciation,

Lee Rainie, lrainie@pewinternet.org
Director, Internet and Technology Research
Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C.

Kathleen Stansberry, kstansberry@elon.edu
Imagining the Internet Center, Elon University, N.C.

Janna Anderson, andersj@elon.edu
Imagining the Internet Center, Elon University, N.C.





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I believe we are the last people on the planet who have not yet seen Hamilton, but here we are in San Francisco doing just that!




https://twitter.com/jlovellsjawp/status/1150479150593007617




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Hamilton the Musical https://twitter.com/ArtsEd4All/status/1150447289434947589 … is great Jonathan @jlovellsjawp https://twitter.com/jlovellsjawp/status/1150479150593007617 … Blogged about it here https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/03/saussurea-obvallata-wiki-medicine-wiki.html … & https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/04/adrift-by-wind-sailor-velella-full.html … > https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Theater_Arts … & https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/World_University_Music_School … @WorldUnivAndSch @WUaSPress #HamiltontheMusical Enjoy!




https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1150484453203955712



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Adrift by-the-wind sailor (Velella): Full house for Hamilton (musical) on a Wednesday afternoon Orpheum SF ... Color conscious cast * * * Could E.W. come to office in 2020 running policy-wise on a single cryptocurrency backed by some number of ~200 countries' central banks - and even Universal Basic Income experiments (on a BANK Card - as 'product,' - e.g. the 'debit cards' mentioned here "Will ‘basic income’ become the California norm? Stockton starts $500 no-strings payments" ... https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article226280230.html - or for those who have them, on smart phones) - in the same way Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. banking system in the US, . And re Castells

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Galápagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus): Family history - MacLeod / Brown / Gilbert / Briscoe / Chadbourne / Lincoln / Kirkbride * * * Both the last names of my father, after James Edward McLeod, and my mother's maiden name Janet Kirkbride Brown, a James A. Brown - 'MacLeod' and 'Brown' - were from Scotland apparently, and I haven't yet found any evidence of who preceded them in Scotland * * * the Chadbourne line is supposed to go back to Edward I * * * Doing Genealogical history via information technologies a flow experience for me - absorbed mind (re Cziksznetmihalyi's book "Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience" of the same name * * * One genealogy tree for 7.5B people - in WikiTree - with a DNA focus?



Scott MacLeod
Jul 12, 2019, 12:57 PM (2 days ago)
to Susan, Janie, Karen, Scott, Ann, catherinemuller57, MacLeod

Dear Susan, (Ma, and Karen, Ann and Cathy),

Warm greetings from Canyon, California 94516 (my home of 12 years in the SF Bay Area, in Oakland's watershed forest), Susan. How are your artistic creations growing - http://www.susanharvey.com/shabout.html?

I've recently been developing a family history tree in Ancestry.com to my amazement - it's a far-reaching & brand new approach to even history (collectively bringing documents together, for ex.) - and wanted to ask if you have the Gilbert family history papers you created years ago in a digital format which you would be willing to share please again? Was it in 1988 that you shared this great resource at the Gilbert / Brown + Family Reunion in Estes Park, CO, or was it since then?

In Ancestry.com - and here's a sharable link for my 629 ancestors I've found so far ... https://ancstry.me/2l5kUSq - I can't seem to find who came before William Gilbert and Mildred Docia Holland (my great grandparents). Who came before William Gilbert and Mildred Docia Holland?  I'm currently in the process of getting the AncestryDNA kit as well.

I'm thankful to my first cousin Mark MacLeod (Gordon's brother's Bruce's son now in Newfoundland) for sharing his very extensive MacLeod family tree in Ancestry, and pointing me in this direction.

How are you and what news? (Am continuing to develop MIT OpenCourseWare-centric World University and School, continuing with my actual-virtual Harbin Hot Springs' ethnographic project, and writing my 4th book to be published this autumn - amazon.com/author/scottmacleodworlduniversity - and continuing too to seek a partner with whom to start a family here!)

