Games and Virtual Reality

Student using virtual reality simulator

In the area we deconstruct, experiment with and revolutionize gaming paradigms and explore alternative realities, interfaces and narrative forms. 

We study and build virtual worlds, mixed reality experiences, responsive installations, intermedia performances and games. In these various interactive environments we are interested in questions of agency for both real and virtual actors: How can we create compelling artificial characters? How is human identity affected by mediated contexts? What of cyberbodies?

Faculty

Josephine Anstey

246 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0937

jranstey@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Media Study
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Areas: Electronic Literature; VR; Intermedia Performance; Intelligent Agents in Media

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246 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0937

jranstey@buffalo.edu

Andrew Lison

245A Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0946

alison@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Media Study
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Areas: New Media; Film and Media Theory; Critical Theory

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245A Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0946

alison@buffalo.edu

Dave Pape

250 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0939

depape@buffalo.edu

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor
Department of Media Study
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Areas: Virtual Reality; Game Studies

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250 Center for the Arts

Phone: (716) 645-0939

depape@buffalo.edu

Paige Sarlin

Phone: (716) 645-0927

paigesar@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Media Study
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Areas: Documentary Theory and Practice; Media and Activism; Intersectional Politics and Aesthetics; History of the Interview; Labor

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