Thursday, November 16, 2017

Melitaea didyma: Constitution of Scotland?, "A Constitution for a Free Scotland" - in editable Wikipedia?, "Having had no experience of democracy under a written Constitution, Scotland is “constitutionally illiterate”, not just at mass level but also amongst political elites. " Hmmm ... Riff with the Wikipedia version?, Co-create Scotland's developing Constitution thanks to Wiki, while other drafts are emerging too - amazing!, How best to contribute eloquence and further inspiration?, Is there a computer app for new constitutions' writing?, What are some of the substantive issues?, How to add care and peace to this, as well?, My "Naked Harbin Ethnography" is now on the virtual shelves of Walmart, There's a sound people sometimes makes re Walmart that's like one's going thru a timespacezone warp ...


A Constitution for a Free Scotland


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

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Constitution of Scotland may refer to:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_Scotland

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A DRAFT CONSTITUTION FOR SCOTLAND INTRODUCTORY AND EXPLANTATORY NOTES
http://constitutionalcommission.org/production/byre/images/assets/file/Resources%20Folder/CC_Draft_Constitution.pdf

The “constitutional” debate in Scotland has focused mainly on the relationship between Scotland and the rest of the UK. Little serious thought has so far been given to the design of a future Scottish Constitution in the event of a “Yes” vote in a referendum on independence.

∗ Having had no experience of democracy under a written Constitution, Scotland is “constitutionally illiterate”, not just at mass level but also amongst political elites.

∗ After independence there will be many practical problems to deal with, and good constitutional design is likely to be forgotten in the rush to set up embassies etc.


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The Constitutional Commission is a charity registered in Scotland for the promotion of democratic citizenship and for constitutional education and research, founded in 2005 by John Drummond (former Convenor of the Independence Convention) and Kenyon Wright (former Convenor of the Scottish Constitutional Convention).

http://constitutionalcommission.org

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Constitution of Scotland?, "A Constitution for a Free Scotland" - in editable Wikipedia?, "Having had no experience of democracy under a written Constitution, Scotland is “constitutionally illiterate”, not just at mass level but also amongst political elites."

Hmmm ... Riff with the Wikipedia version?

Co-create Scotland's developing Constitution thanks to Wiki, while other drafts are emerging too - amazing!,

How best to contribute eloquence and further inspiration?,

Is there a computer app for new constitutions' writing?

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What are some of the substantive issues ?

How to add care and peace to this, as well?


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Hello Heartsong from near Stanford.

How are you? My "Naked Harbin Ethnography" is now on the virtual shelves of Walmart - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/10/giant-pumpkins-wuaspress-is-glad-to.html - with "virtual shelf" link in this Halloween blog entry.

There's a sound people sometimes makes re Walmart that's like one's going thru a timespacezone warp change on drugs ... ~ W~a~l~m~a~r~t ~ but I suppose it's good ... re mass market ... not that any have sold, but that's another story :)

Jaima, Scott!



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https://web.archive.org/web/20171110223256/https://i.pinimg.com/736x/f4/8d/0b/f48d0bfe915e5efa7057f357e1268b48--beautiful-birds-beautiful-butterflies.jpg






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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Xerophyte: "Five Technologies That Will Rock Your World" - NY Times, WUaS's 1) ONLINE Medical Schools with 2) ONLINE Teaching Hospitals in ~200 countries' official languages, REVERSAL of RISK factors through LIFESTYLE changes (forward to BF Skinner/behaviorism!), was my question, Project Baseline and NEW high blood pressure and hypertension, and future data with #UBI, And 3) in a realistic virtual earth with 4) REALISTIC AVATAR BOTS for new/different kinds of knowledge representation?, A 5) cryptocurrency with THE blockchain LEDGER and with 6) an Universal Basic Income for 7.5 billion people, Fascinating to focus 7) Clinical Trials planned in all 7,099 living languages with this resource, Brand 8) new Miraheze Mediawiki - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States - in all countries' official languages as major online universities, with Wikidata (Wikipedia's database for its 358 languages) as a backend, (Google Education is already a WUaS platform as well)


Dear Randy (Stanford Professor of Medicine, who also went to Reed College),
https://profiles.stanford.edu/randall-stafford

Thanks for your great Stanford Grand Rounds' talk today - http://medicinecalendars.stanford.edu/event/medicine-grand-rounds-battling-hypertension-guidelines/ - and great to talk with you afterward.