Warm regards, Scotty
Have blogged here about how Ancestry.com is 'blowing my mind' a little :) -
- https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/07/blue-ash-fraxinus-quadrangulata.html
- https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/07/aurorae-boreraig-isle-of-skye-scotland.html


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Aurorae: Boreraig, Isle of Skye, Scotland, this cairn to the MacCrimmon pipers, hereditary bagpipers to the Clan MacLeod, but I don't recall (from the 1970s) this particular event of John MacFadyen piping, Musings about the latent, very latent, Scottish IDENTITY I think I learned, and with regards to this web pages' pictures - http://www.clan-macleod-scotland.org.uk/clan-history * * * A kind of a latent MacLEOD identification seemed to happen in our family from when I was 10 or 11 or so at least, I think Dad, with his very Scottish name, Gordon Kenneth MacLeod MD (my name too - Gordon Kenneth MacLeod III, where my nickname is Scott ... and that Dad ... until he became a medical doctor), MacLeod family history emails with my cousin Mark MacLeod, Genealogy and DNA - "I hope that with enough MacLeod DNA we might be able to reduce the uncertainty on where James Edward McLeod was born" - before he arrived on Prince Edward Island in the 1850s, (Ancestry.com related pages/links here - http://scottmacleod.com/family.htm) * * * Having recorded all of the bagpiping tunes in the College of Piping's Green Tutor Vol. 1 on the Scottish Small Pipes on an A chanter, and appreciating how this goal of recording so that others learning the SSP in A could learn with a Tutor (by playing with eventually), I think I'm now going to try to record as many tunes from the CoP Green Tutor Vol. 1 as possible that work on the Scottish Small Pipes on a D chanter - and soon on B flat chanter, which is coming in the mail, Just began a Scott Gordon Kenneth MacLeod family tree in WikiTree - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/MacLeod-2524 ~

https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/07/aurorae-boreraig-isle-of-skye-scotland.html -




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Mark MacLeod
Jul 12, 2019, 5:25 PM (2 days ago)
to me

Scott,

Sounds like you're having fun with Ancestry.com. I also find genealogy interesting from a historical point of view. I have new respect and interest in history as a result. Finding the basic facts is fun - e.g. dates for birth, marriage, immigration, offspring - but it is the back stories that are most fun. For example, my mother is descendant from one of the 'King's Daughters', as are many French-Canadians (https://fillesduroi.org/index.php).

One bit of advice that I don't always follow. Ancestry will often provide a 'hint' that is a link to someone else's tree. I have found these trees to be at times very unreliable sources. Some genealogists have been very careful but I've seen some trees with little to no primary sources and mistakes get repeated. I'm far from an expert but I try hard to add primary sources first and then compare to the work of others.

I presume you've seen Jen MacLeod's 'Generations' document. I think it is the best written record of the MacLeod's starting with James Edward. I'm excited to collaborate on 'version 2'.


Mark


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Susan Harvey
Fri, Jul 12, 5:27 PM (2 days ago)
to Janie, Karen, Scott, Ann, catherinemuller57, me, MacLeod

Got your interesting letter and will reply soon.  Brother Pete Gilbert has info on Gilberts and I have forwarded your letter to him.


Susan Gilbert Harvey
Rome, GA
susan@susanharvey.com
www.susanharvey.com


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Karen Leighty
Fri, Jul 12, 6:35 PM (2 days ago)
to me, Susan, Janie, Scott, Ann, catherinemuller57, MacLeod

Dear Scott— Your cousin Erica has stirred interest in getting all the Gilbert/Kirkbride stuff we have digitized.  Many of the photos never got captioned, so we’re doing some but guess and by golly.  Cousin Kenny had done an Ancestry.com in 1988, so what you find there  now will probably be more updated.  I’ve been adding to my notes of some of the stories about how grandmother Agnes got here w her parents Jane and George. And we have bits from Uncle Warren about Uncle Johnny (Agnes’ lillllttle brother) and his life as a miner in gold Hill.  My scanner crashed, so progress on this did also...
   Am visiting Sister Leslie in her...uh, facility here in Penna.  So, More anon.
       Love,
Cousin K~~

Washington DC area



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Scott MacLeod
Fri, Jul 12, 6:51 PM (2 days ago)
to Alden, Karen, Susan, Janie, Scott, Ann, catherinemuller57, MacLeod

Hi Mark, Alden, Susan, Karen, Janie, Ann and Cathy,

Thanks for all of your emails, Mark, Susan and Karen! I began the following email in reply to Mark, but there are family history in this of us all. Here's the sharing link from my recent foray into Ancestry.com - https://ancstry.me/2JvBqVG - which has been fascinating. (How are you, Alden? Looking forward to hearing from you further, Susan and Karen).

