Turning research on its head


A bold new conference at McGill showcases the growing movement of research creation

Published on September 27 2013 | McGill Reporter
By Victoria Leenders-Cheng

Time Forms placed strong emphasis on research creation, or the practice of combining creative and academic approaches to research, and boasted a roster of well-respected academics, including Roger Reynolds, a Pulitzer-winning composer and professor at the University of California San Diego and Oxford University professor of Music and Anthropology Georgina Born.

The idea of research creation was on full display during a walking tour led by Dutch dance troupe Vloeistof, where students and conference participants donned MP3 players then followed dancers through the streets of Montreal while listening to a pre-recorded narrative soundtrack.

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