Technologies of History

    By Steve Anderson
    Design by Erik Loyer

    Open Project

    Technologies of History is a case-study, an opportunity to put into practice some of the arguments I have been developing over the past few years thinking about the entangled relationships among media, history and memory.

    - Steve Anderson, Author's Statement

    Motion tracks generated from various JFK assassination-related video clips are overlaid in a media-historical palimpsest.
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    Steve Anderson |
    Steve Anderson is an Associate Professor and founding director of the PhD program in Media Arts and Practice in the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He is also Co-Editor of Vectors Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular and creator of the online media archive Critical Commons. His research interests include historiography, the theory and history of emerging technologies, documentary and experimental film and video, and interactive media design. He is the author of Technologies of History (Dartmouth 2011), which examines eccentric constructions of history on film, television and digital media. Anderson holds a PhD in Film, Literature and Culture from USC and an MFA in Film and Video from CalArts.

    Erik Loyer |
    Erik Loyer's interactive artworks have been exhibited online and in festivals and museums throughout the United States and abroad, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Prix Ars Electronica; and Transmediale. Loyer is the creator of The Lair of the Marrow Monkey, one of the first websites to be added to the permanent collection of a major art museum, and Chroma, an award-winning web serial about the racial politics of virtual reality. As Creative Director for Vectors, he has designed numerous multimedia essays in collaboration with leading humanities scholars. Loyer's commercial portfolio includes Clio and One Show Gold Award-winning work for Vodafone as well as projects for BMW and Sony. He is the recipient of a Rockefeller Film/Video/Multimedia Fellowship, and his works have been honored in the Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media and the California Design Biennial. Loyer has a B.A. in Cinema/Television Production from the University of Southern California.