Mark and All, Ancestry.com is very fun. Am appreciating your writing style as well in these regards. Your mother, and the 'King's Daughters' Association in Canada, is a fascinating back story - you have a lot of great Canadian ancestry, Mark!

I'm finding interest today in seeing how far back I can go, and have gotten to a 10th great grandfather from England (name: Hull). And I haven't yet been able to connect up my mother's father Alexander Chadbourne Brown via Gen. Benjamin Lincoln (who accepted the sword of surrender in the American revolution) - and some other Chadbourne family members who were 'actors' in history - with Humphrey Chadbourne on the Pied Cow in the 1630s, son of William Chadbourne from England, and where the Chadbourne line is supposed to go back to Edward I, - but I think this connection is there. (There is/was a Chadbourne Family Association in Maine re this http://www.chadbourne.org/Piedcows/Issue15.pdf too; One Tom Eschweiler who's ancestor married a Chadbourne/Lincoln came to a Brown-Briscoe Family reunion around 1984? in Chicago (at my mother's 1st cousin Alden Briscoe's), and was the president of the Chadbourne Associatino at the time I think. and this was informative. My mother's mother invited him to this reunion).  I also reportedly have an ancestor one Jeremy O'brien who was supposed to fire the first naval shot of the American revolution, and I haven't located him either yet.

And in a mostly English-American and Scottish-American lines of Oscar Gilbert's (mother's grandfather) and Agnes Kirkbrides (mother's grandmother), I think I have two native American ancestors, possibly a Cherokee from Tennessee, and one so-called 'Pocahantas' from Virginia before this (but this is a family story with some speculation).

Both the last names of my father, after James Edward McLeod, and my mother's maiden name Janet Kirkbride Brown, a James A. Brown - 'MacLeod' and 'Brown' - were from Scotland apparently, and I haven't yet found any evidence of who preceded them in Scotland. Ancestry.com may open the way to these lines eventually.

Have seen a Jen20 in Ancestry.com who is Jen MacLeod in ND, I think, a number of times, but haven't seen her 'Generations' document yet. Can you possibly share an Ancestry.com link to it, Mark? Looking forward to seeing the updated 'Generations' document too!

Aggregating family evidence in Ancestry.com is also rewarding thanks to distributed computing, - but I do so judiciously nevertheless. And I find the hints from several generations ago rewarding and generally sound to follow up on - since many people may have settled on the same evidence, and when evidence is scant.

I hope to add further key back stories here - http://scottmacleod.com/ScottMacLeodFamilyHistory.htm (accessible from http://scottmacleod.com/family.htm) - soonish, and would add your James Edward McLeod and Ernest McLeod's having kids' in their 60s and 70s and 80s' story if it's ok with you.

How to connect with Stanford librarian Hilary T in some of these regards I wonder?

Glad you're having fun with exploring this history and these questions, Mark! It's a flow experience for me - absorbed mind (re Cziksznetmihalyi's book "Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience" of the same name - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/flow%20the%20psychology%20of%20optimal%20experience - in my daily blog, also something of a writing flow experience:).

Warm regards, Scott

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Mark MacLeod
Sat, Jul 13, 4:10 AM (1 day ago)
to me

Scott,

I sent you a link to Jen's document via Dropbox. Let me know if you have any issues. I've marked it up a bit. There are a few minor errors and omissions as is always the case with genealogy but overall it is a very well-researched piece of work! It's ready for expansion - perhaps a chapter on the Brown family!

I've done quite a bit of work on the Newfoundland connection through Mary Glynn, Ernest MacLeod's first wife. I also have found a lot of info on George S MacLeod, son of James Edward MacLeod and Ann Bulger. He settled in Portland Maine.

There is a male bias in genealogical work. For example, we are very interested in James Edward's origins but relatively uninterested in the origins of Margaret Emma Barns/Barnes. I've tried to avoid this but I've not been very successful :-)


Mark



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Scott MacLeod
Sat, Jul 13, 9:21 AM (1 day ago)
to Mark

Mark,

Thanks so much. I haven't had access to Dropbox for many years, and don't know why. Would be interested in seeing Jen's paper. Right now, the paragraphs in previous emails and on family history pages on web are the extent of any chapter on the Brown family history. (Am working on my next book of poetry due out this autumn, and have a next actual-virtual Harbin ethnographic project in the works too, as well as a Stanford-MIT STEM ethos ethnographic comparison since the 1960s book project in mind too).

