GLIMPSE issue 8 presents perspectives on the history and human experience of mapping, at varying scales. This issue considers how the symbolic definition of real and imagined boundaries expressed in maps, may both expand and constrain human understanding.
CONTENTS Selected Dates in European, Islamic and Chinese Cartography E. Howe, M. O'Reilly, and C. Wang
Atlas Vertebra A. Vaun
Borrowed Borders: Cartographic leverage from empires to zip codes M. Monmonier
Narrative Cartographies: Creating an atlas as a novel, E. Bentley
Retrospect: A Map of the Open Country of Woman’s Heart... G. B. Barnhill
Losing And Finding Our Way: A conversation about cognitive mapping and orientation with neuroscientist Giuseppe Iaria R. Sapin with introduction by C. Arcabascio
Reorganizing Space, Negotiating Identity: The use of placenames in ordinary conversation L. Gabbert
The Literary Terrain of Mark Twain and the Mississippi R. Sapin
Many Rivers and Kara’s Wave M. Cusick
Cartography and Humanism: Concordances and discordances Y. Tuan
(Re)views M. O'Reilly
Text issue 7, winter 2011
GLIMPSE issue 7 explores the evolution of written language, from its earliest appearance to its current and unique forms. Contributors to this issue consider visual implications of text in multiple contexts and functions, explicit and subtle.
READING EUROPE’S PALEOLITHIC WRITING: Gönnersdorf Platte 87 D. T. Burgy
AESTHETIC INNOVATION IN INDIGENOUS TYPEFACES: Designing a Lushootseed font J. Shen
DYSLEXIA: A mind for typography M. H. Schneps
ANATOMY OF TEXTURE M. Reed
ACTIVATING PRAYERS: Textual landscapes of the Tibetan Buddhist diaspora C. M. Madsen + R. Correia Jr.
NEGATED NEWS: HISTORIES’ RANSOM NOTES, An interview with visual artist Megan Michalak C. Arcabascio + M. Hurst
MAPPING TEXT A. Skupin
RETROSPECT ca. 1865, Text as Image: A Portrait of Abraham Lincoln G. B. Barnhill
(Re)Views: Prospero's Books I. Moylan
The Symbolic Warning R. Sullivan
Watch A. One
Visions issue 6, summer 2010
GLIMPSE issue 6 investigates the explanations for, accounts of, and effects of seeing or imagining physically inexplicable forms, beings or events in personal, creative, social or religious contexts.
(Re)Views: Requiem, Where the Wild Things Are & Harvey I. Moylan
Cosmos issue 5 (vol 2.4), winter 2010
GLIMPSE issue 5 investigates the history and technologies of seeing beyond Earth's atmosphere. From Mayan and pre-Christian civilizations to Hubble Space Telescope. From one astrochemist's re-thinking of the Periodic Table of Elements to Space Tourism.
Dimming the Lights: Astronomy and light pollution S. Kardel
What the Wise Men Saw In the Sky M.R. Molnar
Maya Ethnoastronomy S. Milbrath
The Chemical Elements in the Cosmos K. Lodders
Exploring Mars and the Moon Using Google Earth R.A. Beyer
The Use of Color in Interstellar Message Design K.A. Jameson & J. Lomberg
Seeing Titan: Mapping Saturn's moon with infrared technology J.W. Barnes
RetroSpect: 1880-1911 Williamina Fleming Catalogs the Stars C. Arcabascio
RetroSpect: 1757 The Aerial Telescope
Seeing the Universe Through a Straw: The Hubble Space Telescope C.M. Bielmeier
$25 Million a Ride: A real view of space tourism C.J. Wallington
Unberührtes Muster (Pristine Patterns) A. Vaun
(Re)Views: From A Trip to the Moon (1902) to Moon (2009) I. Moylan
Color issue 4 (vol 2.3), autumn 2009
GLIMPSE issue 4 features articles, visual essays, interviews and reviews spanning the physical sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, all in celebration and examination of our visual perception of electromagnetic waves.
China Vision, Part II issue 3 (vol 2.2), winter 2010
Part II of this special two-issue theme focuses, in part, on China's visual geographic influences on politics and people. Mapping, color, animal symbols, microscopy and x-ray visual aids help us to imagine, visualize and understand the past, present and possibly the future of China.
The Dandelion School Transformation Project: A Conversation with Lily Yeh