Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wulingyuan, China: Music, Gateway of India, Computer Musical Instruments, Lucia Popp singing Mozart's Queen of the Night, Practicing, J.S. Bach

Great! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vun2nEpgznY from Gateway of India, Mumbai Nov/Dec 1999 - Title according to order of performance should be " Vikku Vinayakam (Ghatam), Bhavani Shankar (Pakhwaj), SelvaGanes (Khanjeera) with U. Zakir Hussain (Tabla)" will add links for 3 new percussive instruments used in Carnatic south Indian music to WUaS's 'Raga' - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Raga subject :)

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Classical_Indian_Music


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George Lambro on iPad and Garageband ... http://mashable.com/2011/05/26/ipad-2-garageband-video/ ... adding to World Univ & Sch's Computer Music subject: ... pretty nice ... check out the other computer orchestras at WUaS ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/Computer_Music There are a lot! :)


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Check out Lucia Popp singing Mozart's Queen of the Night Aria on Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEzVNEqRlqw ... :0))


It's Maria Callas' picture ... :)


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Practicing an instrument growing up, and making this fun ... http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/purnululu-practicing-piano-growing-up.html :)


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J.S. Bach - Choral from Cantata No.147 ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNnz9ngsWcE ... While this is lovely, I probably won't add it to WUaS's Bach page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Johann_Sebastian_Bach - and wait for those which are even more lovely :)














(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/wulingyuan-china-music-gateway-of-india.html - May 31, 2011)

Havusu canyon, China: Harbin notes, Film there, Therapy

Harbin is almost cold this eve.


At the gate I saw both M & E ... . M just returned to Harbin yesterday to begin to work again at Harbin. M's energy is great, - solid, friendly, Lake County, California-steady, salt of the earth ...


nice big hug in the pool area with C who is originally from Germany (lived on Hawaii for 23 yrs with her biodynamically farming husband) as I walked in from the village path



in the pools relaxation response in lotus ... A little bliss only ... A fair number of male couples ....



saw the film 'Cashback' at 9 ... somewhat erotic British well done tale of a grocery clerk / artist / drawer of nudes who freezed time and saw the world differently then - particularly vis-a-vis beautiful naked women ... Love story ... interesting once again in light of thinking about primates ...



... vis-a-vis film I also wonder to what degree film is engaged as psychotherapy at Harbin where people - residents and visitors) use the myriad of narratives to explicate and put in perspective, and even co-constitute new ways of thinking about challenges or knotty problems in their lives. To what degree can & does someone like Ish, or a Harbin film chooser, show films specifically to this end, - in all its cultural indirectness eg who can know whom will see what film, what narratives within the film will have significance as therapy, or for understanding, etc. beyond the film-chooser and the 'passive' film recipients connection (eg Ish had a film in mind for this person, whether s/he sees it or not in the Harbin theater while visiting)


Harbin is a therapeutic place, and Ish is in a kind of fascinating role as lead therapist/head clinician, vis-a-vis its milieu, his knowledge of what's worked in the past, and the symbolic engagements he can make eg leaving the book 'The Quiet American' on a bench outside Fern, etc.



This film leads me to wonder In what ways might we go much further and create a kind of heaven or free space (vis-a-vis B, and with a lot of trust) we'd like to live in ...? How could Harbin grow in this way?



bed & sleep now
















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/havusu-canyon-china-harbin-notes-film.html - May 31, 2011)

Monday, May 30, 2011

Mount Wuyi, China: What ways might World Univ & Sch develop a course/degree focus specifically on ENJOYMENT / HAPPINESS for 18 yrs old overachievers?

World University & School is curious in what ways WUaS might,

as an experiment,

develop a course / degree focus specifically on enjoyment / happiness for 18 yr old overachievers,

matriculating in 2014.


In what ways could the 32 courses

(out of 400-ish? MIT OCW possibilities out of MIT's total 2,045 courses)

over the 4 years that students will take them,

be read / studied for more than 'flow' (Csikszentmihalyi),

but for happiness & bliss, as well,

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Beings_Enjoying_Life


http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Happiness


http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Loving_Bliss_%28eliciting_this_neurophysiology%29


in learning critical thinking & 'knowledge about' a field/subject

(e.g. in chemistry,
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Chemistry

India,
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/India

French,
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/French

Humanities,
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Humanities

etc.).


How?


One way would be to ask 20 years old overachievers already attending MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Cambridge, etc.

what they love while studying and learning, and build on this? :)


Such an experiment could then inform much education at all levels.


... an online 'enjoyment / happiness' approach to a MIT education? :)

by finding the students who want to learn & focus,

who do so without conflict,

and then WUaS would add readings, discussions, problem sets and experiments in 32 courses (over 4 years) per student,

chosen by experienced MIT / great universities' faculty,

and build on this? ...


This approach makes sense.



Besides the degrees implicit in MIT Open Course Ware,

WUaS would like, for example, to add degrees in

ethnomusicology,
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Ethnomusicology


primatology,
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Primatology

China/Chinese History/Languages
(Reed added a Chinese Humanities aspect to its Humanities' program a few years ago)
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/China


India / Indian History /Languages from open course ware ... :)
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/India


and possibly Dialogue http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Dialogue















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/mount-wuyi-china-what-ways-might-world.html - May 30, 2011)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Longmen Grottoes: World University & School's budding Law School, Scottish Law, Nation States' Law, Constitutional, International and Internet Law

May add the BBC article on Nat Fraser's murder case reversal

"Nat Fraser wins appeal to quash murder conviction"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-13534802
(By Reevel Alderson, Home affairs correspondent, BBC Scotland, May 25, 2011)

to wiki World University & School's budding Law School
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Law_School

also here - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses ....

for the upcoming, online British / Scots' one/two Law Schools :)

(The Scottish legal system is old and independent relative to other legal systems on the British Isles).


Scots got political independence in 1997 after 300-700 years,

and after trying before that most recently in 1976-77 :),

and such independence helps further questions of Nation State-hood -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nation_States

at WUaS ...


(WUaS is planning around 50-100 accredited, free, online Law Schools - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wikiCourses - to see the beginnings of the current Law School in English, in and out of around 175 - 200 countries/nation states/places :)


WUaS's 50-100+ Law Schools will further define Nation State / Constitutional Law significantly ...

eg the Finns who head the WUaS Finnish Law School will probably talk a fair amount with the Swedes who head the WUaS Swedish Law School about what gets taught in the 3 year curriculum, etc ...

and the Turks with the Greeks ...

lots of talking ahead about education,

all the while 'editing this page' at these online, free WUaS Law Schools

for overachievers

... and the neighboring African states with Law Schools will talk with each other,

and the Welsh with the English with the Irish with the Scots ... Cornish, York and Manx, too?

The application system for schools will be akin to the UNESCO world heritage process ...


... since, eventually lawyers will be practicing in courts of law ...


And the Chinese with the Japanese & the Koreans,

the south Koreans with the north Koreans,

... all editing their Law Schools

with this paper, that court ruling, or this book ...

Concerning these WUaS online Law Schools,

Chinese lawyers will probably define their curriculum with the Japanese & Korean legal professors,

the south Koreans with the north Koreans, and the Turks with the Greeks ...

& all editing their Law Schools -




seems like WUaS may deal a lot with international legal accrediting bodies as well ...

makes sense,

and will create more great knowledge-oriented jobs,

and careers ...

yes, yes, yes ...



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Constitutional, international and internet law seem likely foci at WUaS ...











(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/longmen-grottoes-world-university.html - May 29, 2011)

Huanglong pools, China: A Media Lab (like MIT's) online at wiki WUaS, in EVERY language?, Check out the English One, Is language itself a Media Lab?

A Media Lab (like MIT's) online at wiki WUaS -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Media_Lab_at_World_University_and_School

in EVERY language? -

Check out the beginnings of the Media Lab at World University & School in English -

accessible here:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects ...


There's SO much digital innovation ahead :0)


... and all 3,000-8,000 of them {MEDIA LABS} might / will inform each other ...