I found it interesting that Inverness-shire extends to the Hebrides in Scotland here - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverness-shire. As I'm remembering family history mostly from my mother's mother (below), Rachel Gilbert Brown, and my father, I recall one other story from my father (Gordon Kenneth MacLeod MD) about a sheep being stolen in Scotland. Don't recall any other details at all (speculation - James Edward McLeod's line? Legal questions? Feed family? Due to scarcity, a shitty culture of opportunity / caring for all it peoples in Scotland? Reason to leave Scotland for opportunity in Canada?). Moral questions re genealogy I think about (a little): and while I think the Brown/Chadbourne line and MacLeod lines have good/great histories in these senses (re American history / Revolution / immigration), I speculatively wonder whether my father told me this sheep stealing story as an example of possibly questionable-ness re good / bad (possibly illegal in a time of scarcity?) family history issues. It's interesting how family history can become learning narratives for offspring (like me).

In thinking about family history, and especially in writing about it, there's an interesting generative aspect to it (ie with much symbolic significance) I find fascinating and explore. Ancestry.com, and our current flurry of email conversations is part of this generation, as I see it. May blog about some of this today.

I also really would like to add and highlight what I like and recall about my family history (especially these 5 1st cousins, sister and brother: Janie (my mother JKBM), Ted (Theodore Chadbourne) Brown of Oregon, brothers John and Alden Frank Briscoe, and Denny (Edward Depue) Titus and their forebears etc. - whose vision of goodness and smarts resonate with me).

Am curious with Ancestry.com and other software, where we as end users will begin to see machine learning playing an ever increasing role in our history writing too. (For example, I've seen some notes in Ancestry that some of the documents were found by AI or similar, as a very early beginning in this process .... and then into avatar bots - James Edward McLeod brought alive from photos into a realistic virtual earth, am thinking Google Street View with Time Slider with its Pegman and with Second Life, but not cartoon-esque:).

In updating this soon - http://scottmacleod.com/ScottMacLeodFamilyHistory.htm (accessible from http://scottmacleod.com/family.htm) - will seek to spell Bolger as Bulger ...

Yes, agreed re male bias in genealogy (even in old anthropological studies of kinship which focus on polyandry in Tibet / Nepal (not polygyny, & for example - re passing on land, for ex.), but I also think the potential to follow up on the evidence for Margaret Emma Barns/Barnes, for ex., via Margaret's entries in Ancestry is an equalizer in these regards. (Whoever's minding and developing the Ancestry.com proprietary software makes me not want to put all my eggs in one basket, so am keeping this in mind too - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/MacLeod-2524 - and even possibly in some years re a collaboration or merger of the two somehow).

Have you at all checked into the genealogists among the 10 MacLeod societies world wide - http://www.clan-macleod-scotland.org.uk/clan-history (accessible from - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/07/aurorae-boreraig-isle-of-skye-scotland.html) (which are probably possibly pretty loosey-goosey compared with Ancestry).

Am seeking to begin my own MacLeods at some point soon-ish ... and am in a kind of waiting mode (in the Light?) in these regards as I continue to circulate in seeking a girl friend / partner / wife / mom-to-be ... re genealogy questions esp.

Cheers, Scott


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Scott MacLeod
Sat, Jul 13, 12:47 PM (1 day ago)
to Mark

Hi Mark,

As a follow up: well, it looks like this morning your files opened up to me further significantly, Mark (some days after you changed the settings).

And this morning too, I just got an email from Ancestry with a blank name:

"[thumb up] now has access to all the great work you put into your tree.
Congrats— accepted your invitation to the MacLeod (& Brown) Family Tree.

At Ancestry, we’re passionate about helping people discover their unique stories, and creating collaborative connections like this can be a powerful tool."

And am not sure who this refers to - you possibly?

