Saturday, December 30, 2017

Snow: 'Society' back east, Civil?, MIT Media Lab faculty job?, In what ways could A) World University and School and the B) WUaS Corporation become two of the smartest companies on the Tech Review list - and by hiring MIT graduate students - in 2018?


'Society' back east, in western Pennsylvania, in Pittsburgh (compared with California)?

Civil? The weather has been keeping everyone in. It's cold here, and there's been snow.

And sociality is more organized in my mother's sphere.


But even to conceive of a concept of society is very "sociological" or "social theory" - informed by my questioning this, and from the 1960's forward, and now informed by information technology and the network society.

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Here's a definition of 'society" I used in my course this autumn:

"Some further definitions re - Society, Information Technology, and the Global University ... http://worlduniversityandschool.org/InfoTechNetworkSocGlobalUniv.html -


... While society can mean - "the aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community" - for Castells it further refers to "social, political, economic and cultural changes caused by the spread of networked, digital information and communications technologies," with intellectual origins for Castells going back to "social theorists such as Georg Simmel who analyzed the effect of modernization and industrial capitalism on complex patterns of affiliation, organization, production and experience" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_society)."
Syllabus: 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lO6tsS87AjQUXLXmYJGgGzzbWzXMvPCUIyynQ381b3A/edit?usp=sharing

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MIT Media Lab faculty job? Still haven't heard back ...

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In what ways could a) World University and School and the b) WUaS Corporation become two of the smartest companies on the Tech Review list - and by hiring MIT graduate students - in 2018?

And in all ~200 nation states' official languages as major universities - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States - and in all 7,099 living languages as wiki schools for open teaching and learning?

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https://twitter.com/techreview/status/947098991774322688

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https://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2017/12/minutes-for-dec-9-2017-world-university.html

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/12/wizard-falls-oregon-minutes-for-dec-9.html




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Friday, December 29, 2017

Annual vs. perennial plant evolution: A new book of poetry! "Haiku-ish and Other Loving Hippy Harbin Poetry" (2017), Holiday letters from previous years in this blog 2009-2017


A new book of poetry!
Haiku-ish and Other Loving Hippy Harbin Poetry (2017)
ISBN13 9780692049037

http://www.scottmacleod.com/HaikuishPoetryBook.html ~ (planned with machine translation)

https://www.amazon.com/Haiku-ish-Other-Loving-Harbin-Poetry/dp/0692049037/ ~
http://amazon.com/author/scottmacleodworlduniversity ~ 


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Academe ~
http://scottmacleod.com/papers.htm

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And a new book of poetry!
Haiku-ish and Other Loving Hippy Harbin Poetry (2017)
ISBN13 9780692049037

http://www.scottmacleod.com/HaikuishPoetryBook.html ~ (planned with machine translation)

~ https://www.amazon.com/Haiku-ish-Other-Loving-Harbin-Poetry/dp/0692049037/ ~

http://amazon.com/author/scottmacleodworlduniversity ~


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Holiday letters from previous years in this blog 2009-2017

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2008 ?


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Yellow Balsam Root: Holiday Letter 2009, World Univ & Sch, Harbin Ethnography, Canyon, Bagpiping

https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2009/12/yellow-balsam-root-holiday-letter-2009.html
(See, too: http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2010/01/bonobo-mom-and-child-correspondence.html)

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2010 ?

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2011 ?

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Flowers on the trail: Holiday greetings!

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2012/12/flowers-on-trail-holiday-greetings.html

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Flowers on the sea ~ Holiday greetings 2013 !

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2013/12/wildflowers-by-sea-holiday-greetings.html

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Asiatic lion: Happy Holidays, and Poetry from 2014, too!

https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2014/12/asiatic-lion-happy-holidays-and-poetry.html

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Redcurrant: Season’s Greetings 2015 and Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!, Love in this holiday season in the context of this old world we live in? Caring and Loving, Loving Bliss, Peace and Social Justice, CC World University and School, Actual / virtual Harbin ethnographic book ~http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html, Making Music, Generative year for ideas in terms of blog posts, Happy New Year and best wishes to all of you and your loved ones in this holiday season!


https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2015/12/redcurrant-seasons-greetings-2015-and.html

Muir Woods: Holiday Greetings 2016!


http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2016/12/muir-woods-holiday-greetings-2016.html

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Buttress root: Season’s Greetings 2017!, an Universal Basic Income for all ~7.5 billion people as an expression of caring and love, New book: "Haiku~ish: and Other, Loving, Hippy, Harbin Poetry"

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/12/buttress-root-seasons-greetings-2017.html





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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Buttress root: Season’s Greetings 2017!, an Universal Basic Income for all ~7.5 billion people as an expression of caring and love, New book: "Haiku~ish: and Other, Loving, Hippy, Harbin Poetry"


Season’s Greetings 2017!

