Sunday, May 9, 2021

Mount Everest: Scottish small pipes with singing * * * Green gone in June :) . . . "The Hills Are Brown in Canyon Now" . . . {Recent MIT poetry reading: . . . " * * * News? Hop into #GoogleSmartTV in 3D in #GoogleStreetView w #TimeSlider (#TextintheSidebar) for the #WUaSNEWs in #RealisticVirtualEarthForJournalism in 1 #RealisticVirtualEarth >#WUaSUniversitian (school newspaper @WorldUnivAndSch) #WUaSJournalism in all ~200 countries' main langs * * * World Univ & Sch, like CC-4 OCW w edX, for free online PhD, 4-year Bach, MD, Law & IB degrees, planned in all ~200 countries & their main languages, & 7139 living langs as wiki schools is steering fwd w OPEN #FriendlyQuaker Monthly Business Meeting

 

Scottish small pipes with singing


Taylor, All,

Regarding further learning the Scottish small pipes, in new and beautiful and creative ways - 

exploring, I started to play my small pipes while singing some poems I've written, experimentally. (This exploring approach complements in a very freeing and different way Yo Yo Ma and Wynton Marsalis' guidelines for playing a musical instrument - http://scottmacleod.com/GuidelinesPracticingMusicalInstrument.htm)

So, in addition to small piping with a poem from June 2009 - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2009/06/hills-are-brown-in-canyon-now.html ...

I tried, too, playing small pipes with the 3 poems I read at the MIT Open Mic last Thursday 4/29/21 ... https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2021/04/pagosa-hot-springs-southern-colorado.html ...

Then looked up 'scottish smallpipes singing' and found this treat -  

Judy Barker, voice and Scottish smallpipes

https://youtu.be/sLk8XuadJco 

(Her "Chanters Weave" album title is great:)

Liking the harmonies that emerge initially from the unison singing - it's an inspiration, and great to learn from. (What kind of song is this? Is it a Scottish 'song' of sorts? I think so).

The song is called Maggie Lauder - http://mysongbook.de/msb/songs/m/maggiela.html

(And one could explore this with two musicians initially - https://youtu.be/a8fUv6psT3Y - although I like the first Maggie Lauder better).


Then, on the keyboard, I thought of finding my Blues' piano book for learning in new ways with singing, and freely and improvisationally ... 

and then, playing keyboard, I turned to my Pink and Blue Scottish Country Dance books ... where voila, there are so many tunes like the above Youtube tune, to explore with ... and found "Rowan Tree" in the Blue Book p. 65 (right above The Flower of Quern - 
https://youtu.be/9vCoWzl2jVY - which we've begun to play on the D mix chanter) for example. 


Searched on words for "Rowan Tree" and found the words below ... and this is all so doable ... in a brand new way ... 

To write some poetry further in meter and verse, that would allow singing in new ways with the small pipes? 

Bellows' blown small pipes open up worlds in these regards

Seeking in this process of exploring Scottish small pipes with singing with poetry and song ... to potentially say something (rather than to perfect musical pieces), as in songs of the '60s, that is about peace, for example! :)

Happy Mother's Day to April (and to other Mother's here).

Scott



Oh rowan tree, oh rowan tree
Thou'lt aya be dear to thee
Entwined thou art wi' many ties
O'hame and infancy
Thy leaves were aye the first of spring
Thy flowers the summer's pride
There was nae sic a bonnie tree
In a' the country side
Oh rowan tree
How fair was thou in summer time
Wi' a'thy clusters white
How rich and gay thy autumn dress,
Wi' berries red and bright!
On thy fair stem were mony names
Which now nae mair I see
But they're engraven on my heart,
Forget they ne'er can be
Oh rowan tree
We sat aneath thy spreadin' shade
The bairnies round thee ran
They pu'd they bonnie berries red,
And necklaces they strang
My mither, oh! I see her still,
She smil'd our sports to see
Wi' little jeannie on her lap,
And jamie on her knee
Oh rowan tree
Oh there arose my father's pray'r
In holy ev'ning's calm
How sweet was them my mother's voice,
In the martyrs' psalm
Now a'are gane!
We meet nae mair aneath the rowan tree
But hallow'd thoughts around thee twine
O'hame and infancy
Oh rowan tree









-- 
- Scott GK MacLeod  
Founder, President, CEO & Professor
World Univ & Sch (WUaS) - PO Box 442, Canyon, CA 94516 
1) non-profit World University and School - http://worlduniversityandschool.org  
2) for profit general stock company WUaS Corporation in CA - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html

(m) 412 478 0116 - sgkmacleod@gmail.com 

World Univ & Sch Innovation Research -  scottmacleod.com 



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Green gone in June :)

Reminds me of poem I wrote on 6/8/09:


The Hills Are Brown in Canyon Now

The hills are brown
in Canyon now.