All a bit curious communications-wise ... as I make further inferences/hypotheses about Ancestry.com's development and approaches toward both sharing/collaboration, as well as other related Ancestry issues. Appreciating the mission and collaboration orientation of WikiTree - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/MacLeod-2524 - and find it interesting that the number at the end is close to my SS number re its plans for a single family tree (presumably of all 7.5 billion people, which WUaS is seeking to develop in for a number of reasons - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/You_at_World_University - in 711 living languages too) Am wondering too why I can't access certain names even with their 'hints' green leaves - like Benjamin Lincoln "We’re sorry but this feature is temporarily unavailable", William Gilbert, Mildred Docia Holland Gilbert, Elizabeth Cutler from the 1500s  - and similar. Also appreciating that WikiTree has a DNA focus, like Ancestry. I'm guessing their platform policies have developed with time - and pragmatically re the benefits of sharing, as well as possibly issues are families and identities even.

Am finding Ancestry interesting, and its databases will grow as more people contribute. The DNA potential questions it will address (with a large database) are also potentially fascinating.

Am appreciating our email conversations and your Ancestry tree re learning as well, Mark.

Did you ever go to these, Mark - http://www.thescottishgames.com/ - when you were studying at Stanford? At these Scottish Games in Pleasanton (8/31-9/1 this year), California (which is the 154th consecutive Scottish Highland Gathering and Games!), Mrs. Tammie Vawter 'Mrs. MacLeod' - who's so great :)  and knows so much MacLeod history, and who runs the Clan MacLeod tent at Highland Games throughout California - may be a resource re Macleod Society genealogists / genealogy questions too in all 10 societies worldwide even. :)  ('MacLeod Society Worldwide' wiki subject page - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Subjects - isn't yet begun again - may add a genealogy / DNA focus to this, brainstorming-wise with time:).

Cheers, Scott


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Mark MacLeod
Attachments
Jul 13, 2019, 5:31 PM (19 hours ago)
to me

Scott,

I've attached Jen's document. It's big but it may get through.

I attended a MacLeod clan gathering once but for the life of me I can't recall where it was.

Ancestry software is not great. Things work and then they don't. At times, trying again after only a few seconds does the trick.

I did not receive an invitation to review your site other than using the link that you sent around. I suspect a non-Ancestry user in your 'To' list clicked on the link.

It's fun to think about one tree for 7.5B people but in the meantime were stuck building mini trees and sharing them around. I suspect AI is embedded in Ancestry software. The hints are at least one result. The results of searches are generally well organized with the most likely matches first. I wish it was all free but I can appreciate that there is considerable cost digitizing paper records.

Mark



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Mark,

Thanks for Jen's great and somehow beautiful "History of the MacLeods through Generations" document (subtitled potentially something like "James Edward McLeod through Jen MacLeod'???). What a trove of family history resources! And an interesting interpretation (hers & her family's, I'd hazard) somehow culturally even of her MacLeod family history (I write here as an anthropologist too, as well as a family member). All historical / social science writing in my mind ... in a big picture sense, genealogically too - and very helpful documents for future generations. Will seek to somehow come into conversation with it, as I update - http://scottmacleod.com/ScottMacLeodFamilyHistory.htm - post with what I learn from Ancestry - and re https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/MacLeod-2524 too. I wonder if that's Bruce, not Gordon jr./MD, with Margaret and other son, my uncle Paul Roger on the 24th out of 26 search hit on 'Gordon' since Bruce and Paul PR were so tall - and taller than Gordon at 6'2" - where I'm 6'3 3/4" for the genealogy record. (Page numbers could be a positive addition to this "Generations" doc too). These ....@worlduniversityandschool.org email addresses (all Google Education) have unlimited storage apparently, so am glad too this big file came through too to this email address. Looking forward to your co-edits to Jen's "Generations" if this is in the works.

I've attached a MacLeod bagpiping talk "MacLeod Piping Stories Traditions and some of PM Donald MacLeod's Bagpipe Music by Scott MacLeod June 2011" I wrote and gave at the 2011 gathering of Pacific Clan MacLeod FYI. I could include Tammie Vawter aka "Mrs. MacLeod Pacific" in a future introduction if that would interest you - she's so so knowledgeable about MacLeod history - and might have good ideas about how to go back to James Edward McLeod's predecessors re MacLeod genealogists too. 