Dear friends,

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

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

Is an Universal Basic Income for all ~7.5 billion people possible as an expression of caring and love - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Caring_and_Loving - and with a Cryptocurrency with blockchain ledger? World University and School seeks to further facilitate this, and re "Rosa - Double Delight ... as part of WUaS coding its database for learners in all 7,099 languages, and matriculated / registered students in all ~200 countries' official languages?" http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/12/rosa-double-delight-google-donations.html, "Mentha ..." http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/12/mentha-minting-currency-california.html - plus many more blog entries. Potentially collaborating with MIT (http://dci.mit.edu/index.html#projects), Stanford and Harvard, and the University of California, for example, will facilitate this further in remarkable ways. 


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Glad to have published my second book ~ 

Haiku~ish: and Other, Loving, Hippy, Harbin Poetry

http://www.scottmacleod.com/HaikuishPoetryBook.html (https://www.amazon.com/Haiku-ish-Other-Loving-Harbin-Poetry/dp/0692049037/) on the Solstice 2017.

Continuing to develop a REALISTIC VIRTUAL Harbin {Visit Harbin here ~ http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg ... https://twitter.com/HarbinBook} / EARTH / Universe and at the cellular and atomic levels too - P
lanned as STEM ethnographic earth ... See, for example: "Cave: Realistic virtual earth creation ..." http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/07/cave-realistic-virtual-earth-creation.html and "Silky sifaka ..." http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/07/silky-sifaka-some-steps-along-way-to.html.

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CC World University and School - http://worlduniversityandschool.org (https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch) - is continuing to grow step by step, and we matriculated online our first student body in the autumn of 2017. Glad too to have taught "Society, Information Technology, and the Global University" - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/InfoTechNetworkSocGlobalUniv.html.

Glad too to have incorporated the parallel WUaS Corporation this 2017 - 
http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html
(https://twitter.com/WUaSPress)
(worlduniversityandschool@gmail.com)

Glad too that World University and School has a new WIKI in Miraheze MediaWiki - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States - planned as major universities in all ~200 countries' official languages.


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I continue to make music on both Scottish small pipes and playing bass lines on a keyboard at Scottish Country Dancing. See the bagpiping ~ http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/bagpiping ~ and the music ~ http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/music ~ labels in this blog. (See, too: https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand).

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It’s been a generative year for ideas in terms of daily blog posts - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com - as well.

Happy New Year and best wishes to all of you and your loved ones in this holiday season!

Sincerely,
Scott








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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Carya ovata: Radical militancy from the 1960s and '70s? Student sit ins in university president's' office in the 1960s, Where has it all gone? It might be in some films, and on a few campuses in very small measure, for example, but what changed - in seeking to redress historical wrongs, and create social justice - especially via nonviolence?, I'd hypothesize consumerism has continued apace since the 1960s and 1970s, lessening the cultural politicalization of those times, 1960s wiki subject at WUaS (in English only so far) - Instead, let's head into MIT OCW-centric wiki education for 7.5 billion people in all ~200 countries' languages and in all 7,099 living languages - so free universal highest quality education - and explore informing an universal basic income with cryptocurrency with blockchain ledger as well


Radical militancy from the 1960s and '70s? Where has it all gone? It might be in some films, and on a few campuses in very small measure, for example, but what changed - in seeking to redress historical wrongs, and create social justice - especially via nonviolence?

