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Kill for Peace by Matthew Israel

Matthew Israel’s Kill for Peace: American Artists Against the Vietnam War (University of Texas Press, 278 pp., $29.95, paper) fills the space that was left by Lucy Lippard’s… 889 more words


Interview: Matthew Israel on The Art Genome Project

How different might museum catalogues be if they had been designed for public consumption from the start? A couple of weeks ago, Mia Ridge mused on this question via Twitter. 2,687 more words


'Shock' School Trial: Where Is the Evidence that Abuse Helps Treat Autism?

The video is brutal: a young man, pinned face down in four-point restraints, receiving 31 electric shocks over the course of several hours that convulse his body with pain. 1,397 more words

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Art.sy in Art in America

Art.sy and Matthew’s work on Art.sy’s Art Genome Project are featured in this month’s Art in America. (Currently in the print version of the magazine only.)

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Viewpoint: In Wake of Founder's Arrest, 'Shock School' for Autistic Children Should Be Shuttered

On an August night four years ago, following phoned-in instructions from someone they believed was a supervisor, staff members of a group home for emotionally disturbed boys in Stoughton, Mass., rousted two teenage residents from their beds at 2 a.m., restrained them and administered… 1,007 more words

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Founder of Judge Rotenberg Center Forced to Quit

Matthew Israel, a Harvard Psychologist and founder of the Judge Rotenberg Center, a school in Canton, Massachusetts that treats severely autistic, schizophrenic, bipolar, developmentally disabled, and emotionally disturbed children with the use of electrodes to the torso and limbs, has been forced to resign and serve five years probation. 244 more words

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Head Of Mass. Special Needs School Settles Charges

DEDHAM (AP) — The founder of a Massachusetts special needs school has agreed to five years of pre-trial probation to settle charges accusing him of interfering with an investigation of mistakenly administered skin-shock treatments. 122 more words