A Tribute to David Noble

David Noble, a pioneering historian and critic of technology and of corporate dominance over academic institutions, passed away suddenly this past week. David lectured a couple of times at the ISE, spent summers in Barnet, just around the bend from Grace Gershuny’s house, and remained a good friend of several of ours.  Very sad news… …

By Admin | January 2nd, 2011 | Social Ecology Blog | 2 Comments |

Announcing the Purple Thistle Institute

Passing along the exciting news of the launch of the Purple Thistle Institute from Matt Hern, an associate of the ISE who has lectured and published widely on alternative education topics: WHAT IS IT? The PTI will be something like an alternative university, or maybe better: an alternative‐to‐ university. The idea is to bring together …

By ISE | January 1st, 2011 | Recent News, Social Ecology Blog | 2 Comments |

New installation “Reframing Eden” by Beverly Naidus

Passing along this announcement of a new installation by Beverly Naidus, an associate of the ISE: “REFRAMING EDEN” an audience-participatory installation at VALISE gallery, VASHON, WA, Jan 2011 During the month of January 2011, VALISE gallery is pleased to host the work of two Vashon artists, Beverly Naidus (a member of the VALISE collective) and …

By ISE | December 31st, 2010 | Recent News, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Greenwashing War: Burlington, Vermont Mayor Signs Deal With Lockheed Martin

Current ISE Director Brian Tokar is quoted in an article posted to progressive news outlet Toward Freedom; here’s the lead paragraph: When it leaked in Seven Days, a local alternative weekly, that Mayor Bob Kiss of liberal mecca Burlington, Vermont had inked a deal with the world’s largest war profiteer all hell broke loose inside …

By Karl Hardy | December 30th, 2010 | Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

Environmental Anarchism in Vermont

Check out this article (attributed to “WeiLai”) posted to Infoshop.org – it references the work of Murray Bookchin as well as the ISE (albeit tangentially) as well as the Global Justice Ecology Project. Here’s the first two paragraphs: To fully understand the context of global environmental problems, one must assess the role that humans have …

By ISE | December 13th, 2010 | Social Ecology Blog | 1 Comments |

Video: Grace Gershuny speaks at Rutgers University

ISE Board Member Grace Gershuny recently spoke on a variety of food and (organic) agriculture-related topics at Rutgers University. Click the link below to access the video. (It’s recommended that viewers download an updated free version of Microsoft Silverlight.) http://symp.primetechrepair.com/Gershuny/GraceGershuny/player.htm

By ISE | December 10th, 2010 | Multimedia, Social Ecology Blog | 0 Comments |

The inmates are in charge of the asylum

The recent election has brought a new crop of right wing idiots to the fore, emboldening them to pursue their wacky agenda at an as yet to be calculated cost to the people of America and the world.  The likely head of the House Oversight and Congressional Reform Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa has announced that …

By Dan Chodorkoff | December 4th, 2010 | Social Ecology Blog | 2 Comments |

Announcing the New ISE Blog!

I’m writing on behalf of the Board of the Institute for Social Ecology (ISE) to 
announce the launch of our new blog, hosted on the ISE’s website [
i.e. here]. This blog will serve as a platform to regularly publish 
articles and announcements on any and all topics related to the theory and 
practice of social …

By Karl Hardy | November 20th, 2010 | Social Ecology Blog | 2 Comments |