Steve Anderson is Professor of Digital Media and Design Media Arts at UCLA. Anderson is a scholar-practitioner working at the intersection of media, history, technology and culture He teaches classes in videographic scholarship as well as the production and theory of digital media. His book Technologies of Vision: The War Between Data and Images (MIT, 2017) surveys the emergence of competing regimes of computational and photographic image making from the 1830s to the present, focusing on cultural implications related to space, data visualization and surveillance. His previous book, Technologies of History: Visual Media and the Eccentricity of the Past (Dartmouth, 2011), investigated the emergence of experimental history across a range of visual media including film, TV and digital games. Anderson is the founder of the public media archive Critical Commons. With Tara McPherson, he serves as a co-principal investigator of the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, developers of the open source electronic publishing platform Scalar.
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