Friday, May 24, 2019

Flying gurnard: Stanford - Launch Event for The Chinese Deathscape Digital Project



Stanford - Launch Event for The Chinese Deathscape Digital Project

Dear Tom, (and David and Glen, whom Tom mentioned as central to this project),

Thanks for your excellent "Launch Event for The Chinese Deathscape Digital Project" - https://events.stanford.edu/events/833/83388/ - and brilliant work and I.T. platform. The question I approximately asked: how a Chinese scholar on your project might add a smartphone photo, say of a map (in Chinese) at the museum of the Xi'an Terracotta Warriors as a kind of mausoleum even, to your platform is interesting potentially for your colleagues and other students who might seek to extend the parameters of your project with time, or come into conversation with it. If such a photographer/scholar/student could also then geo-rectify this, and then subsequently overlay this with other geo-rectified maps and compare, - your data on related projects would also grow significantly with time.  
 
(For example, with regards to my actual-virtual ethnographic field site with many parallels to your project, I added this 2001 photo of the Harbin gate house around 2009 to Google Street View here - https://www.google.com/maps/place/Harbin+Hot+Springs/@38.7860806,-122.6518315,3a,109.6y,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1sAF1QipOR33JEA3qzAchuAOEFPss-U_w6cXPc-OsiNgSE!2e10!3e12!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipOR33JEA3qzAchuAOEFPss-U_w6cXPc-OsiNgSE%3Dw203-h153-k-no!7i576!8i436!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xde57c3ab0ecaa2c9!8m2!3d38.7860806!4d-122.6518315 - as an example of what could get very involved machine learning-wise if people were many maps, or even adding video of maps in your project). And I'll welcome people to add photos to a realistic virtual Harbin in Google Streetview (outside the Harbin gate, since Harbin doesn't allow photos on property, but also welcome people to add drawings of Harbin's pool area to this realistic virtual Harbin; see ~ http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg ~ https://twitter.com/HarbinBook ~ http://bit.ly/HarbinBook ~).

And in asking after your talk at the podium about even re-conceiving the book, re your comments that the book isn't dead, please see this blog entry - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/12/leaf-re-conceiving-book-printable-on.html).
 
As we talked about coming down the Rumsey Maps' Center stairs, I'm also interested in facilitating a realistic virtual earth for everything - and particularly for developing a realistic virtual Harbin Hot Springs for actual-virtual, physical-digital ethnographic comparison, STEM research (including brain research), and at the cellular and atomic levels too, and with regard too to a new social science method I'm calling ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy. But after hearing your presentation, I'm also curious about a related approach one might newly call historio-wiki-virtual-world-graphy, where people might wiki-add historical data to an emergent realistic virtual earth (am thinking Google Streetview / Maps / Earth / Tensorflow, Translate + and with avatar bots) . What I appreciate much about your approach, Tom, is that you circumscribe your project, platform, map-URL-citation-approach and book project for scholars, as a way to both generate questions, and ask them as well, - but also in a way which is potentially in a network of people you trust (I think - is this correct?). 

And re adding further photos of maps, photos of people and even graves (and even corpses re your Chinese project) and also potentially videos of this, which could conceivably be integrated into the whole realistic virtual earth, here's the Google AI video "Our depth predictions" link I mentioned - https://twitter.com/GoogleAI/status/1131615568753115136 (with a related Tweet about emergent scholarly approaches to privacy - https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1131647658815176705 - and in a realistic virtual earth), with many implications for machine learning, privacy and a Google-centric realistic virtual earth.

In what ways might we explore further collaboration re possibly exploring making interoperable your map platform, which seems to be quite Google-centric, with creating a realistic virtual earth for related question-generating and new approaches to historical data and evidence (and re creating a realistic virtual Harbin, and explicitly developing a platform for ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy, and potentially newly for historio-wiki-virtual-world-graphy, which wouldn't interfere with your current great work, but which might eventually provide more helpful data for your projects)? 

(And out of curiosity, how do you conceive of the Information age re the title of your book - "Radical Machines: Chinese in the Information Age" (https://profiles.stanford.edu/thomas-mullaney) and in your upcoming "The Chinese Computer: A Global History of the Information Age" (https://history.stanford.edu/people/tom-mullaney). I'm a bit Manuel Castells' focused in these regards (re a course I teach).

