Michael Punt is Professor of Art and Technology and director of Transtechnology Research at the University of Plymouth and is also editor-in-Chief of Leonardo Reviews. He has made 15 films and published over eighty articles on cinema and digital media in the last decade. He gained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam (Early Cinema and the Technological Imaginary, 2000) and has published articles on cinema history and digital technology for The Velvet Light Trap, Leonardo, Design Issues, Technoetic Arts and Convergence. His most recent book: “Screening Consciousness: Cinema Mind World Rodopi, 2006” edited with Robert Pepperell follows their earlier collaboration: “The Post-Digital Membrane: imagination technology and desire, Intellect Books , 2006”. http://www.trans-techresearch.net.