Professor Anderson is considered to be one of the top women directors of English-language television and theatre, having directed at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre, Abbey Theatre (Dublin), and on Broadway.
Frances Dyson, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor in Cinema and Digital Media. Her research areas are focused on sound, new media, and issues relating to technology and concepts of humanism. She often taught Virtuality (TCS 151) which explores the culture underlying the new technologies of virtual environments, telepresence, simulated experience and artificial life, through an analysis of science fiction film, and representations of post-humanism in art and popular culture.
In 1999, the ZKM medamuseum cited Lynn Hershman Leeson as the “most influential woman working in new media”. She has worked in photography, video, installation, interactive and net based works. Her 53 videotapes and 7 interactive installations have garnered many international awards. She has had over 200 exhibitions, completed 53 videotapes and 8 interactive installations. Two of her films star Tilda Swinton, Conceiving Ada and Teknolust—which received the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award, and was released in North Amereican in May.