Josephine Anstey’s main creative and research focus is the production of interactive computer-mediated experiences: stories, performances and games. Since 1995 this has resulted in works of interactive drama, virtual & mixed reality, and intermedia performance populated by intelligent agents, networked human actors, and puppet avatars. She is a founding member of the Intermedia Performance Studio at the University at Buffalo (UB), an experimental center for collaboration among media creators, dramatic performers, and computer technologists. Her most recent project is Improvising Consciousness. Other projects include interactive installations, art videos, audio documentary, web and prose fiction.
She is an Associate Professor in the Media Study Department at UB, where she teaches production and analysis courses focusing on game studies, virtual environments and interactive fiction. DMS is an experimental media arts program and offers undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees (MFA and PhD). In conjunction with the Visual Studies Department, DMS offer an undergraduate certificate in Game Studies and an MFA in Emerging Practices, which focuses on “the interdisciplinary space between emerging technologies and the arts.”