Sunday, April 4, 2021

Camellia japonica: Happy Easter to you from California! :) * 13 yrs ago (Happy Easter), Art, Culture, not far from field site Harbin Hot Springs in Lake County CA * * High School best friend Pin Mazumdar's visits Berkeley in 2017 - Google Street View with TIME SLIDER of all things / 'places' - What an amazing potential tool for historical research especially (and regarding my actual-virtual Harbin ethnographic project too)!! * 'Twould be amazing to create a realistic virtual earth for history * * All re identity-questions too ... :) ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy will be AMAZING for ethnographic and STEM note-taking and for organizing this (text-in-the-side-bar of Google Street View) ... and re my Actual-Virtual Harbin Hot Springs' ethnographic project esp. * * Pokemon Go, Augmented Reality, physical movement . . . and with . . . Visit the Harbin Gate House here in Google Street View with time slider ~ http://tinyurl.com/p62rpcg ~ https://twitter.com/HarbinBook ~ http://bit.ly/HarbinBook ~ for ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy (with text-in-the-sidebar of Street View to come) :)

 

Happy Easter to you from California! :) 



It could be fun to walk around your neighborhood, with your smartphone camera and take photos of Easter egg art on the street, a kind of Easter egg hunt, digitally too, for grown ups... Even Easter #ethnography :) 



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13 yrs ago (Happy Easter), Art, Culture, not far from field site Harbin Hot Springs in Lake County CA

Dear David,

These Google photos just popped up ... (Not sure who, how or why? ... AI-wise) :)


13 yrs ago (Happy Easter), Art, Culture, not far from field site Harbin Hot Springs in Lake County, California - CALIFORNIA !


Lots of cultural insights ...

An Andrew Carnegie Library in Lakeport, CA in 2008 or so ...

The lake from Lakeport CA

ART exhibit 
with Harbin friends and artist Michelle Monreal (and Harbin Blue Room Cafe barista) ...and her art (which was exhibited in the Blue Room Cafe - and re the vision of a woman artist ... Coming through time, with her French last name, - and seeming well being in one of these pics - as artist, and re 'vision' or 'envisioning')

The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas school where Harbin acquaintance and Harbin kid Lacy Rose Prehn Lackey (and who went to Reed College and studied Chinese further there) went to high school, and learned Chinese ... And as a cultural aside, Lacey's Mom Ann Prehn, old hippy, was editor of the Harbin Quarterly and at Harbin Pubs, for decades (and knows well Harbin founder dysfunctional Ishvara aka Bob Hartley ... Re messed up male-female relationships too - and psychologically :(  )


Nearby Grace Hudson Museum


(Even the role of the state of California is implicit here in many of these pics) 


Interesting JOLTS culturally re Lake County culture, and even well-being, how cultural institutions have navigated in a 'rough' world ... In seeing these photos ... 

Not sure who the 2 'aliens' in first pic are in front of the Andrew Carnegie Library Museum are in Lakeport (which I've only visited a few times).

Thanks for coming up to Harbin with me many years ago :) ... California  culture 'weirds' people out ... Or is 'out there'? :)

Back to a little Ethnographic thinking :)

Happy Easter (culturally too :)

Fondly, Scott




Scott MacLeod's 
Naked Harbin Ethnography:                   
Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality & Virtual Harbin
by Scott MacLeod

Scott MacLeod's 
Naked HarbiEthnography:                   
Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality & Virtual Harbin
by Scott MacLeod



Lakeport CA courthouse museum near Carnegie Library w 2 'aliens'.jpg
near an Andrew Carnegie Library in Lakeport, CA in 2008 or so ...


Clearlake from Lakeport, CA around April 4 2008.jpg


Lakeport CA near Harbin art exhibit Bird 4 Apr 2008


Lakeport CA near Harbin art exhibit Michelle Monreal and Viewers 4 Apr 2008


Lakeport CA near Harbin art exhibit 4 Apr 2008 Scared Cat Motorhead Dog


Lakeport CA near Harbin art exhibit 4 Apr 2008 sculptor 


Lakeport CA near Harbin art exhibit 4 Apr 2008 sculptor and brother?


Lakeport CA near Harbin art exhibit 4 Apr 2008 Audience reception


Lakeport CA near Harbin Grace Hudson museum nearby



Lakeport CA near Harbin art exhibit 4 Apr 2008 painter Michelle Monreal with paintings behind


Lakeport CA near Harbin art exhibit 4 Apr 2008 Main Street Art Gallery


near 4 Apr 2008 Harbin art exhibit - City of 10,000 Buddhas school and antique car, near city of Ukiah, in nearby-to-Lake-county Mendocino county


List of photos - 


Lakeport CA courthouse museum near Carnegie Library w 2 'aliens'.jpg

near an Andrew Carnegie Library in Lakeport, CA in 2008 or so ...


