PLASMA Presents : Josephine Anstey

Josephine Anstey.

Josephine Anstey

Monday, February 21st, the Department of Media Study's PLASMA (Performances, Lectures, And Screenings of Media Artists)​ will feature a remote-lecture entitled "Computers and Consciousness" by JOSEPHINE ANSTEY, Media Artist and Professor of Media Study. The Zoom Meeting ID for the lecture series is 939 5189 1859. Email paigesar@buffalo with PLASMA2022 in the subject line for the password.​ 

JOSEPHINE ANSTEY’s career has been concept and project-driven, engaging with a wide variety of media practices and technologies. Experiments with narrative & dramatic forms and questions of identity & consciousness have been constant themes. Her early work includes a long collaboration with Julie Zando on a series of video-art pieces. Since 1995, she has focused on the production of interactive computer-mediated experiences: stories, performances, and games. This has resulted in works of interactive drama, virtual & mixed reality, and intermedia performance populated by intelligent agents, networked human actors, and puppet avatars. Her VR and video works have been shown widely in the US, Europe, South America, and Asia, and her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Ars Electronica Center, Austria. Currently, she is making animations with clay figures about economics and writing a sci-fi/eco-fiction novel. She will retire from her position as UB Professor of Media Study at the end of Spring 2022. For more detailed information and documentation of her work, see

Brief remarks addressed to the students who are enrolled in PLASMA as a course will begin at 6:00 PM sharp. JOSEPHINE ANSTEY's presentation will begin at 6:10 pm EST.

As always, PLASMA lectures are free and open to the UB community and the public.​ 

PLASMA is sponsored by the University at Buffalo's Department of Media Study and funding is provided by the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The series is curated by Dr. Paige Sarlin, Assistant Professor of Media Study, in collaboration with Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center.