This happens
in the first week of June.


{Recent MIT poetry reading:




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News? Hop into #GoogleSmartTV in 3D in #GoogleStreetView w #TimeSlider (#TextintheSidebar) for the #WUaSNEWs in #RealisticVirtualEarthForJournalism in 1 #RealisticVirtualEarth >#WUaSUniversitian (school newspaper @WorldUnivAndSch) #WUaSJournalism in all ~200 countries' main langs

https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1391423632400818176?s=20

https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1391423835086344195?s=20

https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1391423473356918786?s=20

https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand/status/1391423343908118528?s=20

https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1391422742948302856?s=20

https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1391423055189082112?s=20




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World Univ & Sch, like CC-4 OCW w edX, for free online PhD, 4-year Bach, MD, Law & IB degrees, planned in all ~200 countries & their main languages, & 7139 living langs as wiki schools is steering fwd w OPEN #FriendlyQuaker MBM: https://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2021/04/41721-minutes-for-wuas-open-monthly.html -https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2021/04/hyacinth-macaw.html ~

https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1391402315672735750?s=19

https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1391403094047526918?s=20

https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1391402848626167814?s=20

https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1391403319944306689?s=20

https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand/status/1391403216202465283?s=20

https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1391402979371016200?s=20





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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Everest

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

Mokelumne River: Ethnologue - Languages - 7,139 - the mission of WUaS, newly reformulated yesterday * And you'll find here Peter Norvig - at the UC Berkeley Information School in 2016 talking about bending "the long arc of the moral universe towards justice" (7:05 minute marker), - possibly in some of these language question-directions too * * * Bay Area Stammtisch May 8, 2021 (open) recording (in German) * Harvard degrees have been awarded during Coronavirus pandemic self-quarantine:


Ethnologue - Languages - 7,139 


Dear Paul and David, 

Greetings from the SF Bay Area. In developing CC-4 MIT OCW-centric wiki World University and School, planned in 200 countries and in 7,139 known living languages as wiki schools for open teaching and learning, I'm reaching out to you to explore how we might collaborate further. Paul, I was glad to come upon your resources below (eg https://www.ethnologue.com/ethnoblog/mpl/languages-world-numbers -and regarding how you think too), having long been interested in the Ethnologue, and its process for languages' inclusion, for ex. And David, I came to a talk you gave at Stanford Anthropology on Language Diversification on May 16, 2011, and took a few notes, (but can't find the Stanford URL for this interestingly); nice to meet you again here. 

For your information, and regarding how World University and School works (like CC-4 MIT OCW in 4 languages with Wikipedia in 300 languages), WUaS donated ourselves to Wikidata which is Wikipedia's "back end" structured knowledge database in 2017 in ~300 languages, received the WUaS Miraheze MediaWiki in 2017 as a 'front end" - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Languages - and, in late 2020, began to develop in their Wikibase platform with 'languages' too (see, this for examples or how these work - http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2020/12/sat-dec-19-2020-wuas-minutes-for-open.html?view=sidebar). And WUaS is planning to code for speakers of all 7,139 known living languages - each a Wikidata Q-item # or similar - and for all 7.8 billion people on the planet as well, and for language revitalization and generation and schools, probably in G-Suite for Education (which this email address is part of). MIT OCW is currently in 4 languages (formerly in as many as 10 languages), and in WUaS partnering with edX (founded by MIT, Anant Agarwal, Harvard) currently, WUaS seeks too to offer online free-to-students' MIT OCW-centric Bachelor, PhD, Law, MD and IB high school degrees to students in all ~ 200 countries (per Olympics) - in their main languages. 