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Is language itself a Media Lab?

... love it :)

oh ooh


yes, yes, yes ... :)



Check out and adhibit (engage) WUaS's

'Languages,'
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Languages


'Linguistics'
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Linguistics


and 'Media Lab at WUaS'
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Media_Lab_at_World_University_and_School


pages all accessible here at http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects .


... will perhaps add this a WUaS focus to each of these pages, and in general ...


with an invitation to EXPERIMENT (as in a Lab)

by editing this page at WUaS
















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/huanglong-pools-china-media-lab-like.html - May 29, 2011)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Humberstone: How to create a 12x12 inch solar panel to power an 18 wheeler truck w a full load?, A solar car, A wiki solar page , Ph.D. creation?

How to create a 12x12 inch solar panel which will power an 18 wheeler truck carrying a full load, in a rainy Oregon winter?

Here's a solar car, the Sunnev - http://sunnev.com -

and related video:
Infinity Miles Per Gallon: Art Haines and the Solar Car

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0JNohHaqM4



... a wiki, SOLAR VEHICLE page for idea sharing
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Solar_Vehicle

... and a wiki, SOLAR page for related, idea sharing -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Solar_Energy (or here /Subjects) .


Generating a lot more Ph.D.s like Stanford & UC Berkeley did in the IT (information technology) revolution, beginning in the 1950s & '60s -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#Free_Ph.D.s

is something World University and School is planning to do ...


and especially for solar energy, efficiency gains :)


















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/humberstone-how-to-create-12x12-inch.html - May 28, 2011)

ChiloƩ, Chile: Scientific Realism - Stanford Philosophy, How does consciousness work?, 'What is it like to be a bat?', Philosophy at WUaS

interesting essay on 'Scientific Realism' from Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy here now at World Univ & Sch's 'Science' subject -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Science ...

Here's the link itself - http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/scientific-realism/

Check out the 'Consciousness' subject at WUaS, as well, for a question interesting to scientific realism.


How does consciousness work?

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Consciousness


Tom Nagel expressed one fascinating aspect of this expression in his paper "What is it like to be a bat?"

http://organizations.utep.edu/Portals/1475/nagel_bat.pdf

also here in the Consciousness subject which you can access here:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Philosophy












(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/chiloe-chile-scientific-realism.html - May 28, 2011)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Srebarna, Bulgaria: Besides via the Loving Bliss Neurophysiology Eliciting page, How to Co-generate a Flourishing of Media about this Neurochemistry

Besides via the Loving Bliss Neurophysiology Eliciting page -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Loving_Bliss_(eliciting_this_neurophysiology)

also here: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects -

I'm curious how to co-generate a flourishing of media

(books, music, film, multimedia, programs)

which help create this neurochemistry,

naturally, easily & freely

(think MDMA, Mozart or the Grateful Dead),

and to begin to explore more richly what media might facilitate this already ...


I've added some of what works for me (above),

but there are so many qualities of this biology.


Why is there a seeming dearth

(as I see it)

of generative resources for eliciting loving bliss,

and especially pairbond-wise? :)











(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/srebarna-bulgaria-besides-via-loving.html - May 27, 2011)

Pirin, Bulgaria: What will an online Pre-Med course look like?, (18 year olds, first class beginning in 2014), 'Liberal Arts' Reed/MIT

Beyond the WUaS first year required courses of

'Biology with a programming aspect' &

'Humanities,'

what will an online Pre-Med course look like,

drawing on MIT OCW courses -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Medical_School ...

looking for overachieving students

(those students who might otherwise go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, Stanford, Cambridge, et al.)


(18 year olds, first class beginning in 2014)

for this 'liberal arts' Reed/MIT on the Web

... 'edit this page' :)


Having engaged MIT OCW High School richly will be important for prospective students ...


WUaS Colleges and Medical Schools will be in many languages and countries, all online ...



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World University & School, too, seeks for its undergraduates, especially,

'excellence in teaching, critical thinking, mutual support and friendship among faculty and students'

('To Squier the Circle,' Reed magazine, June 2011:15 -
http://www.reed.edu/reed_magazine/articles/features/squier.html -
Les Squier was a favorite professor of mine, and these were his goals),

but now in the brand new mileu of information technologies,

and potentially from students' homes,

anywhere.


found the article online - I think that's me to the left of Les, circa 1980 ... :)




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Bill Gates on 'Why MIT matters' - http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/specials/mit150/Gates/ - will look to add to WUaS's Education subject page ...












(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/pirin-bulgaria-what-will-online-pre-med.html - May 27, 2011)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Purnululu: Practicing the piano growing up (ages 6-12), unenjoyable, isolating, Kids' Practicing, Musical Instrument Playing as Dialogue?

Practicing the piano growing up (ages 6-12)

was a little unenjoyable

because it felt isolating at times

(but I'm glad I play a few Bach Inventions slowly & read music now) ...


Here are some guidelines for Practicing a Musical Instrument
from Wynton Marsalis & Yo yo Ma:
http://scottmacleod.com/GuidelinesPracticingMusicalInstrument.htm

(also here:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Music).


How to add to these guidelines?

Pairbond & Troopbond
(http://scottmacleod.com/anthropology/determinism.htm)
(John Money 1988: 115)

around practicing

- e.g. kids & parents, etc. ?


How to turn practicing into a DIALOGUE,
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Dialogue

and now online?


In what ways can you,

for yourself,

generate virtual, fun experiences,

(in your own bodymind)

whether by turning on the Grateful Dead,

or watching a Mozart opera (buffa),

or generate fun experiences even while practicing a musical instrument,

and via a dialogue WITH the music,

or with a friend, musically,

online?


Can you turn a musical score into psychedelia

(richly imaginative, almost alive text:),

digitally & naturally,

and then rif with this :) ?



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About kids' practicing & playing a musical instrument,

I like the Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar model
{http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj8zhJaktk4}

(who just played at San Francisco's Davies' Symphony Hall),

where Ravi probably brought Anoushka to music lessons (or something like this),

or taught her,

and they've now played together for decades ...

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Music

with an invitation to wiki-add teaching & learning resources,

and engage (adhibit),

also in a John Moneyian sense (see above), but musically :)


Ravi Shankar's music,

in particular,

can get pretty virtual for me (transcendent) ...

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Raga

... and we might teach, learn and play this online,

from home :)


Check out his Three Ragas (1957) :) ... (it's playing now here at home, as I write this)

and eventually from the Digital Public Library of America, which will partly emerge here:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Library_Resources

?












(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/purnululu-practicing-piano-growing-up.html - May 27, 2011)

Fraser Island: New subject on 'Wiki' at WUaS, How Wikipedia is organizationally structured, A Library of Code on WUaS's FREE Educational Software page

New subject on 'Wiki' at World University & School -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Wiki -

check out the Harvard video on Wikipedia with Reagle,

and the book by Reagle (and with Lessig) ...


World Univ & Sch is wiki, and invites you to edit it ... Wikipedia is in around 281 languages, and we made it. :)



Check out the article here in the new WUaS Wiki' page

'Wikipedia And The Death Of The Expert'
http://www.theawl.com/2011/05/wikipedia-and-the-death-of-the-expert

for another interesting view into how Wikipedia is structured, organizationally ...

(also in the http://theawl.com/)


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A Great Idea ...

added Harvard Law Professor Charlie Nesson's idea in his blog for a

'FREE to ALL,'
http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/nesson/2011/05/25/free-to-all/

OPEN CODE library

to the WUaS Educational Software page:

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Educational_Software

with so much FREE learning software there already:)












(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/fraser-island-new-subject-on-wiki-at.html - May 26, 2011)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ischigualasto and Talampaya, Argentina: A Great Idea ... Clinical Trials Registry, An idea long been implicit at WUaS, Please register your hypotheses

A Great Idea ... Clinical Trials Registry ...

Clinical Trials Registry. 2011. [http://clinicaltrials.gov/ ClinicalTrials.gov]. Washington, DC: U.S. National Institutes of Health.

... an idea which has long been implicit at WUaS here ...


http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Research ...

but the US government has realized it ...


