Monday, September 18, 2017

Java pangolins: Did Vietnam win against America? Did 60,000 American military and 2-3 million Vietnamese, who died, lose? Did the student peace protestors win against other American patriots on American soil?, Glad Ken Burns et al made this Vietnam film, available online for free ... Some interpretations herein ... PBS Previews: The Vietnam War , Added "knowledge" w/ "goodness" here in hippy-anjali yoga notations, Holy moly, Heartsong ... and we missed celebrating your birthday too!, Not yet a realistic virtual Harbin for exploring and studying the brain chemistry of {loving} bliss while soaking and hanging out



PBS Previews: The Vietnam War http://video.unctv.org/video/3001104790/ … @KenBurns' father was in the UMichigan Anthro department he says here To /Vietnam WUaS ...
https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States …
Planned in Vietnamese languages: https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Languages


https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/909599688952733696

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THE VIETNAM WAR | BROADCAST VERSION Déjà Vu (1858-1961)
Episode 1 | 1h 25m http://www.pbs.org/video/deja-vu-1858-1961-ucsq9s/ … To Vietnam WUaS+ https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States

https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/909601805117440000

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Wondering if Ken Burns is familiar with Quaker thinking re peace activism ... Here's Ken Burns giving the commencement speech at Stanford recently:

Ken Burns' Entire Commencement Address At Stanford University, June 12th, 2016


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AjDHzEBPc0

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To "1960s" at WUaS -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/1960s

Peace and Social Justice Studies -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Peace_and_Social_Justice_Studies

Uprisings, Occupations, Protests, Resistance and Hope -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Uprisings,_Occupations,_Protests,_Resistance_%26_Hope

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Added "knowledge" w/ "goodness" here in hippy-anjali yoga notations http://www.scottmacleod.com/yoganotations.html … & counselor w/ psychotherapist if helpful @mahu

https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/909878519391330304
http://www.scottmacleod.com/yoganotations.html

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Holy moly, Heartsong ... and we missed celebrating your birthday too!

Will have to explore this (and our own versions of " [ quantum physics, anti-particles , blah,  blah...] " in a realistic virtual earth at cellular, atomic, and subatomic levels ... ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy-wise ...
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy ... but not yet a realistic virtual Harbin for exploring and studying the brain chemistry of {loving} bliss while soaking and hanging out - either at home in our bathtubs or in the pool area, where the latter is greater ? :) Jaima, jaima, Scott

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Not sure what it means but this pic just popped up in Twitter and I posted this picture of MIT Chemistry grad student Grace Russell ...


.@ChemistryMIT Graduate Student Grace Russell outlines her research & answers 20 random questions #ChemistryTakeover http://goo.gl/eXmKFb


... https://twitter.com/ScienceMIT/status/909867911124340736 - rappelling down (or climbing up) a sheer rock face to get to a watery pool (or from) which looks to be about the size of the warm pool (and it's diamond-shaped!), but I'll bet it's cold ... just posted this photo here https://twitter.com/HarbinBook ... could be nicer for her just to check in at the Harbin gate, or the upcoming newly-named kiosk ... Did you hear that it's the anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's od passing (with news' report just below Grace)

Your warm-watery Taoist friend (which words I just added here ~
http://www.scottmacleod.com/yoganotations.html :),
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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Steller's sea cow: Important letter to Katherine Maher, head of the Wikimedia Foundation SF, Heading to Harbin again soon, Thanks to Quaker Mark Helpsmeet for doing a GREAT interview with World Uni & Sch http://northernspiritradio.org/episode/free-universal-school, Methinks we still have a wee problem w machine translation eg prepositions in just French>English @LatourBot let alone Wikipedia's 295 Langs


Hi M,

How was your day? How are you?