 Here's the mission of WUaS, newly reformulated yesterday - 

The mission of @WorldUnivAndSch is free best STEM CC-4 OCW degrees & wiki education for all 7.8 billion people, & courses, in all 7,139 languages ~ http://worlduniversityandschool.org & seeks esp. to offer online degrees and diplomas in ~200 countries' main languages https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/World_University_Foundation ~

https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1390793719788412932?s=20

https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1390794223973277696?s=20


Eventually, WUaS seeks to create academic careers and jobs (as many as 2.2 million possibly, and on both wings of WUaS) in all these 7,139 languages - which is one way that collaboration could develop. And as WUaS develops with the Wikidata platform, I'd think your knowledge of languages, and your information technology resources could be invaluable as well. And here's the #RealisticVirtualEarthForLanguages #hashtag - https://twitter.com/hashtag/RealisticVirtualEarthForLanguages?src=hashtag_click - with plans eventually to develop something like Google Street View with TIME SLIDER, Maps, Earth, with TensorFlowAI and Google Translate ... and even realistic avatar bots - think artificial humans, aka Samsung Neons - to speak all these languages interactively. (I'm an anthropologist, a bit like you David, and my actual-virtual ethnographic field site is Harbin Hot Springs, ~ http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg ~ https://twitter.com/HarbinBook ~ http://bit.ly/HarbinBook ~ as a way to think about further how linguistic field sites might develop, and for anthropological linguistics especially).  

And you'll find here Peter Norvig - 

https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1378397513674235905?s=20 (in the Academic Press at WUaS, planned in 7,139 with machine translation) - at the UC Berkeley Information School in 2016 talking about bending "the long arc of the moral universe towards justice" (7:05 minute marker), - possibly in some of these language question-directions too. 


How might we explore proceeding here and in collaboration, as the WUaS platform grows, and seeks eventually to add another 6,800 languages, beyond the 300 in Wikidata and Wikipedia? Might you both consider becoming Board Members even at WUaS? WUaS currently has not begun to hire, but as we grow, I think Board Membership will become potentially remunerative as well. It's particularly the wiki aspect for people-to-people teaching and learning, and even regarding free universal education, potentially highest quality too (regarding MIT OCW in its 4 languages), that may lead to the growing of great online language communities in all 7,139 languages. Thank you.

Sincerely, Scott







M. Paul Lewis, Ph.D.

Languages of the world by the numbers ...

BY M. PAUL LEWIS | FEBRUARY 28, 2014
https://www.ethnologue.com/ethnoblog/mpl/languages-world-numbers


M. Paul Lewis, Ph.D.
Senior Sociolinguistics Consultant
https://www.sil.org/biography/m-paul-lewis
paul_lewis@sil.org




David Harrison, Ph.D. - Swarthmore College 








World Univ and Sch Twitter - http://twitter.com/WorldUnivandSch
WUaS Press - https://twitter.com/WUaSPress

Scott MacLeod - https://twitter.com/scottmacleod
Languages - World Univ - http://twitter.com/sgkmacleod

“Naked Harbin Ethnography” book (in Academic Press at WUaS) - http://twitter.com/HarbinBook
OpenBand (Berkeley) - https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand






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-- 
- Scott GK MacLeod  
Founder, President, CEO & Professor
World Univ & Sch (WUaS) - PO Box 442, Canyon, CA 94516 
1) non-profit World University and School - http://worlduniversityandschool.org  
2) for profit general stock company WUaS Corporation in CA - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html

(m) 412 478 0116 - sgkmacleod@gmail.com 

World Univ & Sch Innovation Research -  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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Bay Area Stammtisch May 8, 2021 (open) recording 


Liebe Stammtischlern, Simone, Fritz,Gerd, Julian, Denny, Magnus, Sarah, Peter, Lydia, Christian, Andrea, 


Nochmals auf Deutsch, und bitte entschuldigen Sie mein mittleres Deutsch / Denglisch :) 

Bay Area Stammtisch (open) recording - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Zi-QElJn0fxW2qSdZKyXBLLoszq984sI/view (in /German)- (& from last week too, w Fritz - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DW84r1cuo11LspZKOFV5NEuPPR0AEZOs/view -
https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1388580967489568768?s=19
Mehr hier in taegliche blog - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2021/04/african-wild-dog-lycaon-pictus-could-we.html) 5/15/21: Media- /Anthropology is theme: https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Subjects ~


https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1391091771451482112?s=20

Nächste Woche ist das Thema Medienanthropologie.

