Call for Submissions – GLIMPSE issues #12, Truth, and #13, Fake

Truth, Issue #12

Deadline: April 1, 2014

Barely out of the philosophical woods, leaving GLIMPSE issue #11 on the topic of Justice, we will tread into still deeper territory with issue #12, challenging Truth to a stare-down. The age-old saying, “Seeing is believing” suggests a presumed correlation between vision and truth. Indeed, close visual observation is the foundation of science as we know it today. For this issue, we invite submissions from the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities that probe the relationship/s between vision and truth. Whether neurological investigations, tests of human memories of observed events, or examinations of historical dialogues and disputes on visual methods of verification of physical phenomena, we seek to find the edges – the accuracies and inaccuracies – of this assumed, necessary, yet problematic association between the act of seeing and verity. We invite works on any of these suggested topics, or others relevant to vision, visual perception and Truth.

Fake, Issue #13

Deadline: May 1, 2014

With a sigh of relief at having made it through the minefields of Justice and Truth, GLIMPSE issue #13 will provide a picturesque romp on the AstroTurf® of the theme of Fake. If authenticity is a measure of value, is “to fake” something perhaps an attempt to improve upon authenticity? We invite art forgers to break their codes of silence and tutor us in the psychological and physical mastery of their crafts. We invite scientists and social scientists to show us how we trick and are tricked through fakery, and how we judge (and misjudge) authenticity. We invite personal accounts from those that have benefited from the popular psychology self-fulfillment trope of “Fake it ’til you make it”. We invite works on any of these suggested topics, or others relevant to vision, visual perception, the Fake, and fakery.

Submission Details 
Submissions may not exceed 2500 words (or 6 pages for non-textual visual submissions). Research articles presented for the layperson, as well as essays, interviews, book and film reviews, and visual works are all welcomed.

Does your work fit? Read our submission guidelines.


GLIMPSE journal is an interdisciplinary supercollider of works that examine the functions, processes, and effects of vision and its implications for being, knowing, and constructing our world(s). Each theme-focused issue features articles, visual essays, interviews, and reviews spanning the physical sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. GLIMPSE contributors are leading and emerging scholars, researchers, scientists and artists from around the world. Some of our contributors are independent thinkers and doers with no formal institutional affiliations, and others are affiliated with the most respected research institutions in the world. Read all about them.

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