Thank you so much for your great talk and work, and very nice to meet you. (Greetings too David and Glen!). PS: below you'll find an email to Nicole Hu, a brilliant Stanfordian working in a similar space.

All the best, Scott








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April 25, 2019

Hi Nicole, 

Thanks for your excellent talk yesterday. And very nice to meet you after your inspiring Stanford Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders' presentation  - https://events.stanford.edu/events/831/83194. In asking about a realistic virtual earth for geology, with machine learning, and a realistic virtual earth for hydrology, and for atmospheric sciences, I'm wondering too how these will all inter-operate. And how could this best be helpful for cities planning digital mapping for emergency-preparedness? So thanks for your response in the Q&A that a realistic virtual earth for natural sciences is a good idea, and even potentially re:  

14.5 billion years of the universe @ ATOMIC, cellular & street view levels re MODELING a SINGLE #RealisticVirtualEarth #RealisticVirtualUniverse & 3.5 billion years of life with 3-100 million species. Beginning w #PhysicalDigital tele-robotic brain surgery & even re testing in space ships?
https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1121504555840106496 .

Asked in Machine Learning for Cosmology Stanford talk, in seeking to facilitate a #RealisticVirtualUniverse for EVERYTHING, how ML for Physics would interoperate w Chemistry ML, Biology ML. He suggested focusing on ML for Physics, then to 'parameterize' Disciplines' ignoranceshttps://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1119007566816661511
Soft robotics for oceanography COOL! https://twitter.com/Harvard/status/1025039770961903616 … Let's let our students explore, innovate & research further from home with Lego robotics - developing #SoftRobotics & #SoftLegoRobotics, 3D Printers & in a #RealisticVirtualHarbin - @HarbinBook >https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Robotics ~
https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1025043303597625345
See the related #Hashtags above in Twitter for furthering thinking about this. 

Am also interested in exploring how to create a realistic virtual Harbin Hot Springs (my actual-virtual, ethnographic field site) for physical-digital comparative ethnographic /social science & STEM research, and in particular, such that people and researchers could add their own data (eg photos, video, simulations, etc.) to this, and to a related realistic virtual earth via a new STEM & social science method I'm calling ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy.

How best too to make realistic virtual Harbin attractive to visit online for soaking especially, like visiting actual Harbin, is a fascinating question, which I'd love to talk further with you about, as well. I think give in your great talk that you'd have great ideas for this.
In developing MIT OCW-centric wiki World University and School, with major universities planned for online free-to-students' university/high school degrees in each of all 200 countries' languages - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States (see too /Subjects) - am curious how faculty and students and STEM researchers could all further help develop this realistic virtual universe.

Here's what I have in mind by a 3D interactive realistic virtual universe / earth and at the atomic / cellular levels in something like Google Street View with TIME SLIDER / Maps / Earth / Translate +++ : Visit the Harbin Hot Springsgate here, and "walk" "4 miles" down the road to "amble" around Middletown, CA: http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg ~ https://twitter.com/HarbinBook ~ http://bit.ly/HarbinBook ~

Am particularly interested in Google Street View's relationship here with BRICK Street View (re Lego bricks) and re Lego Robotics with Scratch 3.0 for developing eventually this realistic virtual earth for robotics and design - and eventually for emergency preparedness. Cities might find great value in this (and re education too).

Thanks again for your brilliant inspiring Stanford entrepreneurial talk.

All the best, Scott

Scott MacLeod - https://twitter.com/scottmacleod   
World Univ and Sch Twitter - http://twitter.com/WorldUnivandSch
Languages - World Univ - http://twitter.com/sgkmacleod   
“Naked Harbin Ethnography” book (in Academic Press at WUaS) - http://twitter.com/HarbinBook
(OpenBand (Berkeley) - https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand ) )



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- World University and School

