No 5 am morning today, I wonder what scaling World University will be like. What happens if we can grow like Google, with its innovations as it grows AI wise, to ~ 50,000 employees, for example - and in Wikidata (Wikipedia's back end) in its 358 languages - and then grow to 20 times this with ~ 800,000 undergrad and grad students, working 10 hours per week, in 8000 languages? What a change!
Looks like I got an offer yesterday to give a Stanford Law Codex talk in January or spring re WUaS's online planned law schools in all countries' main languages, I'm glad to say. I hope to engage the Wikidata folks in these regards, re beginning to develop WUaS in Wikidata newly, so I can show this.
Your daily news' rituals (PBS Newshour and the PPG and Sunday NYTs +) are very mind and thinking oriented - and use it or lose it (one's brain - which I often read on a Reed College psychology Professor's door (in the early 80s) - Carol Creedon (http://www.reed.edu/reed_magazine/december2012/articles/features/creedon.html & http://www.reed.edu/reed_magazine/december2012/articles/letters/creedon.html) - or exercise it.
How about substituting a different new's show (Democracy Now online?) for your daily ritual - and a variety of newspapers online, from the the Washington Post, to the Guardian in the UK, to the NY Times (all best, left leaning, I'd say) after the election stuff settles down. What's an even more critical international left-leaning newspaper? There's no major US newspaper way out on the left that I can think of - seems like a real opportunity for Berkeley (or UC, since UC remembers), for example.
Gonna have a looksee around for excellent web-based left-leaning newspapers that are gaining widespread traction among the NY Times' like-readers. World University and School now has two new newspapers, that generate so far their own content, which was a news' item itself in the last monthly business meeting announcement -
7 WUaS has two new newspapers -
The World University and School Daily
Sch/1474335157 and - The MIT OpenCourseWare Daily https://paper.li/WorldUnivAndS ch/1474335977 - with which WUAS is experimenting. Both carry this subtitle - "a)
MIT is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, World University and
School b) MIT does not offer credit to WUaS students, and c) All MIT
OpenCourseWare materials are available for free" per communications with MIT Dean Cecilia d'Oliveira this spring.
What radical papers are emerging in paper.li I wonder ?
Music making this evening for SCD ... should be fun ... shoulder isn't perfect, and not sure whether I'll play small pipes or not, but played on Mon and Tue and maybe on Mon again.
Thanks for your email, and looking forward to seeing you, M.
Hi M,Re giving up your "News" rituals post-election, and in terms of print media compared with video / TV, I think "Global Voices Online" - https://globalvoices.org - might interest you.
"In These Times" - http://inthesetimes.com/ - out of Chicago could be another one, but it seems fairly Illinois-centric these days. Check out too - https://socialistworker.org/.