Monday, December 31, 2018

Phylliidae: Poem ~ Visiting smart India friends ~ Haiku~ish



Visiting smart India friends
in Baltimore, in West Bengal,
expanding consciousness ~
Meditation



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Dear Mainak and Sati, Maitreya and Pin (Sid),

It was very nice to see you yesterday and today in Baltimore, Maryland. Here are photos from my visit to you in West Bengal in Kolkata and Mayapur 5 years ago -

https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1079822037269573634 - which you might be interested in. Thank you again for your wonderful hospitality there in 2013-2014. There are also some links to Bengali language World University and School not yet in Bengali, India World University and School, and more on this Harbin book Twitter post as well.

Here's the poem I wrote about this trip on December 31, 2013, while visiting you -

Eastern Great Egret: Sounds in the night in Kolkata (Calcutta), India, Tagore's "A Moments Indulgence", I lie in my bed in the home of the parents

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2013/12/eastern-great-egret-sounds-in-night-in.html :)

Thank you too for your birthday party!

Warm regards, and Namaste,
Scotty















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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Leaf: Re-conceiving the book - Printable on paper out of a Realistic Virtual Earth (conceptually like Google Street View with time slider, Maps, Earth ...), text in a sidebar and for ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy (thinking virtual Harbin Hot Springs in a realistic virtual Harbin here) which could be co-authored ... whereas traditional book on paper is text oriented from the beginning, has two covers and leaves of pages in the middle, and a beginning, middle and end.


Re-conceiving the book -

Printable on paper out of a Realistic Virtual Earth (conceptually like Google Street View with time slider, Maps, Earth ...)

Visit the Harbin gate here ... 


https://twitter.com/HarbinBook

http://bit.ly/HarbinBook ~


text in a sidebar

and for ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy (thinking virtual Harbin Hot Springs in a realistic virtual Harbin here)

which could be co-authored, or multi-authored

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whereas traditional book on paper is text oriented from the beginning,

has two covers and leaves of pages in the middle,

and a beginning, middle and end.











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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Flower mantis: Glad to have seen the extraordinary Swedish films "The Emigrants" (1971) and "The New Land" (1972) * * * Opening llfe-size art, sculpture and potentially robotics' worlds with Lego robotics, The Art of the Brick ... a culture of Lego, Appreciated the scaling of Lego to human size, appreciated too Lego in a museum as art exhibit, as well as the art itself (e.g. sometimes as few as ~5 Lego brick colors to represent a painting Rembrandt, or The Mona Lisa), and also the Lego culture this art further represents, Was surprised there was no Lego robotics, Wondering how to head in a Robotics' direction, and even re representing Angela and Victor's Yoga, movement, inner body re asanas, body minds, as well as teachings, vision and envisioning ... with Lego Robotics + ... Sculpture , Arts, Robotics at WUaS, Am curious too where creative Art Robotics in a 3D virtual world - emerging from developments with Brick Street View into Google Street View in a SINGLE Realistic Virtual Earth - and especially for everything, e.g STEM, archaeology, architecture, history, robotics, surgery, brain science, ... the art and robotics of all of these


Glad to have seen the extraordinary Swedish films "The Emigrants" (1971) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Emigrants_(film) and "The New Land" (1972) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Land by Jan Troll https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Troell in the last few days ... (both in The Criterion Collection - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Criterion_Collection). Both take place from about 1844-1862.

Swedish identity, the American frontier, religious freedom, leaving persecution in the old world to come to freedom in the new world, themes of sexuality, questions of culture, re Sweden, America, Native Americans, are all significant among so much more. Am curious further about the role of the 1960s and 1970s in this film.


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Opening llfe-size art, sculpture and potentially robotics' worlds with Lego robotics

 - "The Art of the Brick" (Carnegie Science museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Appreciated the scaling of Lego to human size, appreciated too Lego in a museum as art exhibit, as well as the art itself (e.g. sometimes as few as ~5 Lego brick colors to represent a painting Rembrandt, or The Mona Lisa), and also the Lego culture this art further represents.

Was surprised there was no Lego robotics.

Wondering how to head in a Robotics' direction, and even re representing Angela and Victor's Yoga, movement, inner body re asanas, body minds, as well as teachings, vision and envisioning ... with Lego Robotics + ...


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https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1079421626113056768

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THE ART OF THE BRICK

Experience the World’s Largest Exhibition of LEGO® Art

http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org/exhibits/the-art-of-the-brick/

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https://youtu.be/IO0_ZqcB_C0


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Nathan Sawaya (born July 10, 1973) is an American-based artist who builds custom three-dimensional sculptures and large-scale mosaics from popular everyday items and is best known for his work with standard LEGO toy bricks.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Sawaya -


NATHAN SAWAYA

https://avantgallery.com/nathan-sawaya/

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20 Incredible LEGO Artworks by Nathan Sawaya

https://www.boredpanda.com/20-incredible-lego-artworks-by-nathan-sawaya/


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Interesting to see that Sawaya developed his career for happiness in Lego Art and sculpture, after having been unhappy as a lawyer apparently ... will post a picture of this sign from the exhibit and other pictures of his art ...


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Was a little unclear where MIT and the COMPUTERIZED DESIGN for these Lego sculptures could have played a role in the making of these ... in this Carnegie Science museum exhibit in Pittsburgh, PA.