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Redtail sharkminnow: 3 books at Reed Reunions' Marketplace, Hi Reedies! Have begun a new academic press with many Harbin Hot Springs' focused books. Will be at Reed Reunions' Marketplace on Saturday, June 8th from 11-2 with: > "Naked Harbin Ethnography: Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality" > "Virtual Harbin, Winding Road Rainbow: Harbin, Wandering & the Poetry of Loving Bliss" > "Haiku~ish & Other, Loving, Hippy, Harbin Poetry" - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html - Will have the beginning virtual Harbin on laptop there too - http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html * * * re these digital markings on this "Dancing Lego Robot," Am thinking that these Google video 'Our depth predictions' will eventually go into Google Streetview with time slider and then be usable with Lego Robotics too ... * * * [Air-L] New book: "Privacy and Identity in a Networked Society: Refining Privacy Impact Assessment," Am curious how such questions will inform the development of a realistic virtual earth / universe, and at the cellular and atomic levels too



3 books at Reed Reunions' Marketplace
https://reed.switchboardhq.com/posts/46024-3-books-at-reed-renunions-marketplace

Hi Reedies! Have begun a new academic press with many Harbin Hot Springs' focused books. Will be at Reed Reunions' Marketplace on Saturday, June 8th from 11-2 with:
> "Naked Harbin Ethnography: Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality"
> "Virtual Harbin, Winding Road Rainbow: Harbin, Wandering & the Poetry of Loving Bliss"
> "Haiku~ish & Other, Loving, Hippy, Harbin Poetry"
- http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html -
Will have the beginning virtual Harbin on laptop there too - http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html -
(https://amazon.com/author/scottmacleodworlduniversity)
Cheers, Scott
- https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1131612072754573312
- https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1131611221419995136

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3 books @ Reed Reunions' Marketplace 6/8/19 11-2
https://reed.switchboardhq.com/posts/46024-3-books-at-reed-renunions-marketplace
@WUaSPress @ReedCUS
> Naked Harbin Ethnography: Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality & Virtual Harbin
> Winding Road Rainbow
> Haiku~ish @HarbinBook Poetry
- http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html -

- https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1131611221419995136 -
https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1131611529697087489


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3 books @ Reed Reunions' Marketplace 6/8/19 11-2
https://reed.switchboardhq.com/posts/46024-3-books-at-reed-renunions-marketplace
@WUaSPress @ReedCUS
> 'Naked Harbin Ethnography: Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality & Virtual Harbin'
Poetry:
> 'Winding Road Rainbow'
> 'Haiku~ish'
- http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html -

https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1131611833423368192
https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1131613201534029825


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3 books @ Reed Reunions' Marketplace 6/8/19 11-2
https://reed.switchboardhq.com/posts/46024-3-books-at-reed-renunions-marketplace
@WUaSPress @WorldUnivAndSch
>'Naked Harbin Ethnography: Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality & Virtual Harbin'
Poetry:
>'Winding Road Rainbow'
>'Haiku~ish'
http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html -

https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1131612072754573312




Thanks! I think this one would be best - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html - since it provides access too to A) https://twitter.com/WUaSPress and B) http://worlduniversityandschool.org (and which was linked last year on this Reed Reunions' Marketplace web page - https://web.archive.org/web/20170501000000*/https://reunions.reed.edu/marketplace.html) and C) http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html.

Just created a Reed Marketplace post about this too:

3 books at Reed Reunions' Marketplace
https://reed.switchboardhq.com/posts/46024-3-books-at-reed-renunions-marketplace ...

Hi Reedies! Have begun a new academic press with many Harbin Hot Springs' focused books. Will be at Reed Reunions' Marketplace on Saturday, June 8th from 11-2 with:
> "Naked Harbin Ethnography: Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality"
> "Virtual Harbin, Winding Road Rainbow: Harbin, Wandering & the Poetry of Loving Bliss"
> "Haiku~ish & Other, Loving, Hippy, Harbin Poetry"
- http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html -
Will have the beginning virtual Harbin on laptop there too - http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html -
(https://amazon.com/author/scottmacleodworlduniversity)
Cheers, Scott
- https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1131612072754573312
- https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1131611221419995136

Thanks, Scott
- https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch
- https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1131613201534029825

Here are some archive.org web pages for - https://reunions.reed.edu/marketplace.html - on

May 10, 2017:
https://web.archive.org/web/20170510035319/https://reunions.reed.edu/marketplace.html

July 22, 2018
https://web.archive.org/web/20180722182608/https://reunions.reed.edu/marketplace.html

Thanks, Scott


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Hey Carla,

Check out the beginning of dancing Lego into virtual reality, machine learning, a realistic virtual earth here -

