Michael Punt BA MA PhD ILTA
Professor of Art and Technology, University of Plymouth
International co-editor, Leonardo
Editor-in-Chief Leonardo Reviews
Education, Teaching and Research Appointments
1964. – 1968. Bath Academy of Art, Fine Art, Sculpture.
1968. – BA (Hons) CNAA.
1968. – 1969. Toy Designer, Eldon Industries, Middlesex.
1969. – 1974. Lecturer in Fine Art, Ulster Polytechnic.
1974. – 2000. Senior Lecturer in Sculpture, Newport School of Art and Design.
1984. – 1988. Course Leader: BA (Hons) Interactive Art, (UWCN).
1988. – 1998. Programme Leader: Film and Cinema Studies, (UWCN).
1989. – 1990. Research leave: University of East Anglia, Norwich.
1992. – 1996. AIO , University of Amsterdam.
1996. – 2000. Columnist , Skrien.
1998. – Director of Postgraduate Studies, School of Art and Design, (UWCN).
1998. – ongoing. Editor-in-Chief, Leonardo Reviews.
2000. – PhD University of Amsterdam.
2000. – ongoing. Leonardo/ISAST Advisor Board, Leonardo Book Series.
2000. – 2003. Deputy Director of Centre for Advanced Inquiry into the Interactive Arts, (CAiiA), University of Wales College, Newport (UWCN).
2004. – Member, Institute of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (ILT).
2004. – Director, MetaTechnology Research, University of Wales, Newport
2004. – Senior Supervisor, Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth.
2005. – Reader in Digital Art and Technology, University of Plymouth.
2006. – ongoing. Professor of Art and Technology, University of Plymouth.
2012. Foundation for Science and Technology; 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. Technology-Imagination-Future: Journal for Transdisciplinary Knowledge Design.
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. Board, Leonardo/ISAST International Advisory Board.
1999. Academic referee, Convergence, Artificial Life and Society.
1998. Academic referee, Leonardo.
1998. Editor in Chief, Leonardo Reviews.
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. Chris Speed. Transtechnology Research. A Social Dimension for Digital Architectural Practice (2007).
Dr. Stephen Thompson. Transtechnology Research. Industrial Design Discourses (2008).
Dr. John Vines, Transtechnology Research, Design, Technology Age Related Cognition. (AHRC) (2010)
Dr. Hanah Drayson, Transtechnology Research, Bio-feedback Technologies. (EPSRC) (2011)
Current PhD Supervision
Taslima Begum, Trantechnology Research. Design practice and Post-colonialism.
Rita Cachão, Trantechnology Research. Space as Khora in design. (Portugal Govt)
Amanda Egbe, Trantechnology Research. Modelling moving image archives.
Theo Humphries, UWIC. Humour and Design
Joanna Griffin, Trantechnology Research. Space narratives. (AHRC)
Len Massey, Transtechnology Research. Earth Sound: Listening to Our Planet.
David McConville, University of Plymouth. Immersive Vision Theatres.
Claudy Op den Kamp, Trantechnology Research. Orphan archives. (UoP)
Marcio Rocha, Software Studies and Mental Models. (CAPES)
Martyn Woodward, Trantechnology Research, Sensual Communication: Toward and Embodied Model of Visual Communication. (ESF)
Phil Ellis, John Logie Baird / BBC experimental broadcast of the play The Man with the Flower in his Mouth
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 Beyles, University of Plymouth. (2009).
Dr. Mike Leggett, Sydney University of Technology (2009).
Dr. Max Schleser, University of Westminster (2009).
Grants & contracts
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 AFoundation, research grant.
2005. Wellcome Trust/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. Assistente in Opleiding Film en televisiewetenschap, University of Amsterdam.