Please register your hypotheses! :)


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e.g. I hypothesize that my left leg is a 1/2 inch longer than my right because I started bagpiping around age 13 as I was starting to grow tall, and the difficulty of playing / filling the bag held under the left arm lead to this extra leg length :) ...

This is a good question for a research physiologist, or ...

I'll look to add this hypothesis to http://clinicaltrials.gov .



Why do our bodies, in general, grow symmetrically?

What regulates growth in the body, and what inhibits or accentuates it?












(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/ischigualasto-and-talampaya-argentina.html - May 25, 2011)

Bamiyan valley: How to play Blues Piano, WUaS's Piano subject, Check out new Learning GUITAR Rifs in Playing the Blues and Rock & Roll

How to play Blues Piano ... :

isisip. 2008. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tebAH0UjC-U How to play blues piano improvisation (lesson)]. Youtube.com -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Piano :)

very cool ...

eventual new subject page on Blues Piano at World University Music School,

probably ... :)


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And check out the new Learning Guitar Rifs in Playing the Blues and Rock & Roll at World Univ & Sch's

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Guitar subject.

This Guitar Page will Grow with YouTube.com,

or YOU playing to YouTube,

or what your child might suggest,

or what she or he has learned from ...

with an invitation to 'edit this page' at WUaS ...

:)











(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/bamiyan-valley-how-to-play-blues-piano.html - May 25, 2011)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Chillingham wild cattle: Saw a little, playful headbutting between two, baby cows, calves, near Harbin, Hedwig, Culture

Outside / Inside Harbin field notes

Saw a little, playful headbutting
between two, baby cows, calves,
- were they male or female?
I don't know -
on a beautiful, oak ridge,
in rural Lake County, California,
this morn. The oak trees,
dotting the ridge, above them,
in full, spring leaf,
filled out this Ferdinand scene.
This could be Greece, or Spain,
in mediterranean, inland California,
virtually.
And this baby playfulness,
perhaps 10 cows and calves
all around,
on a perfect day,
has probably gone on
long before that thriving
culture on Samos, Greece,
with its aqueduct,
the 2800 year old
Tunnel of Eupalinos,
- Herodotus's 8th world wonder,
I think -
long before the first cities
of 10,000 years ago, -
as part of agriculture,
in time immemorial.

Two woodpeckers then alit
on a branch, very close,
black & white with red heads -
a pair they were, -
then flipped under the branch,
still attached, upside down,
pecked a little,
and flew away, displaying
their magnificent wings from
below, black & white,
all spread out so expansively.

These rolling hills & trees,
a bucolic, pastoral, calming scene,
after good, needed sleep, -
such beauty in solo-ness.


The cows are gone, now.

A brown truck,
a little fumy,
with two men of
Spanish-Mexican descent,
drives by on this
wide, beautiful, well-maintained,
dirt road ... They look like
salts of the earth,
one man smiling,
and I smile at him,
in passing.
Who are they,
in this other world?
Might they have staged
this gentle calve-romp, -

for, soon after the headbutting,
a calf rolled over, almost playfully,
too cute,
and stood back up,
up on the ridge,
where I had seen turkeys,
of an earlier poem -

through knowledge of &
skill with livestock and cattle.


A kid on a too-small, motor scooter,
- that looks like fun,
and this could be Greece, again -
then passes, legs asunder,
hair flying, under his knit hat.
He looks as if he may be
heading to school.
Are his hands cold?

Ranchland, with pasture and oaks,
on both sides of this road,
sun shining, no houses ...
in this out of the way place.


Soon to Harbin ...


Harbin ...
yes ...
It's always different,
its own thing,
and enlivening.


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The Harbin RV/trailer park is gone, completely,
after decades and decades, -
I walked up through its main road,
off of which were about 7 dwelling-spaces on each side,
almost like a fern frond.
I had only visited it possibly 2-3 times in 2005.
And at least two of its residents I know,
who lived there for years, are now in SG, 3 miles away.


I spent a longer time in the pools than I have in a long time ... Saw many familiar faces, from the quiet in the pools ... more than usual, - curious & not sure why.


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b & e c were walking near where I ate my picnic dinner on the back tailgate in my car (Subaru Legacy L, 2.2 liter), and as I was practicing piobaireachd on my practice chanter. (These days I regularly sleep in my car, when at Harbin, 'in the field,' for my ongoing, actual/virtual Harbin ethnography). Nice to see them ... With atheistically Friendly inclinations, I went to a number of silent meetings (4 -7) at different Quakers' homes in Lake County in 2008, and got to know them that way ... We had a little silent meeting in the harbin temple together in 2005, as it was being built ... :), when I first made contact with Lake County Friends.

nice dance in the temple this evening

curious, well-done, 2nd film in the theater - 'hedwig and the angry inch' - about a tranny, a transgender person, who was born in east berlin and came to the US, - Providence, RI - and became a kind of tranny rock star & celebrity, in a way singing his anger at his American army father, who had fondled him when s/he was a little kid.

It might have been shocking at one time to me, but seen in the light of my current thinking vis-a-vis common chimps (as primates that do harm, war, violence, are male-dominated, and, of course, sexual) & bonobo chimps (as very sexual in all couplings, egalitarian, matriarchal, relatively peaceable - no known instances of fatalities, and left bank-chimps; humans can learn!), the tranny (Hedwig) - male ('Tommy Gnosis') attraction depicted in the film was far less sexual than what I understand bonobos, in all kinds of sexual pairings, to engage in sexually. I see these somewhat sad narratives of 'Hedwig' as so emergent from modernities' cultural cross-winds (e.g. with GI/army father, east german mother, stationed forces, u.s., germany, varying sexual mores) ... Interesting insights into the '60s and its 'winds', as well. Hedwig was born in 1961, and later, herself (now), around the time of a botched sex change operation, married a male African American US officer while in Germany. Curious what I might learn about eroticism ... between men & women from this film ... Cultural craziness ... culture and biology (we, as human primates) create so many interesting processes and temporalities, which we don't even see as cultural or biological, or are even aware of as such, as we are living these processes and temporalities, - painfully, for Hedwig, although it needn't have been, except for the ways people see things socioculturally and biologically ... :)


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Fern community kitchen at Harbin has new cabinets and countertops ... More nice wood & wood color ... (I think the job was finished on or around this day).


*

but more curious about bliss, harbin, and eliciting this

... and love with a friend











(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/chillingham-wild-cattle-saw-little.html - May 24, 2011)

Great Barrier Reef: While remaining an OPEN teaching & learning wiki, WUaS welcomes States' Parties to write applications for specific schools

While remaining an open wiki for teaching and learning resources,

where anyone can add a free online School,

or something they teach,

will World Univ & Sch - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/ -

engage an approach akin to UNESCO world heritage's inscription of properties,

by welcoming same states' parties to write applications for specific schools

(vis-a-vis their WUaS university)


in various languages and kinds of knowledge in their particular state...?


Hmm ... would get states' parties engaged in many ways :)












(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/great-barrier-reef-while-remaining-open.html - May 24, 2011)

Pinnacle Rock: The Dirt Road in Lake County

The Dirt Road in Lake County

On the dirt road in Lake County, California,
I saw a little, playful headbutting
between two, baby cows, calves,
- were they male or female?
I don't know -
on a beautiful, oak ridge,
near Harbin,
this morn. The oak trees,
dotting the ridge, above them,
in full, spring leaf,
filled out this 'Ferdinand the Bull' scene.
This could easily be Greece, or Spain,
in mediterranean, inland California,
virtually.
And this baby playfulness,
perhaps 10 cows and calves
all around,
on a perfect day,
has probably gone on
long before that thriving
culture on Samos, Greece,
with its aqueduct,
the 2,540 years old
Tunnel of Eupalinos,
- Herodotus's 8th world wonder,
I think -
and long before the first cities
of 10,000 years ago, -
as part of agriculture,
in time immemorial.

