Introduction; 1. Practice-led research, Research-led practice: towards the Iterative Cyclic Web, Hazel Smith and Roger T. Dean; Section I: Methodologies of Practice-led research and Research-led practice; 2. Making Space: The Purpose and Place of Practice-led Research, Graeme Sullivan; 3. New Media: the 'First Word' in Art?, Simon Biggs; 4. Knowledge Unspoken: Contemporary Dance and the Cycle of Practice-led Research, Basic and Applied Research, and Research-led Practice, Shirley McKechnie and Catherine Stevens; 5. Practice as Research through Performance, Baz Kershaw; 6. Beach combing: a fossicker's guide to whiteness and indigenous sovereignty, Anne Brewster; Section II: Case Histories; 7. Integrating Creative Practice and Research in the Digital Media Arts, Andrew R. Brown and Andrew Sorensen; 8. Mariposa: The story of new work of research/creation, taking shape, taking flight, Kathleen Vaughan; 9. Sustaining The Sustainable? Developing a practice and problem-led New Media Praxis, Keith Armstrong; 10. Nightmares in the Engine Room, Jane Goodall; Section III: Creative Practice and Research in Education and Politics; 11. Acquiring Know-How: Research Training for Practice-led Researchers, Brad Haseman and Daniel Mafe; 12. Asking questions of art: higher education, research and creative practice, Judith Mottram; 13. The Academic Mode of Production, Sharon Bell; Index.
Hazel Smith is a Research Professor in the Writing and Society Research Group at the University of Western Sydney. She is author of The Writing Experiment: strategies for innovative creative writing (2005( and Hyperscapes in the Poetry of Frank O'Hara (2000). Hazel is also a widely published writer, performer and new media artist. Her latest volume,The Erotics of Geography, 2008, is accompanied by a CD-Rom of works with Roger Dean. Roger Dean is a Research Professor in the MARCS Auditory Laboratories, University of Western Sydney. He has published five books on improvisation, and is a former university president and medical research institute director. A composer-improviser, he is the founder and director of the sound and intermedia ensemble austraLYSIS, of which Hazel is also a member.