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Nicholas Pilarski is an award-winning filmmaker who co-creates interactive and emerging media. 

Pilarski makes art that is not “about” communities but rather “of” them - helping build ecosystems where traditional lines between subject/author, teacher/student, and spectator/producer are intentionally contested and reimagined—the stories he co-creates attempt to address issues related to historicized poverty and class-based trauma. By developing technology with the communities he partners with, Pilarski helps materialize alternatives to media structures that often define our landscapes.

Pilarski is an associate professor in The Sidney Poitier New American Film School and School of Arts Media and Engineering.

He has been profiled as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Cinema. His work has been identified as an exemplar of community-created practice by the MIT Co-Creation Studio.

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