As I asked afterward, I'm curious how Project Baseline's focus on high blood pressure and hypertension research re future data generation will emerge in a realistic virtual earth, with avatar bots (potentially for all species and especially all organisms), for new/different kinds of knowledge representation - and for hypertension risk reduction; Think Google Streetview / Maps / Earth with TIME SLIDER married conceptually with OpenSim/Second Life for group build-ability, but realistic, with species' AVATAR BOTS - and at the cellular and atomic levels too.  (Re Project Baseline, see, too - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/11/mesic-habitat-stanford-surfacing-human.html).

In a related vein, I'd like to develop CC MIT OCW-centric (in 7 languages) World University and School's online Medical Schools and online teaching hospitals in all ~200 countries' official languages with Project Baseline, and ideally with Stanford Medicine OpenCourseWare to be developed.

Here's the very beginnings of online World_University_Medical_School (s) at WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Medical_School - and the online teaching hospitals at WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Hospital - again, both planned in all ~200 countries' official languages.

In asking about a cryptocurrency with blockchain and with an Universal Basic Income for 7.5 billion people, and re your response, it would be fascinating to focus clinical trials planned in all 7,099 living languages with this resource - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Clinical_Trials_at_WUaS_(for_all_languages) . Think of these WUaS Wikia wiki pages as blueprints, which will emerge newly here in our brand new Miraheze Mediawiki - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States - in all countries' official languages, with Wikidata (Wikipedia's database for its 358 languages) as a backend. (Google Education is already a WUaS platform as well).

And per my other question, could WUaS focus such clinical trials on hypertension reversal, and based on lifestyle changes studying large sample sizes of peoples in a wide variety of regions - and even re this realistic virtual earth (for focusing lifestyle and behavioral changes too)? Forward to BF Skinner, with a STEM SF Bay Area / Reed College / information technology trajectory! :)

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Have received an invitation to give a Stanford Medicine X talk in late April 2018.

Best regards,
Scott
https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/


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Really helpful graphics to hit highlights of guidelines. grand rounds. Randy Stafford.



https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/930864848627417088


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Great Stanford Medicine Grand Rounds by fellow Reedie Randy Stafford Project Baseline and NEW high blood pressure and hypertension, and future data with And in a realistic virtual earth with avatar bots for new/different kinds of knowledge representation?

https://twitter.com/HeartBobH/status/930835929597542400


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Five Technologies That Will Rock Your World

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/business/dealbook/five-technologies-that-will-rock-your-world.html

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Hi WUaS Corp Team Members,, 

To give you an idea of where we are with our developing WUaS Miraheze Mediawiki platform, with Wikidata as a developing backend (planned in all Wikipedia's 358 languages), the IRC (internet relay chat) today with Wikidata / Wikimedia engineers / developers was about user names from a technical perspective - https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T179832 .  

I asked, and this communication unfolded: 

[12:09] <Scott_WUaS> (In what ways might this RFC address importing different names from each of all ~200 countries official main languages, - perhaps drawing on Wikimedia Foundation related databases and communities ?)

12:10] <anomie> Scott_WUaS: I don't understand your question.

[12:12] <Scott_WUaS> (anomie: Tim, Daniel and Bryan invited me to this IRC - and perhaps also re - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States - where WUaS donated itself to Wikidata in 2015 and has this new Miraheze Mediawiki thanks to that - so I'm wondering about user names in these regards too).

[12:14] <DanielK_WMDE_> Scott_WUaS: i18n does nto seem to be a concern relevant to this RFC. User names from imports will continue to support all scripts that user names regularly do.

[12:14] <anomie> Scott_WUaS: If edits were actually imported using Special:Import, this proposal affects the user names that the edits would be attributed to. If data is going to be manually entered, this proposal isn't going to affect that.

[12:14] <Scott_WUaS> Thanks, DanielK_WMDE_ and anomie

[12:16] <Scott_WUaS> WUaS in Mediawiki / Wikidata is also anticipating usernames in all 7,000 languages, mentioned on the Wikimedia 2030 panel this August with Katherine Maher and Magnus Manske - and I wonder about today's user names' focus in these regards, as well.

[12:19] <Scott_WUaS> (... and even re WUaS's planning for user names for an Universal Basic Income for all 7.5 billion people with cryptocurrency and the blockchain ... conceptually )

[12:21] <anomie> Scott_WUaS: It seems like you're more concerned with what scripts are allowed in usernames than anything this meeting is about. FYI, MediaWiki allows anything that can be represented in UTF-8.

