anstey vdrama vr projects teaching resume

Josephine Anstey 

Josephine Anstey's main creative and research focus is the production of interactive, virtual reality dramas populated by intelligent agents. These dramas are experienced on large projection-based VR systems such as the CAVEŽ. She is also part of a group of artists who have been exhibiting networked VR projects worldwide since 2001 and a related area of interest is research into low-cost VR systems. Experiments with narrative and dramatic forms have been a constant theme in her practice which includes a long collaboration with Julie Zando on a series of video-art pieces. Her other projects include interactive installations, documentary, web and prose fiction. Her VR and video works have shown widely in the US, in Europe and Japan, and she has work in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Ars Electronica Center, Austria. Her videos have won awards including Best Narrative Video Award at the Atlanta Film and Video Festival 1990. In 1996 she won the Chelsea Award for short fiction and in 1997 she won Multimedia Grand Prix 97 Award from the Multi-Media Content Association of Japan. Since 2000 she has been on the faculty of the media study department of the University at Buffalo (UB), where she teaches production and analysis courses focusing on virtual reality and interactive environments.