This new format reflects one of our greatest aims this season, which is to be more curatorial, truly a digital amalgamation of essays, reviews, poetry, quotes, image galleries, videos, and other media as an expression of a continuing commitment to wrestling with the culture that is, and looking toward what might yet be. We, in short, want to be a discourse concourse. Conversation is the purpose of the layout.
While the editorial staff will do most of this curating, periodically we’ll request that our new publishers (and we’re in the middle of the exciting process of recruiting them) act as guest curators, advisers, directors of content environment. At other times the site will be curated around a central theme, with plenty of explanatory material and plenty of notice so that our readers can submit toward that end. For now, though, we’re all getting used to the new looks of things and moving from there. Tell us what you think. Your interaction with the site, and opinions therein, are crucial to our work.
**Having moved away from IAM’s organizational infrastructure, we as a community of editors and writers, are interested in beginning dialogue with other like-minded universities and organizations about diversifying our publishing base by seeking multilateral financial support and accountability from a variety of new sources. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.