Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Linaria (bird): Online bagpiping lessons via College of Piping (Glasgow) and with Lorne MacDougall, Initial technical process re recording video to my computer for free, "Since winning the Inverness Gold Medal in 1981, Jack has pretty much “kept the recorder running. ... "", How to do all of this with a brain wave head set and with recording into a realistic virtual earth (think Google Streetview/Brain) and at the cellular and atomic levels?, And with MD scrub hats on transformed MIT Media Lab-wise into brain wave headsets for neural research even while soaking in the Harbin Hot Springs warm pool?


Hi M,

Nice to be in touch with all our Pgh friends, spread around many places :) Are you going to develop further, from your most recent writing project, to write a beautiful Cuttyhunk local historic district plan into existence? :) How are you?

Hi too from Stanford Medicine Grand Rounds (a little while ago).

Re online piping lessons via CoP (Glasgow) and with Lorne MacDougall (https://www.lornemacdougall.com), I began the recording aspect of this new form of tuition (a Scots' word too) last night playing "Honey in the Bag" out on my porch just after dusk. Here's the technical process re recording video to my computer for free (after a bit of a hiatus from this), and involving some web searches:

A

Record to Youtube video? Didn't work initially. They don't do this anymore directly, but uploading a recorded video from one's own computer's web camera is possible. But the "upload" button didn't exist in the Google Chrome browser I was using (even though Youtube has a relationship with Google). In the Apple Safari browser however, the Youtube "upload" button appeared.

B

Record with Photo Booth (suggested on the web)? No video record option on my version on my computer.

C

Record with Apple Garage Band (which I had already on my computer)? - Well, a long download started (glad I had an internet connection - but I also won't need an internet connection for this initially) of songs/advertising they wanted to put on my machine (but 25 minutes later, I chose not to accept these Apple downloads, so as not to fill up my hard drive, - and also because Apple can be a bit "unfriendly" in variety of similar ways, putting selling their brand first, but still allowing for "free" use eventually). But after a long download, Garage Band would have worked for video recording from my MacBook Air laptop. (I actually recorded some of my Haiku-ish with Garage Band some years ago while in a remote wooded part of Harbin).

D

Apple Quicktime video recording and playing software? This did however work finally for video-recording, and I recorded the "Honey in the Bag" tune. I now have this file on my computer (and these recordings will fill up my hard drive pretty quickly too).

E

When I saved my Quicktime video of "Honey in the Bag" to a folder, the "Voice" folder opened, and I saved the file here, - and am inspired because of this technical "moment" to focus further on developing singing/voice in playing with my Scottish small pipes, since this is a new option given the bellows. (... and since "voice the voice is the first instrument of the orchestra" per the great Maria Callas - https://books.google.com/books?id=xtfjnr3dBVoC&pg=PA5&lpg=PA5&dq=since+%22voice+is+the+first+instrument%22&source=bl&ots=NBcjmzck1E&sig=_qKTTvkFU8vyL4BbuI3-o3D79lE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj88eyO2vrWAhUE0oMKHeCwBBYQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=since%20%22voice%20is%20the%20first%20instrument%22&f=false)

F

Muse Score composing software? And so on with my own exploring composing too ... for voice ... first with Amazing Grace in 5 parts ... since it's familiar and will facilitate multi-tasking.

G

Chanters (both)/Scottish small pipes as technologies and re video recording (microphoning questions for quailty, indoors and outdoors): how to play best the tunes with the wee D chanter? How to choose the piping tunes (which Lorne has said are in 3 - 4 keys themselves, on sheet music) for the D chanter and for the A chanter when using especially the 3rd drone to create a chord with the other two drones - per each chanter?

H

Email/video mediated feedback from Lorne: This would evolve, and re the questions I have too (I've asked Lorne a lot of questions over time)

I

Lorne at technology himself:)? Lorne rocks as a great Piper, both Highland (GHB) and Small pipes - and is very smart and experienced - and responds innovatively to my questions (and this opportunity to do video lessons is an example of this - since it puts me in the driver's seat, for one ... and it will also create a body of recordings)

J

New tunes as technology? After playing and recording my current "repertory" to video - and developing them musically via recording to the place I want them to be - I'll begin to search around for more lyrical piping music (which is my thing).

