The UT Dallas ArtSci Lab is pleased to welcome Guy Edmonds as an affiliate research fellow

The UT Dallas ArtSci Lab is pleased to welcome Guy Edmonds as an affiliate
research fellow. Roger Malina is serving on Guy Edmonds’ PhD Committee
in the Cognovo
consortium on cognitive innovation ( at the University
of Plymouth. His PhD topic is on
Early Cinema and Cognitive Creativity. The committee is chaired by
Professor Michael Punt head of
the Transtechnology Research project:
The ArtSciLab and the
Transtech program have a series of ongoing collaborations.

Guy Edmonds Project: Early cinema and Cognitive Creativity

An interdisciplinary investigation of the cognitive impact of analogue
and digital film projection technologies.


Guy Edmonds is a film maker and professional film restorer and archivist who has
previously worked at The Cinema Museum in London, Christie’s Camera
and Photographic auctions, and the EYE Film Institute (formerly
Nederlands Filmmuseum).

His research interests in early cinema and home movies have led to two
unique programming events in which new contexts are proposed for found
films РThe S̩ance du Cinema performances where spiritualistic mediums
attempt to divine further information about the unknown protagonists
of found home movies and the Saloon of Refuse in which a wide variety
of often fragmentary film forms are saved from landfill for last
chance saloon screenings.

His writings on the subject of Home Movies and Amateur film have
appeared in specialised edited volumes, the academic journal, Film
History, the monthly film magazine, Skrien, and the Stichting
Amateurfilm magazine and website.

He organised the first Home Movie Days in London and since 2008 has
been a co-organiser of the Home Movie Days at EYE in Amsterdam. He is
a member of the artist-run cooperative, Filmwerkplaats in Rotterdam,
and a performer with the Projector Orchestra.

New Research Assistant in ArtSciLab – Anvit Srivastav

We are pleased to introduce the new Research Assistant in the ArtScilab.

Anvit Srivastav is a master’s student in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. He received his bachelor’s in Information technology from Jaypee Institute of Information technology in India. He has worked extensively with web technologies and is skilled in Ruby on rails, Javascript and, PHP. His areas of interest are Game development, Cloud computing, Web design and, Network security. He is currently specializing in the field of Information assurance. In his spare time, he likes to work on music production, digital art and play the guitar. He is a huge metal head and is always up for concerts if you’re looking for someone to go with.

Anvit will be working on our DataRemix project with Connectome data and on the Creative Disturbance project.