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Elliot W. Anderson

Associate Professor

Chair, Art Department
Electronic Art, Digital Arts/New Media

Anderson's work incorporates a wide range of media including video, sound, computer interaction, animation, and digital imaging.  His work includes interactive computer sculptures and installation, public art, interactive video for performance, and digital photography. He has created computer controlled interactive video sets for New Music and Dance performance.

Anderson's current research incorporates computer technologies to engage questions about land use and social interventions into the environment.  His recent work, Silicon Monuments - in collaboration with the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition - uses augmented reality software on hand-held devices to create a site-specific, multimedia documentary about toxic Superfund sites in Silicon Valley.  Viewers can explore the sites and interact with the documentary, which reveals hidden environmental damage and its health and social costs. 

Anderson’s work has been exhibited and performed widely in Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Venues include the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Princeton University Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. and the M.H. de Young Museum (Average Landscapes). His work includes a commissioned large-scale photographic diptych that is a centerpiece for the U.S. Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia.




Education and Training: 
B.A., San Francisco State University
B.S., Northeastern University
M.A., San Francisco State University
Digital Arts Research Center 237
Office Hours: 
Winter 2024: Wednesdays 5:15pm - 6:15pm by appointment
Mailing Address: 

Art Department

Baskin Visual Arts

UC Santa Cruz

1156 High Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95064