Christian Bok, Timothy Taylor, Shazia Hafiz Ramji, Ian Williams and you discuss research into science, art, the paranormal, and the institutions that make our books possible. We explore what research looks like among writers, how much research is necessary, and the institutional forces (and corresponding access issues) that determine what and who gets funded. What happens to us, to art, and to our writing communities, when we compete for funding and for publication? How can systems be reformed to value (and evaluate) creative work? Bring your anecdotes, questions, concerns, provocations, ideas, and solutions. Moderated by Ian Williams.