New audio available; Hern to debate Zerzan; Gershuny to speak in CA
Audio of a talk “Vancouver: The Best Place on Earth” by Matt Hern, an associate of the ISE, with Charles Demers. A summary:Hern and Demers, both accomplished speakers, have arranged their criticisms and congratulations for Vancouver into an entertaining and engaging presentation that will challenge residents, activists, students, planners, wonks, urbanists and anyone interested in Vancouver’s future.
Randall Amster, friend and ally of the ISE and current Chair of the Master of Arts Program at Prescott College, has published a new blog Apocalypse Not Now: In Search of a New Beginning … before the End, summarized as follows: The takeaway is essentially that we live in a time that captures “the very essence of the notion of apocalypse, comprising in equal parts the ‘final battle’ of Armageddon and a time for ‘lifting the veil’ on a new vision undistorted by collective delusion. The steady convergence of fiction and reality points the way toward a potentially positive eschatology in which we get to help write the next chapter, rather than merely consuming its leading edge.”