Emir Fils-Aime is a Storyteller, based in New York City.
From working in an emergency room to teaching middle schoolers how to debate- Emir uses his diverse experiences to craft layered and textured stories that reflect his budding curiosities about human nature.
As of late, Emir has been exploring the narrative capabilities of emerging media. His virtual reality short film & installation Peer was an Official Selection at The People's Film Festival 2017. This past summer, he participated in a residency in VR at The School of Machines, Making, & Make-Believe in Berlin, Germany. He built an experience while there, which he has since exhibited at ACUD Macht Neu in Berlin and BRIC Arts Media in NYC. He recently prototyped an immersive, mobile augmented reality experience for Governor's Island in NYC as part of the Havas Fellowship- an initiative between Havas, NYC Media Lab, and The Trust for Governor's Island.
Emir is a 2018 IDEALab Fellow. He's developing his forthcoming VR piece, Gaze, while in the lab.
Emir is pursuing a Masters degree in Integrated Digital Media at New York University.
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