Are these digital markings on this "Dancing Lego Robot" https://twitter.com/LEGO_Education/status/1129348406760099846 paralleling autonomous vehicle driving A.I. software the beginnings of virtual Lego robotics in #RealisticVirtualEarth #RealisticVirtualEarthforRobotics ie re WeDo 2.0 & Mindstorms EV3 for education?
https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1131619933798797313
https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1129792518965661696


And relatedly:

A Pas de basque in Scottish Country Dancing in this "Dancing Lego Robot" & are these digital markings https://twitter.com/LEGO_Education/status/1129348406760099846 … paralleling autonomous vehicle driving AI software the beginnings of VIRTUAL Lego robotics in #RealisticVirtualEarth #RealisticVirtualEarthforRobotics?

https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand/status/1129806425587240961


"Reconstructing scene depth from video with moving subjects can be very challenging. Now there’s a #DeepLearning approach that generates accurate 3D depth maps from ordinary video, even when both camera and subjects are in motion. Learn more at → http://goo.gle/2HxYqCm"
- https://twitter.com/GoogleAI/status/1131615568753115136

Am thinking that these Google video 'depth predictions' will eventually go into Google Streetview with time slider / Earth, and then be usable with Lego Robotics too (re Brick Streetview), both actually and virtually, physically and digitally ...

kinda wild ...

Am wondering about sleeping in my car on a quiet SE Portland street near yours (since World Univ & Sch hasn't become financially operational yet) and showering in the Reed Gym ... do you think there would be any problems with this?

All the best, Scotty



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re these digital markings on this "Dancing Lego Robot" https://twitter.com/LEGO_Education/status/1129348406760099846 paralleling autonomous vehicle driving A.I. software the beginnings of virtual Lego robotics in #RealisticVirtualEarth #RealisticVirtualEarthforRobotics ie re WeDo 2.0 & Mindstorms EV3 for education?
https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1131619933798797313
https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1129792518965661696


And relatedly:

A Pas de basque in Scottish Country Dancing in this "Dancing Lego Robot" & are these digital markings https://twitter.com/LEGO_Education/status/1129348406760099846 … paralleling autonomous vehicle driving AI software the beginnings of VIRTUAL Lego robotics in #RealisticVirtualEarth #RealisticVirtualEarthforRobotics?

https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand/status/1129806425587240961


Reconstructing scene depth from video with moving subjects can be very challenging. Now there’s a #DeepLearning approach that generates accurate 3D depth maps from ordinary video, even when both camera and subjects are in motion. Learn more at → http://goo.gle/2HxYqCm
https://twitter.com/GoogleAI/status/1131615568753115136

Am thinking that these Google video 'Our depth predictions' will eventually go into Google Streetview with time slider and then be usable with Lego Robotics too ...

kinda wild ...





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[Air-L] New book: Privacy and Identity in a Networked Society: Refining Privacy Impact Assessment




Stefan (and AoIR), 

Congratulations on the publication of "Privacy and Identity in a Networked Society. Refining Privacy Impact Assessment" -

Am curious how such questions will inform the development of a realistic virtual earth / universe, and at the cellular and atomic levels too. (Am thinking Google Streetview with time slider / maps / earth / tensor flow and which is also wiki where we could all add our own video into such a realistic virtual earth, and this would become integrated into the whole +). See too this recent "depth prediction" Tweet from Google - https://twitter.com/GoogleAI/status/1131615568753115136 (and in this related blog post - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/05/redtail-sharkminnow-3-books-at-reed.html). 

Check out too the related CC-4 MIT OCW courses here at wiki World Univ & Sch - 



Best regards, Scott
Privacy in a #RealisticVirtualEarth & @ cell/atom levels too (in Google Streetview to add our own video integrated into whole +). See "Our depth predictions">https://twitter.com/GoogleAI/status/1131615568753115136 (https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/05/redtail-sharkminnow-3-books-at-reed.html) Check out too related CC-4 MIT OCW courses 

Best regards, Scott

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- World University and School

- 415 480 4577


- CC World University and School - like CC Wikipedia with best STEM-centric CC OpenCourseWare - incorporated as a nonprofit university and school in California, and is a U.S. 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt educational organization. 