Two woodpeckers then alit
on a branch, very close,
black & white, with red heads -
a pair they were, -
then flipped under the branch,
still attached, upside down,
echo-pecked a little,
and flew away, displaying
their magnificent, small, wing spans from
below, black & white,
all spread out, in beautiful expansiveness.

These rolling hills & trees,
a bucolic, pastoral, calming scene,
Ferdinand-peaceful,
after good, needed sleep! ~
such beauty in solo-ness.


The cows are gone, now.

A brown truck,
a little fumy,
with two men of
Spanish-Mexican descent,
drives by on this
wide, beautiful, well-maintained,
dirt road ... They look like
salts of the earth,
one man smiling,
as I too smile at him,
in passing.
Who are they,
in this other world?
Might they have staged
this gentle calve-romp, -
for, soon after the headbutting,
another calf rolled over,
almost playfully,
too cute,
and stood back up,
up on the ridge,
where I had seen turkeys,
of an earlier poem -
through knowledge of, and
skill with, livestock and cattle?

A kid on a too-small, motor scooter,
- that looks like fun,
and this could be Greece, again -
then passes, legs asunder,
hair flying, under his knit hat.
He looks as if he may be
heading to school.
Are his hands cold?

Ranch land, with pasture and oaks,
on both sides of this road,
sun shining, no houses ...
in this out of the way place, -
and Ferdinand is very happy now.


Soon to Harbin ...


Harbin ...
yes ...
It's always different,
its own thing, and
so enlivening.










(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/pinnacle-rock-dirt-road-in-lake-county.html - May 24, 2011)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Cueva de las Manos: In what ways shall we further 'structure' WUaS, for what reasons, & for which kinds of societal cooperation & benefits? RFC

In what ways shall we further 'structure' World University & School,

and for what reasons,

and for which kinds of societal cooperation & benefits?


A nontheistically (secular, academic) f/Friendly Quaker-like structure (e.g. FWCC- or AFSC-like), (?)

an economic cooperative (?)

(http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Cooperatives)

which would involve membership & could become cumbersome to the wiki process,

or a wiki-informed educational/legal/economic entity,

or? ...



Presently, we're a nonprofit corporation in California ...


WUaS is like Wikipedia with MIT OCW & potentially in all languages & countries.


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Suggestions for this to make WUaS flourish in wiki-idea exchange?

Request for Comment - RFC (an important internet informed, Democratic process from the '70s that helped shape TCP/IP - Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol :


WUaS invites your comments & ideas ...


add them to the Wiki, or post them here ...






(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/cueva-de-las-manos-in-what-ways-shall.html - May 23, 2011)

Alluvial Fan: An 'Ethnographic Fiction' subject at WUaS!, Ethnomusicology, Ethnography & Anthropology, All online? And for Virtual Ethnography, too?

An 'Ethnographic Fiction' subject at WUaS!

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Ethnographic_Fiction


Ursula LeGuin's 'Always Coming Home' (1985) is one (California) example with music cassette.


Another ethnographic fiction example (TV):

Treme (looking for episodes with music)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zip4onC_7tg

about New Orleans,



(Here's a MIT OCW 'Ethnographic Fiction' subject 'Anthropology Through Speculative Fiction': http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/anthropology/21a-270-anthropology-through-speculative-fiction-fall-2009/)

like the Ethnomusicology subject -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Ethnomusicology -

will look for MIT OCW courses.


NEW Ethnography SUBJECT (May 24, 2011:)

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Ethnography.


http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Anthropology


All online? And for Virtual Ethnography, too?











(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/alluvial-fan-ethnographic-fiction.html - May 23, 2011)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tree trunk: Updated WUaS 'Hardware Resource Possibilities' with 'Amazon will compensate you' for your old Hardware, Computers for poorest countries?

Updated WUaS 'Hardware Resource Possibilities' -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Hardware_Resource_Possibilities -

with an article that says Amazon.com will compensate you for your old Hardware ...


(Amazon Will Now Pay You For Your Old Electronics
http://mashable.com/2011/05/18/amazon-trade-ins/)


Know of great hardware for the poorest countries?



The idea of World Univ & Sch is to wiki-facilitate people-to-people teaching & learning in ALL languages for FREE,

building on OLPC countries -


http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/One_Laptop_per_Child_-_XO_Laptop_-_$100_Laptop_-_MIT -

especially, hence Hardware Resource Possibilities.


WUaS is like Wikipedia (now in 281 languages) with MIT OCW.


Please teach, add and learn here at these WUaS hardware pages.















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/tree-trunk-updated-wuas-hardware.html - May 22, 2011)

Sierra's Pee Wee Lake: New WUaS 'Landscape Architecture' subject, 'Cooperatives' Subject at WUaS growing w MIT "Cooperative Machines" course, Laptops

New 'Landscape Architecture' subject at WUaS:

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Landscape_Architecture ...

Check out the Olmstead references as well as the MIT course ... invitation to add something from youtube, a favorite book, or idea :)



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'Cooperatives' subject at WUaS growing with MIT "Cooperative Machines" course (with funny picture),

in addition to the MIT course on Economic Cooperatives -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Cooperatives -

Check out the WUaS links half way down, as well :)

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Cooperatives#World_University_and_School_Links



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'Picking Out a Laptop in the Brave, New World of Tablets' - All Things Digital

http://allthingsd.com/20110420/picking-out-a-laptop-in-the-brave-new-world-of-tablets/ -



Some laptop reviews:
http://reviews.cnet.com/best-laptops/

http://reviews.cnet.com/laptop-buying-guide

http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/apple-macbook-pro-winter/4505-3121_7-34512751.html


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Glenn Gould - Art of fugue(Contrapunctus XIV) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDSAXtsDB5k MMmmm :)



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A Bicycle Wedding just passed by in SF at the corner of Central and Hayes ... :)







(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/sierras-pee-wee-lake-new-wuas-landscape.html - May 22, 2011)

Lion heads: Cambridge University - Werner Herzog on 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams' on Chauvet cave art from 32,000 - 17,000 years ago, Proto-cinema?

Cambridge University - Werner Herzog on 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams' - on Chauvet cave art from some 32,000 - 17,000 years ago - http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/video/2011/mar/25/werner-herzog-cave-forgotten-dreams-video -

Proto-cinema?




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDiQ1lvBbr0



http://movies.nytimes.com/2011/04/29/movies/werner-herzogs-cave-of-forgotten-dreams-review.html










(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/lion-heads-cambridge-university-werner.html - May 22, 2011)

Kamelon: Current GREAT developments in the online Digital Public Library of America, The DPLA planning wiki itself at Harvard, The European Library

Current GREAT developments in the online Digital Public Library of America from Harvard's John Palfrey -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwpZyuNPmL8 AND

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrmO-qUzjxM .

Incredible good news!

And here's the DPLA planning wiki itself -

http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/dpla/Main_Page

and the Digital Public Library of America blog -

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/dpla/ :)



What a resource ... and with the European, parallel, open, online library!

The European Library
http://search.theeuropeanlibrary.org/portal/en/index.html

http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/portal/organisation/cooperation/archive/edlproject/


added all of the above links to

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Library_Resources ...


what music potential!
























(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/kamelon-current-great-developments-in.html - May 22, 2011)

saffron butterfly: kinda wild - unity of brains/bodyminds - literally & biologically - and mutually - natural blissing VIA MUSIC ... Guitar four-hands

kinda wild ... unity of brains/bodyminds - literally & biologically - and mutually - natural blissing VIA MUSIC ... Guitar four-hands? Now, wait a minute ... cross-handed, too :) Lovely
music, as well ... http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1107177801715 ... http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xaavt9_yyte-gitary-konuyturmak-ben-buna-de_music ...

... worth re-visiting :) ...

on WUaS's Loving Bliss Neurophysiology eliciting page
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Loving_Bliss_%28eliciting_this_neurophysiology%29

and here:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects :)









(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/saffron-butterfly-kinda-wild-unity-of.html - may 22, 2011)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sunflower in desert: Computational Biology, a new Subject at World Univ & Sch, Looking for an introductory freshman biology course w Programming

Computational Biology ...
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Computational_Biology -

a new Subject at World University and School.


