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.
Composer, performer, instrument builder, journalist, activist,
historian, kayak instructor—Bob Ostertag’s work cannot easily be
summarized or pigeonholed. He has published 21 CDs of music, 2
films, and 3 books, and appeared at music, film, and multimedia
festivals around the globe.