Emilia Mason is a Canadian-Nicaraguan new media artist and creative producer. She combines interactive narratives, affect theory, immersive media and installations to create engaging experiences. Her research and practice focus on human rights advocacy, freedom of speech, viral content and the affective qualities of impromptu citizen journalism, leaning into the glitchiness, blurriness and low-quality of images and sound. She is interested in the use of AR and VR as disruptive and subversive storytelling tools.
Since 2017, I focus on immersive and interactive media. In June 2019, I graduated from the Digital Futures Program, where I centred my practice in the affordances and limitations of emerging technologies like Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Cloud-based platforms. I view experimentation and application of tech innovation as an investment, taking into consideration the audience, user experience and return of investment.