Just emailed what I think is an important letter to Katherine Maher, head of the Wikimedia Foundation SF, Stephen LaPorte, a Legal Director there, and Lydia Pintscher, Product Manager of Wikidata - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/09/wikimedia-and-world-university-and.html - and who I think helped facilitated WUaS getting our new Miraheze Mediawiki in August -
https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org - which you or anyone could edit or teach to, and soon in 295 languages I think! ... I hope they'll potentially "take ownership" of WUaS in some ways ...
including helping the new WUaS Corporation with developing an online bookstore and academic
press with machine translation, both in 295 languages, and even with going public - SF Bay Area would know how this works, and have the resources re finding investors, etc. :)

Will likely head up to Harbin one of these Sundays, with an invitation from Ishvara (himself) and to give him my "Naked Harbin Ethnography" book, with the potential that Harbin might even eventually sell it (and make some money off of it) ... Hope to see my friend Heartsong then as well (he's also originally from Ohio, like you) ... It will my first time at Harbin, and soaking/meditating even, in a couple of years ...

Recently signed up for a Stanford Neuroscience conference on Th Oct 19 - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/09/banksia-how-to-add-ai-to-this-photo-of.html - went last year and it was fascinating - and I hope my realistic virtual Harbin/earth research in something like Google Streetview with the Google Brain project at the cellular and atomic levels will all develop further
out of this.

Processing thru writing ... thinking through writing ... and connecting in a sense (with you whom I appreciate a lot :)

L,
Scott


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Mark Helpsmeet:
Thanks to Mark Helpsmeet for doing a GREAT interview with World Uni & Sch http://northernspiritradio.org/episode/free-universal-school … http://scottmacleod.com/papers.htm  pre @WUaSPress inc

https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/909444965565997056

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Bruno Latour:


https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/909126691892498432
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  Retweeted
Is this what you meant Mon. Prof. ? "Démarrant sur la subsistance qu'ils font parler, en référence à la répartition du crédit."

Translate from French

https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/909155513803218944

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floating bubbles, Mon. Prof. ? Heading in slowly re potentially with all 295 Wikipedia/ 7,099 living Langs



https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/909472328999870464

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Ichetucknee Springs State Park: How would digital Archaeologists research Watsu since 1972 in Film>3D Virtual Reality earth?, Growing out of CC MIT OCW online in 7 languages but without Med/Law OCW @WUaSPress in ~200 Countries' Languages could become #1 or 2, There's a realistic virtual earth/universe maker HereNow at the Google Streetview level -For the cellular, atomic levels & Past, stay tuned, Much realistic virtual earth research potential eg Google Streetview w time slider/G Brain at cell/atomic levels, From actual genes to virtual genes in Google Streetview @ cell/atom levels, re actual/virtual Harbin STEM field site, Could students in a build-a-realistic-virtual-earth MIT STEM course (at cell/atom levels) visit Harbin like this?, Could World University spell a big ~W~ with this Wonder Woman drone technology?, Been designed and deployed with a version of Google Streetview / Maps / Earth? Hope so.


How would digital Archaeologists research Watsu since 1972 in Film>3D Virtual Reality earth, with computer conversion application for this http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Archaeologyhttp://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Virtual_Worldshttp://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Watsu_-_water_shiatsu …?

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HarbinBook added,


https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/909140751480528901
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Watsu & Harbin digital archaeology in Google Streetview/Maps/Earth-Add 3 videos over 3 decades, Convert http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/09/ichetucknee-springs-state-park-how.html Archaeology?

https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/909447612188651521


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Growing out of CC MIT OCW online in 7 languages but without Med/Law OCW @WUaSPress in ~200 Countries' Languages could become #1 or 2


https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/909151492170334214

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There's a realistic virtual earth/universe maker HereNow at the Google Streetview level -For the cellular, atomic levels & Past, stay tuned


https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/909222761641369600
https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/909215459056148481

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Amazing night. Hundreds of drones over the skies of LA to celebrate the blu-ray release. Wow!!!


https://twitter.com/PattyJenks/status/908550254672322560


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Could World University and School spell a big

~W~

with this Wonder Woman drone technology in the sky - and above all nation states?

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Has this Wonder Woman drone technology been designed and deployed with a version of Google Streetview / Maps / Earth? Hope so ... and in conjunction with land transport?

Has it also been designed for non-harming (re possible military applications - i.e. from swords to plow shares)? Hope so too.


