CFAR seeks to facilitate and support the individual research of its members, rather than emphasizing group activities, unless the gatherings are initiated by members as part of their research.  We consider research to be the process of exploring the unknown. While it generally falls within the cultural episteme (the horizon of possible knowledge), it is often found at the margins of the memetic field (what is commonly recognized as knowledge or as acceptable forms of presentation). Experimentation and the development of new forms, technologies or creative methodologies is encouraged. CFAR supports all experimental creative forms.