Hi M, Thanks for your email, and great work re "downballot" candidates in PA. (How to improve the quality of candidates in politics in general?). Information Technology could help. The word "commonwealth" is an interesting way of constructing or construing the "state" - from the "inside" re your email.
I suppose one could do that for other entities organizational entities; When I searched on "Is Canada a commonwealth?" I got: "The Commonwealth of Nations is made up of 53 countries, including Canada, that were for the most part once part of the British Empire" (http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/commonwealth/).
Are companies or universities commonwealths? Not here - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth In what ways can World University and School become a kind of commonwealth I wonder?
WUaS seeks to create "Harvards of the Web" in all countries - with a related for-profit side in each nation state.
Check out my blog post from yesterday re Harbin Book Releasing/Reading Party - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2016/10/outamba-kilimi-park-sierra-leone-very.html - and will get out WUaS's annual meeting minutes soon. Music making for Scottish Country Dancers in Berkeley with the Open Band was fun last night. L, Scott
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016
Hi, A, S and K, "One Straw Revolution" is very Taoist ... Chapter 1 section 4 is Toward a Do-Nothing Farming ...... for instance ... ~ http://www.appropedia.org/
images/d/d3/Onestraw.pdf ~ translated from the Japanese as it is ... :) Hope to see you tomorrow evening in SF, Ants, at the salon. Am heading into the field for Sierra Hot Springs' field work now (Harbin's sister springs, about 3.5 hours from here, and before the frosts come!). Friendly wee cheers, Scott
I'm curious how MIT undergraduate and graduate students might read Fukuoka's "One Straw Revolution" while in the field at Harbin or Sierra Hot Springs and re questions of Agriculture - http://worlduniversity.wikia.c
om/wiki/Agriculture - and (Taoist - http://worlduniversity.wikia.c om/wiki/Taoism) Design - http://worlduniversity.wikia.c om/wiki/Design - and also re coding for a STEM realistic virtual earth (with both Harbin Hot Springs as well as Sierra Hot Springs) as field sites ~ https://twitter.com/HarbinBook /status/785548238279495680!How to code for the kinds of happiness generation neurophysiology of soaking and meditating in the warm pools at these springs? How to think about and measure this brain science-wise - and comparatively, i.e. in actual and virtual Harbins, possibly with brain wave head sets?Graduate students know more than undergraduates and can also focus more fully on their academic and entrepreneurial futures in interesting ways - but I learn a lot from both. Grad students can also mentor undergraduate students in great ways (and as Graduate Student Instructors), especially within the culture of MIT!Still haven't heard directly from the MIT Media Lab about whether I'm on the short list.Scott
-- - Scott MacLeod - Founder & President - http://worlduniversityandschool.org- World University and School - like Wikipedia with best STEM-centric OpenCourseWare - incorporated as a nonprofit university and school in California, and is a U.S. 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt educational organization, both effective April 2010.*...