Alles Gute, 
Scott
Hier ist die Mission für WUaS und auch etwas über Harvard-Abschlüsse während der Coronavirus-Pandemie: 



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mission of WUaS, newly reformulated yesterday: 

The mission of @WorldUnivAndSch is free best STEM CC-4 OCW degrees & wiki education for all 7.8 billion people, & courses, in all 7,139 languages ~ http://worlduniversityandschool.org & seeks esp. to offer online degrees and diplomas in ~200 countries' main languages https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/World_University_Foundation ~
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Harvard degrees have been awarded during Coronavirus pandemic self-quarantine:

Harvard degrees have been awarded during Coronavirus pandemic self-quarantine: 'Harvard awards 8,227 degrees and certificates'  https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2020/05/harvard-awards-8174-degrees-certificates-over-2019-20-academic-year/ "All figures include degrees awarded in November '19 & March & May '20." FREE #WUaSPhDdegrees 4yr #WUaSBachelorDegrees SIMILARLY








 















https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mokelumne_Wilderness

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Great Blue Heron: Harbin warm pool in #VirtualReality in #wuAsVR in #GoogleStreetView There's so much for all of us to build via #EthnoWikiVirtualWorldGraphy in #RealisticVirtualHarbin @HarbinBook in ONE #RealisticVirtualEarth for Everything @ #WUaSCellAtomLevels ~ #WUaSbrainScience from headbands * * * WUaS Mission: The mission of @WorldUnivAndSch is free best STEM CC-4 OCW degrees & wiki education for all 7.8 billion people, & courses, in all 7,139 languages * * * * * * Harvard degrees have been awarded during Coronavirus pandemic self-quarantine: 'Harvard awards 8,227 degrees and certificates' ~ ~ ~ As many in March and May of 2021? * * * While these Musical Instrument Practicing Guidelines begin with the 'inspiration' word ~ ~ ~ More here about practicing eliciting loving bliss neurophysiology (way out of the box, thinking-wise) * * architecture of the 21st century ~ Architecture Software for Play - and Augmented Reality too?

 

Harbin warm pool in #VirtualReality in #wuAsVR 

Harbin warm pool in #VirtualReality in #wuAsVR in #GoogleStreetView There's so much for all of us to build via #EthnoWikiVirtualWorldGraphy in #RealisticVirtualHarbin @HarbinBook in ONE #RealisticVirtualEarth for Everything @ #WUaSCellAtomLevels ~ #WUaSbrainScience from headbands

https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1390368381954523138?s=20

Pic of 5th book - 

https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1357753332211752960?s=20



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The #HarbinWarmPool in #VirtualReality in #wuAsVR in #GoogleStreetView There's so much for all of us to build ~ #EthnoWikiVirtualWorldGraphy in #RealisticVirtualHarbin @HarbinBook in ONE #RealisticVirtualEarth for Everything @ #WUaSCellAtomLevels ~#WUaSbrainScience from headbands

https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1390369485111009281?s=20

https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1390369858345324545?s=20

https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand/status/1390370138281545728?s=20

https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1390370396604571649?s=20

https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1390371292516216833?s=20



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WUaS Mission: 

The mission of @WorldUnivAndSch is free best STEM CC-4 OCW degrees & wiki education for all 7.8 billion people, & courses, in all 7,139 languages

The mission of @WorldUnivAndSch is free best STEM CC-4 OCW degrees & wiki education for all 7.8 billion people, & courses, in all 7,139 languages ~ http://worlduniversityandschool.org & seeks esp. to offer online degrees and diplomas in ~200 countries' main languages https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/World_University_Foundation ~

https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1390793808112017409?s=19

https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1390794223973277696?s=19

https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1390794136509247488?s=19

https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand/status/1390794002614558720?s=19

https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1390793932510879744?s=19

https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1390793719788412932?s=19



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Harvard degrees have been awarded during Coronavirus pandemic self-quarantine: 'Harvard awards 8,227 degrees and certificates'

Harvard degrees have been awarded during Coronavirus pandemic self-quarantine: 'Harvard awards 8,227 degrees and certificates'  https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2020/05/harvard-awards-8174-degrees-certificates-over-2019-20-academic-year/ "All figures include degrees awarded in November '19 & March & May '20." FREE #WUaSPhDdegrees 4yr #WUaSBachelorDegrees SIMILARLY

https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1390799040665702401?s=19

https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1390799587133181957?s=19

https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1390799365325742081?s=19

https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1390799535497121797?s=19

https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1390799423114866692?s=19

https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand/status/1390799487547830276?s=19


As many in March and May of 2021? 