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Much realistic virtual earth research potential eg Google Streetview w time slider/G Brain at cell/atomic levels w


https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/908175960402526213

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In a realistic virtual earth @ Gstreetview/cell/atom levels will Phineas Gage's & every human brain get a @wikidata_de Q-item incl. species?


https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/909122098819252224

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From actual genes to virtual genes in Google Streetview @ cell/atom levels https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/909114857349201920 … re actual/virtual Harbin STEM field site



https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/909117138169819136
https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/909116795046436864


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Could students in a build-a-realistic-virtual-earth MIT STEM course (at cell/atom levels) visit Harbin like this - https://twitter.com/ScienceMIT/status/907705134565744640 … ?


https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/907736897526497282




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Friday, September 15, 2017

Bachelor's button: A) World Univ & Sch B) WUaS Corp Logos' Update, Hopefully the emergent WUaS Corp bookstores/presses will also dovetail with CC-O (commercial) licensed Wikisource (a Wikidata/Wikipedia/Wikimedia sister project) and possibly re Miraheze Mediawiki wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org, For your information (FYI), World Univ & Sch's academic wing is very CC-4 MIT OpenCourseWare-centric ... (CC-4 licensing allows for a) "sharing" b) "adapting" but is c) "non-commercial"). E There are two legal entities here in the US, and planned in each of all ~200 countries' official languages: a) Non-profit 501 c 3 World Univ & Sch and b) for-profit general stock WUaS Corporation ... Monday, August 21, 2017 Resplendent quetzal: Two new logos for both wings of WUaS


Hello Scott,

I have worked a bit more on those WUaS logos. Here are the results:

WUaS Logo 9 = I added 2 grey lines and changed the centre colour.
WUaS Logo 10 = The blue looks slightly "fresher" and the 3 grey lines give the logo a little depth.
I am not sure about the "WUaS" logo or "WWW" logo in the centre of logo 10.
Both logos have a transparent background, so you don't get the ugly white square around it.

What do you think? Let me know.

Best regards,
Peter



World University and School Logo Academia



WUaS Corporation 


Thanks Peter,

I like these designs and your design thinking. 

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WUaS Logo 9 =
I'm calling file name this "WUAS Logo 9 800x800 Aca" for academic.
Both yes and no for WWW here ... I like the connection with World Wide Web (esp re all 7.5 billion people) ... and WUaS will be in the other logo (i.e. WUaS Corporation) ... so yes

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WUaS Logo 10 =
I'm calling file name this "WUAS Logo 10 800x800 Co" for Corporation
I like the colors
like the distinctiveness of the small "a" 
like the distinctiveness of the small "a" even as a "ticker" symbol on all 200 countries' stock markets and with the blockchain / bit coin and a Universal Basic Income

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wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org which has prototypes of these logos will be accessed more and more by smartphones ... something to consider and plan for. The Miraheze Mediawiki design background probably won't change too much early on ... 

Thank you (for this kind of Grateful Dead art making :)). 

Best regards,
Scott


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Here are the Grateful Dead playing in Bremen Germany in 1972, again:

Hi Peter, 

Here's the Grateful Dead playing in Bremen at a "Beat Club" in 1972 - 

Grateful Dead - Beat Club, Bremen, West Germany, April 21 1972 (Full Performance)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6Uu57h7H18 :) I'm a bit of a Grateful Dead appreciator, but imagine you may go in other directions with music that moves you.

Regards, 
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Hello Scott,

Just made a few screenshots with WUaS logos 9 & 10 on your website.

Regards,

Peter


Screenshot: WUaS Website Logo 9 Academic


Screenshot: WUaS Website Logo 10 Corporation - Incorrect web page



Hi Peter, 

Again, expanded ...  

A
wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org which has prototypes of these logos will be accessed more and more by smartphones, and become central to branding ... something to consider and plan for. The Miraheze Mediawiki design background probably won't change too much early on ... 

B
For prototyping logos, 
this is the very beginnings of the WUaS Corporaiton's Academic Presses / Bookstores planned with machine translation - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html (and not this http://worlduniversityandschool.org/), early design-wise too. 
So, I've named the file "WUaS Website Logo 10"  as "WUaS Website Logo 10 Co Incorrect web page.png" ... but I like the design on the blue background. 

