Stanford Archaeology: Randy Haas - Time, place, and emergent complexity in forager societies
Dear Randy, (and Kim, and All),
Thanks so much for your edifying Stanford Archaeology talk "Time, place, and emergent complexity in forager societies" yesterday - https://events.stanford.edu/
events/829/82948/. Thanks too for your introduction to Randy, Kim. (I noticed in your updated blog post, Kim, from yesterday - https://turnspitandtable. wordpress.com/2019/05/02/ carolina-snowballs-re-do/ - your mention of 'Re-do,' and it brought to mind an interest of mine in WeDo 2.0 Lego robotics eventually for archaeology - both physically and digitally, actually and virtually - brainstorming-wise). And great to talk with you before and afterward, Randy. Am curious how we might add your field sites digitally and virtually into Google Street View with TIME SLIDER / Earth / with TensorFlow (and even with Translate - for the Aymara language today, and for emergent language re-constructions of this language's precursors from 7,000 years ago, for example - per my language questions) for further archaeological STEM research into place.
As I mentioned afterward, I'm interested in the (native American+) archaeology of my actual-virtual ethnographic field site, Harbin Hot Springs, and wonder how this might emerge too in a realistic virtual Harbin Hot Springs (in Google Streetview) ~ http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg ~ https://twitter.com/HarbinBook ~ http://bit.ly/HarbinBook ~
and even eventually with realistic avatar bots, both archaeologically (e.g. skeletal remains) and anthropologically (people visiting Harbin today). How might we best stay in touch about exploring doing (probably) remote sensing archaeology (and geology) of the Harbin valley?
Here, by the way, is the beginning Peru World University and School - https://wiki.
worlduniversityandschool.org/ wiki/Peru (accessible from
worlduniversityandschool.org/ wiki/Nation_States - as will be ~200 countries' online universities), and planned online in Aymara - https://wiki. worlduniversityandschool.org/ wiki/Aymara_language (and in Spanish and other Peruvian languages - https://wiki. worlduniversityandschool.org/ wiki/Languages) as wiki schools, and for free-to-students' online CC-4 MIT OpenCourseWare-centric degrees. Hopefully both faculty and archaeology courses for degrees in multiple languages there will emerge here.
With regards to actual-virtual, physical-digital Lego WeDo 2.0 robotics for planning/designing for robots for archaeology (re Kim's very recent blog updated post) to begin, am curious, conceptually, how one might build this in Google Street View with BRICK Street View (where the Brick refers to a Lego brick), and which was a hack by a Swedish coder Einar Öberg -
"Explore a Lego version of Google Street View"
- but which isn't developed yet in Google Streetview let alone for Lego Robotics. Am hoping to facilitate this into a realistic virtual Universe for actual-virtual, physical-digital robotics at MIT OCW-centric in its 5 languages' wiki World University and School, for STEM field sites and as classrooms, etc.
Re archaeology, geology, earth science, marine archaeology, and modeling the earth in Google Streetview re both Harbin's geothermal activity, as well as for a related local field site the Livermore oil fields (per another talk I heard at Stanford), how best to begin to design with Lego Robotics in Google Street View for the archaeology and geology at Harbin, Livermore and in Peru, for example? Here are two related blog posts exploring all of this - https://scott-macleod.
blogspot.com/2018/10/lewis- river-washington-state-uc.html - and re Livermore oil field in particular, in the second half of this blog post - https://scott-macleod. blogspot.com/2018/10/double- flowered-world-univ-schs-live. html.
Here too is my email to Candace (Rice) and Justin (Leidwanger) from a few weeks' ago when Candace Rice gave a Stanford Archaeology talk too, and also exploring the idea of a realistic virtual earth for archaeology - https://scott-macleod.
Lastly, as I mentioned after your talk, and re your being a UC Davis archaeology professor, and Davis having taught courses at Harbin Hot Springs, my ethnographic/anthropological field site, here's a blog post from 2010:
"Witch hazel: met someone today who had been at Harbin Hot Springs in late '60s & early 70s, he was Director of the U.C. Davis Experimental College, and taught a 'class' on Harbin called 'Hydro Thermo Dynamics' :) ... about Harbin and, it seems, and soaking in the Harbin warm and hot pools. There are no texts or student papers from that time, he said - no records that he knows of. UC Davis provided the vehicles, Silver Space Ship near Harbin Warm Pool, Friendly Gathering" -
Witch hazel: met someone today who had been at Harbin Hot Springs in late 60s & early 70s, he was Director of the U.C. Davis Experimental College, and taught a 'class' on Harbin called 'Hydro Thermo Dynamics' :) ... about Harbin and, it seems, the Harbin warm and hot pools. There are no texts or student papers from that time, he said - no records that he knows of. UC Davis provided the vehicles, Silver Space Ship near Harbin Warm Pool, Friendly Gathering
- where I learned that a UC Davis faculty member (in extension school) used to teach an ACTUAL course on soaking in the Harbin warm pool - Hydro Thermo Dynamics :) - using UC Davis vans to bring students there. I have a particular anthropological focus on the 1960s and 1970s, and hippies and the freedom-seeking movements of that time. How to explore this in a realistic virtual Harbin / realistic virtual California in a much more developed Google Street View with Time Slider by 'sliding' back to 1971, and getting in the bus in VR with them? :) This is very much what I have in mind re my actual-virtual, physical-digital Harbin Hot Springs' anthropological field site and field work, as one example. Such a Google-centric realistic virtual earth for STEM and social science and humanities, with Google's TensorFlow for machine learning (and even drawing on Wikidata's structured knowledge database in Wikipedia's 300 languages) will indeed become useful, and also become kaleidoscopically complex.
I hope to facilitate a kind of simplicity in this with 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 - where we researchers can add our data (e.g. photos, videos, artifacts, simulations etc, with text, and equations, etc. in the side bar) to a virtual world like editing a wikipedia article, for example (and as ethnographic interpretation).
Thanks for your excellent Peruvian and Mongolian archaeology 'place' talks. And thanks for your timely updated blog post too, Kim :) And thanks for all of your recent talks. Looking forward to staying in touch about place, a realistic virtual earth for archaeology (at the cellular and atomic levels too - thinking Google Streetview + here too), and in planning for robotics for archaeology.
Although I never took a course at UCSB from 2001-2003 with Mark, when a student there, I know of Mark Aldenderfer -
- from my time at UCSB.
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