Glass Bead, an international research platform and journal, presents their project from the perspective of previous work and future plans. Considering art to be crucial for the invention of vehicles able to navigate among heterogeneous and changing epistemic landscapes, Glass Bead aims to bring disparate practices and ideas together in order to design complex transits between and within them. Although drawing inspiration from Herman Hesse’s novel, Glass Bead does not however incarnate its fiction. Glass Bead is engaged with the politics of knowledge: its generation, its expression, and its reception. Detached from any reference to the game as an overarching formula, Glass Bead works in immanent relation to the material dynamics shaping knowledge (i.e. morphologies), as much as it works with the geometry of knowledge (i.e. epistemologies).