Sunday, December 18, 2016

Muir Woods: Holiday Greetings 2016!

Holiday Greetings 2016!

Jane and Scott MacLeod 
Muir Woods, California

Dear friends,

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

I hope this finds you well and enjoying this season wherever you are.

Love in this holiday season in the context of this old world we live in …  

"Moehringia: "Love" in loving bliss - and generatively? ... Some characteristics of love in its best senses, Here are some wiki schools for this at WUaS - Caring and Loving - and Loving Bliss (eliciting this neurophysiology), {And how would agency as intentional causation (in philosophical senses) work vis-à-vis generating the "love" in loving bliss and in contemporary society and with information technology?}" ...

I'm continuing to develop Friendly-informed World University and School - - which is planning major Universities in all countries' main languages, accrediting on CC MIT OCW in 7 languages and CC Yale OYC, as well as wiki schools in all 7,097 living languages, for open teaching and learning. CC WUaS will likely move to CC Wikidata / Wikiversity / MediaWiki, CC Wikipedia's database for its 358 languages, developing with AI, machine learning and machine translation soon. On the wiki side, anyone can teach or create a new wiki subject page, or code creatively in other ways. On the online free CC degree side (Bachelor, Ph.D., law, M.D. as well as I.B. high school - again planned for all ~200 countries' main languages), WUaS would like to begin with hiring graduate student instructors (which also works for accreditation - re "sections") from greatest universities to teach in group video conferencing to MIT and Yale faculty in video, for interactivity, and to keep teachers central as WUaS grows. WUaS would like to become a major employer in all 8k languages. WUaS seeks to become major universities as the “MITs / Stanfords of the web” in all nation states’ main and official languages, especially in regards to their STEM ethoses.

I've just published my first book (an actual / virtual ethnography) ~

Naked Harbin Ethnography:
Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality & Virtual Harbin
by Scott MacLeod
Foreword by Nelson H.H. Graburn
UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus of Sociocultural Anthropology
Academic Press at World University and School
~ and it's about 350 pages long on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper, with about 180 photos. It's in a new Academic Press at WUaS, which also seeks to be in all 7K + languages (partly to create language markets to regenerate smallest languages).

And I'm music-making playing Scottish Small Pipes (having moved on from playing the Great Highland Bagpipe after about 40 years - but playing with the same fingering), as well as a little keyboard - mostly bass lines - and much for Scottish Country Dancing, and enjoyably so.

For Friendly-informed World University, I hold what I call WUaS hive meeting spaces twice weekly at the SF Quaker Meeting / American Friends' Service Committee in downtown SF - open times for networking and connecting. I'm a member at SF Friends' Meeting, but go to meeting more these days in Western Friend magazine's online Quaker Meeting than on the ground there or to other Meetings in College Park Quarterly Meeting in northern California.

I've been making it up to Reed College Reunions in recent years somewhat regularly. I heard poet Gary Snyder give a keynote, for example, at Reed for its 100th anniversary celebration. I'm an appreciator of Gary Snyder's poetry ... (and have been writing poetry of my own as well - and much vis-à-vis Harbin Hot Springs' anthropological field work in recent years - which you'll find here ... - and these may become my next book).

I still would like to begin a family and have children, and am remaining open to this.

All the best to you in the New Year and beyond, 

Scott MacLeod



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