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Spider webs: Reinventing the Internet with an Universal Translator?, Interesting how California goes so readily to beach culture, 2021 on Ocean Beach in SF with our five year olds, with surf boards and wet suits ... and a beginning waterproof universal translator ? ... {Swiss-French <> Californian accent (both Spanish and English)} ... which may also be a fairly far-reaching re-inventing of the web ... changing browsers, and engaging brain wave headsets

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2015/02/spider-webs-reinventing-internet-with.html
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"What Canst Thou Say about Climate Change?" panel in Palo Alto, CA. 

Here's the "Ocean and Climate Management Plan" wiki subject/school at WUaS -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Ocean_%26_Climate_Management_Plan - with lots of great STEM courses, and planned for many large languages. 

Friendly greetings,
Scott 

(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2015/02/friends-association-for-higher.html )

the "Ocean and Climate Management Plan" wiki subject/school at WUaS
Move commerce, and everything in the economy which is digitizable, into virtual worlds, etc., to dramatically reduce carbon dioxide outputs worldwide: http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2010/11/iguana-eye-if-much-teaching-and.html To scientifically reverse heart disease (still the biggest cause of death in the U.S.), it's lifestyle changes - 30 minutes of walking a day, and a very low fat diet (see, for example, Ornish, Dean. 1995. Dr. Dean Ornish...
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Check out Avotcja's great poetry-musical video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJmLc0o8Ng8 ... 

Hi Strawberries!,  

I've added Avotcja's Indiegogo appeal - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/send-avotcja-to-nicaragua-for-the-poetry-festival - you shared, Susan, to both the Nicaragua WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nicaragua_World_University_and_School - and the "Assistive Technologies" wiki subject/school at WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Assistive_Technologies .  

And I added her great poetry-musical video in this appeal - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJmLc0o8Ng8 - to the Poetry - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Poetry - and the Blues' - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Blues - subjects at WUaS. 

Here's online Friendly-informed wiki (editable) "Nicaragua_World_University_and_School" - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nicaragua_World_University_and_School - which WUaS is planning to accredit in Nicaragua in Spanish for online best STEM-centric University degrees. WUaS is also planning wiki schools in all other Nicaraguan languages. 

And here's a recent blog post about this with a friend originally from Nicaragua but who went to Cal, and whom I met at Dirk's birthday party in Berkeley last night - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2015/01/west-indian-manatee-with-calf-well-met.html

The Nicaragua WUaS has an open poetry section, and offers the possibility to share poetry in group video, for example, for future reference. WUaS plans to hold online Poetry festivals eventually , as well. 

Hopefully all of this will help Avotcja and her great poetry get to Nicaragua to this poetry festival. 

Friendly greetings, 
Scott
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From Medical Springs, Oregon, on the road to Bog Hot Springs, Nevada, then to Harbin Hot Springs, California, after presenting about World University and School at Paideia at Reed College and at the Portland, OR, Quaker Meeting last week.  
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... or is it a catamaran? ... it's a little hard to tell in this beautiful moonlight ... 
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Just ... a little music school planned in 7870 languages ... with real real time musical jamming wiki subjects/schools ...

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

and in Hangouts and UnHangouts ...
 
All-languages (7,870), all-instruments' Music School (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Music_School#World_University_and_School_Links) at wiki CC World University and School, as WUaS begins initial BPPE accreditation ... e.g. for violin players - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Violin - in your family ... check out too the MIT OCW in the Music School :)
Alphabetical list of musical instruments + Using this classification system (Hornbostel-Sachs), plus additions for not yet classified instruments, World University and School hopes to facilitate a COMPLETE list of world instruments, with a musical instrument template like its SUBJECT TEMPLATE - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/SUBJECT_TEMPLATE - with jamming possibilities in virtual worlds, potentially, here. And WUaS would like to do this i...
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Want to learn Chinese? Start with these simple characters:
For foreigners, learning to speak Chinese is a hard task. But learning to read the beautiful, often complex characters of the Chinese written language may be less difficult. ShaoLan walks through a simple lesson in recognizing the ideas behind the characters and their meaning — building from a few simple forms to more complex concepts. Call it Chineasy.
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Related UC Berkeley Harbin talk abstract  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8gur9SMPlw
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Born in Bloemfontein on this date in 1892, South African-born English author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien.
Owing to Peter Jackson’s cinematic productions of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Tolkien’s works have become universally recognized. The books themselves had long before enjoyed a world-wide, if cultish, popularity. To date, each has sold 100 million or more copies, placing them in the top eight of all publications. But many familiar only with the movies based upon Tolkien’s works may not know he was the creator of these and other Middle Earth tales, and most know little of his life.
J. R. R. Tolkien was an Oxford-educated philologist, his first position there as Professor of Anglo-Saxon. His translations of early English literature include Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo, and he wrote a number of scholarly works concerning these and others.
The Hobbit, first published in 1937, was likely started in the Summer of 1930, when, in creating a story for his own children, he penned the opening line “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit“. That same year, he put on hold other projects he had been pursuing, and began work on a sequel to The Hobbit, the writings which would become The Lord of the Rings. Twelve years later it was complete, and he began negotiating publication of both it and The Silmarillion, on which he was still working.
The Lord of the Rings was originally published in three parts, from July 1954 through October 1955, by Allen & Unwin. An unauthorized paperback edition of The Fellowship of the Ring was released by Ace Books in May 1965. Five months later, Ballantine Books would “publish the 3 paperback volumes of the revised text of The Lord of the Rings” in the United States.
Tolkien died in September of 1973. The Silmarillion was published in 1977.

Much more about Tolkien, his books, a timeline of his life, and an extensive biography:
http://www.tolkiensociety.org/

JRR Tolkien '1892-1973' - A Study Of The Maker Of Middle-earth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkmNHP58OhU
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developing World University & School, like Wikipedia w MIT OCW
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  • developing World University & School, like Wikipedia w MIT OCW, 2008 - present
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East coast, west coast - Cambridge, MA, New Haven, CT, Bethesda, MD, Pittsburgh, PA, Edinburgh, Scotland, Portland, OR, Santa Barbara, CA, SF Bay Area
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Developing World Univ & Sch, Teaching classes about the IT Revolution in virtual worlds, Writing an actual / virtual ethnography about Harbin Hot Springs with a virtual world aspect, Bagpiping, Writing Poetry, blogging, Music (WUaS Music School/Jamming/online, free Music Playing Spaces), counterculture, Grateful Dead, wiki, Yoga

I'm developing a global, virtual, free, open, degree-granting, multilingual University for the developing world and everyone - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com. It's like Wikipedia with MIT OCW, and potentially in all 3,000-8,000 languages and 205 + countries. 

I'm an anthropologist, who also finds fascinating ideas, sociology, art, science, philosophy, history, music, love and life ~ as well as the anthropology of information technology & counterculture :)

I'm also writing an ethnography about Harbin Hot Springs, with a virtual world aspect.

My homepage is the easiest way to access all of this and more: http://scottmacleod.com.

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Edit a page at WUaS ... for open teaching and learning and planned for all 7,105+ languages and 242+ countries ... start a subject or a language
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  • http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University
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  • Reed, Berkeley, Univ of Edinburgh
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    Anthropology, 2001 - 2003
  • Reed College
    Social science of religion, German, 1979 - 1985
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