Friday, December 28, 2007

Looking Back at 2007

Possibly the most intriguing story related to Public Good was the intervention at New College of California. Perhaps the most relevant, for scholars of netwar, was the Wikipedia battle to control the narrative of the institution's demise.

Our network correspondents and colleagues will be happy to note the New College wikipedia entry has been restored. Public Good correspondent Holly Harwood, webmistress of SSOS, should take a much deserved bow.

Saturday, December 22, 2007


As an exercise in research as an organizing tool, we suggest googling "peter gabel new college" or "linda james myers new college".

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Untrustworthy Trustee

Students, faculty and alumni/ae at New College of California organize petition drive against corrupt trustee.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Vital Ideas

At the risk of stating the obvious, Public Good Project has conducted public education for some time, and now offers an extensive array of essential discussions in digital format. This online repository -- freely accessible to activists, reporters and scholars -- serves to connect researchers with ideas vital to reorganizing American society.

While presently limited to this informal educational venue, the consultations and correspondence that regularly take place through the Public Good network -- as well as the occasional field research or public intervention -- in reality serve as unmatriculated higher education.

So in answer to a frequently asked question about whether we have considered seeking an endowment to establish a private college for these same purposes, we've determined we are better off -- even more effective -- doing what we already do. As we propose with the Public Good research learning center, we will continue to operate independent of academia and associated institutions. Those who wish to help us improve our infrastructure and outreach can always make a contribution to that.