Seeking to further document all of this email genealogy conversation here - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/07/galapagos-penguin-spheniscus-mendiculus.html - dated yesterday.
There's a kind of identity-zing 'flow' experience-wise I experience in exploring / writing this kind of history. (Am thinking about it neurophysiology-wise too re questions of consciousness, and anthropologically as well :)

Cheers, Scott

And thus far:
- https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/07/galapagos-penguin-spheniscus-mendiculus.html
- https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/07/blue-ash-fraxinus-quadrangulata.html
- https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/07/aurorae-boreraig-isle-of-skye-scotland.html



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Mark MacLeod
4:35 PM (1 hour ago)
to me

Scott,

It's definitely my father in the photo you mention.

Your attached document is interesting. I may include it on your 'page' on my Ancestry tree, along with your biographical web links, assuming you're OK with this.

I'm in Maine now, enjoying Bonny Eagle Lake. My brothers Bruce and Jim were here earlier today and Jennifer arrives tomorrow.

Mark


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Scott MacLeod
5:35 PM (7 minutes ago)
to MacLeod

Mark,

Sounds good. Yes, you're welcome to post  "MacLeod Piping Stories Traditions and some of PM Donald MacLeod's Bagpipe Music by Scott MacLeod June 2011"  to Ancestry, and here too is a link to this at Academia.edu where I've also posted it - https://www.academia.edu/4390112/MacLeod_Piping_Stories_and_Traditions_and_some_of_PM_Donald_MacLeods_Bagpipe_Music_by_Scott_MacLeod_June_2011. I might extend a hypothetical title of Jen20's history to include '... Jen MacLeod of North Dakota,' so something like "History of the MacLeods through Generations: James Edward McLeod (c. 1824-1899) through Jen MacLeod of North Dakota in 2020" or very roughly similar, idea-wise, and include a date of publication too ??? As a prof, I'm a fan of  titles on papers,  as well as author's full name, as well as date & place too of publication.

How too to add such blog entries' URLs - such as - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/07/galapagos-penguin-spheniscus-mendiculus.html or https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/07/aurorae-boreraig-isle-of-skye-scotland.html - to my own Ancestry or WikiTree as documents is an interesting question for me, since they contain interesting documentation.

Just sent this to John Hennessy, former president of Stanford for 16 years, and current chair of the Board of Alphabet, whom I know a little, and re World Univ & Sch, asking if he'd become chair of the Board of World Univ & Sch:

"Dear John,

I'm writing to follow up again on this May 18th "Mentoring question" email thread.

Current chair of the World University and School Board Larry Viehland on the phone just now in talking about next week's World University and School monthly business meeting (in the manner of Friends too) and also re WUaS not having the monies to begin the licensing process with BPPE said something about how he's 'got to leave.' Am not sure exactly what this referred to, but perhaps if World University and School got a new chair of the Board, WUaS would become financially operational.

If Larry were to resign from chair of the Board, would you John Hennessy please be available to step into this role?  And I wonder if both you and Larry would be open to talking about this at this Saturday's WUaS monthly business meeting at 9am PT (where I'll actually be on Cuttyhunk Island, MA, during this) ? WUaS hasn't become financially operational to speak of in approximately 12 years, and while this has made it possible to begin World University and School 'for a song,' WUaS needs now to begin licensing with CA's BPPE and then accrediting with WASC senior, and for which WUaS doesn't have the monies for related fees (having not received the $250,000.00 National Science Foundation grant earlier this year which budgeted for these, as well as hiring graduate student instructors). World University and School is seeking to matriculate our second undergraduate class online this January 2020 at licensing WUaS. Would you be available potentially please to explore this and related questions this Saturday, July 20th? Thank you!

All the best, Scott"

What do you think? Would you have interest in joining the World Univ & Sch Board with your business knowledge and thinking? The business prospects are ginormous, since WUaS is legally 2 entities, a 501 c 3, and a for profit general stock company (with named CEO in Romania, and different Trustees). Do you happen to know John Hennessy by any chance, Mark?

At the Clan MacLeod Pacific tent with Tammie Vawter (Mrs. MacLeod Pacific), there've been 1 or 2 folks from Chevron over the years, and I've wondered whether somehow you all knew each other.

Greetings to Bruce, Jim and Jennifer when she arrives, and everyone else (Anne and Claire et al.) - and to Bonny Eagle Lake itself! I was really glad to talk with my brother Sandy yesterday for quite a while on the phone in Maine, and hopefully I'll overlap with him on Wednesday on Cuttyhunk where I'm headed for 2 weeks leaving this Tuesday.

Nice to correspond about family history email-wise, Mark!