L

Explore information/computing technologies further ... and even my learning re World University and School and making music learning there "rock."


... So, as part of my learning process in these new regards, I definitely was listening more for mistakes, with an ear too for some kind of "perfect" expression, detracting from letting the music "flow" and learning toward bliss generation ... oh, what video recording offers as a teacher itself ... :) (and per great piper Jack Lee who has basically had "the recorder running" for decades). "Since winning the Inverness Gold Medal in 1981, Jack has pretty much “kept the recorder running. ... site are some of the tunes with which Jack has had great success, including" (https://leeandsonsbagpipes.com/bagpipe-music-library/).

So now I could conceivably play and record 20 minutes of music a day for learning reasons, and as a new approach to practicing, and then edit together the best of this playing into a 15 minute video to share with Lorne weekly. And I would improve directly, while defining the direction I'd like to head in piping wise, and getting Lorne's regular feedback for learning purposes.

Another 5 am morning tomorrow for two big events" 8am - Stanford Rock Center Silicon Valley Directors' Exchange (SVDX) ... and 9:45am - the Stanford Neuroscience Institute day long conference - including meeting / hearing the new Stanford President.

Thanks for asking about all of this on the phone the other evening (Sunday) ... and nice to talk with you.

L,
Scott

*

How to do all of this with a brain wave head set and with recording into a realistic virtual earth (think Google Streetview/Brain) and at the cellular and atomic levels?

Here's a beginning on the atomic level of neural nets https://twitter.com/eboyden3/status/919584573268389889 … and re https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/919689962349400064 … pot. in G+Brain in ALL 8k langs


https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/919692983439572992

*
And with MD scrub hats on, transformed MIT Media Lab-wise into brain wave headsets, for neural research even while soaking in the Harbin Hot Springs warm pool? (It would be great if medical doctors themselves, having passed physics, chemistry, statistics and other high achieving subjects, could be the people wearing these MD scrub hat brain wave headsets:).




*









...




Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Bar-tailed Godwit: laissez-faire Harbin Hot Springs into a Lazy Fair online in virtual Harbin (kind of a hippy thang)? Explore "virtualizing" (to make "as if," I'll call this) history? I mean by this make history come alive - in your mind, for writing your books & papers, for your students, or even as you might have done in your teens with playing the board game Dungeons & Dragons (pre-digital D&D?), for example - by gamify-ing imaginary readings of versions of history, with a technical side - the structure of the game - and also with an historical re-enactment component?


Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 9:12 AM

Dear Hugh et. al.,

Thanks for your email, and inspiration on your sabbatical in London and on your travels in England, Hugh. Very glad to hear you are doing very well. Are you visiting museums and sites specifically with the court of King John in mind (which is the focus of your next book, isn't it?), or more generally, with your academic and life focus on
the history of England? (http://www.as.miami.edu/history/people/faculty/hugh-thomas/)

(And when you travel for the study of history, to what degree do you explore "virtualizing" (to make "as if," I'll call this) history? I mean by this make history come alive - in your mind, for writing your books & papers, for your students, or even as you might have done in your teens with playing the board game Dungeons & Dragons (pre-digital D&D?), for example - by gamify-ing imaginary readings of versions of history, with a technical side - the structure of the game - and also with an historical re-enactment component? ... And to what degree could this emerge further in a realistic virtual England with interactivity, and avatar bots for realism and imaginary historical play, I'm asking myself further:).

(I'm curious too, since London may have one of the highest concentrations of trained historians in the world, how one could engage this community / culture at large? And I ask this from kind of an anthropological perspective as well. For example, for four or five years, I attended many many mind-expanding talks in the Stanford Anthropology department, but there would be many approaches to engaging the Anthropological community otherwise in the SF Bay Area).

