New knowledge emerges out of lateral thinking and intuition, long-term preoccupations and unexpected turns, raw evidence, reality checks, and other motives.
Through content and format, Forty-Five builds a new lineage for non-traditional research: work by amateurs, moonlighters, and others experimenting both inside and outside of institutional or disciplinary frameworks. It also includes traditional scholarship about outside researchers and their work.
Papers in Forty-Five are accompanied by a review: reflections and speculations prompted by the initial contribution. Each review is the first step in a dialog, a productive response in keeping with the spirit of outside research.
Forty-Five is open-access. Its basic unit is the paper. All papers can be accessed online and downloaded for free. Readers can also compile content into volumes to purchase through print on demand. Submissions are welcome.
A distinctive angle, a dimension with consequence, and a platform for sharing new knowledge, Forty-Five was founded by David L. Hays and Jonathan Solomon and is published by Acute Angles Incorporated, a Chicago-based non-profit corporation committed to editorial, curatorial, and event-based projects in arts and culture.
A Journal of Outside Research
Published by Acute Angles, Inc.
David L. Hays
Thirst and Span
Forty-Five is published by Acute Angles, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering consulting services for editorial and curatorial projects, and other forms of cultural choreography. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Contributors will receive an acknowledgement by e‑mail that will constitute a receipt for tax purposes.