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Hopefully the emergent WUaS Corp bookstores/presses will also dovetail with CC-O (commercial) licensed Wikisource (a Wikidata/Wikipedia/Wikimedia sister project) and possibly re Miraheze Mediawiki wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org

D
FYI, 
World Univ & Sch's academic wing is very CC-4 MIT OpenCourseWare-centric ...  (CC-4 licensing allows for a) "sharing" b) "adapting" but is c) "non-commercial"). 

E
There are two legal entities here in the US, and planned in each of all ~200 countries' official languages: 
a) Non-profit 501 c 3 World Univ & Sch and b) for-profit general stock WUaS Corporation

Thank you.

Regards, 
Scott

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Resplendent quetzal: Two new logos for both wings of WUaS - a) World University and School, and b) WUaS Corporation

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/08/resplendent-quetzal-two-new-logos-for.html



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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Churchill River (Hudson Bay): Stanford Health Policy Forum - September 2017, Very glad Stanford Professor Diana Do MD has recently joined the new WUaS Corporation Board


Dear PJ, Nigam, Keith (and Jonathan), 

Thank you for your fascinating Stanford “Health Policy Forum | How far should scientists go with data sharing? A debate about open science” panel - https://events.stanford.edu/events/702/70229/. It inspired a number of ideas and questions that I’ve outlined below - as a further expression of open science. (I know Jonathan here – who is, I think, the newest Stanford Professor of Medicine, from Stanford Medicine Grand Rounds, - and next to whom I was sitting during your great panel). 


Concerning open data and clinical trials, why not just build upon existing scientific approaches in universities, academic journals, STEM peer review and ethics’ boards, country by country in each of their languages, “investing” in specific kinds of cultures of open data as this unfolds in the information age (both on the ground and online)? 

This would include defining “process” and the “how” in unfolding ways, and taking into account existing countries’ universities’ cultures of science (extending out from nation states’ universities’ approaches as organizations)?

This could also build upon open science data approaches in the US and Canada – university after university - and build upon scientific association after scientific associations' approaches to open data, and build too upon, for example, university and government approaches to this (i.e. clinicaltrials.gov and the NIH as some of numerous examples).  

Such an approach would also define open data policies based on say the past 50 years' STEM conversation - with concern for investing/capital, big pharma, alcohol, tobacco questions, etc, and country by country, - and aim for highest quality, say with Stanford and MIT as models. 

As the founder of startup wiki CC World University and School - http://worlduniversityandschool.org - I’m asking myself further how CC MIT OpenCourseWare-centric (and CC Yale OYC-) online WUaS first in CC MIT OCW’s 7 languages, and in Wikipedia's 295 languages, building to ~200 countries’ official languages as major universities) could best build “process” or "how" for these open data questions, especially as machine learning and machine translation develop. And for online research especially, World University and School would begin with CC MIT OpenCourseWare’s 7 languages - https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/ . 


I also wonder how a realistic virtual earth (conceptually, think Google Streetview / Maps / Earth  with time slider, and Google Brain, and at the cellular / atomic / and subatomic levels, and also build-able/code-able by STEM researchers) for STEM research, and even for experimentation, and especially clinical trials - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Clinical_Trials_at_WUaS_(for_all_languages)  - would help with, what I'll call, this developing "investment in open data process." 

As just one pragmatic example for open data and clinical trials, why not build out from Stanford for defining the "how" further (and re allocating resources' questions too) with Google’s I.T. infrastructure, re information technology with TensorFlow in multiple countries’ languages, and also especially with Google’s approaches to, and history with, privacy, open data, legal questions, and both organizations approaches to I.R.B.s and related scientific peer-review processes?


Scientists, STEM researchers, and the legal profession (among many), of course, and in multiple languages / countries, will critique such an open data legal scientific process in ongoing ways, which will help improve these approaches over time. 


How to further define open data and clinical trials re A) culture/academic norms, B) Law and C) the economics of big science, too? World University and School’s planned law schools in all ~200 countries’ official languages would help with this, hiring the faculty to teach online about these questions, under one ~200 countries' languages' university umbrella. 