[12:21] <Scott_WUaS> Thanks, anomie


So I'm glad WUaS / I was specifically invited to this meeting by Tim Starling and re planning for You_at_World_University - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/You_at_World_University (a kind of blueprint) - even for all 7.5 billion people, and glad too this conversation made it into this Wikimedia transcript for others to read. 

You_at_World_University will also be especially for A) matriculated and registered students at World Univ & Sch (on the non-profit 501 c 3 WUaS CC-4 MIT OCW-centric side) in all 200 countries' official languages for free CC OCW degrees ... as well as for B) the for-profit general stock company WUaS Corp's bookstore / academic press with machine translation with the Wikisource CC-0 commercial side / human resources ( https://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2016/01/14-planned-wuas-revenue-streams.html ). 

WUaS Monthly Business Meeting meets this Saturday at 9am PT. 






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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Ecology of Florida: Brainwave headsets for MEMORY-to-3D interactive virtual worlds ?, Yes, yes, yes ... Steeleye Span's music and we Scottish Country Dancing friends from the 1970s are of one music in many ways, Easy for a scholar or professor to put on something like Google Glass for explorations in libraries and museums, as well as ancient buildings and landscapes, so that we could see what you're seeing, and also so that this could stream as data into an interactive, group build-able, realistic virtual earth to help build it ... and I'm optimistic for this configuration of information technologies - e.g. conceptually, Google Glass into Google Hangouts with G Streetivew / Maps / Earth with time slider - coming to fruition, See London through your eyes on this trip with you (and facilitate you dovetailing this with your place-based scholarly research into the court of King John, as well as even new kinds of "letters home" - and co-building a realistic virtual earth with TIME SLIDER with your historian's mind in particular :), What would this be like through Tolkien's Middle Earth of our own co-creation?, Grateful Dead and Steeleye Span shows from the '70s, Furthur, into a realistic virtual earth from our own room at home with 4 hypothetical "MIT MediaLab light bulbs" - both projectors and video cameras - in the 4 ceiling corners of this room? ... for dancing etc of course, and even with avatar bots of our friends who were also there in the '70s, Here's "Robots building a 3D bridge" - and how I'm engaging this for ACTUAL-VIRTUAL Harbin Project -


Just recently sent this email to Henry Cutter, editor at the WSJ, in NYC re the radicalness of both World University and School, as well as my "Naked Harbin Ethnography" book + ...

Spear thistle: RADICAL World University and School, and "Naked Harbin Ethnography," Both interesting INTELLECTUALLY, WSJ Editor Friend - Book Review?

https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/10/spear-thistle-radical-world-university.html
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A doll party tea! :) ... in a realistic virtual earth which we can all make?

Warm regards,
Scott

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What a charming thing to say. I miss the spontaneous singing amongst friends that used to happen while driving hither and thither in our youth.

Susan

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Hi Susan, and All,

Yes, yes, yes ... Steeleye Span's music and we Scottish Country Dancing friends from the 1970s are of one music in many ways.

Was glad here just now to spend all day on Saturday with Pin Mazumdar and his new wife of 5 years, Mary (they live in Baltimore). Pin mentioned knowing you, Rob, David, and Hugh (although not from Shady Side Academy ... not sure sure how ... perhaps because besides from Pittsburgh, you and his sister Maitreyi both went to Yale ... and Marti is now a Harvard Medical School professor! ... and Pin went to Harvard College) ... but he didn't seem to remember you, Susan! ... Hmmm ... don't think Pin ever came Scottish Country Dancing ... did he dance English during high school? I don't recall too that he danced at any of the Pittsburgh Folk Festivals ...

How will some of such history emerge in a realistic virtual earth of Pittsburgh for we high schoolers and Scottish Country Dancing in the 1970s ? Brainwave headsets for memory-to-3D interactive virtual worlds ? 'Twould / could be fun to explore singing again in such virtual cars together in a realistic virtual earth with time slider - and from our homes?

How are you doing in London, Hugh (http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/10/bar-tailed-godwit-laissez-faire-harbin.html)? How's your research going?

Warm regards,
Scott

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Bar-tailed Godwit: laissez-faire Harbin Hot Springs into a Lazy Fair online in virtual Harbin (kind of a hippy thang)? Explore "virtualizing" (to make "as if," I'll call this) history? I mean by this make history come alive - in your mind, for writing your books & papers, for your students, or even as you might have done in your teens with playing the board game Dungeons & Dragons (pre-digital D&D?), for example - by gamify-ing imaginary readings of versions of history, with a technical side - the structure of the game - and also with an historical re-enactment component?