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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Red-tailed Tropicbird: Here's the first online Ph.D. degree I've seen offered & from the University of Southern California (which is accredited by WASC), which means WASC senior now knows how to accredit online Ph.D.s: "USC's online Doctor of Education in Organizational Change+" https://bit.ly/2TSgYEH ~ * World class ONLINE PhDs @WorldUnivAndSch ahead licensing & accrediting on best STEM CC-4 @MITOCW (in its 5 languages) for free-to-students' degrees & planned in all ~200 countries' official & main languages, Accreditation * * * Stanford talks "Africa Table: CAS Summer Research Fellows Present on Marine Protected Areas and Water Delivery," Mauritius and Uganda World University and School,


Here's the first online Ph.D. degree I've seen offered & from the University of Southern California (which is accredited by WASC), which means WASC senior now knows how to accredit online Ph.D.s:
USC's online Doctor of Education in Organizational Change+ https://bit.ly/2TSgYEH ~


- https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1131231895214125057
- https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1131232324174077953
- https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1131232670837485569


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World class ONLINE PhDs @WorldUnivAndSch ahead https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Ph.D._Degrees_at_World_University_and_School licensing & accrediting on best STEM CC-4 @MITOCW (in its 5 languages) for free-to-students' degrees & planned in ~200 countries' official & main languages https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States & https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Languages~


https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1131244221296283648


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World class ONLINE PhDs @WorldUnivAndSch ahead licensing & accrediting on best STEM CC-4 @MITOCW (in its 5 languages) for free-to-students' degrees & planned in all ~200 countries' official & main languages https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States & https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Languages beginning with English

https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1131240015671902209



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Dear Larry,

Here's the further 'green light' email from BPPE's Dianne Arechiga from April 22, 2019 (after the Feb 20, 2019 9 - 4:30 BPPE workshop).

Also here's the first online Ph.D. degree I've ever seen offered, and from the University of Southern California (which has been accredited by WASC senior since 1949), and which means WASC senior now knows how to accredit online Ph.D.s:

Advance your education career with USC's online Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership. https://bit.ly/2TSgYEH 
https://twitter.com/USCTeacher/status/1108424161712578560

"USC has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) since March 6, 1949. WASC is one of six regional accrediting organizations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. ... WASC is located at 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501; (510) 748-9001; http://www.wascsenior.org/.
WASC Accreditation | Office of the Provost | USC
https://accreditation.usc.edu/"
Maybe the Office of the Provost at Stanford could take on some of these accreditation burdens re World University and School, since they're experienced, and have a team (and so WUaS could come out of Stanford further too).

Sincerely, Scott

Here's the first online Ph.D. degree I've seen offered & from the University of Southern California (which is accredited by WASC), which means WASC senior now knows how to accredit online Ph.D.s:
USC's online Doctor of Education in Organizational Change+ https://bit.ly/2TSgYEH ~



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Hi Josheena, and Jitka,

Thanks for your great Stanford talks "Africa Table: CAS Summer Research Fellows Present on Marine Protected Areas and Water Delivery" - https://events.stanford.edu/events/840/84007/ . I've only been to Mauritius once, and found it very beautiful. Let's also stay in touch about data, Mauritius and MPAs re your talk especially per Q&A and our conversation afterward. And let's stay in touch too, Jitka, about Uganda WUaS - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Uganda. World University and School is like Wikipedia in ~300 languages with CC-4 MIT OCW in 5 languages. And let's stay in touch too about Mauritius World University and School, eventually accessible from here - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States . 

Let's also stay in touch about a realistic virtual earth for MPAs (and re marine archaeological robotics even), and Uganda water systems and water delivery! 

(With regards too to my actual-virtual ethnographic field site),
here's what I have in mind by a 3D interactive VR realistic virtual universe / earth and at the atomic / cellular levels in something like Google Street View with TIME SLIDER / Maps / Earth / Translate +++ : Visit the Harbin Hot Springs' gate here, and "walk" "4 miles" down the road to "amble" around Middletown, CA: http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg ~ https://twitter.com/HarbinBook ~ http://bit.ly/HarbinBook ~


Looking forward to having coffee potentially in June, Josheena. 


See, too, the beginning of Kenya World University and School - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Kenya - & India World University and School - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/India - and see too the MIT OCW here on the wiki subjects' page, which courses will eventually be for credit online - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Subjects.