Your visit with you, J, sounds great as well - as does your walk through the Cotswolds, Hugh. Did you go anywhere near - https://www.contours.co.uk/walking-holidays/maps/cotswold-way-map.gif ?

Thanks for sharing your news with all of us.

Scott


*
 Oct 16, 2017 at 12:50 AM

Dear Scott et. al., 

To respond to the query about my time in London, I'm doing very well. I'm being reasonably productive and seeing lots of museums and sites. As half the people on this chain will know, my mom came to visit and we had a nice time. Last week I did a four day, fifty mile walk through the Cotswolds. I was going from inn to inn and having my luggage transferred, so it wasn't anything to strenuous, though I still managed to get blisters. However, the Cotswolds are beautiful, as advertised, and I had a great time. I'm not posting anything on my work--it tends to come out in talks (one of which I'll be giving on Thursday), scholarly articles, and books.

Hugh


*

With regard to this laissez-faire call to Scottish Country Dancing together in late December 2017 in Pittsburgh, I was reminded of the words ...

... Lazy Fair ...

Do any of you recall such happenings in the 1960s or 1970s ? :) ... put on be ye olde friendly hippies and none-such?

While Harbin Hot Springs is fairly laissez-faire, which I touch on in my 1st Harbin book ...  ~ http://bit.ly/HarbinBook and https://twitter.com/HarbinBook (virtual Harbin in Google Streetview accessible from here) ~ ... and the effects of warm water might seem conducive to such in another way, it might be fun even to put on a "lazy fair" there ... or online, for example ... with booths for this, etc. :)

*

I'm curious further re how best and how soon a

laissez-faire Harbin could become even a "Lazy Fair" online in realistic virtual earth (kind of a hippy thang) or both in-world and on-the-ground at Stanford for example ... ? :) We might have to further generate this ... and creatively! Now how would this work?

Re this laissez faire call to a Scottish Country Dance together on a
Monday or Saturday in late December 2017 in Pittsburgh, if it happens
to be happening then, and if we're all in town at the time, and if we
have our ghillies with us as well -
http://www.pittsburghscottishcountrydance.org/Calendar.html - at Grace
Episcopal Church, 319 West Sycamore Street, Pittsburgh, PA on Mt.
Washington. ...

I'd think to all head to a Scottish Country Dance in Pittsburgh together at Grace Episcopal Church, 15211, on Mt. Washington in late December, we'd have to be there for Sat., Dec 16, or Mon. Dec 18th, since the 23rd is a Sat. Probably easier virtually ...

Cheers,
Scott







*














...


Monday, October 16, 2017

Verbascum: Contemporary overview of how WUAS is developing as a non-profit online MIT OCW-centric University, the Developing WUaS SUBJECT TEMPLATE as platform, Adding a language site to wiki a) World University and School or b) the WUaS Corp?, Both of our a) World University and School and b) WUaS Corporation PLATFORMS are under development - and planning for all 7,099 living languages as a) wiki schools and b) academic markets


Dear Muvaffak GÖZAYDIN, 

Thanks for your email - and re - http://worlduniversityandschool.org. Congratulations on your creativity and generativity - re your www.mguniversity2017.org - in this time of much online creative opportunity education-wise.

By way of comparison, World University and School is navigating the Creative Commons' licensed CC-4 MIT OCW (in its 7 languages currently) ship of resources, which allow for "sharing" "adapting" and "non-commercially" (as well as the CC Yale OpenYaleCourses) but thanks to MIT Dean of online learning Cecilia d'Oliveira's suggestion, WUaS also is adding to all of our non-profit CC web pages this disclaimer: 

(MIT OCW Creative Commons' licensing and endorsement clarifications:
a) MIT is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, World University and School b) MIT does not offer credit to WUaS students, and c) All MIT OpenCourseWare materials are available for free through http://ocw.mit.edu)

So, World University and School is planning to offer free online CC MIT OCW-centric university degrees in all ~200 countries' official languages - and to become the Harvard/MIT/Stanford/Cambridges of the internet. 