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While these Musical Instrument Practicing Guidelines begin with the  'inspiration' word ~ ~ ~

More here about practicing eliciting loving bliss neurophysiology (way out of the box, thinking-wise)


Hi Ma,

Good to keep moving, and free in a sense - and especially if we find our way thanks to science past 122 years of age. So glad you got out for an almost 2 mile walk, and played pickle ball for an hour! 

I got out for a 30+ minute walk after we talked, and after doing Yoga in the morning (daily as well). And nice to talk too. Glad you're enjoying your architecture class. 

Will bagpipe again today ... looking for inspiration in practicing (and found it last night by listening to Stuart Liddell play Gordon Duncan's Thunderstruck for one ... and glad lessons are emerging with Stuart Liddell, who's an extraordinary piper:)

 ... While these Musical Instrument Practicing Guidelines begin with the  'inspiration' word - http://scottmacleod.com/GuidelinesPracticingMusicalInstrument.htm ... 

I wanna head in combination with these much further and to practice eliciting loving bliss neurophysiology (out of the box thinking-wise) - http://scottmacleod.com/GuidelinesPracticingLovingBlissvavMusicalInstrument.htm :)

Life partner?  ... An A met in the right (Quaker, Stanford, online, or similar?) context, traveling from another country, could be a great potential connection ... and seeking a life partner too ... (An introduction . . . ) ... A Quaker or UU MD, 27 yo, good, smart, articulate, caring and attractive ? :)

Perhaps I'll meet someone ... A life partner to be ... traveling, - on Cuttyhunk, or in Cambridge, or in Massachusetts, my home state, and the place where I was born ... this summer.

Glad you observed, Ma, that it's a BIG WORLD (World Univ & Sch too? - yea) as we talked :) 

Gonna keep thinking about and exploring architecture of the 21st century, thanks 😊 to you, Ma :)

 ... Architecture label in blog - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/architecture :)

Love, Scott


-- 
- Scott GK MacLeod  
Founder, President, CEO & Professor
World Univ & Sch (WUaS) - PO Box 442, Canyon, CA 94516 
1) non-profit World University and School - http://worlduniversityandschool.org  
2) for profit general stock company WUaS Corporation in CA - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html

(m) 412 478 0116 - sgkmacleod@gmail.com 

World Univ & Sch Innovation Research -  scottmacleod.com 



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architecture of the 21st century ~ 

Architecture Software for Play - and Augmented Reality too?


Scott MacLeod

4:32 PM (16 minutes ago)
to JanieSandyAnnAldenCathyMarkClaudia
Ma, Sandy, budding family architects in the 21st century -

Further ideas in this thread ... 

Searched on 
best architectural design software 

8 Architectural Design Software That Every Architect Should Learn

SketchUp.
Revit.
3D Studio Max.
Cedreo.
AutoCAD.
V-Ray.
Photoshop.
In Design.


Sandy, Mark, All, have you explored any of these programs very much?

SketchUp is now from Google - and could it work well in Google Street View with Time Slider eventually ?

So I immediately downloaded the SketchUp Viewer from Google Play, created an account, can now view .skp files ... And it says there's an Augmented Reality possibility ... It offers 2 examples too ... A Dance Studio and the SketchUp Logo ... To familiarize oneself with it 

Seems like you Cathy & Steve, and you Mark have already recently built architecture for the 21st century in your new homes ... 

Am curious not only how easy it would be to add their plans now to SketchUp for further dreaming, ... and play design explorations -;in the viewer (I didn't download the design program itself)

But also whether I could play with physical Lego Robotics virtual in SketchUp 

Cool, suggestive Augmented Reality SketchUp video here - https://www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-viewer

Fondly and exploring-ly, 
Scott 

A related Tweet with this #HashTag ~ 
#RealisticVirtualEarthForArchitecture

SF East Bay #Architecture? #21stCenturyArchitecture <#JuliaMorgan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contemporary_architecture #RealisticVirtualEarthForRobotics #ActualVirtual #PhysicalDigital #RealisticVirtualEarthForArchitecture in 200 countries https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States? #WUaShouses for faculty/staff in #SFEastBay?


where the MIT Architecture Machine Group, informed the MIT Media Lab even, and WUaS has its own Media Lab, not yet in countries, and in their main languages -  















https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_blue_heron

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