(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/10/bar-tailed-godwit-laissez-faire-harbin.html)

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I remember Pin as well, no doubt from general social events among our circle of friends.


I'm having a fantastic time in London, going to castles, museums, operas, talks on medieval history, sessions of drinking beer in pubs after talks on medieval history, etc. And I'm still actually getting work done!


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Hi Hugh and All,

Thanks much for your news and email. Pin hasn't changed that much over the years, in many many ways - and it was so great to see them.

I don't think it's easy yet for a scholar or professor to put on something like Google Glass for explorations in libraries and museums, as well as ancient buildings and landscapes, so that we could see what you're seeing, and also so that this could stream into an interactive, group build-able, realistic virtual earth to help build it ... but I'm optimistic for this configuration of information technologies - e.g. conceptually Google Glass into Google Hangouts with G Streetivew /
Maps / Earth with time slider - coming to fruition.

Otherwise it could be fun to see London through your eyes on this trip with you (and facilitate you dovetailing this with your place-based e-research into the court of King John, as well as even new kinds of "letters home" - and co-building a realistic virtual earth with TIME SLIDER with your historian's mind in particular :) ... or perhaps for me or some of us to show you all where we're traveling on future journeys ... even as kinds of tour guides (and also to generate traveling/touring data for a realistic virtual earth). What would this be like through Tolkien's Middle Earth of our co-creation (apart from the films) in the sphere of the fantastic / the science fiction ?

Might you find your way to any kind of dance in and around London while you're researching?

So glad you're having a fantastic (and productive!) time in London.

Cheers,
Scott

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Hi Rob, (Sandy) and All,

Speaking of music and dancing that moved us from the second half of the 1970s and growing an interactive realistic virtual earth, - which Grateful Dead shows on Youtube, in Archive.org, and similar, are you like to have gone to / been at from say 1975-1979 - and beginning, say, with this one - Grateful Dead - Full Concert - 04/27/77 - Capitol Theatre (OFFICIAL) in Passaic NJ ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U90Fnv_FpM4 - and exploring out into cyberspace in video enjoyably from there ... and then, furthur, into a realistic virtual earth from our own room at home with 4 hypothetical "MIT MediaLab light bulbs" - both projectors and video cameras - in the 4 ceiling corners of this room? ... for dancing etc of course, and even with avatar bots of our friends who were also there in the '70s. (Wish we had such a realistic virtual earth going already where exploring building this could add to the enjoyment - the communitas in a sense - of having actually been there). Sandy, did you go to any Dead shows in these years? :)

Steeleye Span were playing in London, Hugh, in these years - an interesting historical focus in these regards perhaps ...  and they were also playing Stanford in the 1970s. Have blogged a bit about this
(and the Grateful Dead at Stanford in the '70s) here -

Wild boar: Carols & music, "singing the Boar's Head Carol?", folk rock music, Steeleye Span and the Grateful Dead, How to inform World University and School degrees with the freedom, space and jamming of the Grateful Dead (accrediting on MIT OCW in 7 languages) - say in 36 courses over 4 years for a free CC OCW undergraduate degree {and also from a meditative, serene and centered place, too}?, Stanford comes closest to this vision in my experience and today too, Jerry House there, More about the Grateful Dead and Stanford, Deadheads and ecstasy ~ X CHEMISTRY? ~Garcia & Weir on Letterman 4-13-1982, NY, NY … @HarbinBook ~GD at Harbin in '70s, Steeleye Span played Stanford in the 1970s at least twice - reviews from the Stanford Daily!

https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/02/wild-boar-carols-music-singing-boars.html - with articles I found in the online "Stanford Daily" but haven't actually found the shows in video yet. Interesting history! and anthropology ... which would could all co-create, as well. :)

Cheers,
Scott

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Calling much of the above ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy - a new digital social science methodology ... and re social theory too ...
https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy ...


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You might enjoy this George Vaillant MD video, M -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKDsU96EVuk

... He's an Octogenerian .. .


And a Harvard Medical School Professor ... and there's a lot of wisdom in this esp. from 14-19 mins.

