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Michael Punt BA MA PhD ILTA
Professor of Art and Technology, University of Plymouth
International Co-editor, Leonardo
Editor-in-Chief Leonardo Review

Education, Teaching and Research Appointments
1964. – 1968. BA Bath Academy of Art, Fine Art, Sculpture.
1968. – 1970. Toy Designer, Eldon Industries, Middlesex.
1989. – 1990. MA University of East Anglia, Norwich.
1992. – 1996. AIO, University of Amsterdam.
1998. – On-going: Editor-in-Chief, Leonardo Reviews.
1996. – 2000. Columnist, Skrien.
2000. – PhD. University of Amsterdam.

Service:
On-going:
2014. Reviewer, FWT (Austrian Science Fund).
2014. AHRC Research Grants Panel.
2014. AHRC Fellowships Panel.
2014. AHRC Fellowships Panel.
2013. AHRC Digital Transformations in the Community Panel.
2013. Reviewer, FWT (Austrian Science Fund).
2013. National Endowment for the Humanities, Digging into Data Panel
2013. Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal; Cultures and Cultural Production Evaluation Panel.
2013. AHRC Strategic Reviewers’ Group.
2012. Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal; Cultures and Cultural Production Evaluation Panel.
2012. UK Advisory Council on Cultural Heritage, JHEP.2011.
2011/12. AHRC Research Grant Panel 2
2010. Research Steering Committee. Humanities as a Source of Creativity (HERA).
2010. Metadesign Network, Kyung Hee University S. Korea.
2010. Steering Committee. ISEA 2011.
2010. European Science Foundation, Reviewer Pool
2009. TIF Forum, Yonsei University, Seoul.
2009. Advisor, Technology-Imagination-Future: Journal for Transdisciplinary Knowledge
2008. Academy Science and Arts of Finland. Reviewer.
2008. Scientific Committee. Less Remote. International Congress of Astronauts.
2007. RCUK, Science in Society, Advisory group, RiR Scheme.
2007. Board, Great Western Research.
2007. Contributing Editor, Consciousness, Literature and the Arts.
2007. Reader, Rodopi Press.
2007. Trustee, Jago Eliot Foundation.
2007. Editorial Board, Journal of Writing and Creative Practice.
2006-2010. AHRC Postgraduate Awards Panel.
2005-2016. AHRC Peer Review College.
2003. – Editorial Board, Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media.
2003. – Academic referee. Intellect Books.
2001. – Board. Leonardo Book Series, MIT Press.
2001. – Advisor, academic referee, MIT Press/Leonardo Book Series.
2000. – Leonardo/ISAST International Advisory Board.
1999. – Academic referee, Convergence, Artificial Life and Society.
1998. – Academic Referee, Leonardo.
1998. – Editor-in-Chief, Leonardo Reviews.

Research Grants and Contracts
Large Grants:
2013- 2016 – Co-Investigator, EU FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network, ‘CogNovo:
Cognitive Innovation’. €4.1m. This grant funds 14 PhD bursaries. Parallel to this scheme
Plymouth University also offers 12 UK doctoral bursaries for research at the intersection of
cognition, creativity, the arts and humanities.
2010 – 2013 PI and Project Leader, project ‘Technology, Exchange and Flow: Artistic Media
Practices and Commercial Application’. Funded by HERA, Humanities in the European Research
Area. Value € 1M. Co-investigator, Dr. Martha Blassnigg. (Delivered in collaboration with VU
University Amsterdam, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Eye Film Institute Netherlands,
Institute for Sound and Vision Hilversum).

Small Grants:
2012/13. Principle Investigator, HERA Knowledge Transfer project ‘Advertising and the
Sublime’. Delivered in collaboration with Utrecht University, EYE Film Institute Netherlands and Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Value €40k. Co-investigator, Dr. M. Blassnigg.
2011 – 2013. Principal Investigator; International Network for Transdisciplinary Research
(INTR), Plymouth. University. Bringing together experts from the sciences and humanities to
develop transdisciplinary methodologies. Value £22,000.
2010. Leverhulme Trust Visiting Fellow Grant (for Prof. Jahrmann at Plymouth).
2007. Project Leader, AHRC ICT Methods Network Workshop: Immersive Vision Theatres and
Strategies for Knowledge Transfer, Value £2.500. Co-investigator, Dr. M. Blassnigg.
2006. Port Eliot, and AFoundation, research grant £6,000.
2005. Wellcome Trust/Theatre Royal Plymouth (TR2), research grant. Physical Theatre and
Knowledge Transfer. £1,000
2005. Wellcome Trust/Theatre Royal Plymouth, small research grant, Theatre of Science.
1992 -1996. Assistent in Opleiding

Bursaries attached to PhD research projects:
2013. MARIE CURIE (INT), PhD Scholarship (four).
2010. CAPES, Brazil PhD Scholarship (two).
2010. HERA (ESF), PhD Scholarship.
2009. UoP, PhD Scholarship.
2009. AHRC, PhD Scholarship.
2008. FCT Portugal, PhD Scholarship.
2006. AHRC, PhD Scholarship.
2005. EPSRC, PhD Scholarship.