Looking for an introductory freshman biology course for World University and School's bachelor degree classes, first beginning in 2014 (which could lead to WU Medical School), and which includes a fascinating PROGRAMMING aspect to it, online at the MIT OCW level ...

The 3 courses here at 'Computational Biology' -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Computational_Biology - are a start :)



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And here are the 3 MIT introductory courses here at WUaS's Biology page -

Introduction to Biology
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/biology/7-012-introduction-to-biology-fall-2004/

Introductory Biology
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/biology/7-013-introductory-biology-spring-2006/

Introductory Biology
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/biology/7-014-introductory-biology-spring-2005/ -

for which it would be great to have a programming aspect for WUaS's introductory biology, beginning in 2014.


http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Biology
















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/sunflower-in-desert-computational.html - May 21, 2011)

Golden Butterfly: Intl. Kids' festival in the Golden Gate Park, So many beautiful musics & clothes, 'Traveling' to the kids' virtual space of beauty?

Folk festival in the Golden Gate Park (6th Annual International Chidren Dance & Food Festival) ...

so many beautiful musics & clothes ...

can we 'travel' there -

to the virtual kids' space of that place's or people's beautiful code -

in our bodyminds?


http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nation_States

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Languages


dance from eastern Turkey happening now (when I was writing this) ... (with high-energy music you'd hear on Turkish buses)











(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/golden-butterfly-intl-kids-festival-in.html - May 21, 2011)

Porcupines: Curious how evolutionary biology, the relaxation response, & sociocultural processes can dance together toward loving bliss

is curious how evolutionary biology, the relaxation response, and culture / sociocultural processes (/Anthropology) -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects

can dance (or articulate) together,

especially toward cultivating fulsome, loving bliss neurophysiology :)



















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/porcupines-curious-how-evolutionary.html - May 21, 2011)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sleeping Bear: Hum. for Flow, MIT OCW biology course with programming, Overachievers, WUaS Dancing & Movement to Promote Well-being, New DIALOGUE page

Best ways to build on Reed Humanities-like required course at online World Univ & Sch?

... for 'Flow' ('enjoyment' - absorbed mind per Csikszentmihalyi)

for writing skills, history, democracy, etc. ...


Find overachieving students (ask them what they enjoy),

Fagles' 'The Odyssey,' listenable to in mp3,

BBC's 'Oedipus Rex' & Oresteia (early 1990s)

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Humanities :)

‎... for WU Law School (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Law_School) ... :)

Since ancient Greece, dialogue has been such a/the significant, versatile and enjoyable generator of knowledge, and especially via reason (I think) ... Let's wiki about this :) ...


Friend: Ack. If I had gone to law school online, I would still not have graduated. And I graduated in 1993.


Scott: TV was a big distraction for me in high school in the '70s, and, yet, isn't FOCUS the question? :)


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What fascinating online (probably) MIT OCW biology course,

with a programming component

(write a little program about evolutionary biology and biology every week)

would you suggest?

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Biology


(These aren't introductory MIT OCW biology courses for MIT students, but they are similar to the biology course I have in mind, because they involve computing:

Computational Biology: Genomes, Networks, Evolution -
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-047-computational-biology-genomes-networks-evolution-fall-2008

Computational Evolutionary Biology
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-877j-computational-evolutionary-biology-fall-2005/),



... would be fun

... and be a first required college freshman science course at WUaS,

leading to the World University Medical School?

(Here's my current Introduction to Biology choice from MIT OCW: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/biology/7-012-introduction-to-biology-fall-2004/)


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Friend from college, decades ago:

Hey Scottie.
I resolved to check this page more after 50. LOL. Still way too much to catch up on, though. Who'd've thought 25 years ago that we'd be in touch still... I dunno. For me, crossing the Pacific in '85 (to Japan) was perceived as a break, neither malevolent nor bitter... and now trying to catch up on 25 years without much chance of convergence is rather daunting. Blah blah blah. Is there a way to build on Hum? Engaging texts is the best means. There are no substitutes. Having said that, I force students to close read films, and they resist at first. Some flower.


Scott:

M! ... just came from Reed gathering last eve near Stanford :)

Will you attend centennial?

Texts (probably online), yes, for many reasons,

but as a Reed academic 'overachiever,'

what would you say inspires you & your students further to explore rich engagement with such Hum. ideas,

fulsomely & in a sustained way?

(How to cultivate enjoyment with Hum?)


Friend from college, decades ago:

Wow... lucky you. Dunno about the centennial; the timing renders attendance unlikely. Well, the fostering of engagement requires reciprocal engagement over time by a mentor. Hence, two or three 90-minute conferences, with face-to-face time and heated exchange, seems to work best. I still have yet to engage meaningfully with distance learning.


Scott:

You've been away a long, long time ... very glad to hear your journeying, beginning so long ago, has been salutary ...


Friend from college, decades ago:

‎_0_

in a word: dialog.

TIme for sleep now... Sweet dreams



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Since Dancing, Tai Chi & Movement promote & further health and well-being, bodymind-wise, and WUaS college course degrees will probably be done by overachievers from home, World Univ & Sch may require 30 minutes per day of such movement at home with favorite music (with a face-to-face video possibility?) How to articulate 'required' courses (for 18-27 yr olds, & all) with 'flow' (enjoyment - absorbed minds) experiences - the more enjoyable the 'flow' experiences the better? :)

Healthy, fit bodyminds engaging enjoyable learning online from home?


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Dialog with knowledgeable, skillful, connectible-idea-wise mentors for WUaS credit classes, conference style, (with MIT faculty especially on video? - for knowledge & since they've already taught OCW ?), all via virtual worlds with animated avatar faces, but more likely, multiple Skype windows ‎on a screen, for group idea sharing (riffing about 'The Odyssey,' while learning to develop a thesis in writing, or playing instruments together online in the WUaS Music School?) ... so that this process is as fun as playing in a rock band.

How to bring in bliss to the face-to-face digital dialog?



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New 'Dialogue' subject page:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Dialogue ?












(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/sleeping-bear-hum-for-flow-mit-ocw.html - May 20. 2011)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Playing cheetahs: What are some of the best ways to fully engage a story or music, (or research), so that it becomes fully Alive in your Bodymind

What are some of the best ways to fully engage a story or music, (or research),

trippily even (but sans, and naturally), or vividly, or flourishingly, or multivalently,

so that it becomes fully alive and interactive, and leads to multiple new connections and 'flow' experiences, in your bodymind

e.g. Fedinand the Bull, The Odyssey, Mozart's Magic Flute, or the Grateful Dead's music from 1969?

How to bring media alive? (much more than a close listening or reading) :)


Where to add this question at World University and School?

Beings Enjoying Life, vis-a-vis music or stories? :)



Where to add

"some of the best ways to fully engage a story or music, trippily even"

as question at World University and School?

Beings Enjoying Life, vis-a-vis music or stories? ...
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Beings_Enjoying_Life :)


Or ... for sharing ideas about this ?


'If, Then, Beyond'
WUaS subject page?


Dialogue subject page?
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Dialogue ?








(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/playing-cheetahs-what-are-some-of-best.html - May 19, 2011)

Hot Creek: There's freedom in the Harbin warm pool ... Going communally into the pools together, in a quiet valley far from any city

There's freedom in the Harbin warm pool ...


I can see the taking off of clothes and all going communally into the pools together nude,

in a quiet valley far from any city,

as a specific expression of freedom, and in contrast to modernity.