WUaS is also seeking to become major online RESEARCH universities in all ~200 countries' official languages - like Harvard/MIT/Stanford/Cambridge - and to offer Bachelor, Ph.D., law and MD degrees as well as I.B. high school diplomas (hopefully with Medicine and Law OpenCourseWare emerging out of Stanford University in all ~200 nation states' official languages). 

World University and School is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) in the state of California / U.S. And WUaS Corporation just forked from World University and School with plans for an academic press, and online bookstore/computer store in all ~200 countries' official languages. Both of our a) World University and School and b) WUaS Corporation PLATFORMS are under development - and planning for all 7,099 living languages as a) wiki schools and b) academic markets. 




a) World Univ & Sch's monthly business meeting is this Saturday (second Saturdays) 



b) WUaS Corporation Board meeting will meet newly on the following Saturday (and so on third Saturdays) ... in order for CEO Julian Dumitrascu (in Romania), and Board members Diana Do MD (at Stanford) and Kyle Wagner (in Hong Kong) to be able to meet more easily (hopefully). 




WUaS is seeking to attract highest achieving students over time - such as would apply to and get into Harvard/MIT/Stanford/Cambridge, for example, - and graduate from these universities as well. 

Books are a real issue in translating CC MIT OCW under the CC-licensing regime, and WUaS hopes to make this easier with our WUaS Academic Press with machine translation, which I think, will get toward professional translation within a few years.

WUaS would also like to become a major employer in all 7,099 living languages, each a wiki school for open teaching and learning / in all ~200 nation states' official languages as major universities ... and we'd like to graduate our students with degrees so they can develop successful careers at World University and School, and in the world at large (so like MIT / Stanford degrees) ... but the web-centricity of WUaS will make these very new kinds of university degrees unique. 

In doing so, WUaS would like to begin with hiring graduate students, for example from the Stanford / Harvard / MITs of the world to teach to the MIT faculty in video ...  in group video conferencing - so face-to-face online ... 


I hope this comparative perspective for starters helps. Thank you for your email, and let's keep in touch. (And apologies that I don't speak Turkish). In what ways might you like to explore potential collaborations, Muvaffak ?

Regards, Scott

Scott MacLeod's blog and "global university" label

Minutes from last month's World Univ & Sch monthly business meeting -

World University and School on Twitter -
https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch

WUaS Press on Twitter - 



*

Dear Scott MacLeod

I have been following you for about 15 years now  particularly your World Universities .

As an engineer I am always after  quality and price . That optimisation .

Now I created  a World University  for 8 bilion people of the world .


1.- It is open to 8 billion people of the world .

2.- It provides 5 masters degrees now, but soon it will have

10 BA degree progrfam
20 master degree programs.

3.-  It is all free .

4.-  No previous diploma is required. No BA degree, no high school diploma .

5.-  Courses are selected among 7.500 online courses provided by top universities under the name MOOCs.
Courses for degree requirement are selected very carefully. Only top schools, top courses . No university has this opportunity.

6.  As you know courses are not easy, so students take only one online course for each 3 months periods . 4 courses per year .

7.-  One can get courses from Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Duke , Yale, Oxford, Technical University of Muınich, London Business School,
750 universities are available. But mguniversity selected only very very top universities .

8.-  In a degree program students can mix the schools. 2 courses from Harvard, 3 courses from Stanford, 1 course from MIT , 1 course from Oxford.
Any combination  is ok .

9.-  Some universities may ask some ID verification fee, otherwise it is all free .

10.-  Administration duties are all automated by a software .

11.-    Registrations, course selection , diploma requirement control, diploma issuing all done by software .
University has only one President no other people are required .

12.-  Just go to  www.mguniversity2017.org , make your registration, major selection  ,  an online course selection  in 2 minutes .

13.-  Scott you may call it World University. I do not mind .

Many improvements can be made .

