We would like to thank Curtin University for funding the workshop that has made this book possible. We are especially grateful to Chris Moran, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), who took a chance on this novel methodology.
The organisers -- Cameron Neylon, Lucy Montgomery and John Hartley -- are eternally grateful to the workshop participants who willingly submitted to 12 hour days of writing and who brought ideas, energy, and patience to the process. We are also grateful to Emma de Francisco, Administrator of Curtin's Centre for Culture and Technology, without whose organisational prowess none of us would have got here.
We thank Faith Bosworth and BookSprints (https://www.booksprints.net/) for skilled facilitation, and the courage and diplomacy to wrangle a diverse and opinionated, group of scholars into collective productivity. The Book Sprint remote team for this publication included Raewyn Whyte (editor), Henrik van Leeuwen (illustrator), Julien Taquet (book production), Juan Gutierrez (IT support).
We enjoyed outstanding hospitality at the Moondyne Convention Centre. The excitement that accompanied the release of each day's menu was only matched by the daily encounters with big mobs of kangaroos. Thanks to Chris and Peter Nott.