(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/hot-creek-theres-freedom-in-harbin-warm.html - May 19, 2011)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dolphin swim: Loving bliss, so love, seems neurophysiological & biochemical, One 'switch,' or cello bow stroke, is music, Grateful Dead FUN, Yoga

Loving bliss, so love - some aspects, at least -

all seem clearly neurophysiological, or biochemical ...

one 'switch,' or metaphorical cello bow stroke, for me, is music (mdma, too)

... fascinating to explore this in further depth

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Loving_Bliss_%28eliciting_this_neurophysiology%29

for 'Loving Bliss Eliciting' as one group starting place


Caring, too, is neurophysiological,

but reduction ad absurdum to neurophysiology

is too broad a brush storke :)


John Money's exigencies in 'Concepts of Determinism' (1988: 115) as specific neurophysiologies ?

http://scottmacleod.com/anthropology/determinism.htm

... makes sense


Friend: I love that you love bliss :)



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Grateful Dead - KGO TV News (San Fransisco) June 1985 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybo24-xafWM - The Dead, Deadheads, News, Pete Wilson, and a retrospective :)

As Bob Weir says, they were having a lot of fun as rock musicians ...



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Yoga resources? - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Yoga -

as wiki,

with an invitation to teach, learn & add, by editing this page ...

Yoga is salutary and facilitates well-being ... secular yoga, too ... :)


Consider taking a yoga class, in addition to other movement.

Yoga is a good practice to have in one's life (I practice daily),

especially with an experienced teacher

... it cultivates well-being and health, as well


... and a kind of steadfastness, too. :)




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What would delicious yoga look like? -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Yoga -

How to give it form, as practice, if at all?

Angela and Victor's yoga - http://www.angela-victor.com/

... in Greece ? :)









(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/cheetah-play-loving-bliss-so-love-seems.html - May 18, 2011)

Blue whale breaching: Thinking through the first class of 2014, WUaS Bachelor's degree program, 2 required courses? Humanities & Biology w Programming

Thinking through the first class of 2014 in the WUaS Bachelor's degree program:

Two required World University and School 1st year Bachelor courses in 2014? ...

1
a Humanities course - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Humanities (v-a-v Reed College's), for writing skills, and so much more,


AND

2
a required Biology course, with a computer programming component http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Biology ?


... as well as distribution requirements, and 32 courses total, over 4 years ... all free, all online, and with MIT OCW as the academic standard?


And with focus on 'Flow,'

conference-style learning (like Reed's freshman humanities),

rigor &

fun ...



What would you add to this?





(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/blue-whale-breaching-thinking-through.html - May 18, 2011)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Neurons: Fascinating: 'Control Desk for the Neural Switchboard,' If anxiety, then love, also, switch-wise?, will add article to WUaS's Brain pages

Fascinating:

'Control Desk for the Neural Switchboard' -

http://mobile.nytimes.com/article?a=790214-
(May 17, 2011 - New York Times)

If anxiety, then love, also, switch-wise?

How would this work?

... will add article to World Univ & Sch's Brain pages -

http://worluniversiaty.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects ...


and vis-a-vis language? :)












(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/neurons-fascinating-control-desk-for.html - May 17, 2011)

Locust lobster: Language HotSpots, 1000s of smaller languages at risk, WUaS wants to wiki-faciltate ALL language, Wiki-schools

I heard an interesting talk at Stanford today on Language HotSpots -

http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/langhotspots/ -

with 1000s of smaller languages at risk.


WUaS wants to wiki-faciltate preservation and revitalization of ALL languages -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Languages -

each as a wiki-school


and archive or library

... a handheld video device in the hands of non-literate people

(e.g. the 8 remaining speakers of a language, with the help of an anthropologist)

... and to create sociocultural processes -

to generate an online culture or discourse -

around each language :)


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A linguist yesterday in a talk at Stanford schematized language trees as 'genetically'-related ...

Why not 'memetically'- (memes - replicating cultural units)?

This would transform such familar language trees in many ways.


He also characterized sociocultural processes as 'knowledge systems,' which idea is NOT often used these days in Anthropology.

Besides symbol & communication systems ...

‎... for 'language-socio-culture,' why not memetic systems, as well?


http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Anthropology :)



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The 'culture' question ...

How to represent/think about 'culture'? (there are so many ways to re-state this) -

Asking such questions often devolve for me into questions of counterculture ...

& into the virtual Harbin warm pool? :)

World Univ & Sch -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Anthropology

or
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Counterculture :)


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Human Relations Area Files -

http://www.yale.edu/hraf/teaching.htm -

housed at Yale, and made up of 300 universities and institutions

... good model for WUaS, in some ways,

especially in its guidelines for contributing to it

... will add to http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Anthropology


... in what ways will handheld video computers in small language speakers wiki-grow those languages? :)




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What would the anthropology of primatology vis-a-vis love,

and even loving bliss, look like, in academic terms?

Please add - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Anthropology AND http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Primatology ...

Let's create a new anthropological form of publishing using handheld video computers for this :)


e.g. an example of the primatology of grief might be when the chimp Flint or Fegan (?) loses his mother Flo in Jane Goodall's

'In the Shadow of Man,'

which I read probably in 1974(?)

... so the anthropology of this primatology of grief might be an analysis of Jane Goodall's response,

or all of our (mine included) to this event ...


and of love?




and vis-a-vis hippies ? :)







(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/locust-lobster-language-hotspots-1000s.html - May 17, 2011)

Ocean radiation?: How to assess Nuclear risks worldwide, when governments have serious problems with accurate assessments and rationales?

How to assess Nuclear risks worldwide, when governments have serious problems with accurate assessments and rationales? -

HIDDEN DANGERS
Japanese Officials Ignored or Concealed Dangers
http://mobile.nytimes.com/article?a=790203 -
(By NORIMITSU ONISHI and MARTIN FACKLER
Published: May 17, 2011)



World Univ & Sch's 'Nuclear Science...' page -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects


... Is Diablo Canyon Nuclear plant, on an earthquake fault, still running?








(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/ocean-radiation-how-to-assess-nuclear.html - May 17, 2011)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Symbiotic mutualism: New 'GAMING - DIGITAL' teaching and learning subject, and New 'MEDIA LAB at World University and School,'

New 'Media Lab at World University and School' -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Media_Lab_at_World_University_and_School -

for online, digital innovation !! :)

Wow ... check out the Labs, under 'Select Labs' ...

they look fun :)


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New 'Gaming - Digital'
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Gaming_-_Digital -

teaching and learning subject -



at WUaS :)


Let's innovate freely and openly !

















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/symbiotic-mutualism-clownfish-new.html - May 16, 2011)

Blue evening: Good films at Harbin Sunday eve - 'Blue Valentine' and 'Girl in a Cafe'

Good films at Harbin Sunday eve:

Blue Valentine

and

Girl in a Cafe ... (how did they film the diagonal-thing here? - and her Scots' voice and morality were familiar and enjoyable:)

... lots of explorations of love here, each in their own way ...


Friend: Blue Valentine was the feel bad movie of the year! Excellent tho


Scott: kinda crazy ... pretty feel good in its positive moments, too ... but too real, perhaps, in its feel bad ones :(


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Scene from Blue Valentine:


http://youtu.be/lKZUdy6xEZM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKZUdy6xEZM




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May add these to WUaS's Film subject ...
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Film .... yes :)



Check out the Film Making subject as well:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Film_Making








(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/blue-evening-good-films-at-harbin.html - May 16, 2011)

Pacific otters: Curious how the 2nd, upcoming virtual Harbin might become a virtual FIELD SCHOOL for learning ethnography

curious how the 2nd, upcoming virtual Harbin Hot Springs

might become a virtual

field school

for learning ethnography

vis-a-vis World Univ & Sch -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/with/Anthropology -

and for the anthropology of Watau (water shiatsu)?














(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/pacific-otters-curious-how-2nd-upcoming.html - May 16, 2011)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

B. fischeri multituberculatum: Impromptu WUaS talk at One Laptop per Child gathering in SF, WUaS OLPC page with references, Computers for Poor Kids

Gave an impromptu WUaS presentation at One Laptop per Child gathering on Market Street in SF yesterday.


Here's the WUaS OLPC page, with some discussion of OLPC in 'References' -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/One_Laptop_per_Child_-_XO_Laptop_-_$100_Laptop_-_MIT

- page name will shorten, (because OLPC is neither a $100 laptop, nor associated with MIT, although it is a 'spin off').

They continue to deploy green and white computers in very poor countries - cool - around the world.