I wonder if D could have conversed with him about this talk even - since a Trinity church is mentioned, for example; D and L are one wonderful example of Boston friendliness in my experience too. :)

(... https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cambridge,+MA/@42.376181,-71.115757,3a,75y,119h,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1sAF1QipOY4BleEhVFXJ55FOe_Lbx_dR_DNwMTmCtWvAyq!2e10!3e12!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipOY4BleEhVFXJ55FOe_Lbx_dR_DNwMTmCtWvAyq%3Dw203-h114-k-no!7i5312!8i2988!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e370a5cb30cc5f:0xc53a8e6489686c87!8m2!3d42.3736158!4d-71.1097335 ...)

Thinking my way into the friendliness of Boston, as ethos, in my experience (having been born there), and appreciating this a lot. In what ways could this ethos (i.e. friendly Boston) emerge or grow in other ways - virtually ("as if" - and in one's mind, as it were) - either here in the SF Bay Area, or online in a virtual Boston ? What do you think, M?

It might be possible to generate this myself here in bodymind ... but I'm not sure exactly how. :)

How was your day? It's raining now ... and the world is wet ... it's kind of the first wet early winter rain here ... Heading to music-making soon. I'll probably listen to this George Vaillant video
again, esp. from 14-19 mins.

L,
Scott

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Hi T, 

Nice to share this course with you further today. 

Here's "Robots building a 3D bridge" - https://twitter.com/ValaAfshar/status/930467758663458816 - and how I'm engaging this for ACTUAL-VIRTUAL Harbin Project - https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/930511447552954368 - which will also become a STEM and ethnographic field site, as well as classroom. 

By the way, a "program" is a series of coded software instructions to control the operation of a computer (or other machine), where a computer is an input-output device - for this course (http://worlduniversityandschool.org/InfoTechNetworkSocGlobalUniv.html). So an airplane and a car are not yet computers in this sense re programming. (And per this information technology revolution course, airplanes and cars also have microelectronics, telecommunications, and genes in them). But when avatar bots (like in SL/OpenSim) as programs with agency - kinds of free will - start to inhabit and control our smartphones, and begin also to inhabit virtual airplanes and virtual flying cars (think "the Jetsons") - and actually too - we'll have new definitions of airplanes and cars as computers.

(Orwell's book "Nineteen Eighty-Four" was written in 1949, not the 1930s - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four).

Here's a 3D machinima piece by Bernhard Drax on persistence of place in a virtual world per Tom Boellstorff (CoAiSL< >@HarbinBook) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8GYs_9PjFs … "Our Digital Selves" [Drax 2018] -https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/921873401827835904 . 

More about an Universal Basic Income & Finland ... re WUaS plans to facilitate a cryptocurrency in all ~200 countries' official languages with an UBI for all 7.5 billion people

How is your weekly communication going with Larry and re your MIT OCW "Energy Decisions, Markets, and Policies" https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/sloan-school-of-management/15-031j-energy-decisions-markets-and-policies-spring-2012/ course? (I enjoyed hearing Dick Schmalensee's talk at Stanford but won't share my notes with you at this point). Enjoyed hearing about your team work with this climate simulation. 

For next week, please get Second Life up and working if you can. And please catch up on the past projects from this course as well - via email perhaps instead of posting to social media. 

Also, for a final course project, I'd like to ask you to write a five page research paper (perhaps in Google Docs), and begin to think through what you'd like to inquire about in this paper for next week - which we'll then talk about and focus further, drawing on the innovative thinking and ideas of this course re the information technology revolution. So, for next week, could you please write a tentative opening paragraph, with a research question, a thesis (e.g. "I want to argue that ... " "I want to suggest that ..." ) and 3 main points that you might like to "argue" further  in the paper. Thank you!

Cheers, Scott

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Hi Tanya,

Good course yesterday. Here are some further related resources and clarifications.

Here's the great day-long MIT Media Lab "Forbidden Research" conference in video from last year - https://www.media.mit.edu/events/forbidden/overview . The research by MIT's Kevin Esvelt in genetics and CRISPR, - http://opentranscripts.org/transcript/messing-with-nature-genetics/ - and possibly that by Harvard Prof George Church, and Stanford Prof Megan Palmer, could be of particular interest to you.

Here, too, is my recent correspondence with MIT Prof. Dick Schmalensee - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/11/pinus-palustris-near-term-policy.html - and where I mention you taking his course at World University and School.

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).

And information for Castells is related "to data and knowledge" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information - and "where its creation, distribution, use, integration and manipulation is a significant economic, political, and cultural activity" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_society).