On Wed, May 22, 2019 at 1:07 PM Josheena Naggea <jnaggea@stanford.edu> wrote:
Hi this is josheena



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- World University and School

- 415 480 4577

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Paeonia lactiflora: Languages of China, having heard there are 8 language family groups, and many more languages (mutual intelligibility being one definition) * * * Would all of you like to further found China World University and School together and online? * * An online China Law School at World University - - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/China_Law_School_at_WUaS - and out of the Stanford Law China Guiding Cases Project



Dear Mei, Scott, Jie, Prashant Hongbin, Mingwei and All,

Mei - what an excellent Stanford "Education Equity in China in a Global Context" - https://events.stanford.edu/events/838/83803/ &  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-epic-china-education-forum-tickets-60690755684. Thanks for your excellent presentations and contributions. And nice to meet you. Mei, and Hongbin, could we explore together developing an online China Law School at World University - - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/China_Law_School_at_WUaS - and out of the Stanford Law China Guiding Cases Project - https://law.stanford.edu/china-guiding-cases-project/ - or which you're the director, Mei, in addition to online MIT OCW-centric Bachelor and Ph.D. degrees, all in traditional Chinese language and online?

And are you all familiar with MIT OCW in traditional Chinese - https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/traditional-chinese/ as well as MIT OCW high school, not yet in Chinese - https://ocw.mit.edu/high-school/ - but both with remarkable math and STEM potential degree potential?

In speaking with Teacher Jie Li after the panel discussion, and with regard to reaching out to rural populations, I asked here about the languages of China, having heard there are 8 language family groups, and many more languages (mutual intelligibility being one definition; whom else if anyone is working on this, I wonder?). All of this is relevant with regard to your last great presentations and panel on equity and efficiency re the Chinese college entrance exam, in so many ways.  (By the way, CC-r MIT OCW-centric wiki World University and School is seeking to create online wiki schools in all known living languages - 7111 living languages emerging from here - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Languages - and as wiki subject pages in these languages, people could add the Chinese languages' teaching resources that schools, governments, organizations and individual coders might creatively generate, but these would also be platforms for MIT OCW-centric curriculum at all levels. WUaS seeks also to facilitate the development, with time, of avatar bot teachers - emerging out of chat bot AI / machine learning technologies - and explicitly eventually in multiple languages. This would be a way to reach out to rural populations and not only in the Chinese languages, but in many, if not all, of Chinese languages). 

One question I wondered about further is how to develop curriculum for K-8 students emerging out of MIT OCW teachings, and esp. from Stanford Education, and with regards to "Transforming K-12 Education" - https://openlearning.mit.edu/beyond-campus/transforming-k-12-education.

And in a related vein, how might the Scratch drag and drop programming language, with Lego Robotics, help kids to learn coding in China and Robotics in the Chinese language from a young age even? (See letter to Christina Weiland below).

Prashant and all, with regards to studying online STEM and mathematics learning with regards to Scratch drag and drop programming language, I'm posting below an email I sent to a recent Stanford Ed speaker, Univ of Michigan Professor Christine Weiland (on May 16) - https://events.stanford.edu/events/838/83867/ . 

And further World University and School as major online CC-4 MIT OCW-centric universities and high schools in all ~200 countries' official and main languages, planning Bachelor, Ph.D., Law, M.D. and I.B. degrees, is a remarkable opportunity for China re planned online Medical Schools and online teaching hospitals partly in a realistic virtual earth (for tele-robotic surgery, genetic engineering, and Electronic Medical Records / Health Insurance) there - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/World_University_Medical_School and https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Hospital - in these regards (emerging potentially out of Stanford Medicine / Law OpenCourseCourse or similar, - since MIT has neither a Medical nor a Law School) - and CC-4 MIT OCW is in 5 languages to begin - https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/. With free-to-students' degrees, Chinese would get MIT for free (in a sense - since WUaS would seek reimbursement from all ~200 countries' Ministries of Education per student per year, and re Stanford's tuition). WUaS is currently waiting to begin accreditation with the CA BPPE - https://twitter.com/CaBPPE/status/1024666814989488134 (and then WASC senior). And World Univ & Sch is a A) non-profit, and incorporated as a forked parallel second legal entity, the WUaS Press / Corp, a B) for-profit general stock company, in 2017, two further great opportunities - both planned in all ~200 countries and in all 7,111 living languages with machine learning and machine translation. 

