[Air-L] Webcast Tomorrow: "Digital Methods & Social Develop"
helianth at gmail.com
Mon Aug 22 16:00:37 PDT 2016
Hi, Jack and AoIR,
Viewing CUHK's "Digital Methods and Social Development" conference from the
SF Bay Area and listen to all of you in Hong Kong (what incredible I.T.
technologies!) went excellently. Congratulations on having an Intel
representative give your first keynote too. I hope your students find their
ways into jobs and careers with Intel, a great company to work with, it
would seem. Everyone's English was excellent and the mostly Chinese faculty
and students I saw are so cosmopolitan!
As an expression of the network society (per Manuel Castells - I noticed
the title of your first 2009 book), thanks for the opportunity to
participate in Chinese University of Hong Kong's "Digital Methods and
Social Development" conference from the SF Bay Area and listen to all of
you in Hong Kong. I heard the first 2 keynotes, and will check out the
others, if available, as well, here -
I tweeted about the conference twice, but may have gotten the Hashtag wrong
(and added a few comments in the Youtube Live stream chat area too):
(Is #dsmcu16 the correct #hashtag?)
While there were mentions of Manuel Castells's theorizing of the digital
methods and the information age (in your bio, for example), none of the
presenters I heard seemed to have read him (as a great social theorist of
the internet), so I'd probably explore adding more Castells-informed
perspectives, for one, in subsequent CUHK "Digital Methods and Social
Development." I attended Castells' "Society and Information Technology"
course at UC Berkeley about 15 years ago - and was captivated and riveted
but his lectures. I teach a course now on "Information Technology, the
Network Society and the Global University" - http://
worlduniversityandschool.org/InfoTechNetworkSocGlobalUniv.html. I hope this
course comes into conversation virtually with expressions of global
information capitalism I heard (Castells is great in these regards) in your
In a related vein and re digital methods, I'm also very glad my actual /
virtual Harbin Hot Springs' ethnographic book was published in April, with
an introduction by UC Berkeley Professor Nelson Graburn -.
http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html. My book comes
into conversation with Tom Boellstorff's "Coming of Age in Second Life: An
Anthropologist Explores the Virtual Human" (Princeton 2008). In this book
and in subsequent virtual Harbin projects, I hope to build a film realistic
virtual Harbin / virtual earth for STEM research, and planned in all 7,097
living languages - something like Google Street View with time slider with
OpenSim/SL (and at the neural/cell nano/atomic levels too) This will film
realistic, interactive, 3D, group-build-able, all-languages, with avatars
earth also become "classrooms" for startup CC MIT OCW-centric World
University and School (STEM-wise as well as ethnographically).
On my book's web page, you'll find two talks I've given at UC Berkeley. The
slides from the one I gave in November 2015 lay out further a new digital
method I'm calling ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy (re Professor Richard
Rogers' approach to digital methods). The video is from a Berkeley talk I
gave in November 2012 re Harbin ethngraphically. I think the building of a
film realistic virtual earth/cosmos will further the growth of the web, as
well as the chip industry (Intel) significantly.
In what ways did you work with Castells besides being a co-author with him
- http://www.com.cuhk.edu.hk/en-GB/people/teaching-staff/qiu-jack-l-c at
the University of Southern California for your Ph.D.?
Please keep World University and School in mind re both academic careers
for your students - planned in each of all 7,097 languages, each a market
re academia ... and in ~204 countries' each a major university (per the
2008 summer Olympics), the "Harvards of the Web." We'd like to become the
Harvard of the internet in all countries' main and official languages
offering online free CC MIT OCW-centric, Bachelor-level, Ph.D., Law and
M.D. degrees as well as I.B. high school degrees. And WUaS is planning an
online academic press in all 7,943 languages - http://
worlduniversityandschool.org/AcademicPress.html - as well as a
bookstore/computer store, again in ALL languages.
I've added two blog posts I made about this conference too -
Your conference was excellent. World University and School will hopefully
head toward further complementary excellence in all of our universities and
schools' academics - as well as re networking for careers for our WUaS
students too, in all countries' main languages - even as WUaS also grows as
an university organization in all 7,943 languages! My complements to your
co-faculty and to all the presenters!