Selection of required courses by top expert professors
BA programs decisions
Convincing of top schools to provide new online courses better and same as on campus courses 
Quality of MOOCs must be increased .
Improve online technology, go to personalized learning .Schools should charge only $ 100 per course  no  different verification fees .
See new Google Pixtel Bud  translation software within seconds . That means all courses can be provided in any language you w ant .


Dear Scott :

I would appreciate your comment s.

Best regards .

Muvaffak GÖZAYDIN 
See me at Google as well   "  muvaffak gozaydin " 


*
Adding a language site to wiki a) World University and School or b) the WUaS Corp?

Hello,

I have seen you have listed some links about learning
languages at http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses

Just wondering if you could also add https://www.learnwitholiver.com/ to
the list, which is a innovative site to learn languages.

It has some nice features like your own word lists, mouseover
explanations, a flashcard feature, a text analyzer.

I would love to hear your feedback about my site.

Regards,
Oliver

*
Hi, Oliver, 

Thanks for your email. As a wiki (open editable web pages), and as World University and School moves to our new wiki, we'll seek to develop (probably Wikipedia-informed) processes and approaches to adding free and open content. We've recently developed a new parallel organization - the WUaS Corporation - which may be a better fit for https://www.learnwitholiver.com ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/oliverantosch/ ).   

Our emerging policies in terms of free and open content criteria for adding to wiki World University and School will partly be based on similar URLs which have been added to WUaS thus far, as well as on highest quality resources. 

Thank you, 
Scott


*

the Developing WUaS SUBJECT TEMPLATE as platform


Hi Void, 

Thanks so much for your email. How could we best talk through this further potentially beyond - https://phabricator.miraheze.org/T2276 ? I'll bring us in touch with some core Wikidata developers, such as Markus Kroetzsch, if that would help too. ...

Scott


a
WUaS template out of Miraheze Mediawiki 

- WUaS SUBJECT TEMPLATE - based on - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE - and extrapolating to - 

COURSE TEMPLATE - around CC-4 MIT OpenCourseWare in 7 language (beyond the SUBJECT TEMPLATE)

LANGUAGE TEMPLATE (see SUBJECT TEMPLATE)
- planning for 7,099 living languages (in Ethnologue) / 8,444 language entries (in Glottolog)

NATION STATE TEMPLATE (see SUBJECT TEMPLATE)

Museums' TEMPLATE (see SUBJECT TEMPLATE) - planned in all 7,099 living languages+

Library Resources' TEMPLATE (see SUBJECT TEMPLATE) -  planned in all 8,444 languages+

How to plan, for example, for UNIVERSITIAN volunteer edit additions through these WUaS templates - e.g. such as adding phrases to a UNIVERSAL TRANSLATOR in their first language?

Much of this anticipates CC-4 (non-commercial licensing of CC MIT OCW and CC Yale OYC)

b
Take one subsection at a time - ttp://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE - and decide how to develop this? 

c
(Does integrating the WUAS SUBJECT TEMPLATE with Miraheze Mediawiki and Wikimedia Foundation WMF Templates, make sense - especially re wikidata ? Possibly ...

d
(Planning for WUaS Bookstore / Computer Store in all 7,099 languages, and via WikiSource CC-0 licensing
No bookstore at this point )

e
but plan for CC-0 commercial Wikisource (per Lydia Pintscher), and also separately for Wikicite - with WMF Dario Taraborelli


f
Planning for a Wikidata contacts for Void

- working with other Wikidatan core developers - in all 295 languages, especially


Cheers, 
Scott






*




...