Clearlake from Lakeport, CA around April 4 2008.jpg

Lakeport CA near Harbin art exhibit Bird 4 Apr 2008

Lakeport CA near Harbin art exhibit Michelle Monreal and Viewers 4 Apr 2008

Lakeport CA near Harbin art exhibit 4 Apr 2008 Scared Cat Motorhead Dog

Lakeport CA near Harbin art exhibit 4 Apr 2008 sculptor 

Lakeport CA near Harbin art exhibit 4 Apr 2008 sculptor and brother?

Lakeport CA near Harbin art exhibit 4 Apr 2008 Audience reception

Lakeport CA near Harbin Grace Hudson museum nearby

Lakeport CA near Harbin art exhibit 4 Apr 2008 painter Michelle Monreal with paintings behind

Lakeport CA near Harbin art exhibit 4 Apr 2008 Main Street Art Gallery


near 4 Apr 2008 Harbin art exhibit - City of 10,000 Buddhas school and antique car, near city of Ukiah, in nearby-to-Lake-county Mendocino county ... (was: "Lakeport CA near Harbin art exhibit 4 Apr 2008 10000 Buddhas school and antique car")



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How to ANNOTATE and add with Machine Learning and AI the following photos - 

https://www.cityoflakeport.com/lakeport_historical_photos_and_postcards.php


- to Google Street View with TIME SLIDER here - 

Lakeport, CA with both the Carnegie Library in relationship to the Lakeport Courthouse Museum on map - 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Carnegie+Library/@39.0431107,-122.9138643,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xa3b2b74e1c4a895d!8m2!3d39.0431107!4d-122.9138643?hl=en







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Hi Pin (Sid),

Happy Easter! How are you? (I looked up the Easter Oratorio by JS Bach, but then AI, I think, popped up this beautiful JS Bach piece 

https://youtu.be/pTBooio3h9U "J. S. Bach - Sonatas & Partitas For Lute" which I've listened to many times, and is transformative of my 'neurophysiology' making me 'purr' like a cat repeatedly and at times ... interesting effects of information technologies on brains ... and how and is this even learnable, and could machine learning help? :)

After hiking yesterday on the spectacular Seaview trail nearby in Tilden Park yesterday and then driving around Berkeley a bit, I came upon the Thornburg village - a French Normandy village from 1927 very close to campus on Spruce Street near Hearst Av. I wasn't able to find it in Google Street View with TIME SLIDER however. Students now rent rooms in this Thornburg village - but in a touristic moment, nice to have stumbled on these visually different historical Berkeley buildings - and so close to campus, and quite old. Perhaps we can go have a look at this next time you are visiting.  

I went then to find where we had met in the cafe on 2017 when you wonderfully came to visit


... on Euclid Ave near Hearst Av, but the cafe was gone! What? And when you visited what was that Greek cafe called where we met and had something to eat? (See pics - 

"Pin Siddartha Mazumder Mary Scott MacLeod and cousin of Pin Saumitra aka Gubito and wife Nefeli cafe 11 Nov 2017.jpg" 

- and which I also just sent you through Google Photos and your parents and everyone). Was it called Nebuchadnezzar's? Nope, and was it the Coronavirus pandemic that closed it? (No also probably). 

After some Google searching I found its name was Nefeli's cafe and it apparently closed in 2019 - https://www.dailycal.org/2019/01/28/nefeli-caffe-closes-doors-after-26-years-merges-with-va-cafe/ - and the way I found it was to come back to a larger screen computer, and look in Google Street View with TIME SLIDER of all things / 'places' - https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hearst+Ave+%26+Euclid+Ave,+Berkeley,+CA+94709/@37.8753716,-122.2602304,3a,75y,265.56h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s6n7d74UJ7JW3D857Aw7efg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!4m5!3m4!1s0x80857c216365ebb1:0x930f324402c19b2b!8m2!3d37.8751149!4d-122.2601603 - and slide back to a year when the cafe where we met might have been there, and where I could also read the shop's signs in Street View. What an amazing potential tool for historical research especially (and regarding my actual-virtual Harbin ethnographic project too)!!

'Twould be amazing to create a realistic virtual earth for history - 

https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1373694657209634818?s=20 - https://twitter.com/hashtag/RealisticVirtualEarthForHistory?src=hashtag_click -

 - and emerging too out of or in conversation with my Actual-Virtual realistic virtual Harbin ethnographic project - https://twitter.com/hashtag/REALISTICvirtualHarbin?src=hashtag_click ... 