I'd hypothesize consumerism has continued apace since the 1960s and 1970s, lessening the cultural politicalization of those times.


militant:
combative and aggressive in support of a political or social cause, and typically favoring extreme, violent, or confrontational methods:

radical:
(especially of change or action) relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching or thorough:

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Students for a Democratic Society

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

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Student activism

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

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The Revolution on America’s Campuses

http://time.com/4347099/college-campus-protests/

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The 1960s and Student Activism

http://hesburgh.nd.edu/fr-teds-life/the-notre-dame-president/the-60s-and-student-activism/

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THE 1960S
https://www.history.com/topics/1960s

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The Report of the President's Commission on-Campus Unrest.
https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED083899.pdf

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1960s

https://exhibits.stanford.edu/stanford-stories/feature/1960s

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The Sit-Ins of 1960
http://www.crmvet.org/info/sitins.pdf

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From Sit-Ins to SNCC: The Student Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s

https://www.amazon.com/Sit-Ins-SNCC-Student-Rights-Movement/dp/0813049598

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The Sit-In Movement

http://www.ushistory.org/us/54d.asp

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Student Movements of the 1960s

https://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/student-movements-1960s

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Columbia University protests of 1968

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_University_protests_of_1968

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Greensboro sit-ins

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greensboro_sit-ins

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Sit-in

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sit-in


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1960s wiki subject at WUaS (in English only so far) -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/1960s

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Instead, let's head into MIT OCW-centric wiki education for 7.5 billion people in all ~200 countries' languages and in all 7,099 living languages - so free universal highest quality education - and explore informing an universal basic income with cryptocurrency with blockchain ledger as well.

https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States









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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Castanea: ACTORS will be IMPORTANT in creating a REALISTIC VIRTUAL EARTH with AVATAR BOTS and eventually with their agency, Saw "Capote" (2005) recently: Philip Seymour Hoffman does better with portraying Truman Capote than in this Harvard drama http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/10/american-chestnut-rock-roll-is-royal.html for ex. See Warhol comparison HERE too, " American chestnut: Rock & Roll is ROYAL road into HippY Experience here now > realistic virtual Harbin/earth w TIME SLIDER for creation / jamming - ETHNOGRAPHY-wise too ... ," I'd like to be able to talk to individuals from history in a realistic virtual earth ... and re an Artificial General intelligence, as well - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/12/redwood-creek-marin-county-mit-media.html


ACTORS will be IMPORTANT in creating a REALISTIC VIRTUAL EARTH with AVATAR BOTS and eventually with their agency ... and film and video will be a great source for this too and re a film to interactive 3D group-buildalbe virtual world conversion application ...

Saw "Capote" (2005) recently: Philip Seymour Hoffman (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXroRe--2QM) does better w portraying Truman Capote (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7-i--j3LFM) than in this Harvard drama http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/10/american-chestnut-rock-roll-is-royal.html for ex. See Warhol comparison HERE too

https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/946147479589924864

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Philip Seymour Hoffman:

Capote (3/11) Movie CLIP - Charming the Deweys (2005) HD


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXroRe--2QM

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JOHNNY CARSON INTERVIEW TRUMAN CAPOTE May 20, 1975


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7-i--j3LFM

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American chestnut: Rock & Roll is ROYAL road into HippY Experience here now > realistic virtual Harbin/earth w TIME SLIDER for creation / jamming - ETHNOGRAPHY-wise too, Anthony Grudin's new book "Warhol's Working Class: Pop Art and Egalitarianism" (UChicago: 2017) and talk at University Press Books, Berkeley, With the creation of World University and School in an interactive realistic virtual earth how to make education and learning radically different and very innovative and creatively fun ... through building with MIT OCW in 7 languages, Andy Warhol and cultural context questions, How a realistic virtual earth with avatar bots is already emerging as a digital history project


http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/10/american-chestnut-rock-roll-is-royal.html

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I'd like to be able to talk to individuals from history in a realistic virtual earth ... and re an Artificial General intelligence, as well - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/12/redwood-creek-marin-county-mit-media.html ... 






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Monday, December 25, 2017

Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii): All LIBRARIES & all MUSEUMS in all 8461 languages from all time in Google Street View with TIME SLIDER are planned at WUaS in REALISTIC VIRTUAL EARTH. Pull a BOOK off the shelf, See ART work+ MAKE art too


All LIBRARIES & all MUSEUMS in all 8461 languages from all time in Google Street View with TIME SLIDER are planned at WUaS in REALISTIC VIRTUAL EARTH http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Library_Resources … & http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Museums  & https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States … Pull a BOOK off the shelf, See ART work+ MAKE art too


https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/944913633137500161


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For example, in "Library Resources" - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Library_Resources - find the "Open Library" (openlibrary.org) and search for ANY book you'd like to read; Laura A Ahearn's "Invitations to Love," the first book read in MIT OCW Anthropology, is there.