Warm regards, Scott



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HI Karen and Alden, Susan, Ma (Janie), Mark, (Cathy and Ann), 

Would love to see some of your family history documents with time, Karen, Alden and Susan - Gilbert/Kirkbride and Briscoe in particular. Have added much of this email thread to my blogpost from yesterday - - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/07/galapagos-penguin-spheniscus-mendiculus.html (see, too - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/07/aurorae-boreraig-isle-of-skye-scotland.html ) ... and Mark and have been communicating in between about much of this too. Emails and Ancestry.com seem to be our current forums of choice. Any other suggestions of possible forums for sharing about family history online that you find generative? 

Please let us know what you unearth! :)

Warm regards, Scott
Will update this soon in these regards as well - http://scottmacleod.com/ScottMacLeodFamilyHistory.htm (accessible from http://scottmacleod.com/family.htm)-


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Monday, July 15, 2019

Mark MacLeod
Attachments
5:00 AM (2 hours ago)
to me

Scott,

You may have a copy of this email ('1994 email from Gordon MacLeod on trip to Ireland' - https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/154485576/person/242042277108/media/490e522d-ffee-4d5b-9a1f-607da7c5b883?_phsrc=sNf21567&usePUBJs=true) from your father - https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/154485576/person/242042277108/story - but just in case you don't I thought you might enjoy reading it. It was extremely helpful in creating the family tree on the Driscoll/Ryan side. You dad did some great work!

It is stored in the Ancestry.com 'Gallery' and linked to all the names in the email.

Mark
(Mark K. MacLeod
https://www.ancestry.com/account/profile/06543b97-0006-0000-0000-000000000000)


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Mark,

Thanks! Yes, I did happen to come across "1994 email from Gordon MacLeod MD on trip to Ireland" (1994) last week, and really enjoyed reading it. I don't think I had seen this before, although I remember my father speaking of this trip, and of his finding genealogy resources at Banquet Hill.

You might enjoy this "Gordon Kenneth MacLeod, M.D., F.A.C.P." (2006) in a similar vein - https://web.archive.org/web/20100728104149/http://www.pitt.edu/~gmacleod/ - of which he is the main author, both before and after he was impaired (by a head injury he suffered while on a Semester at Sea trip in Belize leading to 1 then later a 2nd 'spontaneous' subdural hematoma, while in Pittsburgh).

And you might also find this "Gordon K. MacLeod Wikipedia entry" (2019) interesting - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_K._MacLeod - of which I'm currently the main author, and which will develop with time, as people wiki-add to this.

Cheers, Scott
(Scott GK MacLeod -
https://www.ancestry.com/account/profile/07376f97-0006-0000-0000-000000000000)
scottmacleod.com


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Mark,

Do you use 'Celtic Knot' language identity-wise ever in your genealogy explorations, Mark?

Just tried to add some Ancestry.com URLs to https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/07/galapagos-penguin-spheniscus-mendiculus.html particularly for "1994 email from Gordon MacLeod on trip to Ireland," for my father - both from your tree - and for us to this at bottom. Exploring how reference links outside of Ancestry.com would work for others. 

Scott


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Mark MacLeod
1:00 PM (7 hours ago)
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No idea what Celtic Knot is. I use English :-)

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:) just got the AncestryDNA kit in the mail today (and not the Scottish Small Pipes' chanter in B flat from Nova Scotia, as I had thought the yellow slip in PO Box might indicate:). Hope to do the sampling before I head out for Cuttyhunk on the plane tomorrow! Interested to see what similarities emerge in their database. Thanks for the Ancestry heads' up! Haven't yet pursued learning any of the Celtic Knot Gaelics yet - am a bit with you in these regards re English, which is also the language I know for genetics :)



Mark,

Celtic languages are Welsh, Breton, Irish and Scots' Gaelic, and as second languages, Manx and Cornish -

The Celtic languages are a language family inside of Indo-European languages. There are six Celtic languages still spoken in the world today, spoken in north-west Europe. They are divided into two groups, Goidelic (or Gaelic) and the Brythonic (or British).
Celtic languages - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtic_languages

I see 'Celtic Knot' languages and their speakers (or former speakers of these) very loosely as a kind of identity, possibly relating in one way or another to the above - and will possibly explore this re my AncestryDNA learning.

I think my mother identifies as English, and I have about 50% of her DNA :)

Scott


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