So my little Berkeley adventure after an Easter day hike led to revisiting your visit ... and your coming to visit in Canyon 94516 too ... so Happy Easter and I hope you're having a good week (Further Easter greetings in blog today ... after AI, I think, in Google Photos, popped up some Lake County, CA, near Harbin Hot Springs' pictures, including one pic of a Andrew Carnegie library in Lakeport, CA or all places ... and also regarding a realistic virtual earth for Easter celebrations, and Easter egg hunts with even the computer game Pokemon Go with its use of Google Street View ... and potentially with its Augmented Reality, and for walking outside ... and even for ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy :)

Fondly, 

Scott

PS
Happy Easter to you from California! :) (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/54/Bg-easter-eggs.jpg/1280px-Bg-easter-eggs.jpg) It could be fun to walk around your neighborhood, with your smartphone camera and take photos of Easter egg art on the street, a kind of Easter egg hunt, digitally too, for grown ups... Even Easter #ethnography :) 


PPS

Appreciating brilliant head of Google AI's Peter Norvig's Berkeley Info Sch Commencement speech here -

He reminds me a bit in his message too of a Norwegian pastor :) ... but he went to Brown Univ as undergrad, Berkeley for his PhD program and thinks right out of the '60s 

Appreciating #PeterNorvig's #vision #ethics & #realism https://youtu.be/QCw_D7dr7Rw in #InformationAge re #AIassistants
'Google’s Peter Norvig Delivers Commencement Address To Cal Sch Info Grads
https://infodocket.com/2016/05/15/googles-peter-norvig-delivers-commencement-address-to-uc-berkeley-school-of-information-graduates/) How could Peter with AI BEST focus
@WorldUnivAndSch
 grads to be?

In what way could #Google thanks to #PeterNorvig's #vision #ethics & #realism - https://youtu.be/QCw_D7dr7Rw HIRE #UCBerkeley #MIT #Stanford & #WorldUnivAndSch STUDENTS anew to grow #GoogleAIsystems
per 7k https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Languages in #RealisticVirtualEarthForLanguages w #WUaSavatars?





Hi Ma, Pin, Larry, Ed, Tym, re-sending this email I sent my mother on 4/1/21 - 

Ma,

Thanks for your good thinking - re learning German further, and UU Church of Kensington-Berkeley. A woman about 25 years old, dark hair, tall, thin, walked up the little path near the bench yesterday evening after we talked, coronavirus mask on, spandex too, and a few minutes later walked down mask off - not quite as pretty as I'm drawn toward (but could she have Scottish background?) ... And is somehow a network communicating, - regarding my seeking a life partner, and possibly UU context-wise ? (...since you and Dad married in the UU Church in Cincinnati and I'm a little familiar with its UU culture too, albeit just a little). 


Peter Bothe (friend in Bremen, with whom I've done much online together) replied to an email a few days ago - suggesting starting a Stammtisch (where Harbin had one too) - a community conversation table (Virtually' here at first) -  and I've sent out some invitations to (all) native German speakers for Sat 4/10, and have heard back from 3 people including Peter already who RSVP-ed. Sympaticos all too perhaps - or sympatico-oriented as people, in their cultural code ? There might be a cultural affinity. Perhaps. It will be mostly in German (and partly for me to improve my German). Had thought to inquire about hosting it out of the UU Church even, virtually, but think eventually a cafe with food - like Cal's International House cafe in Berkeley - would be good/better ... And for an experiment in an Actual-Virtual Stammtisch even ... 

"Go placidly among the noise and the haste and remember what peace there may be in silence" (https://www.desiderata.com/desiderata.html). As I continue to innovate here, self-quarantine wise too, I am a little unsettled at night at times and appreciate this poem's 'source code' even ...WUaS is coming along, and may take a big step further today, as are piping and piano playing, and writing too ... But am wondering how to realize a kind of cultural settledness and centeredness that might parallel my teaching yacht club on Cuttyhunk as head instructor and organizing the talent show in 1979, with community, now in 2021, and in the strange land of the SF Bay Area in a time of quarantine due to coronavirus pandemic. 

Appreciating the cultural resources of German identity and thinking, re settledness and reasoning too, where American culture seems more rootless, mobile, mixed up ... How to learn from this, and even to develop for myself American 'consciousness' that is centered, reasoning and even cultivable, or teachable too ... Also by a far-reaching university context - WUaS - (eg in teaching, in psychiatry, in its psychology as academic knowledge discipline, in its Yoga even too perhaps?, in its approaches to science and knowledge, but for individuals, diverse, as they learn, develop their careers, get degrees, wiki teach and learn +)... in its ethics (and morality) too ... 