Research Degree Completions
Len Massey, Royal College of Art, (M.Phil), Thesis: Electrostatic Imaging and Performance (1998).
Professor Bill Seaman, CAiiA Thesis: Recombinant Poetics; Emergent Meaning as Examined and Explored within a Specific Generative Virtual Environment (1999).
Dr. Jonathan Bedworth, CAiiA Thesis: Artificial Life Programming for Musical Composition (2001).
Dr. Martha Blassnigg. (University of Wales). The Cinema and its Spectatorship: The Spiritual Dimension of the ‘Human Apparatus’ (2007).
Dr. David MacConville.
Dr.. Chris Speed. (Transtechnology Research). A Social Dimension for Digital Architectural Practice (2007).
Dr. Stephen Thompson. (Transtechnology Research). Industrial Design Discourses (2008).
Dr. Martyn Woodward, (Transtechnology Research). Sensual Communication: Toward and Embodied Model of Visual Communication. (ESF)
Dr. John Vines, (Transtechnology Research). Aging Futures: Towards: Cognitively Inclusive Digital Media Products. (AHRC) (2010)
Dr. Hannah Drayson, (Transtechnology Research). Gestalt Biometrics and their Applications; Instrumentation, Objectivity and Poetics. (EPSRC) (2011)
Dr. Joanna Griffin, (Transtechnology Research). Changing Space: The Social and Experiential Culture of Spacecraft and the Public Domain (2014).
Dr. Rita Cachao, (Transtechnology Research). The Mis-en-abyme of Space: Towards an artistic methodology to approach the ontology of space as a methodological tool. (2015)
Dr. Tasliam Begum, (Transtechnology Research). Design Practice and Post Colonialism. (2015)
Dr. Marcio Rocha, (Transtechnology Research). New routes to Human Computer Interaction: Reconciliating the Artificial with Human Nature. (2015) (CAPES)
Dr. Claudy Op den Kamp, (Transtechnology Research). Copyright Law and the Re-Use of Archival Footage. (2015) (UoP)

Current PhD Supervision
Edith Doove (Transtechnology Research). Exploring the Curatorial as Creative Act. (2011-)
Guy Edmonds, (CogNovo). The Flicker Effect. (2014-)
Amanda Egbe, (Trantechnology Research). Modeling moving image archives. (2011-)
Agatha Haines. (CogNovo). Ideas exchange: understanding the human object. (2015-)
Theo Humphries, (UWIC). Humour and Design.
Jane Hutchinson, (Trantechnology Research). Not me – not not me: concerning the mediation of dissolving actualities and performing self. (2014-)
Abigail Jackson, (Transtechnology Research). Technology and Human Interaction in Autism Movement Therapy (AHRC funded). (2014-)
Jacqui Knight, (CogNovo). The ‘frisson event’ a unified experience of simultaneity (2014-)
Len Massey, (Transtechnology Research). The Possibility of Telepathy in Musical Improvisation (2011-)
Nicholas Peres. (Transtechnology Research). Immersive cinematics in medical simulation: interfaces for the patient voice (2014-)
Eugenia Stamboliev, (CogNovo). Intimacy Issues. Towards a Media Archaeology of Intimacy (2014-)
Jason Stansbie. (Transtechnology Research). Exploring the ‘turning point’ between the boundaries of illness and non-illness (2014-)
Sweeting. J. (Transtechnology Research). The impact of technological constructivism on representation in videogames (2015-)
Kyoko Tadoka. (Transtechnology Research). Contemplation and Time (2014-)
Phil Ellis, John Logie Baird / BBC experimental broadcast of the play The Man with the Flower in his Mouth

PhD Examining
Dr Joseph Nechvatal, Immersive Ideals/Critical Distances. (1999)
Dr Miroslaw Rogala, Divided We Stand: Interactive Installations. (2001)
Professor Victoria Vesna, Networked Public Spaces: An Investigation into Virtual Embodiment. (2002)
Professor Christa Sommerer, Creating Complexity Through Interaction. (2003)
Dr. Jude James, University of the Arts, Wimbledon. (2003)
David Topping, University of Plymouth. (2008)
Dr. Peter Beyls, University of Plymouth. (2009)
Dr. Mike Leggett, Sydney University of Technology (2009)
Dr. Max Schleser, University of Westminster (2009)

Grants& contracts
Research Grants
2012/13. Project Leader, HERA Knowledge Transfer project ‘Advertising and the
Sublime’. Collaboration with Utrecht University, EYE Film Institute Netherlands and Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Value € 40k. Co-investigator, Dr Martha Blasnigg.
2010 – 2013 Project Leader, project ‘Technology, Exchange and Flow: Artistic Media Practices and Commercial Application’. Funded by HERA, Humanities in the European Research Area. Value € 1M. Co-investigator, Dr Martha Blassnigg. (In collaboration with VU University Amsterdam, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Eye Film Institute Netherlands, Institute for Sound and Vision Hilversum).
2010. CAPES PhD Scholarship (x2).
2010. Leverhulme Trust Visiting Fellow Grant ( Prof. Jahrmann).
2009. UoP Postgraduate Scholarship.
2009. AHRC Postgraduate Scholarship.
2008. Postgraduate Scholarship: Portuguese Government
2007. Project Leader, AHRC ICT Methods Network Workshop: Immersive Vision
Theatres and Strategies for Knowledge Transfer, Value £ 2.5k. Co-investigator, Dr Martha Blassnigg.
2006. Port Eliot and A Foundation, research grant.
2005. WellcomeTrust/Theatre Royal Plymouth (TR2), research grant. Physical Theatre and Knowledge Transfer. Value £ 1k.
2006. AHRC Postgraduate Scholarship.
2005. EPSRC Postgraduate Scholarship.
2005. Wellcome Trust/ Theatre Royal Plymouth, research grant.
1992 -1996. Assistent in Opleiding Film en televisiewetenschap, University of Amsterdam.