Cheers, Scott

http://worlduniversityandschool.org/InfoTechNetworkSocGlobalUniv.html
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Monday, November 13, 2017

Cassiopeia: What Does Lacan Say About… Love?, But how then best to generate the rocking out amazing mutual love and care for one another drawing on examples of best love (from one's past experiences) ... e.g. see WUaS's beginning Caring and Loving wiki page for open teaching and learning ... (and possibly in the context of psychotherapy too? ... and online? ), ... and as "body mind information technology" / thinking / neurophysiology ... and perhaps also in the context of traveling together to Harbin with a friend one loves as well (both actually, and online ... how would travel together online work?), Conceptions of Love, Searched on "Behaviorism/BF Skinner and Jacques Lacan MD" , Love and behaviorism? How can we best generate schedules of reinforcement, and newly in a realistic virtual earth / Harbin?


What Does Lacan Say About… Love?


Imagine you see in front of you a beautiful flower, or a ripe fruit. You reach out your hand to grab it. But at the moment you do, the flower, or the fruit, bursts into flames. In its place you see another hand appear, reaching back towards your own. (Seminar VIII, p.52; p.179).

... http://www.lacanonline.com/index/2016/06/what-does-lacan-say-about-love/ ...


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Jacques Lacan

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/lacan/

"In the seventh seminar, Lacan puts forward the figure of the mother as the key analytic referent justifying this rendition of the Real (a figure he relates to another figure, that of “the Lady” in the courtly love tradition)."

"This particular incarnation of the Real, about which Lacan goes into greatest detail when addressing both love and psychosis, is the provocative, perturbing enigma of the Other as an unknowable “x,” an unfathomable abyss of withdrawn-yet-proximate alterity (in his 1895 Project for a Scientific Psychology, to which Lacan refers repeatedly, Freud depicts this alterity in the guise of the Nebenmensch als Ding[Neighbor-as-Thing]).'

"That noted, in the Lacanian version of the Oedipus complex, the maternal figure initially features for the infant as a Real Other (i.e., the Nebenmensch als Ding)—more specifically, as an obscure omnipotent presence who is the source of all-important love (more will be said about Lacan's concept of love—see 2.4.1 below). "

"Being given specific items of food by a parent in response to a demand expressing hunger can indicate to the child not only that the parent understands that a need to eat has to be met, but also, and more importantly, that he/she is loved by the parent, that he/she enjoys a privileged position in relation to the parent's attention and priorities. Lacan therefore asserts that each and every demand is, at bottom, a demand for love. Returning to the equation “demand – need = desire,” what is desired when a demand is addressed to another is not so much the meeting of the thus-expressed need, but, in addition to this, the very love of another."

"Adults, whether parents or not, also are aware of a similar desiring restlessness in themselves, an inability to acquire an object or attain a success that would be “IT” (with-a-capital-I-and-T), the final be-all-and-end-all telos of wanting and wishing satisfying them for good forever after. Similarly, an adult in a romantic relationship never is content with being told that he/she is loved by the beloved only once; he/she insists upon repetitions ad infinitum of the affirmation by the significant other that, “I love you” (as if no affirmation is ever quite enough). With both children and adults, margins of dissatisfaction, perpetually resurfacing itches that never can be scratched just right, are to be explained, according to Lacan, through a clarification of the essence of the “love” demanded in all demands in excessive addition to the gratification of corresponding needs. "

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/lacan/

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GLA (Psychiatrist, MD, psychoanalyst, psychotherapist and Lacanian): Love and $1.95 cents will get you a coffee.

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Love is giving something you don't have to someone who doesn't want it.
–Lacan



https://twitter.com/janmpdx/status/929590942000062464

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"Love is giving something you don't have to someone who doesn't want it."

The perfect imperfections of love

http://www.allangois.co.uk/blog/perfect-imperfections-love/

... into CS Lewis's musings on love ..


To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.


(See, too -
Allan Gois, a psychoanalytic psychotherapist
 https://allangois.co.uk/ )

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But even with these thoughts, how then best to generate the rocking out amazing mutual love and care for one another drawing on examples of best love (from one's past experiences) ... e.g. see WUaS's beginning Caring and Loving wiki page for open teaching and learning ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Caring_and_Loving ... (and possibly in the context of psychotherapy too? ... and online? ) .. and also especially re MDMA as a related biological reference experience with regards to brain and body mind chemistry ?

... and as "body mind information technology" / thinking / neurophysiology ... and perhaps also in the context of traveling together to Harbin with a friend one loves as well (both actually, and online ... how would travel together online work?).

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What Does Behaviorist BF Skinner say About... Love?