A lovely wife and life partner? Remunerating others to help grow World Univ & Sch? Writing more books, and making more musical albums, but with a sense of wondrous or wonderful community - instead of some isolation. Am a social being, as I wrote to you and Peter (who has a bit of positive father energy & thinking in him for me, albeit who is not a father - yet???) recently here http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2021/03/black-forest-germany-greetings-from-sf.html?m=0 - too. ... (but the SF BAY AREA is strange in these regards for me)

 It was nice to talk with you last night, and good to walk to the UU Church too ... Could be good to take a kind of long view in all of the above, and culturally too eg re UU culture, Berkeley culture, German language culture, and with genetic longevity and aging reversal even on the horizon - 
https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1377069884505432074?s=19 - and regarding meditation culture too ... Heading to have a wee sit in meditation πŸ™‚ now πŸ™‚

Love, Scott
Writing culture and family thinking culture are good cultures to learn from too :)

PS


Who's she with the ukulele (in pic) over in Norway ? :)

One in six young people has stopped working during the pandemic: - Sudden stop. Life became empty, says Maria (27) (but the picture ot this woman isn there anymore)
https://www.aftenposten.no/amagasinet/i/2dqbW4/avbrutte-studier-karrierer-paa-vent-dette-er-generasjon-korona



PPS - 

Ma,

Interesting pictures of French anthropologist and philosopher Bruno Latour -

https://www.google.com/search?q=bruno+latour&safe=off&client=ms-android-google&prmd=nbvi&sxsrf=ALeKk029NNw1-lE1L1jua-6EkZxDlMX2sQ:1617290928145&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiVyJSart3vAhUyRTABHc50BfQQ_AUoBHoECAIQBA&biw=393&bih=680


Read some of these articles, Ma?:)

Love, Scott

PPPS
Might get some more coats and ties, Berkeley-wise, but also in conjunction with Actual Harbin Hot Springs' field work after the coronavirus pandemic may have cleaned things up enough in a year or 2 (where no coats and ties are worn :)


PPPPS
Email to David Thursday today re Happy Easter greetings - with interesting photos to come in today's blog post - 

Dear David,

These Google photos just popped up ... (Not sure who, how or why? ... AI-wise) :)


13 yrs ago (Happy Easter), Art, Culture, not far from field site Harbin Hot Springs in Lake County, California - CALIFORNIA !


Lots of cultural insights ...

An Andrew Carnegie Library in Lakeport, CA in 2008 or so ...

The lake from Lakeport CA

ART exhibit 
with Harbin friends and artist Michelle Monreal (and Harbin Blue Room Cafe barista) ...and her art (which was exhibited in the Blue Room Cafe - and re the vision of a woman artist ... Coming through time, with her French last name, - and seeming well being in one of these pics - as artist, and re 'vision' or 'envisioning')

The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas school where Harbin acquaintance and Harbin kid Lacy Rose Prehn Lackey (and who went to Reed College and studied Chinese further there) went to high school, and learned Chinese ... And as a cultural aside, Lacey's Mom Ann Prehn, old hippy, was editor of the Harbin Quarterly and at Harbin Pubs, for decades (and knows well Harbin founder dysfunctional Ishvara aka Bob Hartley ... Re messed up male-female relationships too - and psychologically:)

 Grace Hudson Museum

(Even the role of the state of California is implicit here in many of these pics) 


Interesting JOLTS culturally re Lake County culture, and even well-being, how cultural institutions have navigated in a 'rough' world ... In seeing these photos ... 

Not sure who the 2 'aliens' in first pic are in front of the Andrew Carnegie Library Museum are in Lakeport (which I've only visited a few times).

Thanks for coming up to Harbin with me many years ago :) ... California  culture 'weirds' people out ... Or is 'out there'? :)

Back to a little Ethnographic thinking :)

Happy Easter (culturally too :)

Fondly, Scott




Scott MacLeod's 
Naked Harbin Ethnography:                   
Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality & Virtual Harbin
by Scott MacLeod

Scott MacLeod's 
Naked HarbiEthnography:                   
Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality & Virtual Harbin
by Scott MacLeod




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All re identity-questions too ... :)

ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy will be AMAZING for ethnographic and STEM note-taking and for organizing this (text-in-the-side-bar of Google Street View) ... and re my Actual-Virtual Harbin Hot Springs' ethnographic project esp. 


for a guy working in a discipline whose whole shtick is taking notes, you’d think I’d have a better system for organizing them

https://twitter.com/npseaver/status/1378774727163002885?s=20




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Is this Nick Seaver's Greek wife (and Harvard PhD and geneticist Christina Agapakis - https://twitter.com/thisischristina - speaking through Nick?)

happy false easter to those who celebrate, see you in a month

https://twitter.com/npseaver/status/1378662781881356288?s=20







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 Again, 
a realistic virtual earth for Easter celebrations, and Easter egg hunts with even the computer game Pokemon Go with its use of Google Street View ... and potentially with its Augmented Reality, and for walking outside ... and even for ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy (with text-in-the-sidebar of Street View to come) :)


Megan Quinn
@msquinn
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Visit the Harbin Gate House here in Google Street View with time slider 


 for ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy (with text-in-the-sidebar of Street View to come) :)





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