Autopoeisis: novelty, meaning and value addresses the value of novelty in contemporary culture, and is co-authored from the point of view of two disciplines: fine art and anthropology. Sections of the text re-authored jointly while others are authored individually. There has been a process of question and answer and further revision, including instances where one author corrects or annotates the text of the other. Texts weave around each other thematically, sometimes in sympathy, sometimes in contrast. Images are drawn from the research practice of both authors.