Sunday, October 15, 2017

Greyhound: How best to co-create a realistic virtual Harbin Hot Springs that would INSPIRE in a way that actual Harbin inspired this recent book "Naked Harbin Ethnography"? And is inspiring my UPCOMING BOOK OF POETRY, Stanford-trained Harbin lands' lawyer Phil Jelley and his wife Patty, ( . . . . . St. Kilda, Scotland (Hirta), Revisited St. Kilda, Scotland (Hirta) online this time in Google Streetview this morning and saw a whole different approach to visiting St. Kilda virtually here - St Kilda paper resources ... Physical and Online St. Kilda: A Comparison of 'Senses of Place’ by Scott GK Macleod (2004) ... M.Sc. disseration at the University of Edinburgh, SCOTLAND, from 2004 ... )


How best to co-create a realistic virtual Harbin Hot Springs that would inspire in a way that actual Harbin inspired this recent book "Naked Harbin Ethnography" - http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html - and is inspiring my upcoming book of poetry ...
Haiku-ish and Other Loving Hippie Harbin Poetry ... (http://worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html)?

Beginning with ... ... (to which you can add photos)

Visit the Harbin Gate here ~  
- accessible from here ... https://twitter.com/HarbinBook -


Harbin Hot Springs' Book -  Visit the Harbin Gate here ~  - 
 ... and for STEM ethnographic actual-virtual research as well.

*
Inspiration in a realistic virtual Harbin / earth - and for poetry too? 

*
Was glad to meet and talk with Phil and Patty Jelley at Stanford on Friday. He told me about some new Harbin history re land deals beginning in the 1950s and 1960s that I didn't know about ...


Harbin & Stanford "Naked Harbin Ethnography" by Scott MacLeod, Stanford-trained Harbin lands' lawyer Phil Jelley and his wife Patty


https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/919285229373632512

*
Naked Harbin Ethnography author @scottmacleod of @HarbinBook & Stanford-trained Harbin Hot Springs' (HCC) lands' lawyer Phil Jelley & wife


https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/919316750822289408

*
Harbin & Stanford ... https://photos.app.goo.gl/2LRr59stpouDsC7T2 … "Naked Harbin Ethnography "author Scott MacLeod & Stanford-trained Harbin lands' lawyer Phil Jelley


https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/919222770071846912

*

White-bellied heron: Wide open field for relating to scientist paper writers & publishing new resources too, since isn't Wikipedia one of 10 most visited sites? - re Elsevier's plans, Wikipedia is in 295+ languages, many speakers of which will also make it & Wikidata's resources better than Elsevier's, defining Wikisource CC-0 commercial ... and re WUaS's journals in the WUaS Press?, Re my Harbin book photographs ...

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/09/white-bellied-heron-wide-open-field-for.html

*

Revisited St. Kilda, Scotland (Hirta) online this time in Google Streetview this morning and saw a whole different approach to visiting St. Kilda virtually here - https://www.google.com/maps/place/St.+Kilda/@57.8134608,-8.5837917,12z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x48f2bdd95ed8e8b1:0xbba46c78233a434d!2sSt.+Kilda!3b1!8m2!3d57.8364967!4d-8.5635441!3m4!1s0x48f2bdd95ed8e8b1:0xbba46c78233a434d!8m2!3d57.8364967!4d-8.5635441 - compared with visiting nascent virtual St. Kilda in 2003-2004 here - http://www.kilda.org.uk/ - which web site hasn't changed all that much in about 15 years (just seem to need to use Safari browser, and accept the use of using the "Flash Player" - possibly for security reasons too, as well as needing a dated Quicktime 7 player to view the 360 degree Quicktime movie(s) of St. Kilda); also the guest book which once listed signers' email addresses doesn't seem to list these anymore.


*
St Kilda paper resources ...

Physical and Online St. Kilda: A Comparison of 'Senses of Place’
by Scott GK Macleod (2004) ... M.Sc. disseration at the University of Edinburgh from 2004 ... http://scottmacleod.com/MacLeod%20Physical%20and%20Online%20St%20Kilda%20A%20%20Comparison%20of%20Senses%20of%20Place%20MSc%20Dissertation%20University%20of%20Edinburgh.pdf

*
St. Kilda, Scotland (Hirta) wiki subject page for open teaching and learning at WUaS ...
St. Kilda, Scotland (Hirta)
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/St._Kilda,_Scotland_(Hirta)