Searched on
Behaviorism/BF Skinner and love
and
Behaviorism/BF Skinner and parenting
 ... but didn't find anything so far ...

However, at 7:30 min. mark here, Skinner seems to say "daily love" ...

B.F. Skinner at the APA Annual Convention (8\10\1990)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf-GKbcSFNo

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For my definition of love, I'd head in part in the direction of John Money's love/lust distinction - http://scottmacleod.com/JohnMoneyLustLoveParaphilia.html ( accessible here - http://scottmacleod.com/JohnMoneyConceptsOfDeterminism.html ) - especially re studying questions of sexuality in these regards ... (... new John Money PhD label today ... )

For a conception of loving personality, I might also point to From emotionally crippled to loving personality | George Vaillant | TEDxAmsterdam 2014 (SIGN LANG.) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKDsU96EVuk ("But love is love ..." from about 14 minutes to to 19 mins )

And for further definitions of love, my Friends' Dalton letter could be key (and to my research) -  http://scottmacleod.com/daltonletter.htm - ... as well as many of my writings ...

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Searched on
"Behaviorism/BF Skinner and Jacques Lacan MD"

and searched on
"behaviorism/bf skinner and jacques lacanian psychoanalysis"

but I think Skinner dismisses the idea of the "inner mind" here (again) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf-GKbcSFNo - at around the 14:00 minute mark (coming from an evolutionary biological perspective), as well as psychoanalytic thinking, and instead focusing on the brain re operant conditioning.

Yet I think too that my insights here (again) - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/11/pinus-merkusii-bf-skinner-and-self-re.html (from yesterday, but back-posted to Saturday) - are a Skinnerian-informed quasi-introspective psychotherapeutic-Lacanian-language-informed synthesis of these two approaches to knowledge of behavior as well as what I'll call my neurophysiology - which I think would be scientifically generalizable and replicable and testable in rigorous well-designed studies.

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Perhaps my "Guidelines for Practicing Loving Bliss vis a vis Practicing a Musical Instrument" - http://scottmacleod.com/GuidelinesPracticingLovingBlissvavMusicalInstrument.htm - and blog post from this weekend - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/11/pinus-merkusii-bf-skinner-and-self-re.html - offer a way to begin to generate schedules / contingencies of reinforcement ... for generating loving bliss neurophysiology ...

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Love and behaviorism? How can we best generate schedules of reinforcement, and newly in a realistic virtual earth / Harbin?

Three BF Skinner (Harvard) Blog Writings with much relevance for learning at World Univ & Sch:
Jack pine: BF Skinner and Operant Conditioning in a realistic virtual earth for experimentation?,...
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/11/jack-pine-bf-skinner-and-operant.html …
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/11/pongo-utopian-communities-hippy.html …
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/11/pinus-merkusii-bf-skinner-and-self-re.html … ~




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Monday, November 13, 2017

Good morning, M,

Interesting insights from this BF Skinner/behaviorist (Harvard) video (for helping people) ... in my recent blog post ...
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/11/pinus-merkusii-bf-skinner-and-self-re.html ... here's the video ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP8k_doYeGw ... and re learning ... eg operant conditioning ... eg pigeons here learn to play ping pong ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGazyH6fQQ4 ... through reinforcing behaviors ... operant conditioning is profound ...

And re Dad ... you'll see some of my thinking that emerged in the process of writing this blog post -
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/11/pinus-merkusii-bf-skinner-and-self-re.html
 ...

"(My father also comes to mind here, where I'd say he had kinds of temper tantrums, as it seems to me, and so did Iyengar have temper tantrums ... with whom I had very little direct engagement whatsoever, although I do have a certificate from the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco ... so while familiar with Iyengar Yoga as a system/its thinking (as a maverick American free-thinking independent student emerging from the 1960s, and not a "believer" throughout), I've also let this Yoga system go, - and appreciate my daily yoga and meditation first thing in the morning, which, because I do it daily, is likely a kind of reinforcer in a kind of Skinnerian sense) ..."
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/11/pinus-merkusii-bf-skinner-and-self-re.html


And my daily writing and daily yoga meditation  sitting ... which I see as interesting reinforcers in an operant conditioning sense ...

Much also in the many posts in the past few days about love and psychology ... thinking developments, I'd say ... :)


Seeking a great partner ... still to be met ... appreciating your wisdom much, M ... in these regards ...

Seeing Pin and M was great ... need to book my ticket back to P soon from Xmas ...

How was your weekend, and how are you?