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Sculpture at WUaS -
https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Sculpture

Art - 

Arts - 
https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Arts

Robotics -
https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Robotics

Science - 



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Am curious too where creative Art Robotics in a 3D virtual world - emerging from developments with Brick Street View into Google Street View in a SINGLE Realistic Virtual Earth - and especially  for everything, e.g music, STEM, archaeology, architecture, history, robotics, surgery, brain science, ... the art and robotics of all of these, will emerge creatively and flourish


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Friday, December 28, 2018

Isle of Skye: In writing a comparative ethnography of MIT & Stanford STEM ethoses re innovation in digital revolution, am curious how this could benefit these & CalTech, CMU & Tech Schs. Re robotics could these schools innovate with Google Voice & Siri re ML & AI with Lego robotics?, Society, Information Technology and the Global University course re Innovation, Have in mind too re Robotics' Innovation the 2 foot high Japanese humanoid robots that teaches languages (from a Stanford talk) https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/12/isle-of-skye-in-writing-comparative.html & #RealisticVirtualEarthForRobotics #RealisticVirtualEarthForLego #RealisticVirtualEarth for #ActualVirtual #PhysicalDigital developments, Home Robotics for free-to-students' Engineering degrees? There's SO much potential at @WorldUnivAndSch in collaborating with the MACHINE LEARNING & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE platforms of Google Voice, Apple Siri+ & esp w developments w (MIT) Lego robotics https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Robotics ~


In writing a comparative ethnography of MIT & Stanford STEM ethoses re innovation in digital revolution, am curious how this could benefit these & CalTech, CMU & other Technology schools. Re robotics could these schools innovate with Google Voice & Siri re ML & AI with Lego robotics?



https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1078865130107166720


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For this Stanford-MIT STEM ethos ethnography comparison, am seeking also to draw on the course I teach, ~ Society, Information Technology, and the Global University ~ which is much about the innovation that gave rise to the information technology revolution:

Society, Information Technology, 
and the Global University ~

http://worlduniversityandschool.org/InfoTechNetworkSocGlobalUniv.html


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Have in mind too re Robotics' Innovation the 2 foot high Japanese humanoid robots that teach languages (from a Stanford talk - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/11/mimosa-pudica-linguistic-turn-animal.html) https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/12/isle-of-skye-in-writing-comparative.html re #RealisticVirtualEarthForRobotics #RealisticVirtualEarthForLego #RealisticVirtualEarth for #ActualVirtual #PhysicalDigital dev
 https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1079093413792886790

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In writing a comparative ethnography of MIT & Stanford STEM ethoses since '60s re innovation in digital revolution, am curious how this could benefit CalTech, CMU, other Tech schools. Re robotics could these schools innovate with Google Voice, Siri re ML & AI &with Lego robotics?





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Home Robotics for free-to-students' Engineering degrees? There's SO much potential at @WorldUnivAndSch in collaborating with the MACHINE LEARNING & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE platforms of Google Voice, Apple Siri+ & esp w developments w (MIT) Lego robotics https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Robotics ~

https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1079097126565621762

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see, too:

Flying fish - Robotics' schools, Check out the OCW in all ~200 countries online first - for learning /Programming, /Engineering, /Robotics, /CREATIVITY, as expression too of national identities / thinking, First in #ActualVirtual Lego Mindstorms EV3, Scottish Country Dancer ROBOTS?, Maybe robots will emerge for cleaning, A million of these could do the job in nuclear disaster zones ... MIT Tech Review-"Google is closing a bipedal-robot project, but the robot revolution is far from over," "CHAFT : DARPA Robotics Challenge 8 Tasks + Special Walking," Looks like there's even an #ActualVirtual, #PhysicalDigital GOOGLE scenario happening in StreetView here that could be adapted to Lego Robotics' scale, for far more design innovation ahead (e.g. by multiple Stanford students :)

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/11/flying-fish-robotics-schools-check-out.html



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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Pacific Coast Ranges: How best to add family photos and DNA into an interactive #RealisticVirtualEarth also re a new animated genealogy program?, Wondering too how a Prof. Hugh Thomas who wrote 'The English and the Normans: Ethnic Hostility, Assimilation, and Identity 1066 - c.1220' could develop history in a COMPLETELY NEW way in a #RealisticVirtualEarthForHistory @WUaSPress #RealisticVirtualEarth thinking Google Streetview+, How best to build on existing very popular Genealogy Programs?


Wondering how a Prof. Hugh Thomas who wrote 'The English and the Normans: Ethnic Hostility, Assimilation, and Identity 1066 - c.1220' could develop history in a COMPLETELY NEW way in a #RealisticVirtualEarthForHistory @WUaSPress #RealisticVirtualEarth thinking Google Streetview+




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And how best to add family photos and DNA into an interactive  #RealisticVirtualEarth also re a new animated genealogy program?
Janie MacLeod & Christine Michaels + in Pittsburgh, PA, 4 years ago How best to add such family photos into an interactive also re a new animated genealogy program?

https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1078334929631625216


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Legacy Family Tree 9
Heredis 2017
RootsMagic 7
Branches
Family Tree Maker - 6.5
Ancestral Quest 14
Reunion 12
Brother's Keeper
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https://www.toptenreviews.com/software/home/best-genealogy-software/


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Anne's Family History Resources
https://sites.google.com/site/annesfamilyhistoryresources/computing-tools/software

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https://familyhistorydaily.com/free-genealogy-resources/this-smart-new-tool-from-google-is-the-perfect-genealogy-research-assistant/




If in a SINGLE #RealisticVirtualEarth with gene editing tools, am thinking CRISPR tools with Google Street View +, one could take small amounts of ancient DNA and grow this into wooly mammoths, & other species, first virtually then potentially actually #PhysicalDigital >new world



https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1078863974068817920





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