*

Conachair: "Physical and Online St. Kilda: A Comparison of 'Senses of Place,'" Actual / virtual Harbin Hot Springs' ethnographic book chapters, 'History,' wiki, subject page at WUaS here with many, online, C.C. courses from MIT and Yale, While WUaS has begun a 'Scotland,' wiki, subject page (which doesn't yet have any courses), WUaS hasn't yet begun the Canada page, for example, both of which WUaS would like to become universities unto themselves, accessible from WUaS Nation States' wiki page

https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2013/03/conachair-physical-and-online-st-kilda.html

*

Tidepool: Personal Statement vis-a-vis World University and School

https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2010/11/tidepool-personal-statement-vis-vis.html

*

Birdwing: The "Virtual" - "virtual" for me refers to "as if" - and via computer generated multimedia representations, 12 definitions of "Virtual," re Packer and Jordan's "Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality" book see these "Teacher's Guide" courses at Wellesley and VR, "Tourism, Art and Modernity" UC Berkeley course, My 2001 paper "Gazing at the Box: Tourism in the Context of the Internet and Globalization (Internetity)", So if I substitute "as if" for "virtual" in Virtual Reality...

https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2016/03/birdwing-virtual-virtual-for-me-refers.html



*







...



Saturday, October 14, 2017

Periwinkle (Littorina): Minutes from Oct 14 17 - World Univ & Sch's open monthly business meeting


https://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2017/10/minutes-from-oct-14-17-world-univ-schs.html

*

Dear Universitians and friends, 

Thank you for your support of World University and School.

Please join us at our open (hour-long) World University and School monthly business meeting this Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 9 am Pacific Time, electronically in a Google group video Hangout, if interested people email WUaS about this. Please email WUaS at this email address if you are interested in participating. 

Attached you'll also find the minutes from the WUaS monthly business meeting on Sat. Sep 9, 2017. 

World University's open monthly business meeting on October 14, 2017 - https://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2017/10/oct-14-17-world-univ-schs-open-monthly.html.

Sincerely, 
Scott




News and Agenda

0. 
World University and School is seeking/planning to develop with the blockchain ledger for health care too, a CryptoCurrency, a UBI + ... and potentially with Stanford Medicine as well as Stanford Law OpenCourseWare in all ~200 countries' official languages -
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2017/10/gloriosa-genus-stanford-medicine-grand.html- for online medical schools, online teaching hospitals, and online law schools. 

- WUaS (Scott) met Stanford Chair of Medicine Bob Harrington at Stanford about these questions on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 10 am

- WUaS Corporation incorporated meeting Tom Martin of LawDroid in a Stanford Law CodeX presentation in March, thanks to Stanford Law Professor Roland Vogl

- Meet Stanford Law CodeX meeting this upcoming Wednesday

- Build out of Stanford infrastructure?



1. 
World University and School is offering two for-credit courses this autumn with our first online matriculated class: 
- "Society, Information Technology, and the Global University" ... http://worlduniversityandschool.org/InfoTechNetworkSocGlobalUniv.html 



2. 
World University and School's BRAND NEW wiki - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org.  We will begin soon to develop our WUaS SUBJECT TEMPLATE - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE - potentially with the Miraheze MediaWiki developer "The Voidwalker" - which will in turn interface with Wikidata, and develop further as a WUaS platform into major online CC OCW universities in countries' official languages, and into wiki schools for open teaching and learning planned in each of all 7,099 living languages, with an invitation to WIKI teach to, learn from, and edit - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org.


3.
World Univ & Sch seeks to add, and base, WUaS's Nation States' list on the 207 countries in the 2016 Olympics, to begin - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Summer_Olympics_Parade_of_Nations - each to become a major online university in each countries' official and main languages.


- through Stanford

4.
Attached are two monthly financial reports now that WUaS has successfully forked into a) non-profit World University and School and b) the for-profit general stock company WUaS Corporation. 

- more sophisticated with financial technologies

- need more monies for this

- Build out of Stanford infrastructure?


