Emilia Mason is a Canadian-Nicaraguan new media artist, designer, and creative producer. In 2019, completed her Master’s in Design of Digital Futures from the OCAD University in Toronto, Canada. Her thesis exhibition showcased an experimental location-based mobile AR documentary and was awarded the 2019 Best Social Impact Award in the programme. Emilia 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, and the affective qualities of impromptu citizen journalism.
Mason is interested in the use of AR and VR as disruptive and subversive storytelling tools to reach broader audiences. Prior to her work in interactive media Emilia worked in the non-for-profit sector in Nicaragua, producing and directing the first human rights film festival (2015) in the country, and producing over 250 short-format video pieces for national television discussing human rights, women’s health and rights, reproductive health and lgbtq+ advocacy.
Interested in the use of AR and VR as tools for disruptive storytelling.
In her professional career, she is a Creative Producer and Project Manager, passionate about immersive and interactive experiences. Emilia has 10+ years of experience building and increasing engagement with users and audiences through content, social experiences, marketing, and strategic direction.