Dennis (Yifei) Sun

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PhD Student

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Dennis (Yifei) Sun is a Ph.D. student in Media Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests revolve around new media theory, new media authorship, film philosophy, handmade motion pictures, and the intriguing copyright issue surrounding AI-generated art. Titled "Rethinking Bergson and Deleuze's Theories of Movement - The Material Ontology of Analog and Digital Moving Images, and The Disciplines of Creation in Digital Artworks", his previous article appears in Screen Bodies: The Journal of Embodiment, Media Arts, and Technology (vol. 8, no. 1, 2023). In light of the historical legal precedents in handmade motion pictures, he is currently engaged in a project that delves into the complex copyright and authorship issues surrounding AI-generated images. With this endeavor, he also seeks to build an archive related to the recent advancements in AI technologies, explore the resurgence of the romantic authorship in a digital context, and investigate the purpose of copyright from the perspective of chance-oriented art.