Creating anything new, particularly a creative collaboration, is an act of pathological hope. It has been said the difference between construction and creation is this: a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists. It was with this sense of hope that this project began—an idea borne not only of the notion that we had something to say, but that we could express it in an engaging, thought provoking, and intellectually rigorous way. — Lantern
The first issue of Lantern, an online publication preceding the print versions, celebrates 'Illumination.' In the inaugural issue of Lantern, an online and print publication, we reflect on the nature of illumination, exploring both the lit circumference within the lantern’s glow and the darkness just beyond and finding both spaces of value.
It is our hope that you will step into the dark with us, Lantern in hand, and explore this new topography with the wonder and yearning with which all journeys begin. Celebrate the Vernal Equinox with the release of Volume I, Issue 1, Spring 2012, the inaugural issue of a new journal. Lantern includes a dynamic set of ARTicles that explore, consider, question, and suggest in a way that is both disparate and unified.