Steve F. Anderson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of the Practice of Cinematic Arts
Work Phone: 213.743.1933
Steve Anderson was the founding director of the Ph.D. program in Media Arts + Practice and the IML's undergraduate Honors in Multimedia Scholarship program. He currently teaches classes in Interactive Media, Critical Studies and Media Arts + Practice. His research interests include the theory & history of emerging technologies, documentary and experimental film & video, and intellectual property in the digital age.
He is the author of Technologies of History: Visual Media and the Eccentricity of the Past (Dartmouth 2011) and founder of the MacArthur funded public media archive and fair use advocacy networkCritical Commons.Along with Tara McPherson,he isCo-Editor of Vectors Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular and a co-Principal Investigator of the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, which is developing the electronic publishing platform Scalar. His current research project, titled "Technologies of Cinema," uses Critical Commons and Scalar to create a long-form video essay and critical digital archive with a print book supplement.
- "Fair Use and Media Studies in the Digital Age" in the journal Frames
- Engaging Digital Scholarship: Thoughts on Evaluating Multimedia Scholarship (with Tara McPherson) in Profession
- "A Pedagogy for Original Synners" (with Anne Balsamo) in Digital Youth, Innovation, and the Unexpected
- "Aporias of the Digital Avant-Garde" in Digital Humanities Quarterly