World University and School is also planning MIT OCW-centric online medical schools and online teaching hospitals in each of all ~200 countries’ official languages. And World University and School seeks also to plan for all 7.5 billion people on our wiki schools’ wing in each of all 7,099 living languages (for a variety of reasons, including the blockchain ledger for health care and UBI – eg see: http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/09/rosa-tor-talk-is-there-any-societal-use.html). 

This will include developing approaches to open data and clinical trials, such as will emerge from genomics and in innumerable scientific/STEM fields, and re the health care blockchain ledger, for example. How to plan for all the contingencies mentioned by you in your panel, in planning for quality and degrees of data openness  (- and again in all ~200 countries’ official languages, as part of online major universities, conceptually)? 

Creative Commons’ licensing for patients’ data may be part of the answer, but teaching about “who owns individuals', and accounting for any specific individual's, health data?” (as well as about trust, verification, and certification efforts) in the planned WUaS online law schools would facilitate approaches to answering questions you raised in your panel, while also potentially facilitating the trust and value of scientific openness for ongoing STEM innovation, experimentation, and discovery. 

So, why not simply define, refine and develop further already existing scientific processes re trust, open data and clinical trials going forward – further defining questions of ownership too, and approaches to investing in open data? 

Thank you so much for your fascinating Stanford panel and I hope we can communicate further about this with time in multiple ways. And very nice to meet and talk with you afterward. Thank you.

Sincerely, 
Scott





PJ Devereaux - McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences
https://fhs.mcmaster.ca/ceb/faculty_member_devereaux.htm


Nigam H. Shah, MBBS, PhD's Profile | Stanford Profiles
https://profiles.stanford.edu/nigam-shah


Keith Humphreys' Profile | Stanford Profiles
https://profiles.stanford.edu/keith-humphreys


Jonathan H. Chen, MD/PhD, Medical Informatics - Stanford University
https://web.stanford.edu/~jonc101/




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- World University and School


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In addition to the blog link above, see, too:

Sustainability: Universal Basic Income for all 7.5 billion people as Assistive Technologies - and coding for this re World University and School, "Subduction (Gros Morne, Canada): Blockchain(&Bitcoin) for Health Care for All?, Jonathen Chen, Stanford Professor of Medicine (Programmer too) ...", "Plate tectonics: Blockchain ledger and planning for technical programming - re Stanford, Blockchain ledger data standards for health care sound worth developing, Robotic surgery, Conceptually - like Quickbooks/Multi-Store/TurboTax particularly for their multiple countries' multiple languages ..."





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Very glad Stanford Professor Diana Do MD has recently joined the new WUaS Corporation Board: 


Diana V. Do, MD's Profile | Stanford Profiles





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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Banksia: How to add AI to this photo of Japanese Hippies from 1970 to make it come alive and interactive, and to be able to ask them ethnographically about life then?, Enjoyed too UC Berkeley Nelson Graburn's talk on Japan's "Little World" - Rittoro Wārudo - (begun 1970/1983) on Fr Sep 8, 2017 - as a precursor to a realistic virtual earth even ..., Japanese Hippies, Biorobots at her Stanford Neurosciemce talk in Oct, Lego bio-robots look like in a realistic virtual earth?, Re consciousness and philosophical questions, Chalmers ... Harbin's positing of consciousness India Hindu-ism / NorCal-wise ...


How to add AI {artificial intelligence} to this photo of Japanese Hippies from 1970 to make it come alive and interactive, and to be able to ask them ethnographically about life then?

circa-1970-two-japanese-hippies-toasting-each-other-picture-id3435232
https://goo.gl/images/1WFPs9

Japanese Hippies Pictures | Getty Images
Getty Images687 × 1024Search by image
Two Japanese hippies toasting each other.

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/two-japanese-hippies-toasting-each-other-news-photo/3435232

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Enjoyed too UC Berkeley Nelson Graburn's talk on Japan's "Little World" (begun 1970/1983) on Friday Sep 8, 2017 - as a precursor to a realistic virtual earth even ...