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Here are some of the main OLPC countries (I think there are 14):
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Countries

Uruguay,
Peru,
United States (Alabama),
Haiti,
Rwanda,
Ethiopia,
Cambodia,
Mongolia,
Afghanistan,
Jamaica


Deployed Units:
Uruguay: 420,000
Peru: 300,000
Mexico: 50,000
Rwanda (2009): 50,000
USA (AL, PA): 20,000
Nicaragua: 5,000
Paraguay: 5,000
Nigeria: 5,000













(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/b-fischeri-multituberculatum-impromptu.html - May 15, 2011)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dove with color: Free, online Medical Care at WUaS teaching hospital? WUaS's Charitable and Educational Missions

In what ways will online WUaS's teaching hospital -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses
(see hospital & medical school linked from this page) -

be able to offer free online medical care, especially for the poorest and neediest, with computer access,

An online Teaching Hospital example:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Hospital

World University Medical School:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Medical_School


per, for example, Abelson, Reed. 2011. Health Insurers Making Record Profits as Many Postpone Care. May 14. New York, NY: The New York Times
http://mobile.nytimes.com/article?a=789214 ...



Let's focus on caring ...



World University and School's mission is charitable and educational ...










(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/dove-with-color-free-online-medical.html - May 14, 2011)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Bird alighting: Cultivate further enjoyment-in-learning approaches, online, for credit & degrees, Move away from struggle, conflict or carrot models

In free, open, wiki World Univ & Sch,

in what ways is it possible to cultivate further enjoyment-in-learning approaches ('Flow"), online, ...

for credit & degrees,

and move away from struggle-or-conflict, or carrot-and-stick models.


For Csikszentmihalyi, 'Flow' - enjoyment -

is a an absorbed mind, engaging challenge at the right level (e.g. a physics' problem or tennis game).



Learners - how to focus more richly, ...

‎... to make & see connections, flourishly, in the process of learning / engaging the material - with fun?

Let's rif, or improvise creatively, with 'flow' vis-a-vis learning at WUaS :)

to move away from metaphorical carrot and stick approaches ...


and potentially to transform the US culture of learning, pragmatically ...

(I think culture vis-a-vis learning is key - see Finnish education videos below).



Finnish education has a good reputation, especially in terms of skills learned (as I see it).

Here are some Insightful videos on SUCCESSES of Finnish education system:

http://zaidlearn.blogspot.com/2011/04/insightful-videos-exploring-why-finnish.html

... at World University and School's Education subject:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Education

... Other models and web pages illustrating them?



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Such rich & varied 'Flow' learning opportunities in idea & knowledge spheres:

Yale Digital Commons:

http://tinyurl.com/4x2x2f3

http://discover.odai.yale.edu/ydc/

and here at World Univ & Sch's Library Resources:

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Library_Resources ...

an amazing Resource ...


Thank you, Yale! :)


What other FREE learning gems, like this one, will flower soon?








(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/bird-alighting-cultivate-further.html - May 13, 2011)

Zebu: "Yale announces free online access to museum, library collections," Will add to World Univ & Sch's main Library Resources & Museums

"Yale announces free online access to museum, library collections" -

http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2011/05/11/yale_announces_free_online_access_to_museum_library_collections/ -

will add

http://discover.odai.yale.edu/ydc/

to World Univ & Sch's main Library Resources -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Library_Resources -

and Museum pages -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Museums -


Incredible :))



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I wonder to what degree libraries and museums around the world, en masse, can digitize their collections, for access by all, -especially before the next recent Bagdhad tragedy of looted libraries and museums - to be linked here http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Museum AND http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Library_Resources , in ALL languages !

Individual universities, like MIT with open course ware, and now Yale, benefit themselves.


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Perhaps Yale, as well as Google Books, will become the HOW TO models for digitizing significant collections & languages.

Friend: maybe now i can read some of my great, great, great grandfathers letters online... hehehe

I'm curious how long it will take, and what the sequence of digitizing will be ... I suspect Google Books will be one model ... amazing resources ahead :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Books



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Such rich & varied 'Flow' learning opportunities in idea & knowledge spheres:

Yale Digital Commons:

http://tinyurl.com/4x2x2f3

... an amazing Resource ...

Thank you, Yale! :)


What other FREE learning gems, like this one, will flower soon?












(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/zebu-yale-announces-free-online-access.html - May 13, 2011)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Bird landing: World Univ & Sch Media Lab, Tax increase for nonprofits w property?, Eventual WUaS Faculty as shepherds, WUaS place in 2019?, Product?

is planting the seed of a World Univ & Sch Media Lab ...

for open, WUaS digital innovation gardening -

'Media Lab at World University and School' -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Media_Lab_at_World_University_and_School -

for online, digital innovation !! :) Wow ... check out the Labs, under (new) 'Select Labs' ... they look fun :)



... link to come, - as well as online Museum exhibitions, that might articulate richly with the WUaS Media Lab -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Museums :)


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In so many ways, World Univ & Sch is already a Media Lab, with an interest in becoming like MIT's, but online only ...

for you and all of us, for open, WUaS digital innovation gardening -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/ -

Innovate away at this upcoming WUaS Media Lab :)


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Looks like taxes for U.S. nonprofits with property, especially, may be going up.

Check out this Boston example -

Cooper, Michael. 2011. Squeezed Cities Ask Nonprofits for More Money. May 12.
http://mobile.nytimes.com/article?a=788101 -

Advantages in going virtual, -

WUaS is offering a WHALE of 'community benefits' (per the article) ...

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Educational_Software ...

FREE educational software, for example.


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In what ways might World University & School,

or Universitians,

fruitfully ORCHESTRATE

doing Physics
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Physics

or Mathematics
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Mathematics

problems (MIT OCW)


TOGETHER WITH listening to the Grateful Dead or Mozart ...

New innovative approaches, with GREAT enjoyment, to LEARNING are so possible and many :)


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Will every Subject page -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects -

yea, every page (e.g. Museums, et al.),

have an easy, fun, creative 'Try Making This Digitally' section,

where you can make something online innovatively? :) What would this be for 'Anthropology' or 'Loving Bliss Eliciting'?

... and in the Music School, oui, oui :)


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In so many ways, the WUaS faculty will become

the shepherds,

key decision-makers,

or key facilitators

(because they know their subjects, esp. v-a-v innovation ahead, and as great faculty often are).



WUaS hopes to begin its FREE degree programs

(BA in 2014, PhD, Law, Medicine)

with MIT OCW (2,045 free courses presently) / Harvard

faculty streamed into virtual spaces ...


... with WUaS graduate students as in-world instructors/graders at http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/ . :)



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In year 3 of the WUaS medical school (2019?),

with possible, first matriculating class in 2017,

after developing the WUaS BA, Ph.D., Law degree programs,

with 1st matriculating classes in 2014 2015 & 2016, respectively,

hopefully with MIT OCW & Harvard open courses,

will the physical site be Stanford Medical Centers?


Love it :) ... bird landing :)


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thinks it looks like WUaS's 'products' are its free BA, PhD, Law, & MD programs,

along with each virtual class of students it produces

(hopefully with a kind MIT OCW, Stanford & Harvard collaborative, educational initiative for open courses).


Hmmm, - expanding definition of PRODUCT emerging - Love it :).


Perhaps some graduates will write a lot of fascinating code along the way,

and otherwise produce ‎... digitally,

and bequest their companies to WUAS, like Amar Bose did to MIT.


‎... and faculty & students' papers, dissertations, & projects, of course, are 'products,' of a sort ...







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Bird landings:

http://www.freepicturesfreepictures.com/free-pictures-bird-landing-nature-AHMED-Busy-pic.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2437356088_53fb9c3c08.jpg


http://www.birdsasart.com/rootjpegs/Roseate-Spoonbill-landing-EML-_T9J9504-Little-Estero-Lagoon,-Ft.jpg


http://www.birdsasart.com/rootjpegs/Roseate-Spoonbill-landing-from-side-feet-out-_L8X4283-Alafia-Bank,-Tampa-Bay,-FLa.jpg












(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/bird-landing-world-univ-sch-media-lab.html - May 12, 2011)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Vaccinium corybosum: Why was Bartholomew Cubbins generating so many hats in Dr. Seuss's 'The 500 Hats of ... '? Very curious, indeed, Other delights

Why was Bartholomew Cubbins generating so many hats in

Dr. Seuss's 'The 500 Hats of ... '

Very curious, indeed.