5.

a) World Univ & Sch's monthly business meeting is this Saturday (second Saturdays) 



b) WUaS Corporation Board meeting will meet newly on the following Saturday (and so on third Saturdays) ... in order for CEO Julian Dumitrascu (in Romania), and Board members Diana Do MD (at Stanford) and Kyle Wagner (in Hong Kong) to be able to meet more easily (hopefully). 


6.
Information Technology

From Void:

Sorry for the late response. To be quite honest, I'm not too sure where to begin with something like this. I would suggest with starting on the basic structure of the template. Basically, what groups of information do you want to display, and how do you want to break them up. The next step would therefore be actually putting the information into the structure. When working with different languages, is an acceptable solution, but I am unsure of how interfacing with Wikidata works. I'd imagine that it would involve some method of fetching remote data, but I don't know how exactly that would work. In this case, it would probably be helpful to know what information needs to be fetched from where.

Cheers. --Void

a
Mediawiki and WUaS template


LANGUAGE TEMPLATE (see SUBJECT TEMPLATE)

NATION STATE TEMPLATE (see SUBJECT TEMPLATE)

Museums' TEMPLATE (see SUBJECT TEMPLATE) - planned in all 7,099 living languages+

Library Resources' TEMPLATE (see SUBJECT TEMPLATE) -  planned in all 8,444 languages+

- planning for 7,099 living languages (in Ethnologue) / 8,444 language entries (in Glottolog)

- planning for UNIVERSITIAN volunteer edit additions through these WUaS templates - such as adding phrases to a UNIVERSAL TRANSLATOR in their first language


b
Integrating WUAS TEMPLATE with WMF Mediawiki and Wikimedia WMF Templates? Possible .. and possibly Miraheze Mediawiki template ... leave up to Void ...


c
Planning for WUaS Bookstore / Computer Store in all 7,099 languages, and via WikiSource CC-0 licensing

d
No bookstore at this point -

e
but plan for CC-0 commercial Wikisource and also separately Wikicite


f
Planning for a Wikidata contact for Void

- working with other Wikidatan core developers


7.
Finding CFO and General Secretary for the new WUaS Corporation

- who can navigate within, conceptually, Quickbooks / Multi-store / TurboTax for many countries' languages

- and who could begin to help plan for blockchain ledger / CryptoCurrency / and Universal Basic Income


8.
FINANCE
World University and School Finance report

a.
World Univ & Sch
~ $ 1300 in the bank
some WUaS Corporation shares

Finance report
this is just information for the record, not having anything directly with World University and School


WUaS Corporation finance report 
b.
WUaS Corp
.01 in the bank

c.
WUaS Corporation has allotted first shares to Julian, Diana and Kyle on Sept 30 2017

d.
In the long range, the WUaS Corporation will handle their finances independently


9.
Asking Julian in Romania to develop an hour-long monthly Board Meeting for the WUaS Corporation on the 3rd Saturdays of the month


10.
Stanford engagement?

Stanford neuroscience - Thursday - and hopefully to meet here Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne

11.
Cultivating each (207) countries' official languagse for translation of MIT OCW into that language for online free CC OCW degrees (MIT OCW-centric and Yaleo OYC-centric) - Bachelor, Ph.D., law, M.D. and I.B. ?

- Could Stanford engage this ?

- Focus person for this at Stanford for this?

- WUaS could give this Stanford engagement person 25-50 names

- Google Translate is one possibility, but it's not there yet?

- Could WUAS Academic Press machine translation  of books play a role here with time?


-- 
- Scott MacLeod - Founder & President  
- 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. 


IMPORTANT NOTICE: This transmission and any attachments are intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential, or exempt from disclosure under applicable federal or state laws.  If the reader of this transmission is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.  If you have received this transmission in error, please notify me immediately by email or telephone.

World University and School is sending you this because of your interest in free, online, higher education. If you don't want to receive these, please reply with 'unsubscribe' in the body of the email, leaving the subject line intact. Thank you. 







*






....