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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Final call for submissions: GLIMPSE journal #10 – Blindness

Blindness, Issue #10

Deadline: March 1, 2013

GLIMPSE’s issue on the theme of blindness will investigate interpretations, explanations, and manifestations of blindness through the lenses of science, social science, art, and the humanities. We are interested in writings that tackle blindness as a physical state and/or as a state of mind. Do certain manifestations of blindness disrupt traditional views of a body/mind divide, i.e. cases in which blindness may be psychosomatic? How do individuals classified as “blind” express their blindness to others and, conversely, how do non-blind individuals interpret and make sense of blindness?

She's got a vision, by flickr member elise.y

She’s got a vision, by flickr member elise.y

From a scientific point of view, how does the brain compensates for physical blindness, and why does blindness often render other senses more acute? How have medical and technological advancements undermined the ‘permanence’ of blindness, and how do these developments change both the lifestyles of those with physical blindness and the discourse surrounding blindness? Indeed, what is the discourse that surrounds blindness, and how is the notion of ‘blindness’ manifested in language (for example: to turn a blind eye; love is blind; to blindside)?

We invite works that cover any of these suggested topics, and also encourage submissions that approach other relevant issues. Submissions may not exceed 2500 words (or 6 pages for non-textual visual submissions). Research articles presented for the layperson, essays, interviews, book and film reviews, and visual works are all welcomed.

Does your work fit? Read our submission guidelines.

– Esther Howe


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.

Want to be a GLIMPSE contributor? Read here.

Call for submissions: GLIMPSE journal #11 – Justice

Golden Lady Justice, Bruges, Belgium by flickr member Emmanuel Huybrechts

Golden Lady Justice, Bruges, Belgium by flickr member Emmanuel Huybrechts

Justice, Issue #11

Deadline Extended: April 1, 2014

GLIMPSE journal issue #11 will explore the concept of Justice, as it pertains to visual perception, visual representation, and seeing.

We invite articles, essays, research, and visual works that logically, artfully, and/or experientially research, connect, reveal, illuminate, unpack, dismantle, or assemble concepts of, and practices surrounding, justice and vision. Examples might include research related to the reliability of eyewitness testimony in the courtroom, the evolution of representations of a blindfolded woman as a symbol of justice, the meaning/s of “justice is blind,” witness identification of alleged perpetrators in police lineups, or research related to individual or group bias against perceivable characteristics.

We invite works that cover any of these suggested topics, and also encourage submissions that approach other relevant issues. Submissions may not exceed 2500 words (or 6 pages for non-textual visual submissions). Research articles presented for the layperson, 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.

Want to be a GLIMPSE contributor? Read here