L,
Scott

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There's much about LEARNING love in this blog post too.


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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Garcinia gummi-gutta: "Creating World-Class Computer Science at Stanford: 60 Years of Innovation", I'm asking about the focused contribution that the Stanford Computer Science department has made and generated over the past 50 or 60 years relative to the other great computer science departments in this country?, Nils J. Nilsson, Kumagai Professor in the School of Engineering, Emeritus; Former Chair of Computer Science - "So you do have to keep their attention, and I think Stanford's Computer Science department was outstanding at ADAPTING to that change which students wanted", Artificial Intelligence, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Brain Computer Interface, Chips - Semiconductors, and Computer Science wiki subject pages at World University and School, In what ways could the building of a realistic virtual Harbin / virtual earth at the Streetview, cellular & atomic levels (for brain science too) be created as a way to keep CS students' attention @HarbinBook and @WorldUnivAndSch, as well as a series of ongoing rewards / reinforcements


Dear Larry,

I went back just now to this "Creating World-Class Computer Science at Stanford: 60 Years of Innovation" event (http://events.stanford.edu/events/646/64681/) with 5 chairs of their CS department on a panel -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDs4mRPJonU - on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, (here too in my blog entry https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/05/pelican-creating-world-class-computer.html - on May 19th).

It seems that Nils Nilsson's reply to my question has a bearing on grading questions as well. (I wonder how to adapt my grading to keep their attention, for example, in addition to adapt my teaching to keep their attention with graphics ... and perhaps your idea to bring the computer into the laboratory has merit ... and especially with regards to virtual Harbin Hot Springs).

Implicit in Nils' response too is a difference between Stanford's and MIT's thinking about computer science, from which I hope WUaS can learn.

I also wonder how a realistic virtual earth can emerge for ionic gases and at the atomic and cellular levels that keeps students' attention in STEM subjects for learning and at the atomic and cellular levels (re MIT Media Lab Ph.D. candidate's https://twitter.com/scottgwald Scott Greenwald's STEM Physics' modeling at the atomic level, as one example).

Here below is a transcription of my question and Nils' response.

Sincerely, Scott


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I was at this, and asked a question at about the 122:50 minute mark ...

"Thanks very much for this fascinating and inspiring panel. I'm asking perhaps about the focused contribution that the Stanford Computer Science department has made and generated over the past 50 or 60 years relative to the other great computer science departments in this country? And I ask in the context of developing MIT OCW-centric World University and School which seeks to create online universities that Creative Commons' licensed OpenCourseWare-centric in all ~200 countries and wiki schools in all 7,100  languages. What is unique about Stanford's Computer Science thinking/culture that might inform perhaps even and further this OpenCourseWare-centric university? Thanks."

And Nils Nillson replied interestingly at the 123:50 minute mark ...

Nils J. Nilsson, Kumagai Professor in the School of Engineering, Emeritus; Former Chair of Computer Science

"Well, I could say something, and that that is because I started teaching when we didn't have powerpoint ... We had overhead transparencies, and magic markers and blackboards or whiteboards ... I found out very soon in my career that the students were bored with writing down various equations and derivations on the blackboard. They wanted something more. So what I think is unique about the department is it was able to adapt to what the students needed ... and so we did. I didn't and we did move into the use of graphics and powerpoint and interactive graphics which kept the students attention. Otherwise they would be sitting there reading their [Stanford] "Daily" (newspaper) and today would be on their cell phones. So you do have to keep their attention, and I think Stanford's Computer Science department was outstanding at ADAPTING to that change which students wanted." (123:50 minute mark to 124:48)


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Artificial Intelligence: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Artificial_Intelligence

Brain and Cognitive Sciences: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Brain_and_Cognitive_Sciences

Brain Computer Interface: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Brain_Computer_Interface

Chips - Semiconductors: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Chips_-_Semiconductors

Computer Science: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Computer_Science

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In what ways could the building of a realistic virtual Harbin / virtual earth at the Streetview, cellular & atomic levels (for brain science too) be created as a way to keep CS students' attention @WorldUnivAndSch, as well as a series of ongoing rewards or reinforcements (a la BF Skinner's behaviorism in the I.T. age) http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/11/garcinia-gummi-gutta-creating-world.htm ~



https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/929872741078986753

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Naked HarbiEthnography:                  
Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality & Virtual Harbin

http://bit.ly/HarbinBook
https://twitter.com/HarbinBook
Visit the Harbin Gate here ~ http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg


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