For other delights,

check out WUaS's Children's Literature & Wisdom at

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Children%27s_Literature_and_Wisdom ...


kids' book power!


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While WUaS is focusing on university accreditation,

it does wiki-facilitate digital learning delights for kids.




















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/vaccinium-corybosum-why-was-bartholomew.html - May 10, 2011)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Gamma ray emissions: World Univ & Sch would love to come into long conversation with Stephen Hawking, for Physics and for Applications & Programs

World University and School would love to come into long conversation with Stephen Hawking -

"A CONVERSATION WITH | STEPHEN HAWKING
Life and the Cosmos, Word by Painstaking Word"
(New York Ttimes, May 10, 2011)
http://mobile.nytimes.com/article?a=786578 -

for both WUaS online, idea-generativity 'Physics' -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Physics

and for Applications & Programs


that will especially help geniuses with disabilities.


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Astronomy:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Astronomy

Astrophysics:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Astrophysics

Mathematics:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Mathematics

Physics:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Physics

Science:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Science











(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/gamma-ray-emissions-world-univ-sch.html - May 9, 2011)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

African milk goat: Give a Goat, World Univ & Sch in every African and all villages, All Languages, nontheistically Friendly Quaker Business Practice

Like the kid's book 'Give a Goat,'

{http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Children%27s_Literature_and_Wisdom}


I hope World University and School will be a school in every village in Africa, and everywhere,

in those languages,

for illiterate people, as well, with video cameras,

as WIKI,

partly in collaboration with One Laptop per Child (OLPC).

Here is WUaS Languages' page:

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Languages

- by copying, pasting and translating parts of the growing WUaS wiki school from English.


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... would like to develop (nontheistically) Friendly organizational practices at World University & School to scale it large,

with a Google's engineering approach to organization around Information Technologies, and innovation


... perhaps a new subject for this consensus decision-making in the manner of Friends with information technology

... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects .


Quaker Meeting for Business has worked for 350 years,

and Google has around 24,000 employees and continues to innovate as an advertising company,

and via collaboration ...

which Google now collaborates, for example, with Samsung (Nexus S), Sony (Google TV) ...


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On the pragmatic side of accreditation,

WUaS as an online, free university will be particularly well-positioned,

vis-a-vis MIT OCW,

to generate Computer Programmers,
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Programming

in
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Computer_Science

in addition to Law (2016 1st matriculating class),
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Law_School


Medicine (2017 1st matriculating class)
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Medical_School


and even
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Business_Management

especially for the digital world.


How to help generate more FUN than MIT students already have with these?



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Perhaps World Univ & Sch will provide the interactive, online, university, course resources for many of the students with disabilities at the 34-ish great universities listed here -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#University_course_listings

part way down here:

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses ...


See the free Harvard doctoral degree on this page, too:

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#Free_Ph.D.s.




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In so many ways, WUaS -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/ -

seeks GREAT students with its upcoming degrees,

so, the most sophisticated symbol users -

those, for example, who at the high school & college levels ENJOYED

engaging the most intellectually challenging problems in all subjects

(e.g. Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, Stanford + students)

on their own,

and with compatriots.


This includes, especially, disabled peoples of ALL stripes

(in wheelchairs, with sight and hearing disabilities, etc.)

who seek the fascinating knowledge challenges in MIT OCW, -

- while at the same time WUAS will remain Wikipedia-open & flourishing for creative,

people-to-people teaching & learning.


And remember, World University and School invites you to participate in building this - just send an email here:

worlduniversityandschool@gmail.com

and join this World University and School Google group:


http://groups.google.com/group/World-University-and-School.











(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/african-milk-goat-give-goat-world-univ.html - May 8, 2011)

Mountain milk cow: Three, new, wise kids' books at World University and School's Children's Literature and Wisdom section, Invitation to Read and Rost

Just added these 3 kids books


Hoover, Susan Bame with Magige Sykora (illus.). 1995. Faith the Cow. Brethren Press.

McBrier, Page and Lori Lohstoeter (illus.). 2001. Beatrice's Goat. Atheneum.

Schrock, Jan West and Aileen Darragh (illus.). 2008. Give a Goat. Tilbury House Publish.




http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Children%27s_Literature_and_Wisdom



Invitation to read a children's story to your web camera, upload it to youtube and post it to this WUaS subject page










(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/mountain-milk-cow-three-new-wise-kids.html - May 8, 2011)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Dugong calf: Modernity, consumerism, media, education, identity, etc., All influence our choices significantly, Grateful Dead, WUaS Learning to Jam?

Modernity, consumerism, so buying & selling, the media, education, identity, etc.,

all influence our choices significantly

and yet music and jamming

- like the Grateful Dead and rock & roll, for example, -

emerge,

giving rise to a lot of bliss and happiness

for a lot of people.

How to generate kinds of bliss, happiness and even love, with focus and code?


(What kinds of hippy and loving codes, - love, yes, - and why this ongoing lack in society?)

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Subjects


Ah, "Loving ... :)



the 'loving' word


And, loving bliss eliciting ...

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Loving_Bliss_%28eliciting_this_neurophysiology%29


MMMmmmm ...


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and with musical jamming?


Learn & teach jamming at the WUaS Music School,

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Music_School

which you can access via the 'Music' subject: http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Music :) ...


'Musical Jamming' ... a new WUaS subject, I think,

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Musical_Jamming

distinct from the 'Improvisation' subject :)

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Improvisation





(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/dugong-calf-modernity-consumerism-media.html - May 7, 2011)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Roses and watery landscape: World University and School educational initiative with Harvard / MIT / Stanford?

... would like to explore creating a World University and School educational initiative with Harvard / MIT / Stanford -

for free, online, degrees

(Bachelors, Ph.D. Law and MD),

while remaining an open, free wiki, with ever growing robust information technologies -

(http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University)

especially for people-to-people, open teaching (e.g. web cams, virtual worlds), -


and for highest quality teaching & learning resources.

















(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/rose-and-watery-landscape-world.html - May 6, 2011)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Wild Water Lemon: Continuing to delight in the transformations of Harbin on neurophysiology, Simply going into & out of the pools in the sun

... continuing to delight in the transformations of Harbin Hot Springs

(http://harbin.org/)

on neurophysiology -


... simply going into & out of the pools in the sun -

anthropologically, especially -

is so beneficial ...


And at home in your bathtub in a virtual Harbin?

Here's a machinima about this:

"The Making of Virtual Harbin Hot Springs as Ethnographic Field Site in Second Life and Open Simulator.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nhvcHw54GE
(14 minutes).

... to come :)













(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/wild-water-lemon-continuing-to-delight.html - May 5, 2011)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bird Flight: How accreditation in any of ALL languages/countries would work at WUaS, Scholars Initiation? World Univ & Sch may eventually take to TV

WUaS is thinking through how accreditation in any of ALL languages/countries would work at WUaS.

Would interested scholars express an interest, and find funding, together with WUaS, from their countries' departments of education, e.g. would someone in NZ seeking WUaS accreditation

(v-a-v WASC, which also accredits Stanford & Berkeley)

find funding from the NZ governmentt?



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World Univ & Sch may eventually take to TV to let folks know about free, online, wiki University & School -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/,

as Google has -


"Google Takes to TV to Promote Chrome Browser" (May 4, 2011)
http://mobile.nytimes.com/article?a=784304 -

to let people know about Chrome browser / OS and 'search.'


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And will WUaS help to make learning COOL, shifting the ways, people, adults and kids, think about learning?










(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2011/05/air-flight-how-accreditation-in-any-of.html - May 4, 2011)