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World University and School

Free, best STEM-centric C.C. OCW university degrees planned!


Scott MacLeod's Research

~ I'm currently envisioning and developing World University and School, - see, too, for example, - a global, wiki, virtual, free, open university & school (with Creative Commons' licensed so C.C., free, Bachelor, Ph.D., Law & M.D. degrees planned, as well as an all instrument in all languages' Music School), and much more, potentially in all 3,000-8,000 languages and 200-ish countries. As a wiki (editable, web pages) meta-directory, WUaS also focuses on online, open course ware at great universities (e.g. Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, other 'Ivy League' Schools, Oxford, T.U.M., Sorbonne, L.M.U., Juilliard, MIT, Cambridge, Cal Tech, etc.). WUaS is like CC Wikipedia with best STEM-centric (e.g. CC MIT OpenCourseWare in 7 languages and CC Yale OYC). Teach with your webcam, or interactively in a Google + Hangout group video chat, or in a virtual world like ScienceSim, Open Simulator or Second Life, learn, or 'edit this page,' and create, at World University & School. Here's World University & School's blog:


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Naked Harbin Ethnography:                 
Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture, Clothing-Optionality & the Virtual


'Naked Harbin Ethnography'



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~ At CC World University and School YOU can freely teach {and learn}, to your web camera and in ways you create, simply by clicking 'edit this page' in a wiki area -

~ You'll find many World University and School's GROUP pages in the NAVIGATION section of

WUaS's SUBJECTS' pages -, and also in

WUaS's SUBJECT TEMPLATE -, a key to WUaS, in general. And you'll find recent

WUaS activity here: Here are some main, current, group pages: the

WUaS G + (was: - and

WUaS's G + company page - - ( - and

WUaS's G + community page - - most of which you can find via my name, Scott MacLeod, at And here's the

WUaS Google Group page -
(best accessed in Chrome). Let WUaS know here if you'd like to be on the email list at the email above or here -

World University's Main Social Media Contact Information

WUaS's Main ScottMacLeodWUaS G + Profile

Youtube channel:

Info WorldUniversity G+


ScottMacLeodWorldUniversity G+


Meeting WorldUniversity Friends G+


And here's WUaS's profile in Google's Education on Air -

And here are the

WUaS company and group pages in LinkedIn - - and - (connected with my LinkedIn page -, as well as a

group page in FB - (which may be archived), and in -, and in

Academic Room -, and in 

Twitter - Please join or add them, or create your own WUaS group, as well, for learning and teaching! And here's World University and School in

mosaicHUB - and

Instagram -

Planned for all 3,000-8,000 languages (Wikipedia is in 288 languages, by way of comparison, again), and with an universal translator (building on Google Translate and Sugar Labs' Translation System +), World University & School is for the emerging world (e.g. One Laptop per Child countries), and everyone, - again, with free Bachelor, Ph.D., Law and M.D. degrees planned, and as wiki.

~ Please donate to tax-exempt World University & School

~ You'll find links to my published research here in Google Scholar - - and on my Academe page - - and at Research Gate -
~ You'll find some of my personal, social networking pages here:
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helianth: (was: and
yoga: (was: and and and and and and and and and and and and and and author's page

~ I'm also presently writing an ethnography of Harbin Hot Springs, with a virtual world aspect: - click on 'Harbin ethnography,' or other Harbin labels.

~ My research focuses on ethnography, the virtual, and information technologies, that is on 'socioculture' vis--vis the web, with a particular focus on counterculture ( - I blog daily), as well as on UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The detailed, explanatory potential of anthropology and sociology in relation to the study of the social life of information technology, and to ethnography vis--vis the internet, as well as to

studies, provides a fascinating intersection of approaches / disciplines / methodologies, and is my starting place. I'm interested, in addition, in questions of anthropology vis--vis science. And I'm interested in anthropological, linguistic and philosophical questions about discourse, modernities, representation and language.

~ I've taught "Society and Information Technology" - - on Berkman (Island) in Second Life (not on Harvard University's faculty) - - (using SL requires at least one gigabyte of RAM), for about 7 semesters. In the autumn of 2008, I taught "Society and Information Technology" on Penn State Isle II in Second Life, as a Penn State University instructor. I've also taught this course on-the-ground at Chatham University as well as Penn State university. I teach courses in anthropology and sociology, both in real life and in 3-D virtual worlds like Open Simulator and Second Life, which are 'placeless,' yet facilitate avatar-mediated conversation.

~ At the University of Edinburgh (D.R.), where I studied from 2003 - 2004, I conducted a virtual ethnographic study of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, St. Kilda, the island archipelago 40 miles west of the outer Hebrides on the west coast of Scotland, which was inhabited for more than 2,000 years until 1930. In the 2000-2003 school years, I studied, at the graduate level, at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Santa Barbara (M.A.), and I did graduate studies, again, at U.C. Berkeley in 2008-2009.

~ I also explore questions of how we can elicit the neurophysiology of loving bliss, naturally.


Loving Bliss Letters

Friends' Dalton Letter

Loving Bliss and Practices to Elicit This

Loving Bliss as Friends

Eudaimonia is Flow and Bliss

Guidelines for Practicing Loving Bliss vis--vis Practicing a Musical Instrument

Loving Bliss (eliciting this neurophysiology)

at wiki World University & School


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~ In addition, I'm interested in the concept of low-carbon, energy autonomy, and here is a page for this:

~ In the autumns of 1999 & 2005, I traveled on Semester at Sea, and here are some impressions from those voyages: Semester at Sea.

~ I enjoy writing poetry, and here are some haiku-ish. Click on the 'poetry' label on my blog {} to read or share more poetry.

~ Scott

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