Joshua A. Fisher, Ph.D. is an Assitant Professor of Immersive and Interactive Media in the Department of Interactive Arts and Media at Columbia. He is an expert in participatory, community-focused platforms for XR storytelling and content development. Fisher has published at a variety of IEEE, Springer, and ACM conferences including ACM Multimedia, International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, Virtual Reality 4 Good, CHI-Play, and IEEE VR. His research explores not just the design of XR platforms but the ethics of producing immersive media. Before turning to academia and research, Fisher ran a mobile app development house that focused on developing locative media. A patent for the technology was awarded to the company. He recently completed his doctorate at the Georgia Institute of Technology in using XR to produce compelling interactive non-fiction experiences. Fisher received a Masters in Writing and Publishing from Depaul University and a Bachelors in English Studies from Illinois State University.
B.A., English, Political Science Illinois State University 2009
M.A., Writing & Publishing DePaul University 2015
Ph.D., Digital Media Georgia Institute of Technology 2019