And, for example, in "Museums" - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Museums - search on the Andy Warhol Museum (in Google Street View / Maps) and visit, as an example.






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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Wizard Falls, Oregon: Minutes for Dec 9 2017 World University & School Monthly Business Meeting



Minutes for Dec 9 2017 World University & School Monthly Business Meeting



Present:
-       Larry Viehland (Board Chair and CFO/Treasurer of World University and School)
-       Scott MacLeod (President, Clerk, Recording Clerk of World University and School; And Founder/Facilitator of the emergent WUaS Corporation as it forks from World Univ & Sch)




URLs?

Minute 1

This autumn 2017, World University and School will use Pass/Fail for grades and not other forms of grading.


Additionally World Univ and Sch seeks to further define what an independent study of a ocw.mit.edu course will entail vis-à-vis (faculty?) proctoring, tutoring, mentoring or advising Рor by coding for this eventually (think edX)


Minute 2


World University and School has inquired if Stanford Medicine could

create CC OpenCourseWare (like CC MIT OCW in 7 languages) in ~200 countries official languages for online WUaS Medical Schools with online teaching hospitals,

(Scott MacLeod has been invited to give a Stanford MedicineX talk about this in April 2018).



Minute 3

Nonprofit 501 c 3 World University and School has been informed by Google that we’ll get a knowledge panel with DONATE BUTTON. World Univ & Sch also has Google Education Suite.

(In the WUaS forking process, A) World University and School (a 501 c 3) would like to inquire if potentially (and/or with MIT) Stanford could run the B) WUaS Corp (a general stock company) in ~200 countries and 7,099 living languages as academic markets, and for Stanford to send WUaS a check.



Minute 4

WUaS seeks to inquire whether we might combine a secure Wikidata enduser profile (in its 299 languages with communities) for T Tomato for grading soon as a beginning for planning for 7.5 billion people in ~200 countries’ official languages, and learners in all 7,099 living languages – potentially in collaboration with Google Plus?


Minute 5
Can we get a secure Wikidata enduser profile for T Tomato for grading soon as a beginning for planning for 7.5 billion people in ~200 countries’ official languages, and learners in all 7,099 living languages – potentially in collaboration with Google Plus?


Minute 6
Write letter (again )to MIT’s
Enrique Shadah
Cecilia d’Oliveira
Dick Schmalensee
Anant Agarwal

Inquiring about
MIT OCW into MITx in edX for courses for crediting for undergraduate and graduate students eventually in all ~200 countries’ official languages.






WUaS Corporation


Minute 7
plan for
WUaS Corporation Board meeting

Annual one



Minute 8

Nominating Governance committee shepherd



Minute 9
Cryptocurrency with blockchain with Universal Basic Income

on for-profit side?



Minute 10

Would all ~200 countries' central banks pay into WUaS Corporation to support Universal Basic Income for 7.5 billion people - taxable with TurboTax for legal and financial decision





- Scott MacLeod - Founder & President  
- World University and School














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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Wacissa River, Florida: Harbin titles in the @WUaSPress, And a new book of poetry! Haiku-ish and Other Loving Hippy Harbin Poetry (2017), Naked Harbin Ethnography: Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality & Virtual Harbin (2016), ~ http://amazon.com/author/scottmacleodworlduniversity ~


Harbin titles in the @WUaSPress - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html - https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/944655843621969920 -

And a new book of poetry!
Haiku-ish and Other Loving Hippy Harbin Poetry (2017)
ISBN13 9780692049037

http://www.scottmacleod.com/HaikuishPoetryBook.html ~ (planned with machine translation)

~ https://www.amazon.com/Haiku-ish-Other-Loving-Harbin-Poetry/dp/0692049037/ ~ 

http://amazon.com/author/scottmacleodworlduniversity ~


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Haiku-ish and Other Loving Hippy Harbin Poetry (2017)
ISBN13 9780692049037
http://www.scottmacleod.com/HaikuishPoetryBook.html

Naked Harbin Ethnography: Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality & Virtual Harbin (2016)
ISBN13 9780692646137
http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html ~
http://amazon.com/author/scottmacleodworlduniversity ~

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https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/944657375557959680

https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/944659438543106048

https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/944655843621969920

https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/944657914542792704



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https://twitter.com/CincinnatiZoo/status/944643934562766848










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