Saturday, October 27, 2018

Lewis River, Washington state: UC Berkeley Gifford room talk - "HARBIN AND AVATAR BOTS: Robotics and Tourism" - in the Anthropology Department, Slides from this talk, 32:50 Loving bliss, 103:55 Livermore oil fields / Harbin Hot Springs' geothermal as comparative actual-virtual, physical-digital field sites, and for Lego robotics, Physical robots in Lego WeDo 2.0 ... into Brick Street View? … The Spyrobot - WeDo 2.0, Volcano Alert, QA - Robots creating a memorial of the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon, and which robots wouldn't be affected sympathizing with the loss expressed in the remembrances and memorials, and in creating a museum exhibit, so that museum curator Rainey Tisdale, who might be overwhelmed by the pathos of what she was seeing, and thus get sidetracked, could focus on other aspects of creating such a remembrance, Brainwave headset and robotic arm programmed to choose between 3 choices


"HARBIN AND AVATAR BOTS: Robotics and Tourism"

https://youtu.be/dN80Hm_db2I


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32:50
Loving bliss


103:55
Livermore oil fields / Harbin Hot Springs' geothermal as comparative actual-virtual, physical-digital field sites, and for Lego robotics.


107:00
very skillful culture of Watsu practitioners at Harbin


108:45
what would it be like if Harbiniana the robot got high on cannabis; legal in California
(http://www.thecannifornian.com/cannabis-culture/everything-know-california-marijuana-laws-kicking-jan-1-2018/)

112:00
Questions and Answers


117:45
Joy

Do you use MDMA as a reference experience ... ?



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The Tourism Studies Working Group is pleased to announce

HARBIN AND AVATAR BOTS:
Robotics and Tourism
Scott MacLeod
Professor of Anthropology
World University and School, Online
Friday, October 26, 5:00pm
Gifford Room, 221 Kroeber Hall
University of California, Berkeley

Abstract:
The tourist in the information technology age, and avatar bots: in this talk, I examine physical < > digital tourism with Lego robotics, Brick Street View & Google Street View, conceptually, and in relation to my actual < > virtual Harbin Hot Springs’ ethnographic project. Harbiniana is a physical/digital Bot, who does Watsu, and is an anthropologist: “How would you teach me about Harbin in this early phase of artificial intelligence/machine learning and robotics?“ Harbiniana is also interested in human cultures/counterculture. Furthermore, in this talk I seek to lay the groundwork conceptually for the study of great enjoyment, or loving bliss, in the Harbin warm pool and via an anthropological approach to brain science. A realistic 3D interactive virtual earth at the cellular and atomic too (think Google Street View+ with Brick Street View for Legos+) will give radically new potentials for studying brain chemistry with brain wave head sets, and in the Harbin warm pool, and both actually as well as virtually, physically and digitally. In this presentation, I also suggest that wiki ethnography generation in a realistic virtual earth – which I’m calling, as a new social science method, ‘ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy ‘– is a new kind of fieldwork to actual and virtual Harbin Hot Springs. Lastly, I examine questions of “robotic authenticity,” and for Watsu, or water dance, a creative Harbin innovation – now both actually, and potentially virtually.

Speaker Bio:
Scott G.K. MacLeod is an American academic and Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology at World University and School - worlduniversityandschool.org. He's taught "Network Society, Information Technology and the Global University" on Harvard University's virtual island, and on Penn State Isle in Second Life as a Penn State University instructor. He's taught both anthropology and sociology in real life at Chatham University, the University of Pittsburgh, and at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received a Master's Degree in anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Diploma of Research from the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on the information technology network society age, the world wide web cosmos, the virtual, and actual-virtual Harbin Hot Springs, seeking to facilitate the development of a realistic virtual earth for STEM research, and as classrooms (Think Google Street View with time slider +). He is World University and School's founder, president and CEO. WUaS forked successfully in 2017 into a second legal entity, the WUaS Press / Corp, planned with machine translation in all 7,097 living languages. Wiki World University and School is CC-4 MIT OCW-centric (in 5 languages) and CC Yale OYC-centric and seeks to develop major universities in all ~200 countries' main and official languages, as well as wiki schools in all 7,097 living languages too; WUaS plans to offer online CC OCW Bachelor, Ph.D., law, M.D. as well as I.B. high school degrees, partly in group video.

http://tourismstudies.org/news_archive/SMacLeod2018.htm
http://tourismstudies.org/Colloquia_2018-2019.htm
http://tourismstudies.org/People.htm#SM


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Slides from this talk:

Harbin & Avatar Bots:

Robotics & Tourism
... https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RSWzevDqjDXZQsLShnWKp-R76GkIcy18-wzQfMtu1oA/edit?usp=sharing ...