On Sun, Aug 21, 2016 at 7:17 AM, Jack Qiu <jacklqiu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks, Scott - how did it work? Must be quite an unusual Saturday night
> for you. All comments and feedback will be greatly appreciated, as this is
> the first time we do such live webcast.
> All best ,
> On Aug 21, 2016 12:27 AM, "Scott MacLeod" <helianth at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Jack and AoIR,
>> Thanks. It looks like "Digital Methods & Social Develop" begins this
>> evening, Saturday, Aug 20, at 6pm, in California (PDT) - which is 9am Hong
>> Kong time tomorrow Aug 21.
>> Looking forward to tuning in this evening from California - and thanks
>> greatly for streaming this!
>> Here again is Hong Kong World University and School -
>> http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Hong_Kong (before moving into a
>> new wiki emerging from Wikidata/Wikibase, which is Wikipedia's 3 1/2 year
>> old database now in 358 languages).
>> And here's China World University and School -
>> http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/China - planned in Mandarin for
>> free best STEM CC OpenCourseWare university degrees (Bachelor, Ph.D., Law
>> and M.D. ((as well as IB high school)), accrediting on, for example, CC MIT
>> OCW in Mandarin - http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/t
>> And here's the beginning China Law School at WUaS -
>> http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/China_Law_School_at_WUaS - also
>> planned in Mandarin, and potentially other main languages in China and Hong
>> Kong. WUaS is also planned as wiki schools for open teaching and learning
>> in ALL languages in China and Hong Kong (and in all 7,943 languages too -
>> And here's the beginning Mandarin language WUaS -
>> Thanks for sharing information about online video streaming of this
>> "Digital Methods and Social Development" conference in Hong Kong! (Glad to
>> see that Isaac Mao is presenting and a panelist too!). WUaS will look to
>> add online resources from this conference after WUaS moves to our new wiki.
>> On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 10:10 PM, Jack Qiu <jacklqiu at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Just a gentle reminder to all AoIR colleagues. Please tune in tomorrow if
>>> you're interested and available! The room is now ready!
>>> On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 5:43 PM, Jack Qiu <jacklqiu at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > Dear all,
>>> > The Inaugural CUHK Research Summit "Digital Methods and Social
>>> > Development" will be held this Sunday (August 21st) at the Chinese
>>> > University of Hong Kong. If you are in the city or nearby, you're most
>>> > welcome to join us at Lecture Theatre 2, Esther Lee Building, three
>>> > walk from University MTR station.
>>> > If you cannot join us physically, don't worry. You can still watch all
>>> > talks live broadcast online at http://ow.ly/be1s303h8Cg (this page has
>>> > more background info about the event).
>>> > We will also replay it on Twitter (hashtag: #dmsdcu16)
>>> > This is the schedule (Hong Kong time) on Sunday August 21st:
>>> > 9:00am-9:20am opening ceremony
>>> > 9:30am-10:30am Melissa Gregg -- Counterproductivity: A brief history of
>>> > time management
>>> > 10:45am-11:45am Richard Rogers -- Otherwise Engaged: From vanity
>>> > to critical analytics
>>> > 11:45am-12:45pm Wenhong Chen -- Handle with Care: Digital methods,
>>> > sociological imagination, and the Chinese Dream
>>> > 2pm-3pm Michael Best -- Digital Methods and Democratic Development:
>>> > Acquiring and acting on user generated content during national
>>> > 3pm-4pm Isaac Mao -- Man and Machine, Teaming or Fighting?
>>> > 4:20pm-5:20pm Panel Discussion: Angela Wu (Moderator), Michael Best,
>>> > Wenhong Chen, Melissa Gregg, Isaac Mao, Richard Rogers
>>> > 5:20pm-5:30pm Closing: Richard Rogers, Jack Qiu
>>> > Stay tuned and hope you're going to join us either way!
>>> > Cheers,
>>> > jlq
>>> Jack Linchuan Qiu, Ph.D.
>>> School of Journalism and Communication,
>>> The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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