Would all of you like to further found China World University and School together and online? 

All the Best, Scott
http://scottmacleod.com/papers.htm
CVhttps://goo.gl/JZheSb

Here's what I have in mind by a 3D interactive realistic virtual universe / earth and at the atomic / cellular levels in something like Google Street View with TIME SLIDER / Maps / Earth / Translate +++ : Visit the Harbin Hot Springs' gate here, and "walk" "4 miles" down the road to "amble" around Middletown, CA: http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg ~ https://twitter.com/HarbinBook ~ http://bit.ly/HarbinBook ~


Best, Scott

All planned online in Traditional Chinese for free-to-students' CC-4 MIT OCW-centric degrees at World University and School:






Re Scratch and Scratch Jr ...
Dear Christina, 

Thanks for your talk and the great research you presented yesterday - https://events.stanford.edu/events/838/83867/ - and nice to meet you. (Did you enjoy Dartmouth and Harvard?) I greatly appreciate your rigorous research in many ways. 

In a brainstorming fashion, my question could be modified to inquire if you could substitute Scratch Jr drag and drop programming language - https://www.media.mit.edu/projects/scratchjr/overview/ & - https://www.scratchjr.org/ from MIT Media Lab for 5-7 year olds for the math curriculum you studied, and then begin to study samples in multiple Boston schools / 'jurisdictions' online, since Scratch is much online any way? (Further related STEM studies with Lego Robotics such as WeDo 2.0 and Mindstorms EV3 and even both actually and virtually, physically and digitally in something like Google Street View, with Brick Street View, where the brick in this 'hack' from about 2014 refers to Lego bricks, and may develop in upcoming years in a realistic virtual earth like Google Streetview / Maps / Earth / TensorFlow +).

We could create a wiki subject page at World University and School like - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Clinical_Trials_at_WUaS_(for_all_languages) (check out the MIT OCW eventually for credit, in multiple languages, accessible from https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Subjects - with many other wiki subjects having many more MIT OCW courses). 

I'm including below the email I just shared with many people about World University and School' open monthly business meeting below, for your interest. May I add you to the monthly business meeting email list? 

Nice to meet and talk with you.

Sincerely, Scott


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Dear Hongbin and All, 

Re your interesting research on twins in China, here too is the "Twin Studies"' wiki subject page at World Univ & Sch - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Twin_Studies (and check out the MIT OCW courses here in many of these open scalable wiki subjects at WUaS - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Subjects - which will eventually be for credit, to get an idea further of how World Univ & Sch will work in Chinese too).

And could you possibly please forward this email to Peking University Professors Wen Hai and Changjun Yue since I got a bounce back from cjyue@pku.edu

I also got a bounce back from Teacher Jie Li's email, so if someone knows an email that works for her, could you please forward this email to her as well, and to Wesley Chu and others too. 

I'm also adding to this email thread Stanford MD Professor Dr. Chih-Hung Jason Wang - https://profiles.stanford.edu/chih-hung-wang - who went to MIT as an undergraduate, and is focusing on developing hospital technologies in a startup company. 

If China WUaS were to have the resources, WUaS would love to begin hiring for summer internship academic jobs online, and all of you could list being the co-founders of China World University and School https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/China - in these regards as well. 

Thank you, Scott


World Univ and Sch Twitter - http://twitter.com/WorldUnivandSch

Languages - World Univ - http://twitter.com/sgkmacleod  


Scott MacLeod - https://twitter.com/scottmacleod  

“Naked Harbin Ethnography” book (in Academic Press at WUaS) - http://twitter.com/HarbinBook

(OpenBand (Berkeley) - https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand ) )

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Hi Tianyu, 

Thanks! I had emailed you and about 20 other conference attendees the following two emails earlier today, and received 2 bounce backs as you'll see below, but none from you, so am not sure why you didn't get these emails. (Perhaps someone with Google screened these for Stanford related students??? an hypothesis, and don't really know). So thanks for contacting me and good to hear from you. And sounds good. Any specific questions?

Regards, and I hope to email everyone soon again. Please let me know if you happen to receive an email with the group if possible. 

Sincerely,
Scott
https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Electrical_Engineering (check out the MIT OCW here, eventually for credit).








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