Welcome to the ISI Forum—an online discussion space for all matters of inter- or transdisciplinary concern. Whether it be issues relating to current or former ISI themes, meditations on the nature of interdisciplinary work, or matters of broad intellectual or artistic interest, we invite your contributions and participation. Please send us your thought-pieces, blogs, musings on urgent or abiding questions. All contributions will be moderated, as will comments from the campus community and public at large. We hope for a respectful if always stimulating and even provocative space. Write to us at isi@umass.edu, with ‘forum contribution’ or ‘forum comment’ in the subject header. Thanks! We look forward to reading and hosting you.