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The latest issue of Brown Alumni Monthly shares the story of Brown CS alum Scott Anderson, an Oscar winner, computer graphics animator, visual effects supervisor, special effects director, screenwriter, producer, and short film director. He has gone back and forth between lower-budget independent films and big-name studios and created the company Digital Sandbox to make cutting-edge technology available to both. 

Anderson attributes his need to go beyond Hollywood special effects to his time at Brown. “Not that I don’t still love blowing stuff up,” he explains. “That is still fun, but I also studied semiotics at Brown. I still have those interests, and, unsurprisingly, Marxist-feminist film theory doesn’t really play a part in blockbusters.”  

For more information, read the full article here.