Portrait of Anna Henson

Anna Henson

Assistant Professor of Practice in Emerging Media Arts

Henson is an artist and researcher working in embodied and social interaction design for spatial computing and immersive experiences. She creates and prototypes interactions, environments, and user journeys which center participant agency, new narratives, and unite our digital and physical worlds. Henson’s creative research focuses on XR (mixed reality), volumetric capture, and new forms of storytelling.

Henson has a Masters of Science in Computational Design (XR, Interaction & Experience Design, Volumetric Capture) from Carnegie Mellon University; a B.S.S. in Fine Art from Cornell College; and an M.F.A. from the Glasgow School of Art where she was also the recipient of the Emerging Artist Award.

Interdisciplinary to her very core, Henson has a long career as an educator; a creative producer for tech startups, VR companies, and experiential agencies; as well as a decade plus career as a projection and media designer for Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional theatres.

To see more of her work, visit www.annahenson.com.