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Physical robots in Lego WeDo 2.0 ... into Brick Street View? …

The Spyrobot - WeDo 2.0
https://youtu.be/g_Qvf1VTaDY

Lego Wedo 2.0 Santa claus
https://youtu.be/UcHn8eXR3a4



Here are Volcano Alert / Volcano Alarm (in Lego WeDo2 robotics) in the front left -

LEGO WeDo2.0 Volcano Alert

https://youtu.be/mOwp-uhzLcA - but which doesn't run in this video, where the other two robots do run. (The robot I brought last night to SCD also had a part that had fallen off - the green top bit with 2-3 'lights':) ... as a FYI :)

Lego Wedo 2.0 Melikcan ve Volcano Alert

https://youtu.be/jxZlERJ6QOY - this young Turkish kid shows Volcano Alert working around the 40 second mark. And you can get a sense of how the programming works and the other little 'bots' in the project work here -

VOLCANO ALARM LEGO WEDO 2 0

https://youtu.be/1zTUEcCuPX8 - (in Greece!).


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Brainwave headset and robotic arm programmed to choose between 3 choices:

Supervising Robots with Brain and Muscle Signals


https://youtu.be/_Or8Lt3YtEA


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Hi Nelson, Jing, Mahlon and All, 

Thanks for making it possible to give my talk in the Gifford room at UC Berkeley yesterday - http://tourismstudies.org/news_archive/SMacLeod2018.htm ... 

You'll find my "HARBIN AND AVATAR BOTS: Robotics and Tourism"  in video here ... https://youtu.be/dN80Hm_db2I ... if interested (and here - https://www.youtube.com/WorldUnivandSch). 

I also blogged about this today, including adding some further robotics, brainwave headsets, and museums' resources re the Q & A, including the interesting Museums' video talk - https://youtu.be/LM5xtk23cv0 - about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and looking at remembrances of this from a museum curator's perspective by Rainey Tisdale (who went to Haverford as an undergraduate, and may have Quaker roots as well - https://ems-web.quaker.haverford.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=68049) ... or a robotics' perspective.  

Lewis River, Washington state: UC Berkeley Gifford room talk - "HARBIN AND AVATAR BOTS: Robotics and Tourism" - in the Anthropology Department, Slides from this talk, 32:50 Loving bliss, 103:55 Livermore oil fields / Harbin Hot Springs' geothermal as comparative actual-virtual, physical-digital field sites, and for Lego robotics, Physical robots in Lego WeDo 2.0 ... into Brick Street View? … The Spyrobot - WeDo 2.0, Volcano Alert, QA - Robots creating a memorial of the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon, and which robots wouldn't be affected sympathizing with the loss expressed in the remembrances and memorials, and in creating a museum exhibit, so that museum curator Rainey Tisdale, who might be overwhelmed by the pathos of what she was seeing, and thus get sidetracked, could focus on other aspects of creating such a remembrance, Brainwave headset and robotic arm programmed to choose between 3 choices ... https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/10/lewis-river-washington-state-uc.html ...

Thank you again,
Scott

PS
See, too:
My lecture on "HARBIN AND AVATAR BOTS: Robotics & Tourism" delivered as part of the UC Berkeley Anthropology Tourism Studies' lecture series is now on Youtube https://youtu.be/dN80Hm_db2I & https://www.youtube.com/WorldUnivandSch Slides: https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/10/lewis-river-washington-state-uc.html ~ @HarbinBook ~ #RealisticVirtualEarth~ https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1056275168933306368 https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1056275346775928832 https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1056276081173352449

PPS
Could someone who knows the two people not in this email, sitting between Jing Ge and Fred Huxley, please share this with them?


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112:00 Questions and Answers:

In response to a question in the Q&A ...

Robots creating a memorial of the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon, and which robots wouldn't be affected sympathizing with the loss expressed in the remembrances and memorials, and in creating a museum exhibit, so that museum curator Rainey Tisdale, who might be overwhelmed by the pathos of what she was seeing, and thus get sidetracked, could focus on other aspects of creating such a remembrance.

Thank you to Rainey Tisdale '94 for coming back to Haverford and speaking to our students as a part of our Fords on Friday program! To hear more of Rainey's tips, check out our blog at http://ow.ly/aO3550jo4jt  or her TEDx talk at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM5xtk23cv0&feature=youtu.be




https://twitter.com/CCPAHaverford/status/1050438415836225538


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My lecture on "HARBIN AND AVATAR BOTS: Robotics & Tourism" delivered as part of the UC Berkeley Anthropology Tourism Studies' lecture series is now on Youtube https://youtu.be/dN80Hm_db2I & https://www.youtube.com/WorldUnivandSch Slides:
https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/10/lewis-river-washington-state-uc.html ~ @HarbinBook ~ #RealisticVirtualEarth~

https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1056276081173352449


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