UC Berkeley Graburn Rittoro Wārudo Little World Sep 8 2017

Rittoro Wārudo - Little World: 
Too Much Authenticity for Playful Japanese Tourists


[Sept. 8] Colloquium on Authenticity at Little World Theme Park, Japan (N. Graburn)




Links and images I found on web during talk

Little World Museum of Man (Wikipedia page)

Little World web site (in English)

Gate in Little World (in 360 degrees Google Streetview) 

Japanese hippies 1970

Little World Japan (Google search)

The London Rock 'N' Roll Show 1972: OZ, FRENDZ And Let It Rock |
Flashbak1000 × 663Search by image
August 1972: Japanese hippies amongst the large crowd at the Rock 'n' Roll


Showed this gate from Little World to everyone, but no one really saw it …


Showed too this nude couple, mentioning that she looks nude too … but no one really saw it either …

And this related picture shows she is nude too …


Japanese Hippies


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Hi M, 

Raining now - quite enliveningly - first substantial rain this autumn .... why does it enliven people's neurophysiologies, I wonder? - and not only mine I notice ...

Can't really play music outside beforehand now ... maybe the door to the hall will be open early ...


A Prof from Edinburgh will talk about biorobots at her Stanford Neurosciemce talk in Oct - https://neuroscience.stanford.edu/events/2017-symposium-stanford-neurosciences-institute - holding a possible Lego roller cricket sound-maker in her hand in her picture .. science with Lego's for biology, and, for kids even too, looks fun ... but also for neuroscience ....

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Hi Ma,

What would Lego bio-robots look like in a realistic virtual earth, I wonder ... and re Barbara Webb's "neural mechanisms of insect navigation," for example -
https://neuroscience.stanford.edu/events/neural-mechanisms-insect-navigation-barbara-webb ?

And in a Google Streetview in particular? ... Could be something like
... https://www.google.com/search?q=lego+in+Google+Street+view+maps+earth&safe=off&client=opera&hs=qrB&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiZyoLsj6DWAhUGr1QKHZ0mBtYQ_AUICigB ... or ... https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/brick-street-view-turns-google-maps-into-lego/ ...

(Minecraft virtual world to Lego already exists in beginning ways, but realistically! ... https://www.lego.com/en-us/minecraft/videos ...
https://lc-www-live-s.legocdn.com/r/www/r/catalogs/-/media/catalogs/products/minecraft/2016/boxshot%20images/lego_21128_box1_in_1488.png?l.r2=375385192
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And a virtual to real or digital/virtual from actual / physical conversation will yield fascinating new approaches for knowledge generation even.

L,
Scott


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Hi David,

Re consciousness and philosophical questions, Chalmers is also known for his hard problem / easy/soft problem distinction, but he's a far-reaching philosopher (argumentative too) who was very skillful at fielding questions at Stanford after his real - virtual talk there a few months ago.

Re "new mysterion" approaches, bringing together 1st (subjective) and 3rd (STEM too) person accounts is another interesting issue (in addition to the material / immaterial questions, and how far down the phylogenetic tree does consciousness extend?).

Tononi's Integrated Information theory for Chalmers too seems to offer new possibilities in engaging questions of consciousness fruitfully.

Have blogged a bit about this here -
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/consciousness - and -
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/06/mitchell-river-queensland-consciousness.html
- and - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/05/wandering-albatross-talk-on-virtual-and.html
.

Will a realistic virtual Harbin for brain science and questions of consciousness re the Google Brain project help with this further? Hoping so ...

Harbin's positing of consciousness India Hindu-ism / NorCal-wise as in creating a church around this thinking as in "Heart Consciousness Church" offers new potentials for questions and thinking (which Harbin sometimes eschews) ... especially in a realistic virtual EARTH which might connect virtual soaking at Harbin with visiting India virtuality online ... and with TIME SLIDER and even interacting with avatar bots ... :) Will Ishvara become a cool avatar bot teaching Harbin from
1972-2017? Potentially :)

Nice to talk today and thanks for calling ...

Fond regards,
Scott





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