For nearly a thousand years, the gun has played a key role shaping histories, societies, and lives. Today, it is estimated that there are approximately 875 million small arms throughout the world, with over 300 million of these in the United States. To give a sense of scale, there are approximately 700 million iPhones globally, with 94 million of these in the United States. CLOG x GUNS will examine the past, present, and future of this important and ever-evolving object.
This open call for submissions welcomes anyone to contribute a written or graphic piece to CLOG x GUNS (see submission info). Any viewpoint/approach will be considered so long as it specifically addresses the object of the gun. General subjects to be explored will include, but are certainly not limited to: the history of the gun, guns in popular culture, guns used in hunting, guns used for sport and target shooting, guns used in defense and security, guns in video games, guns as design objects, toy guns, gun safety, gun countermeasures, gun control, gun legality, the future of guns, manufacturing of guns, guns used to kill, guns in crime prevention, guns in war, forensic science and guns, psychological effects of guns, the gun industry, and more.
CLOG -- founded in 2011 and now in its 15th issue -- is an international publication that critically explores one topic at a time from as many perspectives as possible. While online press, blogs, tweets, social media, and other digital forums have drastically increased the speed at which information is distributed, debated, and consumed today, the ceaseless deluge of facts and opinions can make it challenging to assemble a holistic view of any topic. CLOG slows things down. Each issue explores, from multiple viewpoints and through a variety of means, a single subject particularly relevant now.